Week Five power rankings

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1. Rams (4-0; last week No. 1): The Greatest Show-Offs on Turf, Part II.

2. Chiefs (4-0; No. 2): It may not happen this year, but Andy Reid will get his Super Bowl win with Patrick Mahomes.

3. Saints (3-1; No. 4): Before the Rams and Chiefs square off in a possible Super Bowl preview, the Rams and Saints will get together in the Superdome for a game that could be just as good.

4. Ravens (3-1; No. 10): In a league with plenty of offense, the Ravens are still playing defense. Especially in the second half, when they’ve allowed nine points all year.

5. Jaguars (3-1; No. 9): Doug Marrone may never “go for two” again, unless he has an itch in one very specific area of his anatomy.

6. Patriots (2-2; No. 14): In New England, two straight ugly losses is the new ugly loss.

7. Eagles (2-2; No. 3): When the Vikings return to Philly this weekend, the loser will match its total losses from 2017.

8. Bengals (3-1; No. 15): Vontaze Burfict is back from his latest suspension in advance of his inevitable next suspension. Until then, the Bengals need to ride him to as many wins as they can.

9. Packers (2-1-1; No. 13): Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy seem to be playing their own separate game.  It’s called, “Let’s see how uncomfortable we can make our fans.” And they’re both winning.

10. Dolphins (3-1; No. 5): “Technically, we’re in the south. So maybe we should be moved to the AFC South?”

11. Panthers (2-1; No. 11): The NFL needs more David Teppers.

12. Bears (3-1; No. 17): When do they shoot the video for the Super Bowl Shuffle remake?

13. Titans (3-1; No. 18): Plenty of owners will be wishing they’d hired Mike Vrabel when they had the chance.

14. Buccaneers (2-2; No. 6): Annnnnd Dirk Koetter once again is the favorite in the “first coach to be fired” prop bet.

15. Chargers (2-2; No. 16): Maybe the term “Visitors” officially should be changed to “Chargers.”

16. Falcons (1-3; No. 7): Great offense + bad defense = 8-8.

17. Vikings (1-2-1; No. 12): Mike Zimmer wants to improve his pass defense. Step one: Don’t put a linebacker on a receiver.

18. Seahawks (2-2; No. 19): We’ll know a lot more about this team after Sunday, when they get a chance to stay within 20 points of the Rams.

19. Steelers (1-2-1; No. 8): With the Falcons coming to town, it may be time to add a third digit to the scoreboard at Heinz Field.

20. Washington (2-1; No. 20): The NFC East is theirs for the taking, if they can find a way to become more consistent.

21. Broncos (2-2; No. 21): Case Keenum missed a wide-open Demaryius Thomas for a potential game-winning touchdown. John Elway surely is wondering whether Chad Kelly would have made that throw.

22. Cowboys (2-2; No. 28): The Cowboys finally have found a No. 1 receiver. His name is Ezekiel Elliott.

23. Browns (1-2-1; No. 23): The Browns need to learn how to win and/or how to not lose.

24. Lions (1-3; No. 22): Chris Berman would call him Kerryon “My Wayward Son” Johnson. (Which may be one of the reasons why Chris Berman is gone.)

25. Bills (1-3; No. 24): They did much better in Wisconsin when they went there accidentally.

26. Texans (1-3; No. 30): Deshaun Watson is back. Will it make a difference?

27. 49ers (1-3; No. 25): Maybe there’s hope, post-Garoppolo.

28. Colts (1-3; No. 26): After playing 70 minutes on a Sunday, the Colts definitely won’t be hanging any banners after a Thursday night game in New England.

29. Raiders (1-3; No. 31): Jon Gruden won a football game with a basketball score on a baseball diamond.

30. Giants (1-3; No. 27): What will they do with the second straight second overall pick?

31. Jets (1-3; No. 29): They’ll always have Week One.

32. Cardinals (0-4; No. 32): If Josh Rosen keeps playing like he did on Sunday, they won’t stay in this spot much longer.

156 responses to “Week Five power rankings

  1. “Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy seem to be playing their own separate game. It’s called, “Let’s see how uncomfortable we can make our fans.” And they’re both winning.”

    A+ Office reference.

  2. Boo rankings boo, how dare someone have an opinion that is different from mine. Surely I jest its the first quarter of the season 3 more to go. Just like any real football game has four quarters, it would be silly to poo poo someones pick(s) after the first quarter results are in.

  3. As a diehard Vikes fan, I’m not certain they should be that high at #18. They have failed this year, and they deserve all the criticism they get. You don’t go from the #1 defense a year ago, bring back every defensive player except on that you upgraded in Richardson, and fall that bad.

    The passing game is just fine, the run game and OL suck. That’s this season in a nutshell, and I don’t see how they can turn it around that much to be in contention this year.

