Week Five Power Rankings

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1. Broncos (4-0; last week No. 1): A perfect opportunity for a Paxton Lynch test drive has fallen into Denver’s lap.

2. Vikings (4-0; No. 3): When Blair Walsh misses a key field goal in the postseason, I’ll try not to say, “I told you so.”

3. Packers (2-1; No. 5): If there ever was a perfect time for presidential candidates to say something dumb about Wisconsin, Sunday night’s debate will be it.

4. Patriots (3-1; No. 2): Bye bye #Jimmy and #Jacoby; #Tommy is back.

5. Eagles (3-0; No. 6): How much will a too-early bye week disrupt the team’s momentum?

6. Seahawks (3-1; No. 8): By Thanksgiving if not sooner, this team could be No. 1.

7. Steelers (3-1; No. 9): Ben Roethlisberger is putting the finishing touches on his Hall of Fame credentials.

8. Falcons (3-1; No. 13): With no Roddy White around to disrupt the locker room by complaining about his lack of touches, maybe there won’t be a midseason swoon this year.

9. Panthers (1-3; No. 4): The time to panic is arriving.

10. Texans (3-1; No. 10): With a trip to Minnesota looming, Brock Osweiler could be walking into another buzzsaw this weekend.

11. Raiders (3-1; No. 15): Michael Crabtree has finally found a Bay Area quarterback who can get him the football in the end zone.

12. Cowboys (3-1; No. 12): Things are setting up nicely for Tony Romo’s return in Week Eight. And Dak Prescott’s inevitable return in Week Nine.

13. Ravens (3-1; No. 7): There’s a fine line between finding ways to win and finding ways to lose.

14. Bengals (2-2; No. 17): They may get a chance to lose another playoff game, after all.

15. Rams (3-1; No. 19): They may that seventh win a lot earlier than usual.

16. Chiefs (2-2; No. 11): “Thanks for waking up the giant, Doug.”

17. Washington (2-2; No. 24): Josh Norman would be even better if he used actual bows and arrows during games.

18. Giants (2-2; No. 14): OBJ’s fuse is getting shorter than . . . we all know where I’m going with this, right?

19. Cardinals (1-3; No. 16): From All or Nothing to Nothing and Nothing.

20. Jets (1-3; No. 18): Brandon Marshall is going down with the boat. The name of the boat is The Orca.

21. Bills (2-2; No. 25): Rex Ryan is still a better coach than reporter.

22. Dolphins (1-3; No. 20): Good news, Dolphins, you have four straight home games. Bad news, Dolphins fans, they have four straight home games.

23. Buccaneers (1-3; No. 21): Jameis Winston isn’t regressing; the rest of the league is improving.

24. Titans (1-3; No. 22): They’re keeping games close, which definitely represents progress.

26. Saints (1-3; No. 29): Could Drew Brees be the NFL’s first MVP from a team with a losing record?

28. Jaguars (1-3; No. 30): The Jaguars typically get better after playing in London; they can’t get much worse.

27. 49ers (1-3; No. 26): When they have seven months to get ready for a game, they’re unbeatable.

28. Colts (1-3; No. 23): With no help around him, Andrew Luck is aging faster than a president.

29. Bears (1-3; No. 32): The Bears’ next franchise quarterback is in college. Or in high school. Or in diapers.

30. Lions (1-3; No. 27): Golden Tate wasn’t benched; he was promoted to non-playing status.

31. Chargers (1-3; No. 28): The best way to win the stadium-funding vote in San Diego could be to find another team to play there.

32. Browns (0-4; No. 31): The Browns found out the hard way that they apparently are using the little-known two-football rule in Washington.

165 responses to “Week Five Power Rankings

  1. #17 please Top 5 at least.
    Hail to the Redskins!
    Hail Victory!
    Braves on the Warpath!
    Fight for old D.C.!
    Run or pass and score—We want a lot more!
    Beat ’em, Swamp ’em,
    Touchdown! — Let the points soar!
    Fight on, fight on ‘Til you have won
    Sons of Wash-ing-ton. Rah!, Rah!, Rah!
    Hail to the Redskins!
    Hail Victory!
    Braves on the Warpath!
    Fight for old D.C.!

  2. The 1-3 Cardinals drop way down where 1-3 teams belong while the 1-3 Panthers remain in the top ten. Brilliant.

  3. Can’t think of a single reason why the packers are ahead of the patriots… It appears the panthers could win one game all season and still be a “top 10” team… Vikings are the best team in the league… browns are too high

  4. seriously, who does these? Is this where Dez Bryant’s chimp took off too? Is he sitting in a closet at PFT randomly banging on a keyboard?

