Week Five power rankings

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1. Chiefs (5-0; No. 1): A 2005 first-round pick is a very viable MVP candidate.

2. Packers (4-1; No. 4): A 2005 first-round pick is a very viable MVP candidate.

3. Falcons (3-1; No. 3): The early bye came at a good time, given all the injuries. But now they have to play 12 straight games.

4. Panthers (4-1; No. 6): Playing the role of a modern-day Bobby Riggs, Cam followed an unforced error with a 120-mph serve.

5. Eagles (4-1; No. 9): Get used to the Eagles getting off to great starts to the season.

6. Broncos (3-1; No. 7): They should face the Giants with 10 men on defense, just for fun.

7. Patriots (3-2; No. 12): The real chase is for the No. 1 seed, and they have a 2.5-game deficit to erase over only 11 games.

8. Lions (3-2; No. 8): Every time they force me to believe in them, they give me a reason not to.

9. Jaguars (3-2; No. 20): They’ve finally figured out that the best way to use their quarterback is to use him as little as possible.

10. Bills (3-2; No. 2): Did LeSean McCoy shout,”Come talk to the losers!” after Sunday’s game?

11. Washington (2-2; No. 11): They could be better, could be worse, definitely are in second place in the division. Which is stunning.

12. Steelers (3-2; No. 5): So does Antonio Brown call out Ben this week for being a distraction?

13. Seahawks (3-2; No. 17): They won’t be surrendering their dominance of the division without a street fight.

14. Texans (2-3; No. 10): Despite the big-name injuries and the defeat to the Chiefs, Deshaun Watson gives any Texans fan reason for optimism.

15. Vikings (3-2; No. 18): Sam Bradford hadn’t spent that much time in the fetal position since exiting the womb.

16. Rams (3-2; No. 13): It was supposed to be a statement game; instead, it raised real questions about whether this team is as good as we thought it was.

17. Cowboys (2-3; No. 14): Jerry Jones also should order his players to stop taking a knee when up by double digits.

18. Raiders (2-3; No. 15): A pair of lame duck seasons mixed with an underachieving team could lead to an ugly mess, sooner than later.

19. Titans (2-3; No. 16): Given Marcus Mariota‘s playing style, the Titans need a better backup quarterback. If only there was an available free agent with similar playing style.

20. Jets (3-2; No. 24): If the plan was to create the impression of tanking in order to get people to claim that they were tanking in order to motivate the team to not tank, congratulations.

21. Saints (2-2; No. 21): The annulment with Adrian Peterson finally happened, four weeks later than it should have.

22. Buccaneers (2-2; No. 19): They should have won.

23. Dolphins (2-2; No. 23): They should have lost.

24. Ravens (3-2; No. 25): They should bottle whatever they discovered on Sunday for future use.

25. Bengals (2-3; No. 26): The “Throw the Ball to A.J. Green” strategy is working.

26. Cardinals (2-3; No. 22): Adrian Peterson and Chris Johnson are on the same roster. Until Chris Johnson is released.

27. Chargers (1-4; No. 28): Three road games at home prepared them well for a road game on the road.

28. Colts (2-3; No. 29): They just might be able to tread water long enough to Andrew Luck to come back and get injured again.

29. Bears (1-4; No. 27): The fact that the Bears are excited to have a quarterback who threw a game-deciding interception in his debut shows just how bad the Bears have been at the position.

30. 49ers (0-5; No. 31): It’s getting harder and harder to locate the potential wins on the schedule.

31. Browns (0-5; No. 32): The Browns may bench DeShone against the Texans to make less glaring their failure to draft Deshaun.

32. Giants (0-5; No. 30): This season has been bad enough to make Ben McAdoo’s hair fall out. If it wasn’t frozen in place by Brylcreem.

98 responses to “Week Five power rankings

  1. 6. Broncos (3-1; No. 7): They should face the Giants with 10 men on defense, just for fun.

    Lol now that would be something to see. Might be kind of messed up though. I would put my money on the Broncos 10 vs the Giants 11

  2. Love these observations, and McAdoo just chaps my hide in every conceivable way, but there you go with that “Brylcreem” thing again!

