NFL Power Rankings 2018: Week 5 Edition

  • NFL regular season schedule is in the books. Now it’s time to see where all 32 teams rank. For reference purposes Black Malcolm Jenkins Jerseys , here is a link to last week’s NFL Power Rankings.BLG’S WEEK 5 NFL POWER RANKINGS1 - Kansas City Chiefs (Last Week: 1) - Pat Mahomes is the TRUTH and Andy Reid is such a good coach ... in the regular season, at least.2 - Los Angeles Rams (LW: 2) - The Rams are for real. That offense is scary. Jared Goff was dropping dimes against Minnesota’s defense.3 - New Orleans Saints (LW: 5) - Not unlike years past, the Saints have weathered a shaky start to jump out to 3-1. Alvin Kamara is one of the most dangerous players in the league.4 - Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 6) - The Jags bounced back with a win. Their defense is still tough.5 - New England Patriots (LW: 12) - Classic Patriots. Fall down to 1-2 and bounce back with a dominant 38-7 win over a previously undefeated Miami team. (Where have I seen that final score before?)6 - Green Bay Packers (LW: 10) - After losing in Washington last week, the Packers returned home to shut out Buffalo at home. Easy.7 - Chicago Bears (LW: 13) - Prior to Week 4, the Bears’ defense was carrying the team while Mitchell Trubisky was struggling. Trubisky finally stepped up this weekend by throwing six touchdowns on just 26 passing attempts against Tampa Bay. Talk about efficiency. 8 - Tennessee Titans (LW: 20) - The Titans are 3-1 after beating the reigning Super Bowl champs. This team has character. They’ve really fought hard under Mike Vrabel. 9 - Carolina Panthers (LW: 9) - The Panthers had a bye. They’ll host the G-Men this week, which presents a real opportunity to get to 3-1. 10 - Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 16) - Cincy hung tough and found a way to win in Atlanta. Solid team. 11 - Baltimore Ravens (LW: 17) - It feels like Joe Flacco is having his best season since forever ago. The Ravens drafting Lamar Jackson really lit a fire under his butt. 12 - Washington Redskins (LW: 11) - Good week for Washington. They didn’t even have to play a game and still ended up being first in the NFC East. Washington returns to action with a game in New Orleans. Tough test.13 - Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 3) - The Eagles had a 93.1% win probability after going up 17-3 on Sunday. Then the defense blew the lead and Philly lost in overtime. It’s apparent the Eagles have a number of issues Malcolm Jenkins Jerseys 2019 , with a struggling secondary being chief among them. 14 - Atlanta Falcons (LW: 8) - I’d argue the Falcons are better than their 1-3 record indicates. They only have a point differential of -6. They’ve had a tough schedule so far.15 - Minnesota Vikings (LW: 15) - Kirk Cousins is Tony Romo. Post good stats, choke the game away, get absolved of blame. But the real issue with Minnesota is their struggling defense. Dating back to the 2018 NFC Championship Game, the Vikings have allowed 29.6 points per game in their last five matchups. 16 - Miami Dolphins (LW: 4) - Who would’ve guessed the Dolphins were fraudulent? Just about everyone. Yup. Not like I had them high my power rankings last week.17 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 7) - It was only a matter of time before Ryan Fitzpatrick turned back into a pumpkin. The bigger issue for the Bucs, though, is that their defense is porous. 18 - Los Angeles Chargers (LW: 18) - The Chargers just barely managed to beat C.J. Beathard. For that Black Zach Ertz Jerseys , I award them no change in their ranking. 