  5. Five will ultimately prove to be too high for the Eagles, but if we’re going on how each team has performed thus far and nothing else, five is probably about right. They’ve done very little wrong.

  6. We will be back once they let Kap start. Also, Please rank the Refs above Dallas as they clearly gave them the win over us. #GoNiners #Nobodyhasitbetter

  7. 12. Cowboys (3-1; No. 12): Things are setting up nicely for Tony Romo’s return in Week Eight. And Dak Prescott’s inevitable return in Week Nine.

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    Best 1-Liner.

    What’s with the 1-3 Panthers ranked higher that five 3-1 teams? Bold move.

  8. Newton reverted back to every year besides 2015 Cam. With each taunting flag he draws, he successfully moves toward restoring mediocrity. How this team is 1-3 and #9 in a Power Ranking, I have no idea.

  9. Funny to see the Titans landing at No. 24. Granted it’s appropriate. … Funny, because if not for the erratic play of their best player (Marcus Mariota), they would literally be 4 and 0 right now. … All three of their close losses were completely because of his mistakes or, in the case of Sunday’s game, primarily because of him.

  10. 1-3 Panthers @ #9. I would say that by 4 games into the season, you are what your record says you are.
    I am taking Texans/Raiders/Cowboys/Ravens/Bengals/Rams/Chiefs over the Panthers if they played today.
    So the Panthers should be slotted in no higher than 16th. These are supposed to be “Power” rankings.

  11. Broncos and Vikings are where they belong, the champs should be #1 until somebody beats them and undefeated is undefeated. Which brings up the problem with the Packers at 3. As a Giants guy it pains me to say it but the undefeated Eagles belong at 3, NE at 4 and GB at 5.
    The 3-1 Panthers have no place in the top 15.

  12. “Jameis Winston isn’t regressing; the rest of the league is improving.”

    Not a Bucs or Jameis fan in the slightest. The comment above is the perfect example of how confusing these rankings typically are.

  13. How does Green Bay climb two spots to #3 when they had a bye? They almost lost to the lowly Jags. Beat the perennially bad Lions and lost to the only good team they have played. Way overrated.

  14. Definitely think the Patriots should drop after getting shut out by the Bills. The Broncos, Vikings are the two best teams in the league, and right behind them should be the Eagles. The Seahawks are going to be really good and hard to beat after the bye when Wilson gets healthy and can actually escape the defense line. Our offensive line is playing better (still not great). Green bay hasn’t hit its stride yet so I think they’re too high. The Rams should be higher. No one thought they’d win after the first week. They’re going to be good this year. 49er Fans are calling for QB change to someone’s favorite play is to take a knee….lets see how well that works out for them….

  15. Considering Green Bay’s only loss is to the the #2 team, by a field goal. I can see #3 being a fit.

  16. The fraud iggles have played two teams that their combined records are 1 and 7 then they played a steelers team that did not show up !

  17. Expectations for the Patriots going into week 1 through 4 games were that 2-2 would be great and set things up well for the Patriots when Brady returned. Ranked 3rd at that time on the Power Rankings.

    Patriots go 3-1 having to play the third string QB in 3 of the 4 games. Now a fully healthy Brady is back for week 5.

    Green Bay, who didn’t play this week and are 2-1, moved ahead of the Patriots.

    No logic.

  18. The Packers struggled to beat your 28 and 30 ranked teams. They’re average at best. The Panthers were overrated last year and apparently they’re still overrated. No way they’re a top 10 team.

  19. buffalostarwarsfan says:
    Oct 4, 2016 12:57 PM
    I don’t really have a problem with the Jets being above the Bills, since they beat us, but how are they still in the top 20? Their QB has 9 interceptions in two weeks.
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    And the Dolphins one below the Bills…they suck!!
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    It’s time to fess up. You guys pick your fav glamour teams for the top five. Then you all drink heavily and throw darts to fill out the list.