  3. Yeah the Eagles have started fast again but there is no doubt that tho is a much different team. Closing games unlike last year. Running the ball with authority. Wentz can escape the rush with the best of em. Defense has been great without Cox and Darby, both of whom should be back sooner than later. Sidney Jones will debut midseason the latest. Lots of promise and their status can be solidified with a win Thursday.

  4. Too high for the Packers. Maybe if they had most of their injured starters back, but not as it is. Too high for the Vikings too……unless everybody else is just that bad.

  5. Overall I can’t disagree but there’s a couple of places I still have to bag on PFT for its “analysis”. Starting at the bottom, I am tired of experts saying “you should have drafted this person.” While I don’t disagree that Watson is a better QB TODAY than Kizer, who would Watson be if he had the likes of Kenny “I can’t catch anymore” Britt or a defense down 4 starters? I am guessing people would be wondering if Watson was a good pick. Florio, you never understand this but football is a team sport, and there are 11 people on offense.

    Can’t argue at 28. Luck should just skip the 2017 campaign. Sheesh!

    Rams at 16 didn’t raise any questions at all for me, except why didn’t they win – and not in a bad way. They played a pretty good game, and lost to a team that has been there before. They always play each other close, and this time they ended up on the losing end. Still have them over the Seahawks.

    Seahawks shouldn’t be ranked over the Rams. Anathema in my house to say so but I just don’t think this team is very good, whereas I do think that the Rams have the building blocks of something very good, once they figure out the defense.

    Texans I think are toast with the defensive injuries. QBs get to be successful because their defense keeps the offense on the field generating yards and points. I think the hits to the defense are too big to overcome, even in that division.

    Top 10 looks very spot on to me. Problem is you have the top 10 and then everyone else in what is a very weak league, which makes some of the people that were picked to win it all preseason and not performing in said weak league – time to be realistic that the worm may be turning.

  6. Hahaha at the Philadelphia team at 5. They are eternal climax early to crash hard losing franchise. The Redskins are the best team in the NFC East and it’s not even close. 3 Superbowls we have credentials and a culture of WINNING.

  7. Oh and people commenting doesn’t mean they take the rankings seriously, anymore than the AP Top 25 is anything more than a popularity contest at this stage of the CFB system. It is dialogue. People debating perspectives. That used to be a good thing.

  8. The Blue New York team, the true joke of the NFC East is ranked too high. That’s what they deserve for choosing lousy Beckham Jr. over Tom Coughlin. Enjoy watching the Redskins win the division!

  9. It is an honor and a privilege to be alive during the Aaron Rodgers era of the NFL.

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    great regular season QB. Choke artist come playoffs……end of story….

  10. “19. Titans (2-3; No. 16): Given Marcus Mariota‘s playing style, the Titans need a better backup quarterback. If only there was an available free agent with similar playing style.”

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    You mean the guy who when we last saw him on the field was getting sacked once out of every 10 pass attempts, his team went 1-10 in his 11 starts, and lost his job to Blaine Gabbert?

    Yeah, I cant believe the Titans arent knocking down his door.

  11. As a Bills fan, I’d say the Bengals deserve to have moved up more than just one spot after their performance the last two games. They should have beat the Packers and they handled a strong Buffalo defense.

  12. After 1 quarter of the season, the NFC south teams are about where I perdicted…

    Falcons in top 3
    Saints maybe a little higher… around 18
    Panthers a little lower… around 11
    Bucs a little lower… around 25

  13. i guess the titans will be #31 or #32 next week after brissett beats mariota on monday night football….with watson and luck tita s better draft all defense next 3 years

  14. filthymcnasty3 says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    It is an honor and a privilege to be alive during the Aaron Rodgers era of the NFL

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    Too bad for you that it also coincides with the Mike McCarthy era of the NFL and the Dom Capers era of the NFL!

  15. Swing and a miss on the attempted joke at Sam Bradford. Are you going to make the same joke about Beckham? Because apparently laughing at player injuries is a staple here. Keep it up. Karma always comes full circle.

