NFL power rankings, Week 8: Not much changes for Lions

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Despite suffering a home loss last week, the Detroit Lions didn't move at all in most power rankings this week.

The national perception about the Detroit Lions doesn't seem to have changed too much following their home loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. I suppose that makes sense when you consider that the Bengals were 4-2 going into the game and are still leading the AFC North. Cincinnati is a good team, and in most NFL power rankings this week, the Lions were not penalized for losing to them. Take a look:

The Dallas Cowboys, Detroit's next opponent, are ranked 10th (SB Nation), 10th (ESPN), 10th (CBS Sports), 10th (FOX Sports) and 10th (Pro Football Talk). That's right -- every single set of power rankings has the Cowboys in the same spot this week. Now that's consistency.

Should the Lions pick up a win and move to 5-3 going into their bye week, they could be looking at jumping into the top 10 for Week 9.

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