  20. tsi431 says:
    Oct 4, 2016 1:15 PM
    Considering Green Bay’s only loss is to the the #2 team, by a field goal. I can see #3 being a fit.
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    Considering their wins are by 4 over Jax and 7 over Detroit they are fortunate to be in the top

  21. footballfan825 says:
    Oct 4, 2016 12:55 PM
    Can’t think of a single reason why the packers are ahead of the patriots… It appears the panthers could win one game all season and still be a “top 10” team… Vikings are the best team in the league… browns are too high

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    As a lifelong Packers fan, I must agree. On a neutral field, all else being equal, the clever and ruthless Belichick is probably worth ~+4 pts for his team by himself. The bumbling and diffident McCarthy, conversely, is probably worth ~-3. Belichick is one of the best coaches of all-time, McCarthy is one of the five or so worst coaches in the pro game today. So there’s a TD difference just in head coaching. Yes, you never want to get skunked at home by the Bills, but neither do you want to barely be able to eke out whiteknucklers against such timeless immortals as Jim Caldwell and Gus Bradley. I can see the Packers getting better, if Rodgers can recapture his pre-2015 form again, but OTOH, I can also see that not happening for him until he gets a new coach to work with. We’re maybe borderline Top-10 right now, best case scenario, definitely not #3.

  22. jag1959 says:
    Oct 4, 2016 1:23 PM
    tsi431 says:
    Oct 4, 2016 1:15 PM
    Considering Green Bay’s only loss is to the the #2 team, by a field goal. I can see #3 being a fit.
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    Considering their wins are by 4 over Jax and 7 over Detroit they are fortunate to be in the top 10

  23. Agree – I havent seen the Pack show anything that rates a #3 ranking. They have potential but this current ranking is hard to justify. Hopefully by week 17, we’ll find this was prescient.

    I understand the over the top enthusiasm from the Vikings fans and think after decades of futility, it makes perfect sense but its a long season. They really do have a very solid defense and a disciplined head coach – finally. Perspective comes with the luxury of pulling for a team that is competitive year after year.

  24. jjackwagon says:
    Oct 4, 2016 1:06 PM
    1-3 Panthers @ #9. I would say that by 4 games into the season, you are what your record says you are.
    I am taking Texans/Raiders/Cowboys/Ravens/Bengals/Rams/Chiefs over the Panthers if they played today.
    So the Panthers should be slotted in no higher than 16th. These are supposed to be “Power” rankings.

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    We have seen 5-1 and 6-0 teams Tank and we have seen 1-3 teams win the Super Bowl. So, no you aren’t what your record says you are after 4 games.

    It reality you need about 8 games to know who is good or not, then you can look to see who won games that are actually meaningful, then you can see who is a fraud with a good record and who is great with an average record.

  25. per: Hamburger: I had no idea that rape, injury prone and out of shape were HoF qualities.

  26. After the Patriots destroy the Browns on Sunday, I think it’ll be time to leave Cleveland off the power rankings all together.

  27. #33. Roger Goodell (0-423). Ratings across the league are crashing and you are so unpopular the next CBA negotiation will treat you like Germany at the end of WWI, but on the plus side you have convinced everyone that not knowing what a catch is is a perfectly sane approach to football.

  28. This is a pretty good ranking. Ravens, Panthers a little too high but good. The snarky comments are horrible as usual.

  29. Buffalo beats 2 top 5 teams and sits near the bottom, maybe everyone they play and beat should be ranked ahead of them right ?

  30. Packers rated #3??? Already lost to the Vikings and they wouldn’t beat the Steelers, Seahawks, Carolina, Arizona or New England and others without the help of their Zebra brothers. But I’m sure your ranking is right…eye roll.

  31. ” 12. Cowboys (3-1; No. 12): Things are setting up nicely for Tony Romo’s return in Week Eight. And Dak Prescott’s inevitable return in Week Nine.”

    Comedy Gold.

  32. Packers barely squeek by the Lions and Titans and get beat by the Vikings.

    They are #3 in the PFT power rankings.

    Oh man…I needed a good laugh this morning. Thank you.

  33. As a Vikings fan, I will let these comments speak for me on this one. (you guys are right about the Packers being ranked too high)

  34. So for at least the last two weeks you’ve had the Cowboys ahead of the Giants (since you have no choice), yet yesterday when you asked who the NFC team to beat was you included the Giants and not the Cowboys.

  35. I feel bad for the guy, but the Vikes owe it to the fans and the rest of the players to take a flyer on Robbie Gould. Carry two kickers for a while if you need to kick the tires on Gould, but Blair has been given enough second chances, and he’s one more kick away from losing a close game or another playoff game.

  36. The #12 Cowboys comment made me laugh out loud. You just know Jerry Jones is going to put Romo in there and it will screw everything up. I know he feels loyal to him ,not to mention what he pays him, but, it ain’t broke, so don’t fix it.

  37. Vikings fan mad! Viking fan whine! Viking fan hate Packer!

    RAWR!

