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NFL Power Rankings 2013, Week 5: Free Falling Eagles

Ranking all 32 NFL Teams.

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Now that Week 4 of the NFL is over, it's that time to see where all 32 teams rank. For reference purposes, here is a link to last week's NFL Power Rankings.

The Eagles dropped again due to a loss to the Denver Broncos.

Let's dive right into the rankings.


1) Denver Broncos (Last Week: 1) - Best team in the NFL. Peyton Manning's stats through 4 games: 16 TD, 0 INT, 75% completion, 1470 yards. Yeah.

2) Seattle Seahawks (LW: 2) - No change here, but Seattle came close to losing to the Texans in overtime on the road. Still have the league's second best point differential at +62.

3) New Orleans Saints (LW: 4) - The Saints are for real. Between their potent offense and improved defense, they are a threat. Not to mention their dome field advantage. They're also 3-0 vs. the NFC and 2-0 in the NFCS, which is a nice bonus.

4) New England Patriots (LW: 5) - A victory over the Falcons in Atlanta is a quality win. Getting back Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola from injury in the near future could boost their offense even more.

5) Chicago Bears (LW: 3) - They got beat up pretty badly in Detroit despite the final score looking close. The Bears still have the second most points scored (127) and a league leading 14 takeaways.

6) Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 10) - The Chiefs are 4-0! Big Red looks good out in KC. This is a good team, but they have a limited ceiling. Easy schedule, too. Beating DAL is probably their only quality win, as JAX, PHI, and NYG aren't great teams. They are tied with the league's best turnover differential at +9.

7) San Francisco 49ers (LW: 8) - A convincing road win over STL is just what the doctor ordered for the Niners. Back to .500.

8) Detroit Lions (LW: 15) - The Lions are 3-1 and essentially blew out the Bears at home. They have the third most points scored (122). Reggie Bush looks like a great addition on offense. On defense, Ndamukong Suh is having a beastly season, accounting for 26 pressures (sacks + hits + hurries) in 4 games.

9) Green Bay Packers (LW: 9) - The Packers were on their bye week. Nothing personal, GBP, but the Niners and Lions took your spot in these rankings while you were resting.

10) Indianapolis Colts (LW: 16) - The Colts beat up on the league-worst Jaguars. They now have the league's fourth best point differential and fourth least points surrendered. Indy benefits in these rankings from the fact the teams in front of them lost.

11) Miami Dolphins - (LW: 9) - It's hard to beat the Saints on the road.

12) Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 6) - A 17-6 loss to the Browns? Gross.

13) Tennessee Titans (LW: 17) - TEN is a Texans comeback away from being undefeated right now. Tennessee is tied for the league's best turnover differential (+9) and they haven't had a single giveaway. The Titans really beat up on the Jets, but Jake Locker got hurt and may miss significant time.

14) San Diego Chargers (LW: 18) - Phillip Rivers put together a really strong performance to beat DAL. 35/42, 401 yards, 3 TD, and 1 INT.

15) Houston Texans (LW: 13) - They came close to beating the second best team in the league... but they couldn't close it out.

16) Atlanta Falcons (LW: 11) - Tony Gonzalez can still play, but he couldn't carry the team to a win over NE. Suddenly the Falcons are 1-3.

17) Baltimore Ravens (LW: 12) - They lost to the Bills in a close one. Joe Flacco threw 5 interceptions. You can't win like that.

18) Dallas Cowboys (LW: 15) - Dallas had a chance to take to prove they are the best team in the NFC East... but they didn't. They just proved they are the least worst.

19) Buffalo Bills (LW: 22) - A win over the Ravens puts them at 2-2.

20) Carolina Panthers (LW: 21) - CAR had a bye week. They move up a spot by other teams being worse than them.

21) Cleveland Browns (LW: 26) - Brian Hoyer mania! Cleveland is showing some life. Quality win over Cincy.

22) New York Jets (LW: 19) - The Titans beat them up. NYJ have the second most giveaways and second worst turnover differential in the league.

23) Arizona Cardinals (LW: 24) - They barely beat a disastrous Bucs team with rookie Mike Glennon starting at QB. I guess that's worth moving up a spot?

24) Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 20) - Annihilated by Denver. The offense is on a (good) historical pace, but unfortunately so is the defense (bad). If the season ended today, the Eagles would be picking 5th in the 2014 NFL Draft.

25) Minnesota Vikings (LW: 27) - My good friend JimmyK said it best... Every QB > Matt Cassel > Christian Ponder. A win over the Steelers isn't worth much but here's to getting on the board with a win.

26) Washington Redskins (LW: 30) - DC showed some life in a road win over the Raiders. Too bad for them that they are still 0-3 vs. the NFC and 0-1 against the NFC East.

27) Oakland Raiders (LW: 25) - The Raiders aren't as fun with Terelle Pyror missing time. A home loss to the Redskins drops them down.

28) St. Louis Rams (LW: 23) - This team isn't very good. Third worst point differential. Bradford doesn't look like the answer. At least they have some draft picks from the RG3 trade.

29) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 28) - This team is a mess. Greg Schiano's days as head coach seem limited and the Josh Freeman fiasco is an annoying distraction.

30) Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 31) - The Steelers are 0-4 but they moved up a spot thanks to the Giants being even worse than them. They also played the Vikings close, for what that's worth. PIT hasn't forced a single turnover all season.

31) New York Giants (LW: 29) - The Giants stink. Most points allowed (146) and second worst point differential (-85). No one has turned the ball over more than NYG with 16 giveaways.

32) Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 32) - Horrible.

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