  16. but in all fairness ive never seen an nfl game so swayed by the officiating took 7 points away from tennessee and all the momentum then had the audacity to give that 7 to miami on a clear incomplete pass they ruled a fumble…they definitely owe the titans 1 and if we dont get some makeup calls in the future im done with it

  17. filthymcnasty3 says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    It is an honor and a privilege to be alive during the Aaron Rodgers era of the NFL

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    It was an honor and a privilege to be alive during the Aaron Rodgers blowout loss to the Falcons in the playoffs last season.

  18. Hey logical voice, stop bragging about the Redskins. Last time I checked, the Eagles are 2-0 in the NFC East, have the best record at 4-1 and beat your Redskins at there house week 1 of the season. Shut Up dude!!

  19. Going into Chicago last night and winning was a big deal. The vikings has only won 1 game there in the last ten years, and the Vikings were just as affected, if not more, by the refs and questionable calls than the Bears. Certainly on the Bears tying drive (which ended in a pass that is caught probably 1 in 20 times, INT or knocked away the rest) it didn’t help stopping the bears on third down 3 times in a row only to have a questionable call give the bears a free first down all three times. It was the only time the bears offense scored all night. People crying about the refs must not have watched the game. I saw a comment earlier that the bears d outplayed the vikings d. in what universe did that happen? the vikings d dominated – not their fault the offense and special teams spotted the bears 9 points

  20. It is an honor and a privilege to be alive during the Aaron Rodgers era of the NFL.

    I find it sad that such a great individual talent has been wasted. Once again, the Packers have no defense and cannot make a deep playoff run. With better clock management, the Cowboys would have ended that game with a 10 minute drive. Think about that.

  21. Seahawks almost always lose on the road to the Rams…they beat em finally while snuffing out their inexperienced QB in the red zone, now Ram fans think they are now better than Seattle?? Oh boy….

  22. reddzen says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Oh and people commenting doesn’t mean they take the rankings seriously, anymore than the AP Top 25 is anything more than a popularity contest at this stage of the CFB system. It is dialogue. People debating perspectives. That used to be a good thing.
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    Keep reading. The best ones are the fans of the… let’s say “lower ranked”… teams that have nothing constructive to say about their own teams so they just whine that the better teams are ranked “too high.” I’m pretty sure this is causing quite the uproar in 8th grade study halls all over the country.

  23. ariani1985 says:

    great regular season QB. Choke artist come playoffs……end of story….

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    Yet he owns a ring. Some franchises in their entire existence don’t have even one ring. Not one!

  24. diveleft says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:37 pm
    filthymcnasty3 says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    It is an honor and a privilege to be alive during the Aaron Rodgers era of the NFL

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    It was an honor and a privilege to be alive during the Aaron Rodgers blowout loss to the Falcons in the playoffs last season.

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    It was. It really was. It would have been even better if the Pack had stolen a win but Atlanta was clearly the better team that day. Not even the most successful franchise in NFL history can win them all, so sometimes we have to be content with having a shot at it. How did your team do that day?

  25. 7. Patriots (3-2; No. 12): The real chase is for the No. 1 seed, and they have a 2.5-game deficit to erase over only 11 games.

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    I don’t know if I’d go that far. Nice that the rest of the AFC came back to 3-2 except for KC, so they are certainly in the hunt for both seeds, and particularly the second seed, but gotta win some games now. if they can beat the Jets, Falcons and Chargers and get it to 6-2 then they are back in a serious position to threaten for a seed, but the defense has to be way better to beat ATL at home.

    Really, the second seed is adequate. Home field matters, but not nearly as much as basically a free win during the bye week. That’s massive. Teams that win the second seed can still get the Home AFCCG too.

  26. filthymcnasty3 says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:12 pm
    It is an honor and a privilege to be alive during the Aaron Rodgers era of the NFL.

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    Dallas sure were dumb when they didn’t run the ball on second down there. I understand you can’t be too picky when you are down by 4, but they just needed to burn the last GB time out and about 20 more seconds and Rodgers would have been worst case going for a FG. Terrible clock management when you know it’s Rodgers on the other side of the field.

    Dallas basically had the game won and blew it.

    Rodgers is definitely great at home, but his road record is garbage compared to other all-time great QBs. Rodgers at 38-35 on the road while Brady is 84-37. It was a good road win for a change.

  27. logicalvoicesays says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    The Redskins are the best team in the NFC East and it’s not even close. 3 Superbowls we have credentials and a culture of WINNING.