    You love affair is still not wanted. Just enjoy your success like you’ve been there before.

    Having said that, GB is probably not #3, but still top 6 depending on which offense shows up. The only reason the DET game was close is because GB play calling decided to leave at half time.

    GB does have a favorable schedule as well, so I’m sure all this plays into the rankings.

    Get over it really.

  38. jag1959 says:
    Oct 4, 2016 1:23 PM
    tsi431 says:
    Oct 4, 2016 1:15 PM
    Considering Green Bay’s only loss is to the the #2 team, by a field goal. I can see #3 being a fit.
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    Considering their wins are by 4 over Jax and 7 over Detroit they are fortunate to be in the top

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    That Detroit game went according to plan. I wish I were kidding – McCarthy’s ideal win is by 1-7 points. Any more and he kicks himself for not letting off the gas sooner.

  39. 2 commenters complained the Bills should be higher after beating “2 top 10 teams.”

    A) The Cards are in disarray and not in the top 10.

    B) The Pats were playing with an injured, 3rd string QB and missing ~ 5 other key contributors.

    Get back to me on November 1st and let’s talk then.

  40. Redskins will be 3-5 at their bye. Bet it.

    Why are the Panthers so high?! Because of LAST year? Why are the Bills the lowest rated 2-2 team after absolutely destroying the Cardinals and the Patriots?

  41. -Broncos are the champs and undefeated this year. They deserve to be #1.

    -Impressed as hell by the Vikings.

    -Really unclear to me what the fascination is with the packers. Not a bad team by any means but certainly not a great one.

    -Panthers belong in the top ten. They’ve had to face arguably the two best defenses in the NFL and they always have a tough time in Atlanta. The Cardinals’ 1-3 start is far more disconcerting than the Panther’s 1-3 start.

  42. I still don’t think the Vikings offense will be good enough in the long run but as of right now, which is what a power ranking is, they are better than Denver. Green bay being 3 is just a way for florin to get comments and page views period, sake with the Panthers. Also how are the rams NOT in the top ten ? I could care less about the rams but they have the best dline in football featuring the best dt (and that’s coming from a guy who has Cox manNing the middle of his teams line) the offense sucks, but you put green bay at 3 and all three phases suck. I am not quite sure you understand what a power ranking means. It’s not how they will finish, it’s how they played so far. .. pfts are some of the Weekes PR I have read so far this year …. the road to the nfc title could be decided weak 7, wouldn’t that be cool. Sammy sleaves vs the prodigy.

  43. I have a hard time putting the Falcons that high with their defense. You can’t win in the NFL long term with that bad of a defense. The next two weeks they play at Denver and as Seattle. I think that means their stay in the top 10 should be very short.

  44. crownofthehelmet says:
    Oct 4, 2016 12:57 PM

    No way in the world are there 6 teams better than the Steelers.

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    Did you not see the Eagles game? Any team that loses that badly shouldn’t be in the top 10

  45. Is Josh Norman really allowed to use a real bow and arrows in a game? That would be awesome. That way, O’Dell Beckham would have gotten the point that so far seems to be eluding him.

  46. Packers barely squeek by the Lions and Titans and get beat by the Vikings.

    They are #3 in the PFT power rankings.

    Oh man…I needed a good laugh this morning. Thank you
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    You gave me one too considering we haven’t played the Titans.

    I agree they’re a little high considering they didn’t play last week but it’s fun to watch all the viking usuals get their panties wadded up because of OUR ranking. Why aren’t you talking about YOUR team?

  47. I am a Packers fan but they have looked like a #16 team so far, much like last year. They are 6-7 in their last 13 regular season games. Get a new coach and I could easily see top 3. Their offense struggles, while the Vikings had open receivers most plays last night. You could argue that Green Bay is better at every position on offense except TE, but the McCarthy factor means they just flounder. Again.

  48. All the Viking fans are out like flies on do do today.
    Their team has played above expectations, and they’re now the power rankings guru’s of the NFL.

    Green Bay has been notorious for starting the season a little slow.
    They’ve picked it up as the season goes on, and making the playoffs 7 straight seasons has them one of the top 5 teams in the NFL.
    I don’t care about them beating the Jaguars by only 4 points.
    A win in the NFL is a win. same with the Lions game, even though 5 starters on defense where out.
    Take 5 starters out on any defense, you’re going to see some struggles.
    Even the Barney’s have to agree on that.

    Also, I don’t care about these power rankings anyways. Any team can beat the other from week to week.
    Once the playoffs start, it’s all about what team(s) are playing the best.

