MARK CRAIG’s WEEK 5 POWER RANKINGS
1. Patriots (4-0)
Brady posts a 45.9 passer rating but the wheels on the dynasty still go round and round.
2. Chiefs (4-0)
Patrick Mahomes is a winner with or without the stats.
3. 49ers (3-0)
Bye week makes this even more of an early sleeper team.
4. Saints (3-1)
Alvin Kamara, defense and four field goals all Saints need to take down Cowboys.
5. Cowboys (3-1)
Vaunted O-line disappears as Dak hit seven times and Ezekiel held to 1.9 yards per carry.
6. Bills (3-1)
Held Brady’s offense to 224 yards and one offensive touchdown.
7. Buccaneers (2-2)
Raise your hand if you called a franchise-record 55 points against Wade Phillips’ defense.
8. Lions (2-1-1)
Da Lions are legit. At least enough to be a factor in the NFC.
9. Bears (3-1)
Down six starters? Lose your QB on the sixth play? No problem.
10. Rams (3-1)
Raise your hand if you thought Wade’s D would give up the third-most points in Rams history.
11. Seahawks (3-1)
Everyone outside Detroit feels a little better after playing the Cardinals.
12. Eagles (2-2)
Lose at home to the Lions. Win at Green Bay. Welcome to the NFC.
13. Packers (3-1)
Packers needed GPS to find that vaunted defense in Philly loss.
14. Browns (2-2)
Seventy-five percent of your secondary is out? No problem.
15. Vikings (2-2)
Four words come to mind. Throw … the … ball … Kirk!
16. Chargers (2-2)
Everyone feels better after a trip to South Beach.
17. Jaguars (2-2)
Leonard Fournette rushes for career-high 225 yards in Ground DeFilippo attack.
18. Titans (2-2)
Marcus Mariota puts up 144.5 passer rating in first half. Yeah, but he played the Falcons.
19. Ravens (2-2)
Gave up 165 yards and three touchdowns on 20 Nick Chubb runs.
20. Raiders (2-2)
Complete shock as Raiders play a complete game on the road.
21. Colts (2-2)
No T.Y. Hilton? Huge problem. As in five first-half drops.
22. Panthers (2-2)
Take your time coming back, Cam. We got this.
23. Texans (2-2)
After a one-week reprieve, Deshaun Watson went back to running for his life.
24. Giants (2-2)
Take your shoulder pads off, Eli. We got this.
25. Steelers (1-3)
Playoffs? No. Identifying the QB of the future? Seems like it.
26. Falcons (1-3)
Move aside! Dead Head Coaching Career Walking!
27. Cardinals (0-3-1)
Larry Fitzgerald Jr. now second in catches behind only Jerry Rice. Too bad the end will come during Murray’s beginning.
28. Bengals (0-4)
Remember Marvin Lewis? He started 4-1 last year.
29. Broncos (0-4)
What the heck’s going on, Vic? You’re a defensive guy and you just gave up 190 yards rushing to a guy in one half.
30. Redskins (0-4)
Move aside! ‘Nother Dead Head Coaching Career Walking!
31. Jets (0-3)
The Jets didn’t lose. So they move up a spot.
32. Dolphins (0-4)
Josh Rosen played well enough in the first half that the Tankers might have to bench him.