Week 5 NFL Power Rankings

Week 5 NFL Power Rankings

The first quarter of the NFL season has concluded.  We’re starting to see teams for what they are and aren’t.  It’s very clear that the Chiefs are atop the “Power 32” for Week 5 but who follows Kansas City in the NFL power rankings?  K.C. is the only undefeated team in the league but how long can they keep this up?  They had a near miss against the Redskins Monday night with less than two minutes to go in the game.  Then, the Chiefs showed their resolve by breaking a tie and kicking the game-winning field goal with four seconds left in the week four finale.







Whether you win by 50 points or a simple field goal, a win is a win and it shows that the top teams can win in many different ways.  Kansas City is the best all-around team, Denver and Buffalo rely mostly on their defense.  Atlanta and Green Bay count on their offense to win them games on a weekly basis.  As the season progresses it will be up to the players to take care of business on the field while the coaching staff tweaks the roster and play calling based upon what the game tape tells them each and every week.  By the way, Travis Kelce is just a monster.  He’s challenging Gronk for the best tight end in football.

My “Power 32” segment is based on how teams are doing now and projections for the remainder of the season.  We still have a long way to go but barring injuries, we should expect most of the top 10 teams to stay in that tier.  Let’s see if the Patriots can remain among the best teams in the league.  I’ve noticed that most power rankings from other sports websites are very much disrespecting Buffalo simply because, well they’re Buffalo.  I’m comfortable saying that the NFL has the most parity so don’t let the name and logo of a particular team sway your thought process.  Take a look at the shakeup for the week 5 power rankings and who maintained their status on the totem pole of success.

  1. Kansas City Chiefs
  2. Atlanta Falcons
  3. Pittsburgh Steelers
  4. Denver Broncos
  5. Detroit Lions
  6. Philadelphia Eagles
  7. Buffalo Bills
  8. Green Bay Packers
  9. Los Angeles Rams
  10. Seattle Seahawks
  11. New England Patriots
  12. Houston Texans
  13. Dallas Cowboys
  14. Minnesota Vikings
  15. Washington Redskins
  16. Carolina Panthers
  17. Oakland Raiders
  18. Baltimore Ravens
  19. Tennessee Titans
  20. Tampa Bay Bucs
  21. New Orleans Saints
  22. Cincinnati Bengals
  23. Arizona Cardinals
  24. Indianapolis Colts
  25. Los Angeles Chargers
  26. New York Jets
  27. Jacksonville Jaguars
  28. New York Giants
  29. Miami Dolphins
  30. Chicago Bears
  31. Cleveland Browns
  32. San Francisco 49ers

2 thoughts on “Week 5 NFL Power Rankings

    1. I assume you’re saying if Buffalo beat Atlanta how can they be ranked higher. Good question. Any given Sunday is the best answer. Maybe the Falcons took the Bills lightly or the absence of Julio Jones and Mohammed Sanu could have been a major factor. Atlanta is a more complete team than Buffalo but I understand your point. I hope you see my point about the totality of the situation and not just the final score. Thanks for the read and comment.

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