NFL Power Rankings Week 5

Another week down means another set of NFL Rankings. This week I have three new teams entering my top 10, which means three teams also had to be removed. The teams removed this week include Baltimore, Carolina and Arizona, two of which met in the NFC Championship last season, check out the rankings to see how took their places….

Check out the previous weeks Power Rankings here.

  1. Denver Broncos (4-0) (ESPN #1) – Up 1

Another win for the Champs but QB Siemian went down with a shoulder injury. He’s expected to play this weekend against Atlanta.

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-1) (ESPN #3) – Up 2

They sure looked good with the return of LeVeon Bell. They manhandled the Chiefs like they were manhandled the week before. Did I say LeVeon Bell looks good?

  1. New England Patriots (3-1) (ESPN #4) – Down 2

They had 10 days to prepare for Rex Ryan and the Bills, and they got shut out at home. While they’ll take 3-1 without Brady, that was an embarrassing loss. Tom Brady will be back with a vengeance and he’s got Cleveland up first.

  1. Minnesota Vikings (4-0) (ESPN #5) – Up 1

The Vikings are 4-0 for the first time since 2009 and with a +10 turnover margin, they are looking like a legit Super Bowl contender team. If Bradford stays healthy and continues to improve, they will be dangerous.

  1. Green Bay Packers (2-1) (ESPN #6) – Down 2

I don’t like moving a team down in rankings when on a bye week, but the teams above the Packers are certainly better.

  1. Seattle Seahawks (3-1) (ESPN #2) —

Only two teams are allowing less points per game, while a lot of attention has been focused on Wilson and his injury early in the season, the defense has been playing great.

  1. Philadelphia Eagles (3-0) (ESPN #7) —

Like I said for Green Bay, I hate to move a team on a bye, so Philadelphia stays put at #7.

  1. Atlanta Falcons (3-1) (ESPN #8) – Unranked

When you pass for 500+ yards and your star receiver has 300 of them and you’re 3-1, you break into the top 10. That’s what the Falcons did this weekend.

  1. Dallas Cowboys (3-1) (ESPN #11) – Unranked

Ball control and good play from the defense is helping this team win games. They are currently the second team in ranks of offensive yardage per game. If you knew Romo and Bryant would miss games this early in the season, no one would have predicted they would still go 3-1.

  1. Oakland Raiders (3-1) (ESPN #9) – Unranked

The Raiders are 3-1 for the first time since 2002. That’s the last time they went to the Super Bowl and Carr is one of the best young QB’s in the league right now.

Biggest Jump:  Pittsburgh Steelers

Biggest Drop: New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Ravens

Dropped out of Top 10: Baltimore Ravens (3-1), Carolina Panthers (1-3), Arizona Cardinals (1-3)

Just Outside of Top 10: 11. Houston Texans (3-1) (ESPN #13), 12. Cincinnati Bengals (2-2) (ESPN #10), 13. New York Giants (2-2) (ESPN #12), 14. Baltimore Ravens (3-1) (ESPN #14), 15. Los Angeles Rams (3-1) (ESPN #16)

 

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