NFL Power Rankings – Week 5


Each week after Monday Night game(s) has concluded, I’ll  publish my list of NFL power rankings.  Here is the pecking order for Week 5.

1) Green Bay Packers  – Packers win however they need to, including comebacks.

2) Detroit Lions  –  Pretty much did whatever they wanted during second half against Bears.

3) Baltimore Ravens  – Bye gives the Ravens some time to rest their oldsters.

4) New Orleans Saints –  When Drew Brees is on the field, no deficit is insurmountable.

5) New England Patriots  – The AFC East belongs to the  Patriots right now.  Big surprise.

6)  Pittsburgh Steelers  – Steelers are still tough at home.

7) Washington Redskins  – Gained ground in the standings by not playing.

8) Dallas Cowboys  – Tony Romo and the `Boys got a breather this week.

9) New York Jets  – Now the Jets’ defense is looking as suspect as its offense.

10) Buffalo Bills  – Bills held off a strong comeback attempt by Michael Vick.

Read the rest of the power rankings after the jump …

11)  Houston Texans  – Matt Schaub threw for a lot of yards, but this was a bad game made worse by the loss of Mario Williams.

12) San Diego Chargers – The Chargers are 4-1, but it’s that record is pretty soft.

13)  New York Giants  – Contenders don’t lose on the road to the Seahawks.

14)  San Francisco 49ers  – Remember when we thought the 49ers would draft Andrew Luck next year?

15)  Oakland Raiders  –  Sure, the Raiders’ win in Houston was spun as a tribute to Al Davis, but this is not a bad team.

16) Chicago Bears  –   Stayed close to the Lions … for awhile.

17)  Tampa Bay Buccaneers  – Totally embarrassed by the 49ers in a battle of the bays.

18)  Tennessee Titans  – Not much went right for the Titans in Pittsburgh.

19) Atlanta Falcons  – Vick’s old team is almost as disappointing as his new one.

20) Philadelphia Eagles  – This “super team” continues to be the Stupor Team.

21)  Cincinnati Bengals  – They’ve faced some weak opponents, but the Bengals have a winning record.

22)  Carolina Panthers  – The D couldn’t hold off Drew Brees.

23)  Cleveland Browns  – Lost ground to the Bengals during a bye week.

24)  Kansas City Chiefs – Now 2-3, the Chiefs may not be out of the playoff race, after all.

25)  Denver Broncos  –  A home loss to the Chargers will give Tim Tebow his first career start.

26) Seattle Seahawks   –  Don’t look now, but the Seahawks already have two wins this season!

27)  Minnesota Vikings  – A huge first quarter and lots of Adrian Peterson is too much for the Cardinals.

28)  Jacksonville Jaguars  –  Good thing Indy’s in the division!

29) Indianapolis Colts – The Colts appear all-in for Luck.

30)  St. Louis Rams  – The offense scored almost as many points during the bye week as they do during a game week.

31)  Arizona Cardinals  – The Cardinals are just not a very good team.

32)  Miami Dolphins  –  DWell, at least they didn’t lose, AND they kept pace with the Colts for Andrew Luck.