Power rankings: Week 8

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Here's where the Panthers (3-3-1) stand in various power rankings following their Week 7 loss to the Green Bay Packers and heading into Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks (3-3).

NFL.com
Panthers' rank: 19th (8th in NFC)
Previous rank: 15th

NFC South: Panthers 19th, Saints 23rd, Falcons 27th, Buccaneers 30th
This week's opponent: Seahawks 9th

Beyond the numbers: Elliot Harrison says somebody should place a wake-up call to the Panthers defense, but the team is still in place to answer the call in the struggling NFC South.

FoxSports.com
Panthers' rank: 20th (10th in NFC)
Previous rank: 14th

NFC South: Panthers 20th, Saints 21st, Falcons 27th, Buccaneers 30th
This week's opponent: Seahawks 10th

Beyond the numbers: Dan Schneier drops the Panthers more than any analyst while questioning their ability to defend the run, cover the pass and create a pass rush.

CBSSports.com
Panthers' rank: 16th (9th in NFC)
Previous rank: 16th

NFC South: Panthers 16th, Saints 24th, Falcons 26th, Buccaneers 29th
This week's opponent: Seahawks 11th

Beyond the numbers: Pete Prisco says the Panthers may lead the division, but they're not playing well with a stumbling but talented Seahawks team up next. He predicts a 20-14 victory for Seattle.

ESPN.com
Panthers' rank: 17th (9th in NFC)
Previous rank: 14th

NFC South: Panthers 17th, Saints 22nd, Falcons 25th, Buccaneers 30th
This week's opponent: Seahawks 11th

Beyond the numbers: The ESPN staff points out the Panthers have allowed an NFL-high 24 touchdowns - three more than the NFL-low 21 they allowed all of last season.

NBCSports.com
Panthers' rank: 15th (8th in NFC)
Previous rank: 13th

NFC South: Panthers 15th, Saints 20th, Falcons 25th, Buccaneers 31st
This week's opponent: Seahawks 11th

Beyond the numbers: "They're up, they're down," Mike Florio writes, "and somehow they're still in first place in the NFC South."

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