    But if I had to pick my top 10 teams, just by going off of the eye test, after week 4.
    1. Vikings
    2. Patriots
    3. Steelers
    4. Broncos
    5. Eagles
    6. Seahawks
    7. Packers
    8. Raiders
    9. Ravens
    10. Falcons

  49. ——-
    You gave me one too considering we haven’t played the Titans.

    I agree they’re a little high considering they didn’t play last week but it’s fun to watch all the viking usuals get their panties wadded up because of OUR ranking. Why aren’t you talking about YOUR team?

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    Because the Vikings are ranked correctly, and the Packers aren’t. Any sane Pack fan knows they are not the 3rd best team in the league right now with that secondary.

  50. Yeah, kinda high for the Packers. Let’s see how they look against the Giants and Falcons, coming up. They’re top 10 for sure, but top 5 would be iffy right now.

  51. The Patriots excuses are laughable. The Bills had a shutout at Gillette stadium for the first time EVER and yet the Bills still don’t break out of the top twenty. Somehow, Arizona (whom we also beat badly!) is still ranked well ahead of Buffalo. I know these “Power Rankings” are completely subjective, but “COME ON, MAN!!”

  52. I agree the pack is to high at # 3 but let’s not forget they were ahead of Detroit 28-3 at the half without half there starting defense and against the Vikings they were still in the game till the very end and in the opening of there new stadium.

  53. possumsauce says:
    Oct 4, 2016 1:23 PM
    footballfan825 says:
    Oct 4, 2016 12:55 PM
    Can’t think of a single reason why the packers are ahead of the patriots… It appears the panthers could win one game all season and still be a “top 10” team… Vikings are the best team in the league… browns are too high

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    As a lifelong Packers fan, I must agree. On a neutral field, all else being equal, the clever and ruthless Belichick is probably worth ~+4 pts for his team by himself. The bumbling and diffident McCarthy, conversely, is probably worth ~-3. Belichick is one of the best coaches of all-time, McCarthy is one of the five or so worst coaches in the pro game today. So there’s a TD difference just in head coaching. Yes, you never want to get skunked at home by the Bills, but neither do you want to barely be able to eke out whiteknucklers against such timeless immortals as Jim Caldwell and Gus Bradley. I can see the Packers getting better, if Rodgers can recapture his pre-2015 form again, but OTOH, I can also see that not happening for him until he gets a new coach to work with. We’re maybe borderline Top-10 right now, best case scenario, definitely not #3.

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    So who won the last time the clever ruthless took on the bumbling diffident?

    RELAX!

  54. I will enjoy the Rams at 15 because it has sure has been a long time since I’ve seen that but as recent history suggests under the outstanding 4+year regime of one Jeffrey Fisher, the team should come crashing back to earth pretty soon,possibly as early as this week against Buffalo. This team for some reason plays the tough teams tough and the weaker teams weak.

  55. Everybody in the known universe knows that this is not going to end well for the Vikings. Let’s stop this talk right now.

  56. #2 in the rankings.

    Beat the Packers in week 2.

    Which fanbase is happier when the Packers lose than when their own team wins?

    It’s too fun to watch!

  57. billsfaninhouston says:
    Oct 4, 2016 2:40 PM
    The Patriots excuses are laughable. The Bills had a shutout at Gillette stadium for the first time EVER and yet the Bills still don’t break out of the top twenty. Somehow, Arizona (whom we also beat badly!) is still ranked well ahead of Buffalo. I know these “Power Rankings” are completely subjective, but “COME ON, MAN!!”

    What are the excuses?

    We all know the Patriots are a better team than the Bills and it will play out that way by the end of the season. Regardless of what happened last Sunday

  58. Chiefs @ 16?
    After that turd drop on Sunday night 2 things are painfully evident.
    Alex Smith can’t throw the ball farther then 15 yards.
    Andy Reids antiquated WCO is boring and predictable.
    How these 2 keep their jobs is mind numbing.

  59. The Patriots excuses are laughable. The Bills had a shutout at Gillette stadium for the first time EVER and yet the Bills still don’t break out of the top twenty. Somehow, Arizona (whom we also beat badly!) is still ranked well ahead of Buffalo. I know these “Power Rankings” are completely subjective, but “COME ON, MAN!!”