  4. A lot of proclamations about teams after just 4 weeks there Florio. Is this your first year watching the league?

  5. Seahawks are one loss away from Pete losing the entire locker room. Can’t wait for his alter boy, Russell Wilson to try and defend this season.

  6. Really? You guys think Zimmer’s game plan was to play a linebacker on a WR? You know the offense shuffles guys around to create mismatches, right? Give credit to Goff and McVay.

  7. Remember last week when you had the steelers ranked 8th ahead of both the Ravens and Bengals. I am glad reality is kicking in this week for you.

  8. Ariani1985, where’ve you been at? Oh wait, I see your team once again sucks but you are still obsessed only with your superior Big Brother to the east.

  9. Funny how Bengals beat ravens and have same record but ranked behind them. After putting up 34 points in the defense you say is so good.

  10. The Rams look legit, they may sit in the #1 ranking throne for quite awhile, the offense puts points up quickly and doesn’t look back.

    Is it possible Sean Mcvay could end up being theRams coach for the next 30 years?

  11. 16. Falcons (1-3; No. 7): Great offense + bad defense = 8-8.
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    Worthy of note, the very same thing could be said of the Chiefs but they are rightfully ranked at #2.

  12. Only Florio and his Bengal bias can have a team (Bengals) with a 3-1 record four spots behind a team with a similar record (ravens), that they’ve already beaten. Surprised he doesn’t still have the Stillers higher. SMDH

  13. That had to be hard to put the Steelers only above three teams that have more wins than them and put the bengals up there… I do see you couldn’t help yourself but to take a shot a Burfict.

    I will agree that burfict will not last long without a suspension. The only thing that could save him is a trade to the steelers. They do not seem to meet the same criticism the other teams get for lowering the helmet 🙂

    There has been some amazing football in the last four weeks! Go NFL.
    Happy football!

  14. 19. Steelers (1-2-1; No. 8): With the Falcons coming to town, it may be time to add a third digit to the scoreboard at Heinz Field.
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    No need to adjust the scoreboard. Aside the from giving up 42 points to the Chiefs the Steeler defense has not been that bad. If Big Ben and the vaunted Steeler offense could score 27 points each game the Steelers would be 3-1. But they can’t. Never could. And without the defensive score the Steelers would have lost to the Bucs. The Steeler offense only scored 23 points that game. So you can actually thank the Steeler defense for their only win.
    In 4 games played the Steeler gave up over 30 points only once and the Steeler offense scored over 30 points only once.

  15. ” It may not happen this year, but Andy Reid will get his Super Bowl win with Patrick Mahomes.”

    ” It may not happen this year, but Andy Reid will get his Super Bowl win with Alex Smith.”

    ” It may not happen this year, but Andy Reid will get his Super Bowl win with Michael Vick.”

    ” It may not happen this year, but Andy Reid will get his Super Bowl win with Kevin Kolb.”

    ” It may not happen this year, but Andy Reid will get his Super Bowl win with Donovan McNabb”

    We’ve seen this story before….

  16. Sigh!!! Just love coming here to get updates on my team and get to hear Florios political views.
    Really, all I can get for your reason the Panthers are listed 11th is the NFL needs more David Teppers? No comments on how well the player week 3?
    Put a lot of though into that one. Must of been exhausting!

  17. Looking forward to the “we knew it all along” comment at the end of the season when the Vikings have been riding the top 5 in the power rankings and the Packers are in the bottom 10.

  18. Rams coach should win MVP if they keep this up. One of the Rams TDs was a nice pass by Goff, but the others were all broken plays where a fast wr was either left alone or covered by a linebacker.

  19. It’s early, still lots of football and the schedule makers deserve a lot of credit for generating parity, if at the cost of fairness.

    Weeks 2-5 for the vikings:
    Vikes travel to GB to play a packer team that had a home game week prior?
    Vikes travel to LA on 3 days rest to play a Rams team that had a home game the week prior?
    Vikes travel to Philly for second straight away game on opposite coasts?

    The vikes didn’t help themselves by taking the Bills game off, but coming into the season a 3-2 record was wishful thinking with that schedule, they have a chance to go 2-2-1 if their defense can find itself.

  20. 22. Cowboys (2-2; No. 28): The Cowboys finally have found a No. 1 receiver. His name is Ezekiel Elliott.

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    Brutal truth but then it has been tough being a Cowboy’s fan for many a decade…

  21. Jon Gruden won a football game with a basketball score on a baseball diamond…

    ….and some help from ‘Officiating’. (I use that term loosely)

  22. @purplepackerplayer

    I agree with you that the Vikes schedule was rough and it lends itself to an improvement. However, the Vikings Defensive breakdown has nothing to do with that schedule. Whatever happened in at half time of the NFC Divisional Game against the Saints, needs to unhappen. Team is very talented, however, they are playing the same defense they did since the 2nd half of the Saints game. There’s a fatal flaw there, I’m afraid. I hope it’ll be corrected, if so, they’ll be in good shape. But until then, not so much.

