2021 NFL Power Rankings Week 8: Titans make another statement, Chiefs continue free fall

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - OCTOBER 24: Matthias Farley #21 and David Long #51 of the Tennessee Titans celebrate after Farley recovered a fumble in the second quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in the game at Nissan Stadium on October 24, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - OCTOBER 24: Matthias Farley #21 and David Long #51 of the Tennessee Titans celebrate after Farley recovered a fumble in the second quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in the game at Nissan Stadium on October 24, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /
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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 24: Henry Ruggs III #11 of the Las Vegas Raiders catches the ball as Darius Slay #2 of the Philadelphia Eagles defends during a game at Allegiant Stadium on October 24, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sam Morris/Getty Images) /

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NFL Power Rankings, Week 8: Raiders keep winning

Derek Carr was on fire this weekend for the Las Vegas Raiders. The veteran quarterback was 31-of-34 passing with 323 yards and two touchdowns. He did throw an interception but outside of that one error, he was unstoppable. Carr even avoided taking a sack all day as he led his team to a 33-22 lead over the Philadelphia Eagles — although that score included 15 points in garbage time from Philly to make it look closer than it was.

Las Vegas actually surrendered the first points of the game, giving up a touchdown to Jalen Hurts who hit Kenneth Gainwell. Then, the Raiders scored 30 points in a row to make it 30-7 heading into the final quarter.

Not everything was perfect though as they did lose Josh Jacobs to an injury but that was a chance to show us why they went out and added Kenyan Drake. The former Alabama star ran it 69 yards on 14 rushes with a touchdown in relief of Jacobs.

They also had a huge game from Foster Moreau who was in the starting lineup after Darren Waller missed the game. It was impressive to see them overcome the missing starters. Even more impressive is how the entire roster has responded to the unexpected departure of Jon Gruden. Despite all the distractions, they’ve just gone out and continued to win, moving a half-game ahead of the Chargers in the AFC West in the process.