We’re already through five weeks in the NFL, which means it’s time for our Week 6 Power Rankings! Don’t forget to also check our our Winners and Losers from the past week.
1 – San Francisco 49ers (1)
We’re already starting to run out of things to say about the San Francisco 49ers. The roster is the best in the league, both sides of the ball are dominant, and they’re managing to stay healthy (so far, knock on wood). Looking ahead at their schedule, there is a very real possibility that this team is 11-0 heading into their Week 13 matchup with the Eagles on December 3rd. Through five games, they’re beating teams by twenty points a game ON AVERAGE.
2 – Philadelphia Eagles (3)
The Birds remain undefeated after a win against the Rams on Sunday, but it still feels like they haven’t played their best football yet. It has been nice to see the A.J. Brown-Jalen Hurts connection back on full display through these last few weeks, and I fully expect that to continue throughout the season. I also expect the team to move to 6-0 after a Week 6 matchup with the Jets, so things are clearly still all good in Philly, despite the less-than-stellar performances.
3 – Kansas City Chiefs (4)
The Chiefs are another powerhouse team that hasn’t necessarily shown their best stuff yet this year, either. When you’ve got Patrick Mahomes, though, no one worries about a few early season struggles. It’s hard to even call it struggling when the team is 4-1 and at the top of the AFC, but like with the Eagles, it seems like something has been missing, specifically on offence. The Chiefs are still a very good team, and Week 6 provides a great opportunity to work on the small things against the 1-4 Broncos, who have never beaten Patrick Mahomes.
4 – Buffalo Bills (2)
It’s still the same old Bills. Sean McDermott’s squad will look like the best team of all time one week, and then look like a team that’s struggling to make playoffs the next. On Sunday, it was the latter in an overseas game against the Jaguars. To be fair, the Bills were seriously behind the 8-ball this week against Jacksonville, who had already been in London for a week when Buffalo got there. In Week 6, I think the Bills bounce back in a big way on Sunday Night Football against a heavily injured New York Giants team. They’re flawed, but still very good.
5 – Detroit Lions (7)
The Lions are now 4-1 after a dominant performance against the Panthers without Amon-Ra St. Brown and Jahmyr Gibbs in the lineup. Offensive veterans Jared Goff and David Montgomery have been huge pieces this season, and the defence looks to be getting better every week as well. This team now has a good hold on the NFC North and should continue their winning ways in Week 6 against the surprising Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
6 – Miami Dolphins (5)
Through five weeks, this Dolphins offence has gained the most yards of all time. They really do look faster than the defenses they play against, and Week 5 marked the fourth time this season they’ve scored more than 30 points. However, they got smoked by the Bills. Until this team can beat a top-10 quality opponent, it’ll be hard to put them back in the top 5. Thankfully, they’ll get a great opportunity to do just that in Week 7 in Philadelphia.
7 – Dallas Cowboys (6)
For the second time this year, the Cowboys’ offensive deficiencies were exposed in Sunday’s 42-10 loss in San Francisco. Dak Prescott couldn’t really get the offence moving and targeted CeeDee Lamb just five times in the game. He also threw three interceptions. Like the Dolphins, this Dallas team can look unstoppable against bad teams, but they’ll need to somehow prove to everyone that they still deserve a spot in the upper echelon of the league. A dominant Week 6 win against the Chargers on Monday Night Football certainly wouldn’t hurt that.
8 – Seattle Seahawks (8)
The Week 5 bye actually came at a great time for Seattle. After winning three straight games, the team got the opportunity to get healthy last weekend before a Week 6 tilt against the Bengals. Both sides of the ball will be healthier for the game, and if Seattle can get a win in Cincinnati, they’ll be looking great in the NFC. Geno Smith has been solid for this team once again, and if the defence can not only get but STAY healthy, they won’t be an easy team to beat, especially in front of their home crowd.
9 – Jacksonville Jaguars (n/a)
The Jags are back in the power rankings after back-to-back wins across the pond. Both sides of the ball looked very solid against Buffalo, but it was Travis Etienne who stole the show, going for 184 total yards and two scores. This offence is a very dynamic one, and if Etienne can be a consistent threat on the ground, Trevor Lawrence will only have more time to get the ball out to his arsenal of talented pass-catchers.
10 – Baltimore Ravens (9)
Despite a tough loss to the Steelers on Sunday, the Ravens will round out our power rankings heading into Week 6. The offence has looked downright terrible at times, but there still isn’t a team we’d take over the Ravens that isn’t on this list right now. It’d be great to see Zay Flowers and Rashod Bateman do a little more from the wide receiver position, but the passing game has never been Baltimore’s forte. This team will be OK.
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