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    thanks for the laugh and your amazing shutout against a qb who is our third string, he won one game because special teams recovered two kickoff fumbles and basically couldn’t move the ball up field in any of his playing time this season. your dominating 16 points on offence was truly impressive and i have no idea how tom brady is going accumulate 16 points to beat you in a few weeks. the bills should be ranked number one as nobody pitches better shut outs against third string qbs who have practiced with the startes for a total of ten days. the bills deserve to be number one they won two games in a row and for a bills fan that night as well be a superbowl. no wonder your team always sucks, you guys have no reason to get better when you win the offseason, and win two games.

  60. The Browns may honestly be the best 0-4 team I may have ever seen. A few bad calls/missed FG’s/not using two footballs sooner, and that team could be easily 3-1, or 4-0.

  61. harness88 says:
    Oct 4, 2016 12:56 PM
    Vikes at #2 just right..:)–Skoal
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    Hahahaha wust be a new Vikings fan.

    It is SKOL, not the Tobacco Skoal

    And to think your fans make fun of the 2012 Seattle fanbase

  62. These power ranking are for the fans to argue. This isn’t college football!! The players and coaches don’t care.
    And the really smart fans shouldn’t either.

  63. senxic says:
    Oct 4, 2016 2:00 PM
    GB lost to MIN by 3 points… If your Vikings are so good, a close ranking is basically warranted.
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    But the same logic DOES NOT apply to the Packers barely beating Jax & Det.

    Signed,

    Viking Hater

    PHHHHTTT……who call my name!?!

    How ’bout a beer!

  64. “Denver must be the best because they’re 4-0 and won the Superbowl last year!”

    “these power rankings are not about win-loss record”

  65. Ravens way too high. Raiders marched down the field on the winning drive like the Ravens defense wasn’t even on the field. Nice to see some running game but the passing game was way out of sync. Couldn’t block Mack. And Flacco doesn’t seem to be on the same page with many of receivers.
    If Ravens don’t get it together they will be picking in the top 10 next spring. Yikes!!

  66. Congratulations to my Vikings for being the top team in the NFC. You’re an inspiration. You kept fighting despite all the adversity and played like a team. For not having offseason activities and training camp with the Vikings, Sam Bradford has been great—0 turnovers, baby. Luv my purple!

  67. I also find it amazing that Ben McAdoo and Paxton Lynch *both* think it’s okay to go out in public with those mustaches and haircuts. What is WRONG with those guys?

  68. That’s weird. The Pats fans making excuses that they had a 3rd string QB is why the Bills shut out the Pats in New England. If that’s the case, why were they boasting they have the top 3 quarterbacks in the division a week prior after their 27-0 win over Houston? You can’t take credit for winning a game with a 3rd string quarterback and gloating about it, and in the same token, make it an excuse for getting embarrassed on your own field. It doesn’t work that way. Buffalo played with their highest paid/best player on the team suspended as well (Dareus). I guess that is the difference. The Bills won the game as a team. The Patriots are exactly what everybody has thought all along….one player. Just wait Patsies fans. Tom Brady’s career is ending soon. Last weekend was an early indication of what happens when you don’t have a HOF quarterback. At some point, talent takes over. The Patriots are not very good when Brady is not on the field. Want proof? You were just shut out by the Bills…..you know, the team you guys call “pathetic” and a “joke.”

  69. bigdaddyrockytop says:
    Oct 4, 2016 2:11 PM
    The Packers are embedded so deep in the Viking’s fans thick skulls they are here in full force whining about week 5 powers rankings. Too funny.
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    Do ya think it might have something to do with all the chest Thumping, Trolling every Vikings Story, Kicking a team without Mercy when they were down? I warned you for the past 2 years this day was coming, but right up until the day of the Vikings win week 2. You kept up the Arrogant bashing.. I told you in Pre Season the Packers wouldn’t even make the playoffs this year, I am standing by it.. Oh and BTW without the help of the Refs you wouldn’t have scored 7 points on the Vikings D. Mike Zimmer Coach of the year award, he deserves it with his 18 hr work days!
    THIS IS THE YEAR OF THE VIKING

  70. Eh, the Bills shut out the Patriots 31-0 in game 1 of the 2003 season. The Patriots later repaid the favor 31-0 in week 17 before going on to win the Super Bowl. So while the Bills should be proud of the win, it’s a little early to start buying playoff tickets (which also no longer cost $24.95).

  71. Ranking GB at #3 is all for argument. No way Florio or staff believe that. It just suckers fans into arguing for hits & comments.

    I’d like to see the Raiders a bit higher. They’ve won 3 road games this early in the season and back to back East Coast games. Even if they were against the Titans & Ravens, that’s a difficult spot.

