NFL Power Rankings – Week 5

We’re five weeks through the season and six teams remain unbeaten. Where do we have them all ranked?

Week 5 Power Rankings

  1. New England Patriots (4-0)

  2. Green Bay Packers (5-0)


    Before the season a lot of people wondered if Peyton Manning had anything left. I thought they were crazy to doubt Manning. It turns out I was crazy as Manning has been worse then I think most people even imagined. He’s the thirtieth ranked passer just ahead of the rookie Jameis Winston. The running game has been no help either as they’re 30th in rushing.

    This team is 5-0 and our third ranked team though. How is that possible? Their defense is that good. They lead the league in sacks and have already scored three defensive touchdowns. Demarcus Ware and Von Miller is the best pass rushing duo in the league and Chris Harris and Aquib Talib is the best cornerback pair in the league. If Manning was anywhere close to the player he was even last year the Broncos would be Super Bowl favorites.

  4. Cincinnati Bengals (5-0)

  5. Arizona Cardinals (4-1)

  6. Atlanta Falcons (5-0)

  7. Seattle Seahawks (2-3)

  8. Carolina Panthers (4-0)

  9. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2)

  10. New York Jets (3-1)

  11. Minnesota Vikings (2-2)

  12. New York Giants (3-2)SHANE_VEREEN_GIANTS

    The Giants are 3-2 and all alone in first place in the NFC East. The offense has been able to score points as we expected. With Odell Beckham Jr. and new running back Shane Vereen, Eli Manning has some players to throw the ball to. The surprise is the defense which is 14th in points allowed. Most people expected much worse from the Giants who are still without top pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul. They’ve been getting it done with a great rush defense. The pass defense is still a problem which might be the death of them come playoff time when they’ll have to face better quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers and Carson Palmer.

  13. Buffalo Bills (3-2)

  14. Indianapolis Colts (3-2) ANDREW_LUCK_COLTS

    The Colts are 3-2 and leading their division but are still a massive disappointment. Andrew Luck has been awful and two of their wins have actually come with Matt Hasselbeck starting. All those wins were against teams in their division, which is just a truly awful division, and have been won by a combined twelve points. They weren’t even competitive in their two losses. This team is not good but we’re likely to see them in the playoffs once again because of their awful division.

  15. Philadelphia Eagles (2-3)

  16. Washington Redskins (2-3)

  17. St. Louis Rams (2-3)

  18. San Diego Chargers (2-3)

  19. Kansas City Chiefs (1-4)

  20. Oakland Raiders (2-3)

  21. Cleveland Browns (2-3)

  22. Dallas Cowboys (2-3)

  23. Baltimore Ravens (1-4)

  24. Chicago Bears (2-3)

  25. Tennessee Titans (1-3)

  26. Detroit Lions (0-5)

  27. Miami Dolphins (1-3)

  28. San Francisco 49ers (1-4)

  29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3)

  30. Houston Texans (1-4)BILL_OBRIEN_TEXANS

    The Texans have no idea what they’re doing. In week one they pulled their starting quarterback Brian Hoyer and backup Ryan Mallett ended up with decent numbers in garbage time. That was enough for coach Bill O’Brien to name Mallett the starter.

    Mallett started the next three games and played poorly. He was taken out while being blown out by the Falcons in week 4. Hoyer came in and looked better than Mallett but Mallett would still start the next week. He got hurt in Indianapolis and Hoyer came in and threw for over three hundred yards in less than three quarters.

    O’Brien has now named Hoyer the starter again. None of this matters though as the Texans are still bad no matter who’s playing. J.J. Watt can’t save this team.

  31. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-4)

  32. New Orleans Saints (1-4)

Tony’s Top Five

Top 5 ACL Injuries

  1. Jordy Nelson
  2. Jamaal Charles
  3. Ryan Clady
  4. Orlando Scandrick
  5. Kelvin Benjamin

Tony’s Thursday Night Pick

The Falcons travel to New Orleans to take on their division rivals, the Saints. When they scheduled this game I don’t think anyone expected the the Saints to already be four games behind the Falcons but that’s where we are. The Saints have historically had a nice home field advantage but I’m not sure that will be enough. Their defense is likely the worst in the league and the offense isn’t what it was. Even with Julio Jones banged up I like the Falcons.

The Pick: Falcons -3.5



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