NFL Power Rankings – Week 5

NFL Power Rankings for Week 5 – The top of the board is a toss up, each team has their flaws, and strengths.  No team has really broken away this season and claimed to be the best.  Well, the Jets claim to be the best, but it’s hard to tell if they actually are.

1 Green Bay Packers (3-1)
Hard to find a #1 team this week, the run game has been terrible since Grant got hurt, but that will improve
2 New York Jets (3-1)
Mark Sanchez is playing like he’s Peyton Manning and LaDainian Tomlinson is playing like it’s 2006
3 Pittsburgh Steelers (3-1)
Troy Polamalu has to be top 5 in MVP votes at this point.  Plus Big Ben is back as of this week.
4 Baltimore Ravenss (3-1)
Ray Rice has done absolutely nothing this year and the Ravens are 3-1, once he gets going the Ravens will challenge for the top spot
5 Houston Texans (3-1)
No Andre Johnson? No problem. Arian Foster is a beast, but the Raiders are horrific
6 New Orleans Saints (3-1)
Like I said earlier in the season Pierre Thomas hasn’t had 200 touches in a season since High School.
7 New England Patriots (3-1)
Danny Woodhead signs with the Patriots and knows the entire playbook two days later, now he has 2 TDs in 2 games. Shoutout to Patrick Chung for his beast of a game Monday night.
8 Kansas City Chiefs (3-0)
Despite horrible QB play the Chiefs are the lone undefeated team left. Matt Cassel might look better if Dwayne Bowe would show up for games though.
9 Atlanta Falcons (3-1)
Roddy White made the hustle play of this year this past week stripping Nate Clements as he was running an interception towards the end zone.
10 San Diego Chargers (2-2)
If Vincent Jackson comes back week 7, Philip Rivers will definitely go over 5,000 passing yards this year, he might anyway.
11 Indianapolis Colts (2-2)
Peyton Manning is having his most accurate year of his career, but where’s the defense?
12 Washington Redskins (2-2)
Clinton Portis looks disinterested. If Ryan Torain can stay healthy the Redskins running game will be fine though
13 Miami Dolphins (2-2)
Chad Henne had a below average game, but his last interception is 100% on Brandon Marshall, you can tell your QB you’re doing one thing then do another.
14 Philadelphia Eagles (2-2)
The LeSean McCoy injury should concern Eagles fans more than the Vick injury, in my opinion.
15 Cincinnati Bengals (2-2)
Cedric Benson is average 3.3 yard per carry. Bernard Scott 4.9, just saying.
16 New York Giants (2-2)
Ahmad Bradshaw continues to show why he should be starting ahead of Brandon Jacobs, but as usual, he’s nursing an injury again.
17 Minnesota Vikings (1-2)
Do the Vikings have any receivers that want to catch the ball?
18 Dallas Cowboys (1-2)
What looked like one of the best running attacks in the league preseason is slowly looking like one of the worst.
19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1)
The Bucs schedule gets significantly tougher the rest of the year, but 7-9 looks realistic
20 Denver Broncos (2-2)
Kyle Orton is passing like he’s Tom Brady in 2008 and with the worst running game in the league.
21 Chicago Bears (3-1)
Jay Cutler makes so many bad decisions, I’m amazed he can complete a pass. Is it crazy to say Kyle Orton is better than Jay Cutler?
22 Tennessee Titans (2-2)
2500 yards Chris Johnson? Let’s try for 1500 first. Johnson is on pace for 424 touches this year.
23 St Louis Rams (2-2)
Rams fans have hope they haven’t had in 5 years. Sam Bradford is the real deal.
24 Jacksonville Jaguars (2-2)
Mike Sims-Walker has two games this year with 0 catches. He’s either boom or bust every game.
25 Arizona Cardinals (2-2)
Let the Max Hall era begin. The Cardinals are terrible, but could still win the division
26 San Francisco 49ers (0-4)
The 49ers can lose this week against the Eagles and still realistically finish 9-7
27 Cleveland Browns (1-3)
Peyton Hillis has played really well, but no one else is
28 Detroit Lions (0-4)
The Lions have played much better than their 0-4 record indicates
29 Oakland Raiders (1-3)
Why did the Raiders trade for Jason Campbell is Bruce Gradkowski is better?
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Carolina Panthers (0-4)
The Panthers should have beat the Saints, but without Steve Smith the Panthers will struggle to get out of the 30’s this year
31 Seattle Seahawks (2-2)
It doesn’t matter that the Seahawks are 2-2, they’re horrific. 79.5 rushing yards per game?
32 Buffalo Bills (0-4)
With the first pick in 2011 NFL Draft the Buffalo Bills select….