  23. In a must-win game for both teams, look for Carson Wentz to carve up the Vikings suspect secondary just like Nick Foles did. Only question will be the Eagles secondary. Pathetic how they let the Titans come back to win. Something has to be done in the secondary because Jalen Mills is not good as a cornerback. Change him to a safety and put Douglas in his spot at corner. Because something has to change in the Eagles secondary.

  24. chickensalad43 said:

    “The Bears have the best defense in the NFL, top to bottom. By that alone they are ranked too low.”

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    The Bears defense is pretty underrated, but I guess you haven’t seen the Rams, Ravens, Jaguars, or Bengals play yet this season (to name a few examples).

  25. purplepackerhater says:
    October 2, 2018 at 11:42 am
    It’s early, still lots of football and the schedule makers deserve a lot of credit for generating parity, if at the cost of fairness.

    Weeks 2-5 for the vikings:
    Vikes travel to GB to play a packer team that had a home game week prior?
    Vikes travel to LA on 3 days rest to play a Rams team that had a home game the week prior?
    Vikes travel to Philly for second straight away game on opposite coasts?

    The vikes didn’t help themselves by taking the Bills game off, but coming into the season a 3-2 record was wishful thinking with that schedule, they have a chance to go 2-2-1 if their defense can find itself.

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    I’ve been waiting for a Barney to post this. I know you don’t have a lot of experience with having a great record and winning a division much lately but you know what comes with that? A harder schedule the following year…

  26. tritz32 says:

    October 2, 2018 at 11:35 am

    3-1* Packers
    1-3* Vikings
    0-4* Raiders
    2-1-1* Browns

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    Wouldn’t it be fun if that is how it worked? We could do that with so many games. Vikings missed 3 kicks, 2 in OT that would have won it. Packers missed a kick at the end of regulation that would have won it. Packers had a bogus RTP call that would have ended it, Vikings had a bogus RTP call that resulted in a Packers TD. If that call against the Vikings didn’t happen that call against the Packers wouldn’t have mattered. Why didn’t Rodgers just drive it down the field in OT? If, and, and buts… both teams had a chance to win, neither wanted to. They both deserved that tie.

  27. To be fair to Anthony Barr, he wasn’t supposed to be covering receivers. The rams put him in that position. The Vikings didn’t adjust properly. It’s not like zimmer told Barr to cover woods or kupp.

  28. As a Seahawks fan they are ranked way to high, we beat a terrible Cowboy team (regardless of what drunk Jerry says) and a rookie QB on a last second FG. They will get a top 5 pick in the draft.

    PS: they will not keep it within 20 of the Rams

  29. The Vikings were 2-2 at this point last year. They are 1-2-1 right now. Please keep sleeping on them. They lost their edge but not their talent. If they find it again you’ll see teams getting rolled through like a buzzsaw.

  30. I’m surprised to see the Saints at #3 because I was thinking of them as a team that has disappointed so far this season. Their defense has been much worse than last year, they lost to Tampa Bay, they would have lost to the Browns if the kicker hadn’t been hurt, it took OT to beat the 1-3 Falcons, and they beat the hapless Giants. I think I’d move them down a few spots.

    You know who should be #3? The Bears. If Fuller hadn’t dropped that easy interception in Week 1, they would be 4-0 and there’s no question you would have them at #3. Is one dropped pass enough to move a team from #3 to #12?

  31. The typical Packer fans worrying more about where the Vikes are and no mention of their team. That’s the biggest form of flattery. Even with the Vikes struggling, GB fans can’t seem to get them off the mind.

  32. Only 2 NFL teams with top 5 scoring offense and defense are the Rams and Ravens and the Ravens and the Ravens get 2 defensive starters back this week Smith and Henry plus first sound TE Hayden Hurst

  33. Packer fans sure are proud of their team this year. And why not? They got lucky to beat your #12 team on a dropped interception. They got lucky to tie your #17 team on a missed field goal. They lost to your #20 team by two touchdowns. But this week they dominated your #25 team! Let me check my West Virginia math…yep, that adds up to #9.

  34. scottstotts370798231 says:
    October 2, 2018 at 11:56 am
    To be fair to Anthony Barr, he wasn’t supposed to be covering receivers. The rams put him in that position. The Vikings didn’t adjust properly. It’s not like zimmer told Barr to cover woods or kupp.

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    True, also Barr’s head was still spinning from the prior week when Josh Allen posterized him.

  35. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:

    You know who should be #3? The Bears. If Fuller hadn’t dropped that easy interception in Week 1, they would be 4-0 and there’s no question you would have them at #3. Is one dropped pass enough to move a team from #3 to #12?

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    Interesting.

    The Packers are one bad call away from being 3-1. I guess it IS fun to look at things this way, but it doesn’t change how things really are.

    I think the Packers are where they should be…Vikings as well. Bears should *probably* be at 10. One explosive game doesn’t mean they’re incredible. They could have just played a bad defensive team, like the Bills did in week 3.