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    Strike year Super Bowls don’t count.

    And in the 25 years since their last faux-Super Bowl “appearance” (an exhibition game at best to satisfy owners and advertisers), the Redskins have compiled a record of 170-228-2, worse than all but five other NFL teams.

    Please, tell us how that is a culture of anything but LOSING

    And remind us again where RG3 is now? On the unemployment line

  28. logicalvoicesays says:

    Hahaha at the Philadelphia team at 5. They are eternal climax early to crash hard losing franchise. The Redskins are the best team in the NFC East and it’s not even close. 3 Superbowls we have credentials and a culture of WINNING.

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    I love when teams who haven’t been relevant in decades brag about their decades-old superbowl rings. If I recall, didn’t that Philadelphia team you speak of smoke your Washington Redskins in their own stadium?

  29. Too bad for you that it also coincides with the Mike McCarthy era of the NFL and the Dom Capers era of the NFL!
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    Mike McCarthy –> Mike Sherman – same guy.

  30. Get ready to have your mind blown. Ready???

    Sunday afternoon, the Vikings could be in first place in their division.

    If that happens, will PFT move the Packers down to #3 and the Vikings up to #14?

    The Vikings win that game by 17 if Coach Zim isn’t so stubborn/stupid to keep Bradford in for the whole first half. Vikings 20 with one half of football. Bears 17, with a fake punt, safety, and tipped pass TD.

  31. stellarperformance says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Too high for the Packers. Maybe if they had most of their injured starters back, but not as it is. Too high for the Vikings too……unless everybody else is just that bad.
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    Correct- too high for the Packers. It’s just a game the guys at PFT play every year.

    Vikings too high? Why- because they beat the Bears @ Bears? @Chicago is the Vikings Bermuda Triangle- getting out with a win is huge. The Packers were fortunate enough the play the Glennon-lead Bears @ Lambeau. Your next game vs. the Bears is not going to be so easy.

  32. I’m a Packer fan, but unless and until there is more separation from a record standpoint, I don’t see how you can rate them higher than the Falcons. The Falcons straight up murdered them.

  33. Just remember, a great many people predicted the Jets would fail at tanking and end up as high as 9-7. This is what they do. The good news is it means there must be multiple franchise quarterbacks in the first ten spots of the upcoming draft, just so the Jets barely miss them.

  34. Kaz says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:44 pm
    Bengals beat your number 2 ranked team and move up from 26 to 25?

    Green Bay beat the Bengals this year in OT.

  35. ariani1985 says:

    great regular season QB. Choke artist come playoffs……end of story….

    Yeah, ariani, that throw to Cook to set up the winning FG was the throw of a choke artist. Knucklehead.

  36. tjacks7 says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:44 pm
    It is an honor and a privilege to be alive during the Aaron Rodgers era of the NFL.

    I find it sad that such a great individual talent has been wasted. Once again, the Packers have no defense and cannot make a deep playoff run. With better clock management, the Cowboys would have ended that game with a 10 minute drive. Think about that.

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    Two NFCCG appearances in the last three years is the epitome of “deep playoff runs.” As always, that’s just a simple fact. Sadly, some people just can’t accept the facts. In their minds, the actual facts are replaced by alternate realities. This mental state is known as “delusional.”

  37. Putting packers in 2 is the dumbest thing ever. They can’t beat falcons and choke every time they play good teams. It’s beyond stupidity to put them at 2.

  38. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    diveleft says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    filthymcnasty3 says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    It is an honor and a privilege to be alive during the Aaron Rodgers era of the NFL

    ÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷

    It was an honor and a privilege to be alive during the Aaron Rodgers blowout loss to the Falcons in the playoffs last season.

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    It was. It really was. It would have been even better if the Pack had stolen a win but Atlanta was clearly the better team that day. Not even the most successful franchise in NFL history can win them all, so sometimes we have to be content with having a shot at it. How did your team do that day?

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    So how exactly was it an honor and a privilege to watch your team get utterly destroyed and dominated? Yoy make zero sense. That’s like saying it was an honor and a privilege to be alive during the game in New York when the Giants beat my team 41-0 (by allegedly stealing the play calls being sent in via radio headsets) in the NFCCG. According to you it was an honor and privilege to “have a shot”? How did your team do that day?