19 - PIttsburgh Steelers (LW: 14) - Pittsburgh is now 1-2-1 after losing to Baltimore. This team could easily be 1-3. The potential good news is that Le’Veon Bell plans to return, but not until after the team’s Week 7 bye. 20 - Denver Broncos (LW: 19) - Case Keenum had a wide open Demaryius Thomas for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter but he simply overthrew him. That’s what happens when your quarterback is Case Keenum. All told, still a solid showing against an undefeated Kansas City squad.21 - Seattle Seahawks (LW: 22) - The Seahawks eked out a win over a bad Arizona squad. They also lost Earl Thomas for the season. This team is going nowhere fast. 22 - Dallas Cowboys (LW: 28) - The Cowboys easily could’ve lost at home to Detroit but they managed to sneak away with a win on a late field goal. 23 - Cleveland Browns (LW: 21) - Cleveland got screwed by the refs. This team has had some bad luck early on in the season. (Not to mention the past billion years.)24 - San Francisco 49ers (LW: 24) - Gotta give the Niners credit for hanging tough with Beathard at quarterback. 25 - Houston Texans (LW: 30) - Houston is on the board after managing to beat Indy. Deshaun Watson had his best game of the season.26 - Indianapolis Colts (LW: 23) - Frank Reich is drawing some criticism for playing to win instead of being conservative and playing to tie. I say screw those critics. Herm Edwards had it right: you PLAY to WIN the GAME!27 - Detroit Lions (LW: 25) - Well, they’re showing fight, but they’re still not good. 28 - Oakland Raiders (LW: 31) - The Raiders got some help from the refs to avoid going 0-4. 29 - Buffalo Bills (LW: 26) - After a big upset win in Minny last week, Buffalo managed to score exactly zero points in Green Bay. The good and bad of Josh Allen. 30 - New York Jets (LW: 27) - The J-E-T-S have dropped three straight after winning in Week 1.31 - New York Giants (LW: 29) - It was foolish to think the Giants were “back” just because they beat Houston last week. This team clearly isn’t any good. Pat Shurmur is staring 1-4 in the face with a game in Carolina up next. 32 - Arizona Cardinals (LW: 32) - The Cardinals actually looked competitive after benching Sam Bradford and replacing him with Josh Rosen. Shocking!NFL odds have Eagles favored over Titans in Week 4 The Philadelphia Eagles and Tennessee Titans are both 2-1 heading into Week 4 but the NFL oddsmakers hardly see these teams as equals. The Eagles opened as three-point favorites for their game in Tennessee and some gambling sites now have Philadelphia favored by four points. It’s not difficult to see why the reigning Super Bowl champions are favored here. Yeah Zach Ertz Jerseys 2019 , the Titans just beat the Jaguars in Jacksonville, but it was a very close and ugly game with a final score of 9 to 6. Moreover, the Titans’ quarterback situation is not ideal right now. Blaine Gabbert had to start last week with Marcus Mariota still dealing with a pinched nerve in his elbow. When Gabbert got knocked out of the game, Mariota was thrust into action and actually did OK for a guy who lacks feeling in his fingers. The Oregon Ducks alumnus completed 12 of his 18 attempts for 100 yards, zero touchdowns, zero interceptions Black Lane Johnson Jerseys , and a 80.8 passer rating. He also contributed with seven rushing attempts for 51 yards. But Mariota’s limitations were clear and they might continue to be a problem moving forward. Check out these Rotoworld write-ups:As we saw in Week 2, Jim Schwartz’s defense has had issues playing away from the home confines of Lincoln Financial Field. Since 2016, the Eagles are allowing 27.5 points per game in road tilts. With Mariota being less than 100%, though, this could be an opportunity for the Eagles to reverse that trend, at least for one week.Elsewhere Lane Johnson Jerseys 2019 , the Eagles might be getting some good news on the injury front this week. It seems like Alshon Jeffery might have a shot to return against the Titans. Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles are also expected to return to practice this week in some capacity. And then there’s the fact Carson Wentz is back under center for the Eagles. He looked a little rusty in his first game played since December 2017 but he also showed plenty of encouraging signs that bode well for the Eagles moving forward.The Titans have played teams tough this year. Their only defeat so far is a one-possession loss to a 3-0 Dolphins team on the road in Miami. I don’t expect them to just lay down and take a beating.With that said, there’s rightful reason for the Eagles to be favored this week.