  36. I predicted Eagles vs Chiefs in the Super Bowl and I am sticking by my prediction. Eagles will repeat. They’ve been banged up and how they looked in September will be a distant memory soon.

  37. rexdarteskimospy says:
    October 2, 2018 at 11:53 am
    chickensalad43 said:

    “The Bears have the best defense in the NFL, top to bottom. By that alone they are ranked too low.”

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    The Bears defense is pretty underrated, but I guess you haven’t seen the Rams, Ravens, Jaguars, or Bengals play yet this season (to name a few examples).

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    I’ve seen them play. I’d only argue that Jacksonville and the Rams are comparable based on talent, but Chicago has more sacks, interceptions, and forced fumbles then both of them, and just held the top ranked offense in the league (going into week 4) to ten points.

    Time to get used to the Bears being elite rather than underrated.

  38. I love all the Packer troll comments. ” Vikings too high”. If you ask me the Packers are too high at 9. They haven’t done much of anything this year. They are one interception and one missed field goal from being 1-3. Their only convincing win was against Buffalo at home. If you ask me the Bears, Dolphins belong higher than the Packers.

    The Vikings at 17 is about right. Besides the weird game against Buffalo game they are exactly where I thought they would be when I saw the schedule earlier this year.

    The Vikings could very well climb the power rankings as they are almost through the hard part of their schedule. If they can win in Philly they are back on track. The Bills game they should have won, but when you turn the ball over 3 times in your redzone..fail to run the ball and don’t protect your QB…you will lose 99% of the time no matter who the opponent is. It looked like they fixed their offense against LA.

    I love how no one even acknowledges that they went into LA and the offense was lights out for the Vikings and were in position to possible steal that game.

    Also – yes the defense hasn’t been good, but few people realize the Vikings defense had a slow start last year to. They gave up a decent amount of points against Saints, Steelers early on. They didn’t start playing “really well” till half way through the year.

    I’m not going to predict the Vikings will rebound, but to say they are out of it is so silly. The NFC North is wide open if you ask me. All 4 teams have the ability to beat each other any game. Even the Lions.

    There are no teams in the NFC North that are “far superior”. Green Bay hasn’t looked that good, the Bears have feasted on bad opponents, but I will say the Bears defense is legit.

  39. Interesting that the Chiefs defense keeps getting dumped on, but their defense gave up less yards, less points and less time of possession than the vaunted Broncos D last night.

  40. Re: The Titans.

    Dang, what’s a team gotta do to get in the top 10? They’d be 4-0 without that weird a$$ game in Miami where they lost their QB, LT, & TE. And since they’ve beat a team from the AFCCG & last year’s SB winner who now has their franchise QB back. And I mean, they were 9-7 with a playoff win last year. And since then they’ve proven that the coaching change was definitely an upgrade.

    Anyway, that’s the beauty of power rankings. A guy reads a bunch of stat sheets & ranks all the teams based solely on that & fans who watch their team each week argue with it.

  41. jerruhjones says:
    October 2, 2018 at 11:45 am
    Jon Gruden won a football game with a basketball score on a baseball diamond…

    ….and some help from ‘Officiating’. (I use that term loosely)
    ____________________________________

    Yeah, I thought we got lucky too. Then I actually decided to look at it for myself.

    Those who continue this line of attack have not taken the time to go watch the replay for themselves, STOP the video the second the guy’s elbow hits the ground and look at where the ball was.

    I have, and the replay officials did a GREAT job with this call. The ball was a half yard short when the elbow first hit the ground.

    Go do a little bit of your own work before continuing to foam at the mouth and parrot the party line ad nauseum.

  42. Last week you had NE at 14
    After one good win against an injury-ridden team, you place them at 6
    I know you have to upgrade from last week, but it would be more fitting to have them around 10.

    Some encouraging signs, but I’d opt to ease them back up more incrementally.

  43. nflisgettingsoft says:
    Funny how Bengals beat ravens and have same record but ranked behind them. After putting up 34 points in the defense you say is so good.

    Not to mention, the Bengals went 3-1 with three road games. Plus, the addition of Burfict helps the Bengals more than the Ravens addition of Smith.

  44. Sal Tynuts says:
    October 2, 2018 at 12:09 pm
    I did it again. I dont know why…but I did. I came here and I looked at the worst NFL power rankings published. Im ashamed of myself.
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    There are 263,130,836,933,694,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 permutations of this list. Chances are someone is not going to agree completely.

  45. unclebluck says:
    October 2, 2018 at 12:18 pm
    You have my Bills ranked to high…the Vikings game was obviously an anomaly…..A Bills fan….

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    When you plugged in the Vikings D because you had them matched up on the Bills……

  46. Rams are 4-0 with 3 home wins. Chiefs are 4-0 with 3 road wins.
    Rams opponents are a combined 4-11(36%). Chiefs opponents are a combined 6-9(66%).