  39. skyflyer63 says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    But, But, Our defense is top 5… how can you rank us #15th, we just beat the Bears with a rookie starting his first game. We are Superbowl bound.
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    The Vikings also spent the first 2 quarters with a QB who should not even have been out there- gernerating 0 offense. So the only thing the Vikings had for the first half was defense- and the ONLY points the Bears put on the board was a Safety. But yeah- you go ahead and mock the Vikings defense.

    Keenum should have been out there from the start. He’s light years ahead of a QB that was passing from the fetal position.

    That very Bears rookie QB is going to shred the Packers secondary- mark my words.

  40. mnvikes1961 says:
    October 10, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Correct- too high for the Packers. It’s just a game the guys at PFT play every year.

    Vikings too high? Why- because they beat the Bears @ Bears? @Chicago is the Vikings Bermuda Triangle- getting out with a win is huge. The Packers were fortunate enough the play the Glennon-lead Bears @ Lambeau. Your next game vs. the Bears is not going to be so easy.

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    This day just keeps getting better and better.

  41. Seattle slow start —watch out for the hot Seahawks per the last 6 years. Seriously all sudden the put it together and win 11 in row…it happens nearly ever season.

  42. The Packers have too many injuries to be #2 right now. But as Tony Romo recently pointed out, if the Packers get healthy at the end of the season, nobody is beating them.

  43. dvdman123 says:
    October 10, 2017 at 2:33 pm
    For the millionth time folks, this is NOT college football. These rankings mean NOTHING, NADA, ZERO. The NFL does have a playoff system.

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    I think everyone gets that… but they are here reading this anyway because it’s fun.

  44. ariani1985 says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:24 pm
    It is an honor and a privilege to be alive during the Aaron Rodgers era of the NFL.

    ///////////////////////////////////////

    great regular season QB. Choke artist come playoffs……end of story….

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    This Vike fan does not represent the rest of us. If you listen to him, only winning one Super Bowl isn’t enough. Even though we haven’t won any at all in 60+ years.

  45. Dallas looked like as good or a better team then the Packers. fluke interception aside, I give them more then 50/50 chance of winning on any given week against Green Bay, why> because they are a better team.

  46. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    My favorite post of the week, every week, just to watch people that take “Power Rankings” seriously. I can already feel the ground shaking from all the hopping up and down.
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    This from the guy who would be torching these rankings if his beloved Packers weren’t in the top five.

  47. Serious Question: Who would want a QB who is supposed to be a leader as well that donated $25,000 to a known/proven police officer murderer, who wears socks depicting police officers as pigs, and wears a Castro shirt glorifying a murderous dictator whom ruined a country? In fact, who would hire a guy like that in any industry? Tough facts, ehhh……..

  48. It is funny how the ranking change each week. Some go higher, a lot go lower, but in reality there are only 8 top teams.

    Anyone care to guess the top 8 at week 16?

    not in order…..( Pat’s, GB, KC, Flacons, Denver, Dallas, Seattle, panthers)

    You can take it to the bank it won’t read in order as this poll show this week for sure.

  49. jackedupboonie says:

    October 10, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Seahawks almost always lose on the road to the Rams…they beat em finally while snuffing out their inexperienced QB in the red zone, now Ram fans think they are now better than Seattle?? Oh boy….

    No one on here said the Rams are better but I think it’s pretty close. Rams played by far their worst game of the season. Never mind the turnovers…the touchback call on Gurley when it was very obvious he was out and Kupp dropping the game winning pass in the endzone. Seattle does not impress me in the least. Decent defense and that’s about it. I was honestly more worried about the game this week in Jacksonville than the game against the Hawks.

  50. revelation123 says:
    October 10, 2017 at 2:43 pm
    The Packers have too many injuries to be #2 right now. But as Tony Romo recently pointed out, if the Packers get healthy at the end of the season, nobody is beating them.
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    That’s what the “experts” say every year, and every year the packers choke from their annual pre-season/mid- season Super Bowl championship.

