NFL Power Rankings 2016 Week 5

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1 Broncos The defense faces a stiff challenge this week against the Falcons' high-scoring offense. Can they slow Matt Ryan? 15-11-0
2 Vikings That defense is legit and Sam Bradford is playing good football. They have a Super Bowl look to them right now. 113-3-0
3 Packers They come off their bye with a home game against the Giants. They seemed to get the offense going against the Lions before the break. Will that carry over? 17-9-0
4 Patriots Now that Tom Brady is back, they should move back to the top of this list at some point this season. Going 3-1 without him was huge. 313-3-0
5 Eagles The big question moving forward is whether rookie quarterback Carson Wentz can keep it up. He looks like he can. --13-3-0
6 Steelers With all those playmakers on offense, Ben Roethlisberger is going to roll up a ton of yards and touchdown passes. They will be tough to stop. --13-3-0
7 Seahawks They looked like a real Super Bowl contender against the Jets. That's the Seahawks we expected to see this season. --9-7-0
8 Cowboys Dak Prescott continues to play well and take care of the football. Does he keep the job when Tony Romo comes back? 19-7-0
9 Texans They have a two-game lead in the division after a month, which makes them the team to beat. But not having J.J. Watt will hurt. 24-12-0
10 Raiders They have three road victories in four weeks, which means something. The defense is improving each week. 36-10-0
11 Falcons With their offense, they can score on anybody. We think. Let's see what happens this week at Denver. 610-6-0
12 Ravens They could easily be 4-0, but their late loss to the Raiders will sting. But how good are they? 49-7-0
13 Bengals They have a tough game this week at Dallas, but they are getting healthy. They could have Tyler Eifert back this week. 27-9-0
14 Rams At 3-1, the defense is carrying this team. But at some point, you have to score more points. 411-5-0
15 Giants The injuries in the secondary showed up against the Vikings. Now they get Aaron Rodgers. Better hope guys get back. 13-13-0
16 Panthers They have major problems in a lot of areas. And now Cam Newton's concussion could be an issue. 611-5-0
17 Chiefs That was a horror show in Pittsburgh. Was that really the same defense that picked off Ryan Fitzpatrick six times a week ago? 510-6-0
18 Redskins At 2-2, they've evened their record after the 0-2 start. Now they face the Ravens in Baltimore. 47-9-0
19 Bills They are now 2-2 and Rex Ryan has turned this thing around. They have a tough trip to Los Angeles to face the Rams this week. 59-7-0
20 Jets They can't win with Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback. It's time to make a change. 15-11-0
21 Chargers They've blown two 13-point fourth-quarter leads in two games. That's tough to take. --9-7-0
22 Cardinals Who ever imagined they'd be down this far after the first month? Carson Palmer hasn't been the same quarterback. 88-8-0
23 Dolphins The early schedule was brutal, but they have so many issues right now. It's going to take time to fix this roster. --6-10-0
24 Saints Was that a season-saving victory at San Diego? It had that feel to it, but they have a long way to go. 511-5-0
25 Bears Should Brian Hoyer stay in as the starter if Jay Cutler is healthy? That's absurd. 55-11-0
26 Jaguars They finally got their first victory, which could get them going. They head to the bye and then play at Chicago. 510-6-0
27 Colts This is a team that some picked to win the AFC South. At 1-3, they sure don't look like they will now. 74-12-0
28 Buccaneers They are throwing it way too much, which is a problem. But the defense isn't good enough, which forces it. 35-11-0
29 49ers Is it time to make a quarterback change? Or does that short week put that off for another week? 36-10-0
30 Lions They just haven't played well, and it might cost Jim Caldwell his job. The offense didn't look good against the Bears. 39-7-0
31 Titans At 1-3, they need to get it going -- or else. Coach Mike Mularkey is already on the hot seat. 39-7-0
32 Browns At least they battle each week. That's a tribute to coach Hue Jackson. --0-16-0
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