    Based on these numbers I would have to rank the Chiefs @ #1 over the Rams.

  47. “24. Lions (1-3; No. 22): Chris Berman would call him Kerryon “My Wayward Son” Johnson. (Which may be one of the reasons why Chris Berman is gone.)”

    I’d take the days of football with Chris Berman over this current “product” any day of the week and twice on Sundays.

  48. Dolphins at #10 after they were exposed as frauds yet again? You’d think people would learn by this point that the Dolphins are never “for real”.

  49. filthymcnasty3 says:
    October 2, 2018 at 12:42 pm
    Viking fans get so angry over these silly things.

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    That’s what 57 years of utter failure will do to you

  50. Florio,

    I said last week we should wait until the Ravens beat a good team before we move them too far up the list. The Ravens STILL have not beaten a good team. With the AFC North playing the AFC West and the NFC South this year, not to mention two against the Browns and one more against the Bengals, we will find out soon enough if the Ravens are legit.

  51. The Bears at #12? I’m sorry but that is too low. They are one Kyle Fuller INT away from being 4 – 0. IMO they should be ranked ahead of the Patriots, Dolphins and Eagles…at least for now as they are playing better than all of them! I think after the Jaguars at #5 it should be the Bears at #6 and Bengals at #7 followed by Packers #8, Patriots #9, Dolphins #10, Eagles #11. Now these standings can and will change as we’re only 1/4 done the season but as of right now that’s how the power rankings should go IMO, take it for what it’s worth.

  52. Rob:Packer fans sure are proud of their team this year. And why not? They got lucky to beat your #12 team on a dropped interception. They got lucky to tie your #17 team on a missed field goal. They lost to your #20 team by two touchdowns. But this week they dominated your #25 team! Let me check my West Virginia math…yep, that adds up to #9
    >>>>>><<<<<<<<<
    I'm more concerned with your West Virginia sense of reason. You do understand this power poll is subjective and changes from week to week? It's only thru Week 4..save your angst for what really counts…the playoffs…everything else is meaningless fodder for trolls.

  53. chickensalad43 says:
    October 2, 2018 at 11:16 am
    The Bears have the best defense in the NFL, top to bottom. By that alone they are ranked too low.

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    Beat someone good first. I would still take the Rams D over yours as well.

  54. It galls you so much to put CIN rightfully at #5 that you still have to make snotty remarks about it? Grow up Mikey.

  55. A lot of Bears’ fans, including myself, are excited from what we finally saw from Trubisky. It was a great showing, even against a terrible past defense. I think the Bears are a Top 16 team with the hope that Trubisky can play consistently well- but I think that there will be more bumps in the road for him. I still don’t see the Bears winning the division; 9-7 would be great. I think it’s still really between Minnesota and Green Bay. That tie is going to loom large near the end of the season.

  56. Browns did learn how to win. The Al “I’m a moron” Riveron reversed a call made on the field.

    I would not rank the Chiefs over the Rams, under any circumstance. 1) They have zero defense, while the Rams are by far a more complete team.

    2) Don’t know where you are getting the Strength of Schedule thing from, but percentages mean nothing. It’s like saying “my team beat the team that went on to win the SB, so I am actually the SB champion.” Steelers, Chargers, and SF are all underperformers, Steelers worst of all. Think they are both pretty equal in terms of weakness of schedule. Minnesota on the other hand was considered a SB contender.Plus you’d have to research all of those teams, who they played and how they played. This isn’t college.

    3) Chiefs look sexy, but never really dominate. couple of quality wins, but not 34 points, 20 points, 12 points. More like 4-4-10, and that is with Mahones throwing for 10 TDs in first 2 games (total vic margin in those two games was 15, with 10 TDs being scored.)

    No, I think PFT got it right. Rams then Chiefs, and I still think Chiefs have a reckoning somewhere this season. Eventually there will be tape on Mahomes.

  57. It’s mind-numbing that after 57 seasons of feeble excuse making the lavender trolls haven’t come to the realization that to win a Super Bowl your team has to actually WIN the Super Bowl.

  58. “Technically, we’re in the south. So maybe we should be moved to the AFC South?”

    YES! Move the Dolphins to the AFC South, the Colts to the AFC Central, and the Ravens to the AFC East. Oh, wait, then there wouldn’t be two Ravens-Steelers donnybrooks every year.
    On another note, swap the Cowboys and the Panthers. Dallas isn’t “east” by any stretch of the imagination.

  59. 21. Broncos (2-2; No. 21): Case Keenum missed a wide-open Demaryius Thomas for a potential game-winning touchdown. John Elway surely is wondering whether Chad Kelly would have made that throw.

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    We can answer that… No he wouldn’t.

  60. Why don’t they move the Ravens to the East, Indianapolis to the North, and Miami to the South? Makes complete sense to me.

