WEEK 5 NFL POWER RANKINGS
1. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (4-0)
The Eagles still haven’t missed a beat. The Hurts believers should be rubbing it in everyone’s face – they’ve earned it.
2. BUFFALO BILLS (3-1)
Some injuries are mounting, but this team has enough surplus talent to level that storm.
3. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (3-1)
No Tyreek, no problem. Mahomes is earning that contract.
4. MIAMI DOLPHINS (3-1)
Maybe Brian Flores wasn’t exaggerating about the culture in Miami.
5. GREEN BAY PACKERS (3-1)
The game was closer than it should have been, but a win is a win.
6. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (3-1)
Nothing like celebrating a victory with a round of tea & crumpets.
7. DALLAS COWBOYS (3-1)
Take your time Dak, there’s no Rush. (Yes, another Cooper Rush pun.)
8. LOS ANGELES RAMS (2-2)
In his defense, at least McVay beat Kyle Shanahan when it mattered most. But the regular season woes are still making things tough for the Rams.
9. BALTIMORE RAVENS (2-2)
Why does it seem like Harbaugh’s risky decisions never pay off?
10. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-2)
I don’t think this is what Brady came back for. Let’s see if they can right the ship this Sunday.
11. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (2-2)
The Chargers win against Houston felt a little bigger than it should have.
12. CINCINNATI BENGALS (2-2)
The Miami win was big. Their next game is even bigger. Burrow vs Jackson on Sunday Night Football. The division lead, as well as bragging rights, could be on the line this weekend.
13. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (2-2)
Death, taxes, Shanahan beating McVay in the regular season.
14. ARIZONA CARDINALS (2-2)
The Cardinals are 4 weeks into the season and every team in the division sits at 2-2. Things could be much worse in the desert. If they can keep this status quo until Hopkins returns, that should be viewed as a great achievement.
15. DENVER BRONCOS (2-2)
Maybe we jumped the gun declaring this team a contender.
16. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (2-2)
The Jags saw a 14-point lead quickly evaporate. Given the state of the division, however, Jacksonville should feel comfortable with where they are sitting.
17. CLEVELAND BROWNS (2-2)
This loss stung, but it wasn’t the end of the world. Just stay close to the top of the division until Watson returns, and you’ll have a chance.
18. NEW YORK GIANTS (3-1)
The MetLife turf monster strikes again.
19. TENNESSEE TITANS (2-2)
Derrick Henry is back to doing Derrick Henry things. That’s bad news for the AFC South.
20. LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (1-3)
The Raiders got into the win column finally, but that may be a short span of relief – they travel to Arrowhead to face a red-hot Patrick Mahomes in front of the nation on Monday Night Football this week.
21. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (1-2-1)
The happiness in Indianapolis from beating the Chiefs was short-lived.
22. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (1-3)
The Patriots put in an impressive effort on Sunday. Unfortunately, that doesn’t help out in the win column.
23. ATLANTA FALCONS (2-2)
This team is close to being a competitor once again. Probably not this season, and maybe not even next season. But it looks like the pieces are in place.
24. CHICAGO BEARS (2-2)
The Bears are 2-2. It’s not like this season is a lost cause. Yet Justin Fields isn’t getting many opportunities to throw the ball, and at times his body language has shown signs of frustration or unhappiness. Is something going on behind the scenes in Chicago?
25. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (1-3)
The Saints went marching into London but came stumbling out.
26. NEW YORK JETS (2-2)
The Jets are coming off of their best game so far this season, in my opinion. At least their most complete game. That should do good things for Zach Wilson’s confidence.
27. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (2-2)
At least the Seahawks are still capable of providing entertaining games.
28. DETROIT LIONS (1-3)
A 1-3 start is painful no matter what. But Step 2 of a rebuild is losing close games. Step 3 is winning close games, so maybe that’s cause for some optimism.
29. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (1-3)
Welcome to Pickettsburgh. Some patience may be required.
30. WASHINGTON COMMANDERS (1-3)
The season began on a high note but has quickly turned into a disaster. Someone needs to take command of this offense. It doesn’t seem like Wentz wants the job.
31. CAROLINA PANTHERS (1-3)
“Did someone turn the heated seats on?” Matt Rhule, probably.
32. HOUSTON TEXANS (0-3-1)
The 2023 NFL Draft can’t come soon enough.