  51. diveleft says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    So how exactly was it an honor and a privilege to watch your team get utterly destroyed and dominated? Yoy make zero sense. That’s like saying it was an honor and a privilege to be alive during the game in New York when the Giants beat my team 41-0 (by allegedly stealing the play calls being sent in via radio headsets) in the NFCCG. According to you it was an honor and privilege to “have a shot”? How did your team do that day?

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    I was quite happy the Pack made it to the NFCCG after a rough start and having a completely decimated defensive secondary. It required an amazing effort on their part to climb out of the early hole they dug for themselves. I can also accept the fact that Atlanta was the better team that day. Reality just isn’t that hard… well, for most people anyways.

    What would have made me UNhappy is if my team had jumped out to a 5-0 start and then quit on their coach, ending up 8-8 and sitting home. It would have made me even more unhappy if I was foolish enough at 5-0 to hop up and down, screaming “Super Bowl, Home Boy!” Thankfully, I am not now, nor have I ever been, that foolish.

    I’m not at all surprised that sanity, a firm grasp on reality, and a lack of utter delusion make no sense to you. I mean… I’ve read your posts.

  52. Raiders graded too high – the wheels are coming off right in front of our eyes. None of the glaring weaknesses were addressed in the off season and new ones are popping up each week. Suddenly the O-Line is one of the worst in the game and the only difference is the amount of money some of them are being paid. Penn and Jackson have been terrible, immediately after signing big deals.

  53. Poor Aaron Rodgers and his 5th best ever QB passer rating in the Playoffs. 11th in postseason wins for starting QB.

    Doesn’t seem like a choker at all.

    #NOTALTERNATIVEFACTS

  54. Patriots still seem a little wobbly to me. I understand how it doesn’t take much to put them back in the top 10. They have BB & TB, after all. Any other team “holds on” against the Bucs, though, and I’m thinking it doesn’t result in a 5 spot jump. Winning against the Jets next week won’t make me any more sure about them. The week after against ATL will be more telling, I suspect.

  55. The Bengals invite you to keep piling steaming mounds of scorn & derision on top of their rusty & raggedy-looking shields made of sophistry, smoke & mirrors

  56. logicalvoicesays says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:19 pm
    Hahaha at the Philadelphia team at 5. They are eternal climax early to crash hard losing franchise. The Redskins are the best team in the NFC East and it’s not even close. 3 Superbowls we have credentials and a culture of WINNING.
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    This dude used to annoy me. Now I just find him hilarious and his commitment to the gimmick is tremendous. He perfectly captures the disconnect from reality that exists among D.C. football fans.

  57. In Teddy We Trust says:
    October 10, 2017 at 3:05 pm
    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    My favorite post of the week, every week, just to watch people that take “Power Rankings” seriously. I can already feel the ground shaking from all the hopping up and down.
    _______

    This from the guy who would be torching these rankings if his beloved Packers weren’t in the top five.

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    Seeing as how you clearly didn’t understand it, I’ll explain it for you. I’m making fun of “Power Rankings” and those of you that hop up and down over them WITH the Packers at #2. I’ve always made fun of them and I always will. What would be ludicrous (purple) of me would be if I were to defend these silly things today, with the Packers at #2, after I’ve made fun of them every other week of this and every other year. I’m sorry sanity eludes you so. Enjoy your hopping up and down.

  58. Is no #1…are 32 of them, all mediocre nod this modern day watered down ‘morass’ known pro football. Packers, Raiders, Vikings, Cowboys, Jets and Chiefs the 1960’s would whip ’em all, easily.

  59. the touchback call on Gurley when it was very obvious he was out and Kupp dropping the game winning pass in the endzone. Seattle does not impress me in the least. Decent defense and that’s about it. I was honestly more worried about the game this week in Jacksonville than the game against the Hawks.

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    Uh…they reviewed the play and showed it to us a million times in super slow mo. Earl stripped the ball before he stepped out and the ball hit the pylon. Touchback and amazing never give up play by a hall of fame.

    Learn some football.

    Honestly more worried about the jags than the Seahawks? Haha you must be one of those brand new LA fans.

  60. It wouldn’t be the first time Kansas City started the season like they’re shot out of a gun, and somehow by the time the playoffs roll around, they can’t get out of their own way.

    Will this year be different?