  61. Without question the Rams are just humming and are the best the NFL offers right now. The Chiefs offense is rolling, too. Mahomes sure looks like the real deal. But in the wise words of Parcells, lets not break out the anointing oil just yet. He’ll get a much tougher test this week against the Jags. And lets face it, that Chiefs defense is awful.

  62. jjackwagon says:
    October 2, 2018 at 1:11 pm
    Rams are 4-0 with 3 home wins. Chiefs are 4-0 with 3 road wins.
    Rams opponents are a combined 4-11(36%). Chiefs opponents are a combined 6-9(66%).
    Based on these numbers I would have to rank the Chiefs @ #1 over the Rams.

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    Eye test is all you need to Rank the Rams over the Chiefs. Chiefs defense isn’t as good. Not even close.

  63. @ TruFBFan:

    1) Chiefs had enough defense to get a 3 & out late in the 4th qtr to give the ball back to their offense to score. Kind of hard to rank the Chiefs D at all since their offense scores so fast that they are on the field for 3/4ths of the game. BUT it is their responsiblity to get OFF the field.
    2) Don’t know where the SOS is coming from? I made it as plan as I can, Rams opponents have only won 4 games and lost 11. V Chiefs opponents have one 6 games (50% more than the Rams opponents). Can’t make it any plainer than that. When was Minnesota considered a SB contender/ Before the season started, yeah…so was Pittsburgh.
    3) Spoken like someone who hasn’t watched the Chiefs. They dominated every game until last night and the points spread only closed up late on garbage time scoring by the opponents. But you are right to say the Chiefs D shouldn’t let that happen.

    Not sure why you are entitled to your opinion but I am not entitled to mine.

  64. greggallmansliver says:
    October 2, 2018 at 1:03 pm
    Sal Tynuts says:
    October 2, 2018 at 12:09 pm
    I did it again. I dont know why…but I did. I came here and I looked at the worst NFL power rankings published. Im ashamed of myself.
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    There are 263,130,836,933,694,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 permutations of this list. Chances are someone is not going to agree completely.
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    Thanks for the math (eye roll). I had no idea there were chances someone would not agree completely. Im utterly shocked! Also, Gregggggg Allman is overrated.

  65. edelman2amendola says:
    October 2, 2018 at 11:27 am
    Texans deserve to be lower, wouldn’t even have a win if it wasn’t for lack luster coaching in Indy
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    Yeah….I hate it when coaches try to win.

  66. Terrible rankings.

    Cowboys too low by about 10 spots. This defense is legit, and it Elliott keeps playing like he did vs. Detroit, I’d contend that their tough defense + ball control offense are the exact kryptonite that plagues “offensive firepower” teams like the Rams and Saints in the playoffs.

  67. I kind of agree with the Ram comments; they look good top to bottom. Still two 4-0 teams and one 0-4 team and everyone else in the middle. Parity give hope to so many of us. Teams can play themselves out of the playoff’s in October but no one wins the super bowl in the fall.

  68. The cowboys aren’t fooling anyone thinking that throwing to Zeke overcomes their lack of a QB and any receivers. Their offensive game plan is to kick field goals not score touchdowns.

  69. Sal Tynuts says:
    October 2, 2018 at 2:17 pm
    greggallmansliver says:
    October 2, 2018 at 1:03 pm
    Sal Tynuts says:
    October 2, 2018 at 12:09 pm
    I did it again. I dont know why…but I did. I came here and I looked at the worst NFL power rankings published. Im ashamed of myself.
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    There are 263,130,836,933,694,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 permutations of this list. Chances are someone is not going to agree completely.
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    Thanks for the math (eye roll). I had no idea there were chances someone would not agree completely. Im utterly shocked! Also, Gregggggg Allman is overrated.
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    So you don’t know much about music either huh

  70. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    October 2, 2018 at 12:23 pm
    The typical Packer fans worrying more about where the Vikes are and no mention of their team. That’s the biggest form of flattery. Even with the Vikes struggling, GB fans can’t seem to get them off the mind.
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    Typical viking fan worrying more about what the Packer fans have to say about the vikings than anything else. That’s the very definition of living rent-free inside your opponent’s fans’ heads. They’re not only obsessed with all things Packer-related, but also all things Packer-fan related.

  71. Justin Herbert to the Giants with at the #1 Pick, at least this QB will play for the team that drafts and not whine to his daddy and his agent.

  72. Do I really have to take seriously the Rams are number one because they beat a team as good as the Vikings in the finals minutes, while also watching the Vikings sink several spots for losing against the best team in the NFL in the final seconds…

  73. There’s no love for the best team in the NFL. 4th? Really? Joe Flacco is by far the best QB in the NFL and it’s not even close. Mahomes is a good fantasy QB but did you see how he handled that first half? Flacco would have put up 300 yards against that sorry team in the first alone. Brady? Lmao. Dude has never won a Super Bowl. Never. The team cheated every time. Rodgers? Come on…Goff? Ben? No one can touch Flacco. John Brown is a top 5 wideout because Harbaugh knows how to use talent unlike Belichick and Tomlin. Just cancel the rest of the season and give us the Lombardi. Unless you really want to see the Ravens blow out the pathetic Rams or Eagles. If Ravens were healthy last year they would have destroyed Nick Foles in the super bowl. But that’s what happens when you have an NFC team face a phony contender like the Pats.

