2016-17 NFL Power Rankings

Week 5 NFL Power Rankings



Oct 9, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Patriots won 33-13. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 9, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Patriots won 33-13. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

32. 15578552015        Cleveland Browns

Record: 0-5

Last Week: 32

The Browns went through 2 QB’s this week and got stuck with playing Pryor for the last 3 minutes of the game. Being the opponent against Brady during his first week back is tough for any team, the Browns were unfortunate enough to pick the short straw.

31. 17994552009        San Francisco 49ers

Record: 1-4

Last Week: 26

Fans were chanting to get Kap off the bench and make news for his play rather than his stance, but Chip Kelly wouldn’t budge. Gabbert hasn’t been the answer the Bay Area thought he would be, desperate times call for desperate measures.

30. 15041052013        Miami Dolphins

Record: 1-4

Last Week: 30

The Dolphins haven’t been the most disciplined team this year, racking up 23 penalties in the past 3 weeks. Between that and their horrific offense, Miami is going to have a tough time finding their stride when they are playing themselves as well as another team every week.

29. 8e1jhgblydtow4m3okwzxh67k        San Diego Chargers

Record: 1-4

Last Week: 25

Not trying to beat a dead horse, but San Diego is running out of ways to lose games. It didn’t help that K, Josh Lambo, was seen laughing and joking around after the loss this week. Their 4 losses this year have come by a combined 14 points. San Diego very well could have been on top of their division this year.

28. 364        Chicago Bears

Record: 1-4

Last Week: 31

Brian Hoyer put up the 2nd most fantasy points for a QB behind Tom Brady this week. Unfortunately he is just on a team that can’t produce defensive stops when they are needed. Brian Urlacher must be turning in his recliner watching this Bears team on Sundays.

27. 15988562013        Jacksonville Jaguars

Record: 1-3

Last Week: 19


26. f1wggq2k8ql88fe33jzhw641u        Carolina Panthers

Record: 1-4

Last Week: 18

In Cam Newton’s absence this week, back up QB Derek Anderson filled in and made every Greg Olson fantasy owner very happy. Although the Panther’s dropped to 1-4, at least Cam can dance his way to happiness.

25. 1053        Tennessee Titans

Record: 2-3

Last Week: 24

The Titans win flew under the radar this week where they rushed for over 250 yards. They are in 2nd in the AFC South, but the way the Texans have been looking lately it seems like they might be taking the lead if they can manage to keep this run going.

24. 907   New Orleans Saints

Record: 1-3

Last Week: 28


23. v7tehkwthrwefgounvi7znf5k        New York Jets

Record: 1-4

Last Week: 22

The Jets just haven’t had it this year. With a 1-4 record to start the season, it looks like the faith that was in Ryan Fitzpatrick was misplaced. New York football needs a savior right now.

22. 593        Indianapolis Colts

Record: 2-3

Last Week: 20

The Colts have begun to turn their season around, picking up a couple wins in the last couple of weeks. Andrew Luck has shown that even after taking a beating for 50 minutes, he can still lead a comeback on the last drive.

21. 17636702014        Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Record: 2-3

Last Week: 27

The Buccaneers have moved into the ranks of the 2-3 teams this year thanks to the help from their kicker Robert Aguayo. After missing 2 earlier in the game, Aguayo managed to split the uprights to give the Bucs their second win of the year.

20. cwuyv0w15ruuk34j9qnfuoif9        Detroit Lions

Record: 2-3

Last Week: 29

The Lions had a dream like start to the game this week, scoring a touchdown on their first 3 drives. Marvin Jones Jr. showed that he has what it takes to be a stud receiver for Stafford.

19. 403        Cincinnati Bengals

Record: 2-3

Last Week:16

The Bengals defense didn’t have an answer to Dak this week and he tore them apart. The offense couldn’t find their rhythm and AJ Green was helpless following his best game of the season.

18. 919        New York Giants

Record: 2-3

Last Week: 14

Odell’s first touchdown this year led to him making up with that darned kicking net that grabbed the spotlight during the Giants/Redskins matchup. Ben McAdoo’s first season has not gotten off on the best foot and he has to turn it around if he wants to stay on next year.

17. kwth8f1cfa2sch5xhjjfaof90        Arizona Cardinals

Record: 2-3

Last Week: 23

The Cardinals managed to escape with a win this week even with starting their backup, Drew Stanton. Carlos Hyde managed to rack up a big game against the Card’s defense, but the 4th quarter is where Arizona pulls away from their opponents and they left San Fran in the dust.

