Time for week 5 of the NFL Power Rankings. We are now one-quarter of the way through the 2019 NFL season. We have a pretty good feel of who most teams are at this point. Not all, but most.
These power rankings are based on a variety of factors you will see listed below. There is no exact mathematically formula but there is a process based on the importance of criteria, so I am not just picking teams every week based on emotion.
There is obviously subjective input to power rankings so please try not to get too upset and let’s have some fun.
The following is the NFL Power Rankings criteria by importance
- Wins & Losses
- Strength of Schedule
- How good the team currently is regardless of record
- Health of team (Yes, they may have a good record but they might have lost their starting quarterback for example.
- Chance at Superbowl (Top 16 must be in playoff race)
- Franchise history of success
All NFL Power Rankings:
Wk 6 | Wk 7 | Wk 8 | Wk 9 | Wk 10 |
Wk 11 | Wk 12 | Wk 13 | Wk 14 | Wk 15 | Wk 16
1. New England Patriots
The Patriots had their toughest game of the season beating the Bills on the road.
2. Kansas City Chiefs
This was a game the Chiefs were very happy to walk our of with a win. Detroit outplayed them in many regards but they found a way to win a tough one on the road.
3. New Orleans Saints
Teddy Bridgewater has now lead the Saints to wins over the Seahawks and the Cowboys. Maybe the Vikings made a mistake letting him walk.
4. Los Angeles Rams
The Rams put up 40 points and still lost, BY 15.
5. Dallas Cowboys
Last week was a terrible performance by the Cowboys offense. Their defense will always give them a chance though.
6. Seattle Seahawks
Seattle picked up their third win against the winless Cardinals.
7. Green Bay Packers
The Packers lost their first game of the season to the Eagles.
8. Chicago Bears
No Mitch Trubisky no problem. The Bears beat the Minnesota Vikings with Chase Daniel at quarterback.
9. San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers are coming off a bye week undefeated.
10. Buffalo Bills
This team showed some heart putting up a fight against the Patriots losing by 6 points. They didn’t win but they showed the NFL that they are for real.
11. Detroit Lions
A win against the Chiefs would have been huge for Detroit. They played very well but couldn’t pull it off.
12. Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens started the season off hot but they are now 2-2 after letting the Browns score 40 points on them.
13. Philadelphia Eagles
Last week was a big win for the Eagles as they defeated the Green Bay Packers to start the week.
14. Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings lost their second division game in the NFC North. This time to the Chicago Bears.
15. Cleveland Browns
Cleveland is starting to turn things around and live somewhat up to the hype.
16. Jacksonville Jaguars
Gardner Minshew has now lead the Jaguars to two wins in a row
17. Houston Texans
Houston lost a game to the Panthers without Cam Newton.
18. Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers got a much needed easy win over the Miami Dolphins.
19. New York Giants
Daniel Jones has lead the Giants to two straight wins. Next up, the Minnesota Vikings.
20. Oakland Raiders
The Raiders got a solid win over the Colts.
21. Indianapolis Colts
The Colts are hanging on and still look okay despite no Andrew Luck.
22. Tennessee Titans
The Titans destroyed the Falcons last week and continue to confuse their fans.
23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers put up 55 points on the Rams. Yes you read that right.
24. Carolina Panthers
Things have not actually been that bad since Cam Newton was injured for the Panthers.
25. Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons continue to look poor and lose games.
26. Pittsburgh Steelers
Oh how the mighty have fallen. The Steelers started the season in everyone’s top 10.
27. Denver Broncos
The Broncos have not looked good. They need to turn it around in a hurry.
28. Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals may not be winning but they have looked better than I anticipated.
29. New York Jets
The Jets are entering week 5 off of a bye.
30. Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati had a chance to win their first game over a winless team and got destroyed.
31. Washington Redskins
The Redskins are making a push for the worst team in the NFL.
32. Miami Dolphins
If there are free agents in your fantasy league that play the Dolphins, pick them up.