Another new team at the top of our NFL Power Rankings heading into week 5!
Week 5 sees last week‘s chart topper fall, while the Chargers and Bills showed that they really are Super Bowl contenders.
Here are our NFL Power Rankings going into week 5!
|2||TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS||3-1|
|7||GREEN BAY PACKERS||3-1|
|10||KANSAS CITY CHIEFS||2-2|
|11||LAS VEGAS RAIDERS||3-1|
|14||SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS||2-2|
|17||NEW ORLEANS SAINTS||2-2|
|19||WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM||2-2|
|21||NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS||1-3|
|28||NEW YORK GIANTS||1-3|
|29||NEW YORK JETS||1-3|
NFL POWER RANKINGS ANALYSIS
We have new leaders at the top of our NFL Power Rankings for the second week running. The Arizona Cardinals are the only unbeaten team remaining in the NFL and Kyler Murray is performing like a future league MVP!
All eyes were on Foxborough for the Return of Tom Brady. The Bucs left with a win, but were unable to put on a show due to the weather in New England.
The Bills shut out the Texans in what was a depressing performance for Houston, while the Chargers continued to show they should be contenders into the post-season with a win in a difficult atmosphere at So-Fi Stadium. Keeping every team they have played to their lowest points total on the season, the Bolts are ready to charge.
The Cowboys are also a team who continue to impress and should be a shoe in to win the NFC East and make the playoffs.
3 previously unbeaten teams fall entering week 5.
The Broncos were put to the sword by the Ravens. Having played 3 teams who were 0-9 combined, the Broncos needed to answer whether they were the real deal or whether their record was subject to their opposition. Draw your own conclusions.
The Panthers, on the other hand, were able to put up points on the Cowboys, but ultimately couldn’t keep the Cowboys from riding away with the win. With Stephon Gilmore now on board, the Panthers’ defence will be purring.
The Raiders also fall. So-Fi stadium felt like a home game for the Raiders on their return to LA, but they couldn’t keep the Chargers defensive front from attacking Derek Carr.
The Steelers continue to crash and burn and appear to be in free fall after their week 1 win. As do the Dolphins who don’t look the same with Jacoby Brissett at quarterback.
The Atlanta Falcons found a way to lose again. No surprise there. All the signs are that the Falcons roster is in far worse shape than expected. Flying to London to take on the Jets in week 5, Zach Wilson will be looking to put on a show!
The curse on New York seems to be lifted with both the Jets and the Giants getting victories in overtime. It wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win. The teams they beat, the Titans and the Saints respectively, also sit in the bottom half.
Chicago were improved in week 4 and have now named rookie QB Justin Fields as their starter going forward. It’s a bold call by Matt Nagy and the Bears’ front office to let Fields learn on the job, especially given the state of their offensive line.
Despite a loss to the Cleveland Browns, the Vikings don’t actually look in too bad of a shape. Kirk Cousins is putting up good numbers and is flying under the radar. Ultimately, it’s the wins and losses that count and Minnesota need to start winning soon.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse in Jacksonville, last week happened. That is now a 19 game losing streak for the Jaguars and with a matchup against the Titans this week, It doesn’t show any sign of stopping.