    I like having the Hawks hanging around #6. No one will act like we’re too high and hanging in the weeds and not being the hunted will work out well in the long run. Focus on Vikes & Fear the Seahawks. Keep the Hawks low in the rankings!

    Perfect.

  72. As a Packer fan, it pains me to say this, but the Vikings are playing lights out football. Can they do this the whole season? I doubt it.
    It can happen, but the teams that have played great during the regular season, have lost in the playoffs or Super Bowl in the past.
    I believe adversity plays huge in a teams success.
    Your team has some adversity with AP out. Picking up Bradford was an upgrade from Bridgewater, so I wouldn’t count that as adversity.
    Bradford knows the system, he just didn’t know the terminology of it. Plus it wasn’t like he wasn’t playing for months, so the transition wasn’t that extreme. Can he stay healthy is the biggest question.
    Can the whole team play at a high level week in and week out and stay healthy? That remains to be seen. And if they don’t, can they overcome that adversity?

    Good luck Viking fans.
    Go Pack Go.

  73. gadzod says:
    Oct 4, 2016 3:30 PM

    The Patriots are exactly what everybody has thought all along….one player. Just wait Patsies fans. Tom Brady’s career is ending soon. Last weekend was an early indication of what happens when you don’t have a HOF quarterback.
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    That’s hilarious, because all I have been reading for the last month is that any quarterback would have success at New England.

  74. Hey Gadzod,

    Jimmy G says hello.

    BTW guess when the pats won their first division tittle after the krafts bought the team in 1994? 1994. and guess when they went to their first SB under the krafts? 1996.

    BTW, Brady was in high school in 1996.

    Its never going to end. As long as the krafts own the pats, its never going to end

  75. What’s insane is that as bad as my Bears have looked this year, their record is exactly the same as the Panthers and Cards.

    In fact the number of teams with only one win after 4 games is actually pretty shocking.

  76. steelcurtainn says:
    Oct 4, 2016 3:21 PM
    Top Five:

    1. Steelers
    2. Vikings
    3. Seahawks
    4. Broncos
    5. Eagles

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    Listen, I like you, and I’m a huge Steelers fan, but you can’t put us about the Vikings, Broncos, and Pats. Also, the eagles slaughtered us, and as much as of a good time I have when we played the chiefs, that one loss is crushing. They should be ahead of us as well.

  77. The NFL power rankings from Vegas were just released, no surprise, the Patriots are ranked number ONE. Think that coincides with the fact that the GOAT TB 12 is back???

  78. Steelers fan, I really have NO IDEA where they should be ranked. No matter how good they looked the other 3 weeks, hard to forget how bad they looked against what I think will prove to be an average Eagle team. I guess I’d rank them 9th…looked as good as anyone 3 times and as bad as anyone 1 time (well except the Browns). Someone will have to help the Raven fans with math and rounding… (1+1+31+1) / 4 rounds to 9th

  79. therealtrenches says:
    Oct 4, 2016 3:26 PM
    I also find it amazing that Ben McAdoo and Paxton Lynch *both* think it’s okay to go out in public with those mustaches and haircuts. What is WRONG with those guys?

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    Mark Davis doesn’t have any problem with either of those hair cuts.

    Seriously, this guy is right. McAdoo looks like he put on a bad disguise.

  80. #3 Packs are too high. Should be out of top 10. Just playing good against the lowly Lions does not mean Offense got its rhythm back.
    #10 Texans should be out of top 10 as well. Their defense will be playing worse and Osweiler is not a QB to carry the team on his back.
    #18 Giants should be in Bottom 10. They are playing bad football in all 3 sides of football
    #26 Saints should be moved up. All of their losses were close. Defense showed some signs of improvement.

  81. vikes8480 says:
    Oct 4, 2016 12:57 PM

    Packers #3? That’s laughable.
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    You’re right, they should be #1.

  82. buffalostarwarsfan says:
    Oct 4, 2016 12:57 PM

    I don’t really have a problem with the Jets being above the Bills, since they beat us, but how are they still in the top 20?

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    In case anyone wants to know why the Bills haven’t made the playoffs in 15 years, here’s your proof.

    Instead of worrying about why their team is perpetually in the bottom third of the league, their fans spend more time worrying about where the Jets are,

  83. The Vikings beat the Packers just 2 weeks ago. Rodgers took a late hit when he ran for a TD, and yet the Packers were penalized on that play. The Vikings made the winning 1st down on an iffy PI call.

    And there’s still a Vikings fan crying about the refs. Funny stuff.