  61. Bengals lose to now-#2 Packers at GB in OT after leading the whole game, then beat the last week-#2 Bills and only move up from 26 to 25? This is a fun exercise that I look forward to reading but could you at least have some thought behind these numbers?

  62. Footballfan825 says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:25 pm
    As a Vikings fan, the duck duck goose celebration was the only worthwhile highlight from Monday’s game. 15 is accurate
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    Don’t Vikings fans call that children’s game Duck-Duck-Gray Duck? Either way it paled in comparison to Green Bay’s bobsled celebration. The best part of the MNF game was The Last Jedi trailer. Mitchell has a lot to learn and the Vikes defense won’t be gifted easy picks in Week 6. Go Pack Go

  63. Bills, Jaguars, Lions over the skins???? SMH Look at who the skins two losses are against. They are a combined 9-1!! Obviously these rankings mean nothing in the grand scheme of things, but at least try and be realistic…

  64. thereisnogodbiblethumpersaregutlessturds says:
    October 10, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Strike year Super Bowls don’t count.

    And in the 25 years since their last faux-Super Bowl “appearance” (an exhibition game at best to satisfy owners and advertisers), the Redskins have compiled a record of 170-228-2, worse than all but five other NFL teams.

    Please, tell us how that is a culture of anything but LOSING

    And remind us again where RG3 is now? On the unemployment line
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    Actually, strike year Super Bowls do count, along with the two Championships that the Skins won before the Super Bowl was even a thing. That’s what happens when a team is rich in history like the Skins. The brilliance of Joe Gibbs was that he took a bunch of scabs and beat Landry’s starters, to get to one SB. The other strike SB year, Doug Williams schooled John Elway.

    Where is RG3? Old news. He’s sitting on the couch watching the man who took his job away, Capt. Kirk.

  65. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    October 10, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    diveleft says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    So how exactly was it an honor and a privilege to watch your team get utterly destroyed and dominated? You make zero sense. That’s like saying it was an honor and a privilege to be alive during the game in New York when the Giants beat my team 41-0 (by allegedly stealing the play calls being sent in via radio headsets) in the NFCCG. According to you it was an honor and privilege to “have a shot”? How did your team do that day?

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    I was quite happy the Pack made it to the NFCCG after a rough start and having a completely decimated defensive secondary. It required an amazing effort on their part to climb out of the early hole they dug for themselves. I can also accept the fact that Atlanta was the better team that day. Reality just isn’t that hard… well, for most people anyways.

    What would have made me UNhappy is if my team had jumped out to a 5-0 start and then quit on their coach, ending up 8-8 and sitting home. It would have made me even more unhappy if I was foolish enough at 5-0 to hop up and down, screaming “Super Bowl, Home Boy!” Thankfully, I am not now, nor have I ever been, that foolish.

    I’m not at all surprised that sanity, a firm grasp on reality, and a lack of utter delusion make no sense to you. I mean… I’ve read your posts.

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    Please show me one shred of evidence where I proclaimed the Vikings going to the SB last year. I know you can’t, because it doesn’t exist. You are making up your own reality and then you question my sanity?! Packer mentality at its finest.

    “a lack of utter delusion make no sense to you” Your insults don’t even make sense!

    Also, I was referring the single game at hand, not the route the team took to get to that game, but I get that rudimentary concepts are hard for you to grasp.

    Thanks, though, for noticing my comments. You made my day.

  66. 6. Broncos (3-1; No. 7): They should face the Giants with 10 men on defense, just for fun.

    Lol. One of the best one liners in Power Ranking history!!

  67. The other strike SB year, Doug Williams schooled John Elway.
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    Yes, I remember that game.

    MAN Elway was horrible in coverage.. and he couldn’t get pressure on the QB to save his life….

  68. diveleft says:
    October 10, 2017 at 5:27 pm
    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    October 10, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    diveleft says:
    October 10, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    So how exactly was it an honor and a privilege to watch your team get utterly destroyed and dominated? You make zero sense. That’s like saying it was an honor and a privilege to be alive during the game in New York when the Giants beat my team 41-0 (by allegedly stealing the play calls being sent in via radio headsets) in the NFCCG. According to you it was an honor and privilege to “have a shot”? How did your team do that day?

