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NFL Power Rankings, Week 8: The Bucs are the worst

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now the worst.

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Cliff McBride

Last week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were surprisingly not the worst team in the NFL by most power rankings. This week, after not playing, the Bucs are somehow worse than they were last week. Yes, a couple of rankings have them behind the winless Oakland Raiders.

So why? Well, mostly because both Washington and the Jacksonville Jaguars managed a win this week. Which means they're now better than Tampa Bay. Ugh.

So, let's start with SB Nation's Danny Kelly -- he has the Bucs falling a single spot to number 29, because Washington won, mostly. Colt McCoy magic! Pat Kirwan keeps them in last place. Yes, he already had the Bucs ranked behind the Jaguars and Raiders. The New York Daily News drops them two spots, because the Jaguars and Washington managed a win. Pete Prisco, too, has Washington jumping the Bucs. USA Today already had Washington ahead of them, but now the Jaguars went ahead of the Bucs, too. And that's exactly what Bleeding Green Nation did, too.

The Bucs weren't the worst team in the league week. But somehow, they are this week. Oh joy.