  74. So far, yes, the NFL does need more David Teppers.
    Don’t hate on Berman. Kerryon My Wayward Son was a good one. I like it.
    Hoping Chad Kelly gets a shot soon too.

  75. I never cease to be amazed by the logic or lack there of behind these rankings. I’m sure there are many issues, but I’ll just pick a few. I understand the 4-0 Records being the top 2, but then you get to the 3-1 teams and it all falls apart. The Saints are ranked #3, up one because they beat the Giants (#30), and the Eagles dropped to 7th. The Saints have also beaten the #23 Browns, and #16 Falcons, while having lost to the #14 Buccaneers. The only good team they’ve beaten are the Falcons which aren’t all that good according to the rankings. Granted the Saints are 3-1 like a lot of top teams, so that should count for something, and the Falcons are 1-3. But the Falcons have lost to the Eagles #7, Saints #3, and Bengals #8. I’m just not seeing much difference in the actual teams performance to justify the 13 spot difference. And speaking of the Falcons, they just lost to the Bengals, who are 3-1 like the Saints and the Ravens. The #8 Bengals have beaten the #28 Colts, #4 Ravens, and #16 Falcons, losing to the #11 Panthers. The #4 Ravens have beaten the #25 Bills, #19 Steelers, #21 Broncos, and lost to the #8 Bengals. Maybe you should consider the Jaguars, Bengals, and Bears over the Saints and the Ravens.

  76. Ron Evans says:
    October 2, 2018 at 3:52 pm
    I never cease to be amazed by the logic or lack there of behind these rankings. I’m sure there are many issues, but I’ll just pick a few. I understand the 4-0 Records being the top 2, but then you get to the 3-1 teams and it all falls apart. The Saints are ranked #3, up one because they beat the Giants (#30), and the Eagles dropped to 7th. The Saints have also beaten the #23 Browns, and #16 Falcons, while having lost to the #14 Buccaneers. The only good team they’ve beaten are the Falcons which aren’t all that good according to the rankings. Granted the Saints are 3-1 like a lot of top teams, so that should count for something, and the Falcons are 1-3. But the Falcons have lost to the Eagles #7, Saints #3, and Bengals #8. I’m just not seeing much difference in the actual teams performance to justify the 13 spot difference. And speaking of the Falcons, they just lost to the Bengals, who are 3-1 like the Saints and the Ravens. The #8 Bengals have beaten the #28 Colts, #4 Ravens, and #16 Falcons, losing to the #11 Panthers. The #4 Ravens have beaten the #25 Bills, #19 Steelers, #21 Broncos, and lost to the #8 Bengals. Maybe you should consider the Jaguars, Bengals, and Bears over the Saints and the Ravens.

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    Have some more salt. Ravens are the best team in football doesn’t matter who they’ve played. They could have played the Rams Saints and Eagles and would have murdered them. Best defense in football with a finally healthy elite QB in Joe Flacco makes them the unquestioned best team in the NFL.

  77. I’m a Packers fan and think the bears are too low. Certainly top five through week 4. The D is legit. The offense will get better as Trubisky gets more experience. They have some talent.

    And it brings me great joy to have predicted exactly what the Vikings have become. The Saints exposed them in the NFCDG and the Eagles compounded the horror in the NFCCG. The trend has continued and Zimmer hasn’t been able to figure it out.

    They are getting out coached and it on the defensive side of the ball where the coaching failure is the most obvious. That’s on your defensive minded HC. And I think they get the Eagles and Saints again in the next 4 weeks. Those will be good tests to see if Zimmer has come up with anything to stop those teams.

  78. flaccojumpball-

    Put down the pipe. The Ravens won the Super Bowl in 2012. Flacco has pretty much been garbage since then, including a year when he threw more INT’s than TD’s.

    They couldn’t even beat the Bengals this year, and they’ve only beaten teams with second and third tier defenses. Nobody’s impressed. Flacco is hardly elite.

  79. mediasloppy says:
    October 2, 2018 at 3:19 pm
    Do I really have to take seriously the Rams are number one because they beat a team as good as the Vikings in the finals minutes, while also watching the Vikings sink several spots for losing against the best team in the NFL in the final seconds…

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    Don’t worry. It has nothing to do with only winning 1 game in your last five tries.