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    I was quite happy the Pack made it to the NFCCG after a rough start and having a completely decimated defensive secondary. It required an amazing effort on their part to climb out of the early hole they dug for themselves. I can also accept the fact that Atlanta was the better team that day. Reality just isn’t that hard… well, for most people anyways.

    What would have made me UNhappy is if my team had jumped out to a 5-0 start and then quit on their coach, ending up 8-8 and sitting home. It would have made me even more unhappy if I was foolish enough at 5-0 to hop up and down, screaming “Super Bowl, Home Boy!” Thankfully, I am not now, nor have I ever been, that foolish.

    I’m not at all surprised that sanity, a firm grasp on reality, and a lack of utter delusion make no sense to you. I mean… I’ve read your posts.

    ÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷

    Please show me one shred of evidence where I proclaimed the Vikings going to the SB last year. I know you can’t, because it doesn’t exist. You are making up your own reality and then you question my sanity?! Packer mentality at its finest.

    “a lack of utter delusion make no sense to you” Your insults don’t even make sense!

    Also, I was referring the single game at hand, not the route the team took to get to that game, but I get that rudimentary concepts are hard for you to grasp.

    Thanks, though, for noticing my comments. You made my day.

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    We can add “reading comprehension” to the list of things that make no sense to you. I didn’t say you personally were on the “Super Bowl Home Boy” train, although you certainly may have been. I said that if I was as foolish as the purples that were driving that train I would have ended up very unhappy. The core issue here is that you can’t grasp the fact that I and many other Packer fans can live with last year’s results, so you keep trying to push your own alternate reality. That’s not just delusional, it’s textbook delusional.

    Would you like to hop up and down some more?

  69. Absolutely my favorite post of the week.
    I can just picture the Barneys now, with their pigtails in a twist, sitting in their parents basement, rotting lutefisk wafting through the air and punching out their angry, idiotic posts on their Commodore 64s. Hilarious.
    skoLOL!!!!

  70. Are the Giants aware that Andrew Luck is not in the draft this year?

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    If they did know that Andrew Luck was in the draft this year would they srill draft him number one? That is the question.

    Not exactly living up to expectations

  71. Would you like to hop up and down some more?

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    If a Packer fan has learned anything over the years it would be the definition of delusional, although they can’t always quite use it in the proper sense. Me saying that you couldn’t be happy with getting blown out against the Falcons last season, is not delusional, or as you call it textbook delusional. You bore me. I am done trading barbs with you on this point. I am sure you will feel compelled to reply, so go ahead. I won’t be responding so get your best shot in. I have a life outside of this website.

  72. TheWizard says:
    October 10, 2017 at 4:41 pm
    It wouldn’t be the first time Kansas City started the season like they’re shot out of a gun, and somehow by the time the playoffs roll around, they can’t get out of their own way.
    Will this year be different?
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    I hope so. As long as Andy doesn’t crawl back in his shell, they have a chance.

  73. diveleft says:
    October 10, 2017 at 7:39 pm
    Would you like to hop up and down some more?

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    If a Packer fan has learned anything over the years it would be the definition of delusional, although they can’t always quite use it in the proper sense. Me saying that you couldn’t be happy with getting blown out against the Falcons last season, is not delusional, or as you call it textbook delusional. You bore me. I am done trading barbs with you on this point. I am sure you will feel compelled to reply, so go ahead. I won’t be responding so get your best shot in. I have a life outside of this website.

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    Oh, my. The classic, ever-popular, passive/aggressive exit? That’s PERFECT!

    Best thread every week and it’s not even close.

  74. The difference between the 2 2005 1st round draft pick MVP candidates is one is leading a really good team to a good season. The other is literally carrying a below average 52 man roster on his back to the playoffs. Any other QB would be 1-4 or 2-3 with that roster. There are probably a few if not a dozen who would be 5-0 or 4-1 with the Chiefs roster.

  75. 1. Chiefs (5-0; No. 1): A 2005 first-round pick is a very viable MVP candidate.

    2. Packers (4-1; No. 4): A 2005 first-round pick is a very viable MVP candidate.
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    Two 2005 first-round picks who kind of look alike are very viable MVP candidates, I might add.

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