NFL Week 8 power rankings: Becoming clear the Chiefs are the worst

32. Kansas City Chiefs (1-6)
Last Week: 32
Brady Quinn, Matt Cassel does it really matter who is at quarterback? This team has the look of the NFL’s worst team of 2012.
Week 8 has come and gone, and here are some quick thoughts: The Vikings and Cardinals are on their way back to reality, the Jaguars can’t seem to win even when playing their best football, the Chiefs are in tremendous trouble, the 49ers and Broncos are the clear favorites in the West divisions, the Lions may have saved their season, and patience has become thin in San Diego and Philadelphia.

Here are the Goat’s Week 8 Power Rankings:

31. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-6)

Last Week: 31
Played a solid game in Green Bay, but this team lacks talent

30. Carolina Panthers (1-6)

Last Week: 30
Gave a game away in Chicago on Sunday

29. New Orleans Saints (2-5)

Last Week: 26
The defense can’t stop anybody…period

28. Cleveland Browns (2-6)

Last Week: 29
Found a way to win a close game for a change on Sunday

27. Buffalo Bills (3-4)

Last Week: 25
Hopeful Super Mario will be in action next weekend

26. Tennessee Titans (3-5)

Last Week: 23
Would’ve been huge to get to .500 with a win over the division-rival Colts

25. Oakland Raiders (3-4)

Last Week: 28
This team isn’t very good, but they are not anything close to as bad as the Chiefs…

24. San Diego Chargers (3-4)

Last Week: 18
Norv Turner’s days are being numbered in San Diego

23. New York Jets (3-5)

Last Week: 21
Sunday’s whopping loss to the Dolphins showed the Jets are declining, not improving

22. Washington Redskins (3-5)

Last Week: 20
They have the talent, but a lack of experience is hurting the ‘skins chances in 2012

21. St. Louis Rams (3-5)

Last Week: 19
Need to let quarterback Sam Bradford throw the football deep down the field more often

20. Cincinnati Bengals (3-4)

Last Week: 17
Hoping the bye week will help the Bengals get back on the winning track

The worse of two evils: Brady Quinn the new starter of the Chiefs

Brady QuinnBrady Quinn will remain the starting quarterback in Kansas City for at least another game.

Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel confirmed today that Quinn — and not Matt Cassel — will start on Sunday against the Raiders. Crennel indicated that he made the change because he thinks Quinn gives the Chiefs the best chance to win, not because of any lingering effects from the concussion Cassel suffered two weeks ago.

“I’m changing the quarterback. Brady Quinn will be the starter. Matt will be the backup,” Crennel said, via Johnny Kane of KMBC.

Before being injured against the Ravens, Cassel was off to a terrible start to the season, with nine interceptions and six fumbles. Quinn wasn’t any better when he got his first start of the season in Week Six against the Buccaneers, completing 22 of 38 passes for 180 yards, with no touchdowns and two interceptions.

Crennel didn’t have any good choices at quarterback, but he made clear today that he thinks Quinn is the better choice. Read more…