  84. #3 is too high for the Packers
    They are good, and will be Dangerous in the playoffs,
    But they haven’t earned #3 yet.
    They beat the Lions, and the Jags. Big Deal, and they lost to the Vikings, with only a week with Bradford.

    They should have to earn that spot

  85. Dolphins at 22, that’s ridiculous! If not for one poor player (field goal kicker) on the Browns team, the Phins would be 0-4. I don’t understand the free pass so many are giving to Adam Gase.

    Signed: Phrustrated Phin Phan

    (Should have kept Dan Campbell)

  86. You can’t take credit for winning a game with a 3rd string quarterback and gloating about it, and in the same token, make it an excuse for getting embarrassed on your own field.
    ———————
    That’s EXACTLY what you can do.
    It was something of a feat to pull off a win with Brissett, being at a huge disadvantage. It was not a surprise to turn around and lose the next game, being at the same huge disadvantage.

  87. I’ll admit the packers at #3 is way to high 8 to 10 is about right , but seeing the Vikings act they are the reincarnation of the 1985 Chicago Bears is just a stupid as the Packers being number 3…

  88. They can’t fall out of love with Aaron Rodgers even though his decline is obvious. Jordy Nelson was supposed to cure Rodgers ailments – nope. Barely beat Jags. Barely beat Lions. Yet they’re number 3 in the power rankings.

  89. Still don’t get the Packers love. They looked bad last year. Then they get one receiver back and all the football talkers thought they were super bowl faves. Real games start and they look like a bad team again. And football talkers still think they are a top team.

    I know the league likes to over-market their “blue-collar” teams and the average idiot likes to think that the primadonna players on those teams somehow reflect the tough, blue collar nature of their fans. But it is 2016 now, people should be more media savvy. Give up the BS please.

  90. I`ll take my Eagles in the top 5 all year. The season is still young but so is this squad and I strongly believe we are only going to get better. E-A-G-L-E-S.. you know the rest !

  91. billsfaninhouston says:
    Oct 4, 2016 2:40 PM
    The Patriots excuses are laughable. The Bills had a shutout at Gillette stadium for the first time EVER and yet the Bills still don’t break out of the top twenty. Somehow, Arizona (whom we also beat badly!) is still ranked well ahead of Buffalo. I know these “Power Rankings” are completely subjective, but “COME ON, MAN!!”
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    They can’t break out of the top 20 because they’re not very good. Sorry to break it to you. It’s not like you were playing the real Patriots, friend. Understand, I like Buffalo. But be real.

  92. Change the format to only the top 16 teams. You’ll get way more hits that way – every homer in the country will argue why their team should have been included and/or is at worst #17.

    It’s just good business, yo!

  93. Remember that time when the Broncos had just won the Super Bowl the year before and the Vikings were the team to beat but they ended up losing to the Falcons and my Broncos destroyed said Falcons in the Super Bowl??? Weird…

  94. taintedsaints2009 says:
    Oct 5, 2016 11:08 PM
    Azwildcats…

    if the Vikings play the Broncos that year, elway doesn’t get his second ring.
    ________________________________________

    Do you remember why that NFC Championship game went into overtime??? That’s right. Missed field goal. Only that time it was from one of the best ever. Wouldn’t that be hilarious if you guys lost this years NFC Championship because of your kicker???

  95. “if the Vikings play the Broncos that year , elway doesn’t get his 2nd ring . ”
    ================================================I guess we’ll never know now will we ? But my guess ? Denver had the overall better team . Better defense , the league MVP , and one of the greatest QB’s of all time . I think they would have been just fine .

  96. Where have all the St Losers gone? Have they quietly also moved outta the dump?

    All the LOS ANGELES Rams had to do to shed the St Loser stigma was return home.

  97. Note to schmitty2 ~~~

    I found you, apparently not every whiner has moved out of St Loo. FYI going back to last season, Rams are 6-2 under Keenum and if not for a botched FG would be 7-1. Bills are rated below Rams for several reasons, one of which is they won’t be going up against another 3rd string qb Sunday. Aaron Donald has Rex Ryan’s qb in his sights. Expect another huge SRO crowd in LA where including preseason Rams are undefeated.

  98. In case anyone wants to know why the Bills haven’t made the playoffs in 15 years, here’s your proof.

    Instead of worrying about why their team is perpetually in the bottom third of the league, their fans spend more time worrying about where the Jets are,

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    Bro I’m sorry to tell you, if there’s one team we’re worried about.. it’s not the Jets LMAO.

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