  80. “kevines255 says:
    October 2, 2018 at 11:56 am
    tritz32 says:

    October 2, 2018 at 11:35 am

    3-1* Packers
    1-3* Vikings
    0-4* Raiders
    2-1-1* Browns

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    Wouldn’t it be fun if that is how it worked? We could do that with so many games…. Vikings had a bogus RTP call that resulted in a Packers TD. If that call against the Vikings didn’t happen that call against the Packers wouldn’t have mattered.”

    I know you are determined to convince people that the Kendricks RTP resulted in a Packers TD, but it didn’t. Griffen was offside on the play. Had the RPT not been called, Green Bay would’ve had the ball 1st and 5 on the 43 with something like 1:40 left. They probably would’ve got a FG anyway, which is what did happen. That play likely didn’t matter. The Matthews call cost Green Bay the win because it reversed a game-ending interception. Truth.

  81. “Alan Light says:
    October 2, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Packers would lose top 1-24 on this list….”

    But they were able to beat the Bills.

  82. Packers and Steelers don’t belong ahead of Washington right now. Shows that each week you’re projecting what you think the rankings will be in a few more weeks, not reflecting performance so far this season

  83. Vikings know how Packers feel now. Winning the division means you play a harder schedule. The Packers have been doing it for most of a couple decades. It’s tough, but winners find a way to win. The Vikings have a long row to hoe if they want to get a wildcard berth this season.

  84. nflisgettingsoft says:
    October 2, 2018 at 11:29 am
    Funny how Bengals beat ravens and have same record but ranked behind them. After putting up 34 points in the defense you say is so good.
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    Also notice he’s complimentary of the Ravens and slanders the Bengals. Typical of the blogger. Doesn’t even hide his bias.

  85. I started weekly power rankings in 1972 with a simple system. Rank by best record with ties broken with point differential. Works every year.

  86. For those complaining whervtheir teams are ranked on this power ranking thing and crying
    the “what ifs” my team had done this or that they’d be 4-0. You ARE what your record says you are. Thanks coach Parcells

  87. I’m a Ravens fan but you all should have the Bengals a spot ahead of the Ravens at least as long as their records are the same. Even if the Ravens’ defense is arguably the best in the league, the one bad quarter they’ve had came against their Kryptonite in Cincy.

  88. Raiders beat the Browns, and the Browns are ranked higher?
    Enough of the excuses Browns fan’s.

  89. brettsdaddy11172010 says:
    October 2, 2018 at 1:27 pm
    The Bears at #12? I’m sorry but that is too low. They are one Kyle Fuller INT away from being 4 – 0. IMO they should be ranked ahead of the Patriots, Dolphins and Eagles…at least for now as they are playing better than all of them! I think after the Jaguars at #5 it should be the Bears at #6 and Bengals at #7 followed by Packers #8, Patriots #9, Dolphins #10, Eagles #11. Now these standings can and will change as we’re only 1/4 done the season but as of right now that’s how the power rankings should go IMO, take it for what it’s worth.
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    Anything else? LOL. Relax. It’s week 5.

  90. bigtganks says:
    October 2, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    2014: It may not happen this year, but Jim Harbaugh will get his Super Bowl win with Colin Kaepernick.
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    And he might have, if it weren’t for the overwhelming stupidity of York and Baalke. I mean, he did get to the Super Bowl.

  91. Another week, another joke. You’d think after years of doing your “power” rankings, you’d understand that win/loss records after 4 weeks are not a good measure of a team’s “power”. Dolphins? LOL

  92. The Bills are the worst team in football and it’s not even close. They got a gift when the Vikings decided to not show up. They’ll be lucky to win another game all year.

  93. Baltimore is ahead of Cincy because of a top 5 defense AND top 5 in scoring AND beating Pittsbugh IN Pittsburgh something that Dalton could not do if his life depended on it. That’s why the Ravens are in front. God, is not rocket science people.

  94. Andy Reid will never win a superbowl, heck, he can’t even win a playoff game!
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    Really? He’s won 11 of them.

    He’s been to 5 Championship Games and was crushed in the Super Bowl by… wait for it.. a whopping 3 points….

  95. 17. Vikings (1-2-1; No. 12): Mike Zimmer wants to improve his pass defense. Step one: Don’t put a linebacker on a receiver.

    Exactly what every Vikings fan was thinking during that play!

  96. ajzinnecker says:
    October 2, 2018 at 12:41 pm
    I love all the Packer troll comments. ” Vikings too high”. If you ask me the Packers are too high at 9. They haven’t done much of anything this year. They are one interception and one missed field goal from being 1-3. Their only convincing win was against Buffalo at home. If you ask me the Bears, Dolphins belong higher than the Packers.
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    I think you mean they’re a horrific roughing the passer call away from being 3-1.

  97. Power rankings for all 32 teams are a waste of time. All you need is the rankings of the top 12 teams… the teams that have the potential to make it to the playoff at that week. I do not need to know the Cardinals or Browns, etc… are at the bottom week after week. Just list the top 12 is enough.

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