Week 5 of the 2019 NFL regular season schedule is officially in the books. Now it’s time to see how all 32 teams stack up heading into Week 6. For reference purposes, here is a link back to last week’s NFL Power Rankings.
BLG’S WEEK 6 NFL POWER RANKINGS
1 - New England Patriots (Last Week: 1) - The first team to 5-0. How many losses do you really see on their schedule? The Pats should continue to roll.
2 - New Orleans Saints (LW: 3) - Much better showing from Teddy Bridgewater this week. The Saints could be in good shape leading up to Drew Brees’ targeted Week 8 return.
3 - Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 2) - It turns out that an injury can’t make Patrick Mahomes look bad but it can make him look mortal. The Chiefs may have blown their chance to get the No. 1 seed in the AFC.
4 - Green Bay Packers (LW: 5) - The Packers were up 31-3 on Dallas before letting their lead slip a bit. They ultimately held on for the win. Green Bay can assert their status in the NFC North with a win over Detroit in Week 6.
5 - Seattle Seahawks (LW: 6) - Russell Wilson is incredible. I can’t get over this throw:
RUSSELL WILSON. TYLER LOCKETT. HOW?!#LARvsSEA (via @NFL)pic.twitter.com/SeDe0cbgbG— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 4, 2019
6 - San Francisco 49ers (LW: 7) - The 49ers kinda look legit, huh? The only remaining undefeated team in the NFC.
7 - Los Angeles Rams (LW: 4) - Jared Goff has only thrown 14 touchdowns to 15 interceptions in his last 13 starts. Third best team in the NFC West.
8 - Baltimore Ravens (LW: 8) - The Ravens have looked shaky since starting out 2-0. It took an overtime effort to narrowly beat Pittsburgh’s second and third string quarterbacks.
9 - Detroit Lions (LW: 9) - The Lions return from their bye to face Green Bay at Lambeau on Monday Night Football. Big test.
10 - Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 12) - The Eagles own the NFL’s seventh best point differential after notching a blowout win in Week 5. Just a dominant defensive performance, albeit against a terrible New York offense.
The Eagles are the first team in NFL history to record 10+ sacks, a fumble recovery TD, and an INT-TD in the same game.— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) October 6, 2019
11 - Buffalo Bills (LW: 14) - Josh Allen last three starts: three touchdowns, five interceptions, three fumbles. He’s been bailed out by a stellar Buffalo defense.
12 - Indianapolis Colts (LW: 15) - Frank Reich is a pretty good head coach. Impressive effort by the Colts to win on the road in KC.
13 - Carolina Panthers (LW: 16) - The Panthers are 3-0 since Kyle Allen took over for an injured Cam Newton. Having Christian McCaffrey to work with certainly helps.
14 - Houston Texans (LW: 17) - They took care of business and blew out a bad Atlanta team.
15 - Chicago Bears (LW: 10) - Is it even a good thing that the Bears should be getting Mitchell Trubisky back soon?
16 - Dallas Cowboys (LW: 11) - The combined record of the three quarterbacks the Cowboys have defeated this year: 0-8. Two of those quarterbacks have since been benched. It’s almost like the Cowboys beat up on truly some bad teams and haven’t been able to defeat a quality opponent just yet.
17 - Los Angeles Chargers (LW: 13) - The Chargers are a perpetual disappointment.
18 - Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 18) - Gardner Minshew has thrown seven touchdowns to zero interceptions for a 101.0 passer rating in his four starts. How do the Jags go back to Nick Foles with the way people are falling in love with their rookie quarterback?
Me going to sleep tonight knowing that Gardner Minshew is the quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars. pic.twitter.com/WpYjRtSkSr— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) October 7, 2019
19 - Minnesota Vikings (LW: 23) - The Vikings picked up a much-needed win after a week of drama and turmoil. How long will the good times last as issues boil underneath the surface?
20 - Tennessee Titans (LW: 19) - Weird team. Best point differential (10th overall) of any squad with a losing record this season. They’re not actually good but they’re not actually bad. They’re just there.
21 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 20) - Don’t look now but Jameis Winston is averaging a 108.2 passer rating in his last four starts. The Bruce Arians effect. Unfortunately for Tampa, their defense is a real problem.
22 - Oakland Raiders (LW: 25) - NFL parity in a nutshell:
Two weeks ago, Vikings thump Raiders.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 7, 2019
One week ago, Bears thump Vikings.
Today, Raiders beat Bears. #GoFigure
23 - Cleveland Browns (LW: 21) - All that preseason Browns hype is looking warranted! Not. The Browns have some real issues. Baker Mayfield having a sophomore slump isn’t helping matters.
24 - Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 22) - With Mason Rudolph suffering a scary concussion, the Steelers are potentially starting third string quarterback “Devlin Hodges” this week. Can we be sure that’s a real person?
25 - Denver Broncos (LW: 27) - Vic Fangio’s team is no longer winless after beating the Bolts. The Broncos are still potentially going to be sellers prior to the NFL trade deadline.
26 - New York Giants (LW: 24) - Daniel Jones is showing promise but he’s far from flawless. Also, the Giants’ defense is terrible.
27 - Arizona Cardinals (LW: 29) - Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury picked up their first NFL win by sneaking by a bad Cincy team on the road.
28 - Atlanta Falcons (LW: 26) - The Falcons are a dropped Nelson Agholor touchdown pass away from being 0-5. They have the NFL’s fifth worst point differential. Dan Quinn’s time should be coming to an end.
29 - Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 28) - It looked like Cincy might be better than expected after only losing by one point in Seattle in Week 1. Nope. They’re just as bad as everyone thought they’d be.
30 - Washington Redskins (LW: 30) - Firing Jay Gruden won’t do much to fix Washington’s issues since Dan Snyder and Bruce Allen are still running the show. Serious contender for the No. 1 overall pick here.
31 - New York Jets (LW: 31) - Just an abysmal offense. Getting Sam Darnold can’t hurt but how much can it really help at this point?
32 - Miami Dolphins (LW: 32) - The Dolphins didn’t lose this week! ... because they were on a bye. Seriously, though, Miami might not actually be down here all season. There are some other squads seriously challenging for “worst team in the NFL” status.