Pro Football Weekly’s Power Rankings are updated every Tuesday during the NFL’s regular season and are intended to rank teams based on their talent and performance to date.
Rankings will change each week due to personnel changes, injuries and performance on the field, and a team’s ranking in any given week has no impact on where they might rank in weeks to come. Rankings will fluctuate a great deal more the first few weeks of the season as teams seek their levels and schedules balance out.
These are PFW’s Power Rankings following Week 5 as teams head into the sixth weekend of regular season games.
1. Chiefs: 5-0
They actually seem to keep getting better
2. Packers: 4-1
Rodgers is in a league of his own
3. Falcons: 3-1
Rested, have to prove Bills was just a blip
4. Panthers: 4-1
Looking more and more like 2015 NFC Champs
5. Broncos: 3-1
No questions on “D;” do they have enough “O?”
6. Patriots: 3-2
Now have to prove “D” can keep it up
7. Seahawks: 3-2
Pedigree and “D” stop Rams, O-line still a mess
8. Eagles: 4-1
Starting to run low on questions here
9. Jaguars: 3-2
Will the real Jaguars please stand up?
10. Steelers: 3-2
Can’t believe Big Ben is that far gone
11. Lions: 3-2
Not bad at all but can they get better?
12. Bills: 3-2
Hard to see Taylor taking them much further
13. Washington: 2-2
Handful of plays away from being very good
14. Rams: 3-2
Not quite ready for prime time yet
15. Ravens: 3-2
When they can run the ball they can win
16. Cowboys: 2-3
Same old story, not enough “D”
17. Raiders: 2-3
More wrong here than just the Carr injury
18. Texans: 2-3
Watt, Mercilus done for season, Texans too?
19. Titans: 2-3
Mariota hurt, but they're still badly underperforming
20. Vikings: 3-2
Bradford knee bad, Vikes mediocre without him
21. Dolphins: 2-2
Notched must-win but offense got worse
22. Bucs: 2-2
Lots of nice pieces but need to learn how to win
23. Saints: 2-2
Was “D” vs. Panthers, Dolphins real thing?
24. Bengals: 2-3
Trending up but Dalton has to play better
25. Cardinals: 2-3
Age, injuries have made them very mediocre
26. Jets: 3-2
Playing well but talent doesn’t match record
27. Colts: 2-3
Poor, but a whole different team with Luck
28. Chargers: 1-4
Big step backwards with rookie coach
29. Bears: 1-4
Injuries decimate “D,” offense a bit of a joke
30. Giants: 0-5
All over this year, what’s next for Eli?
31. 49ers: 0-5
Four quality losses, but still 0-5
32. Browns: 0-5
They shoot horses, don’t they?