16. 594153172016        Los Angeles Rams

Record: 3-2

Last Week: 9

The Rams looked like they were in good shape heading into the 4th quarter against a good Buffalo Bills team, until Case Keenum threw a pick 6 that he couldn’t overcome on the next drive. The Rams were down 3 defensive linemen this week, even so, Aaron Donald continues to prove he is good at football.

15. 570        Houston Texan

Record: 3-2

Last Week: 7

The Texans (read Brock Osweiler) have looked shaky when they have had played good teams, almost getting shutout for the 2nd time of the season. The receiving core looks pedestrian and Lamar Miller couldn’t find a hole to run through all game. The AFC South might heat up as the season goes on, but ultimately it will come down to who can finish 8-8 or above.

14. 318        Baltimore Ravens

Record: 3-2

Last Week: 8

The Ravens are 3-2 this year, but their record doesn’t tell the story of their year to this point. I bet at least 10 heart attacks in the Baltimore area can be attributed to this teams performance.

13. 857        Kansas City Chiefs

Record: 2-2

Last Week: 17


12. n0fd1z6xmhigb0eej3323ebwq        Buffalo Bills

Record: 3-2

Last Week: 21

The Bills stayed in this game long enough for the Rams to make a silly mistake. Tyrod Taylor took control of the game with his feet and Shady showed he still has the speed and footwork to make an impact in this league.

11. im5xz2q9bjbg44xep08bf5czq        Washington Redskins

Record: 3-2

Last Week: 15

The Redskins haven’t been the prettiest team to watch this year, but they are still in the hunt for the top of their division. Jamison Crowder has shown to be a threat not only in the pass game, but the return game as well. This team could fly under the radar this year.

10. dcy03myfhffbki5d7il3        Green Bay Packer

Record: 3-1

Last Week: 13

Aaron Rodgers looked a little off this week, but the Packers managed to come out on the other side with a W. The Cowboys will be visiting this week so expect a shootout.

9. pfiobtreaq7j0pzvadktsc6jv        Seattle Seahawks

Record: 3-1

Last Week: 11


8. 960        Philadelphia Eagles

Record: 3-1

Last Week: 3

Carson Wentz and the Eagles suffered their first loss of the year this week. Wentz threw his first career interception and it couldn’t have come at a worse time. The Eagle faithful shouldn’t be worried at the first loss; there is still a lot of season to go.

7. g9mgk6x3ge26t44cccm9oq1vl        Oakland Raiders

Record: 4-1

Last Week: 12

The Raiders have won all their games this year by a combined 12 points. Good teams win close games and that is what Oakland has been doing this year, the fan base could go for a blowout in one of the upcoming weeks, but a 4-1 start isn’t horrible.

6. 406        Dallas Cowboys

Record: 4-1

Last Week: 10

Dak and Zeke seem to have found their rhythm, accounting for all 4 touchdowns in their week 5 win. Zeke is the NFL’s leading rusher this year. The Cowboy’s season seems to be on the up and up, but we will see how things change when Dallas’ #1 QB returns to action.

5. 9ebzja2zfeigaziee8y605aqp        Denver Broncos

Record: 4-1

Last Week: 1

Denver’s defense held Atlanta to 14 points less than their season average and got their usual strip sack in the redzone, but rookie QB Paxton Lynch couldn’t shoulder the load this week and Denver was held without a touchdown.

4. 970        Pittsburgh Steelers

Record: 4-1

Last Week: 6

Big Ben started out this game with a bang on a 70-yard touchdown pass to Sammie Coates and it was all downhill from there. The Steelers are still a dangerous team and with Le’Veon Bell back they can attack you from the ground or the air.

3. y71myf8mlwlk8lbgagh3fd5e0        New England Patriots

Record: 4-1

Last Week: 5

If you thought New England was dangerous without Tom Brady, you are in for a special treat the rest of the season. Brady is going to make it his season mission to make Goodell look silly and he is already off to a great start.

2. 299        Atlanta Falcons

Record: 4-1

Last Week: 4

Atlanta dismantled Denver on the road this week and made what was the best defense last year look subpar. Matt Ryan and the offense continue to dominate through the air and the Falcon’s defense racked up 6 sacks.

1. 17227042013        Minnesota Vikings

Record: 5-0

Last Week: 2

The Vikings are following in the footsteps of the past 3 Super Bowl winners. Defense First. Allowing Houston only 214 total yards, Minnesota is the only undefeated team left in the league.