NFL Top 10 Rankings Week 5 Edition
Five weeks of the NFL season are in the books. There remains two undefeated teams and both teams reside in the NFC North, and one may surprise you. I have made constant changes to my weekly power rankings and this week will be no different. The top two remains the same but after that, its a roller coaster ride of different teams once again. Here is my week five edition on the top 10 power rankings in the NFL.
1.Green Bay Packers (5-0) defeated Atlanta Falcons 25-14. Last week (1). The defending Super Bowl champs are just unstoppable.
2.Detroit Lions (5-0) defeated Chicago Bears 24-13. Last week (2). Detroit keeps shocking people with their great play and 5-0 record.
3.New England Patriots (4-1) defeated New York Jets 30-21. Last week (4). New England took care of the rival Jets and look like the usual power house you can rely on for a win.
4.New Orleans Saints (4-1) defeated Carolina Panthers 30-27. Last week (3). New Orleans barely squeaked by the 1-4 Panthers, dropping a spot in the rankings.
5.Baltimore Ravens (3-1) BYE WEEK. Last week (5) With last weeks 6 through 9 teams all losing, Baltimore hangs on to their #5 spot.
6.San Francisco 49ers (4-1) defeated Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48-3. Last week (10). A decimation of the 3-2 Bucs at home has things looking great in the Bay Area,
7.Buffalo Bills (4-1) defeated Philadelphia Eagles 31-24. Last week (N/R). Knocked out of the top 10 last week due to being upset by the Bengals, Buffalo took care of business against the “Dream Team” this week.
8.San Diego Chargers (4-1) defeated Denver Broncos 29-24. Last week (N/R). San Diego is 4-1 for the first time since 2006, barely escaping a Tim Tebow comeback.
9.Oakland Raiders (3-2) defeated Houston Texans 25-20. Last week (N/R). Upset win in Houston after the passing of legendary owner Al Davis has boosted spirits in the black home.
10.Washington Redskins (3-1) BYE WEEK. Last week (N/R). Washington had the week off and with a surprising 3-1 record and many other teams not looking to great falling, Redskins jump into the top 10.
N/R = Not Ranked
NFC Player Of The Week: Vikings RB Adrian Peterson – 29 carries, 122 yards, 3 TDs.
HM: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers – 26 of 39 passing, 396 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INT.
AFC Player Of The Week: Chiefs QB Matt Cassell – 21 of 29 passing, 257 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INT.
HM: Patriots RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis – 27 carries, 136 yards, 2 TDs.
Upset Of The Week: Seattle Seahawks defeat New York Giants 36-25.
HM: Oakland Raiders defeat Houston Texans 25-20.
Most Exciting Game Of The Week: New Orleans Saints defeat Carolina Panthers 30-27.
HM: Seattle Seahawks defeat New York Giants 36-25.
HM = Honorable Mention
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