Week 5 of the 2018 NFL regular season schedule is in the books. Now it’s time to see where all 32 teams rank. For reference purposes, here is a link to last week’s NFL Power Rankings.
BLG’S WEEK 6 NFL POWER RANKINGS
1 - Kansas City Chiefs (Last Week: 1) - Andy Reid’s team continues to look unstoppable.
2 - Los Angeles Rams (LW: 2) - Los Angeles looked the most vulnerable they have all season. But they still won by two points in Seattle anyway.
3 - New Orleans Saints (LW: 3) - Congrats to Drew Brees, who is now the NFL’s all-time passing leader. He has the Saints offense looking as dangerous as ever.
4 - New England Patriots (LW: 5) - Surprise, surprise. The Pats are back on top of the AFC East after an early season hiccup.
5 - Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 4) - Losing on the road to the best team in the NFL is hardly anything to be ashamed of. Blake Bortles, however, is.
6 - Chicago Bears (LW: 7) - The Bears return from their bye to face an inconsistent Miami team. Let’s see if Mitchell Trubisky can turn in another big game.
8 - Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 10) - Cincy’s 24-point fourth quarter helped them overcome a 17-0 deficit. Weird way to win but that’s where explosiveness comes in handy.
9 - Green Bay Packers (LW: 6) - The Packers aren’t all that great outside of Aaron Rodgers. His presence keeps this otherwise mediocre team afloat.
10 - Minnesota Vikings (LW: 15) - Minny got a much-needed win to stay alive in the NFC North. 2-2-1 is much better than 1-3-1.
11 - Tennessee Titans (LW: 8) - The Titans fell into a trap in Buffalo after quality wins over Jacksonville and Philly.
12 - Baltimore Ravens (LW: 11) - Joe Flacco had been playing well but he turned in his worst game of the season against Cleveland.
13 - Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 19) - The Steelers offense showed life with a 41-point outing against Atlanta. Le’Veon Bell could be returning in a few weeks as well.
14 - Los Angeles Chargers (LW: 18) - Anthony Lynn’s seat is a little less warm with the Bolts winning two games in a row.
15 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 17) - The bad news for the Bucs is that two of their NFC South rivals won during their bye. We’ll soon see if Jameis Winston returning to the lineup ends up being a good thing for Tampa Bay.
17 - Cleveland Browns (LW: 23) - You have to like the way this Browns team has fought this year. They’re 2-2-1!
18 - Washington Redskins (LW: 12) - Monday night’s game showed why Washington’s ceiling is ultimately capped with Alex Smith. He’s not reliable enough to get you a win in a shootout against a much better quarterback.
19 - Miami Dolphins (LW: 16) - Miami blew a three-possession lead to lose in Cincy. That’s two losses in a row.
20 - Detroit Lions (LW: 27) - Big win for the Lions to stay alive in the NFC North. They’re still at the bottom of the division but 2-3 is more manageable than 1-4.
21 - Seattle Seahawks (LW: 21) - Seattle almost knocked off one of the NFL’s two remaining undefeated teams. Keyword: almost. At the very least, CenturyLink Field is still proving to be a tough place to play.
22 - Atlanta Falcons (LW: 14) - The Falcons are now 1-4 after getting blown out in Pittsburgh. Their schedule hasn’t been easy and they’ve had to deal with a lot of injuries, but truly great teams find a way to overcome some of those obstacles.
23 - Houston Texans (LW: 25) - Make it the second week in a row the Texans have won in overtime.
24 - Dallas Cowboys (LW: 22) - NFL odds have Jason Garrett as the favorite for the first head coach to be fired this season. And deservedly so after the way he opted not to go for a crucial 4th-and-1 conversion.
25 - Buffalo Bills (LW: 29) - Weird team. They have wins over Minnesota and Tennessee this season but we all know they’re not actually good.
26 - New York Jets (LW: 30) - Don’t look now but Sam Darnold is the best quarterback in New York.
27 - Denver Broncos (LW: 20) - Who could’ve guessed Case Keenum wouldn’t lead the Broncos to greatness?
28 - Indianapolis Colts (LW: 26) - Indy showed respectable effort in a Thursday night loss to the Pats. Only so much they could do with a depleted roster on a short week.
29 - New York Giants (LW: 31) - The Giants made a good effort to rally after being down 11 in the fourth quarter. But they ultimately lost on a 60-plus field goal for the second year in a row.
30 - Arizona Cardinals (LW: 32) - The Cards are on the board. No longer the only winless team in the league.
31 - San Francisco 49ers (LW: 24) - It’s going to be a long rest of the way for the Niners.
32 - Oakland Raiders (LW: 28) - The Raiders’ only win was a controversial three-point victory the Browns in overtime. In other words, they could very easily be 0-5 right now. 10 years, $100 million for Jon Gruden.