Another week of the NFL season just ended with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs defeating the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday Night Football. A game that the Raiders should have won, but Josh McDaniels got in his own way, choosing to go for two down 30-29 with 4:30 to go in the 4th quarter. The Raiders didn’t get the 2 and lost 30-29. Brutal loss for Raiders fans. Speaking of brutal losses, how about the Falcons? The Falcons seemingly stopped the Buccaneers late in the 4th and would have had a chance to take the lead but the refs called a bullshit roughing the passer on Grady Jarrett and the Buccaneers got the win. Should we continue with the brutal losses? How about the Broncos…actually fuck that, I never evvvvvvvvvvvvvvver what to think about that God awful Thursday Night Football game again. Alright, enough about the week. As far as the power rankings go, I probably could have moved Buffalo up to the top spot, as I think they’re the best team in the league, but that will sort itself out this week with the Bills taking on the Chiefs and the Eagles taking on the Cowboys. Two massive games between the top four teams in the power rankings. This week we also see 3 new teams enter the top 10 and we see the Packers exit the top 10 after losing to the Giants in London. Let’s get into it.
1.) Philadelphia Eagles (5-0)
Philadelphia keeps the top spot this week after moving to 5-0 and remaining the only undefeated team in the NFL. The Eagles beat the Cardinals 20-17 behind 300 total yards of offense from Jalen Hurts, including 15 rushes for 61 yards and 2 rushing TDs. Dallas Goedert and Devonta Smith combined for 18 receptions and 182 yards receiving. The Eagles’ defense forced two turnovers including an interception by the newly acquired C.J. Gardner Johnson. The Eagles play the Cowboys this week. Huge game.
2.) Buffalo Bills (4-1)
Let’s be honest, the Bills are the best team in the league. But I can’t disrespect what the Eagles are doing and as I said earlier, it will all figure itself out this week with the two huge matchups we have. This week the Bills absolutely trounced the Pittsburgh Steelers. The game started with a 98-yard TD pass from Josh Allen to Gabe Davis and the Bills never looked back. Josh Allen had 424 yards passing and a TD and added 42 yards on the ground. Gabe Davis had a game. He had 3 receptions for 171 yards and 2 TDs. The Bills play the Chiefs in Week 6, which could very well be a preview of the AFC Championship.
3.) Kansas City Chiefs (4-1)
The Chiefs defeated the Raiders 30-29 on Monday Night Football. As I said earlier, the Raiders very well could have won this game but poor coaching cost them here. However, let’s not take away from what the Chiefs did here. Trailing 17-0 the Chiefs led by Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce came back to win this game. Mahomes and Kelce connected for 4 TDs in this game. The Chiefs play the Bills next week in a monster game.
4.) Dallas Cowboys (4-1)
The Cowboys gave it to the defending champs this weekend, as they defeated the Rams 22-10 in LA. Dallas’ defense was relentless hitting Matthew Stafford 11 times in the game, including 6 sacks. On the other side of the ball, it was the rushing game for the Cowboys that came through as Tony Pollard and Zeke Elliot combined for 164 yards and a score. The Cowboys play the Eagles on Sunday Night Football this week.
5.) Minnesota Vikings (4-1)
The Vikings took control of the NFC North this week, as they moved to 4-1 after defeating the Chicago Bears 29-22. Justin Jefferson had a game, catching 12 balls for 154 yards. Dalvin Cook added 94 yards on the ground and 2 scores. The Vikings play the Dolphins in Week 6.
6.) San Francisco 49ers (3-2)
The 49ers continue to move up this list after trouncing the hapless Carolina Panthers 37-15. Jimmy G was efficient passing for 250 yards and 2 TDs. Jeff Wilson Jr. added 120 yards on the ground and a score and the 49ers’ defense got after the Panthers all game. The 49ers take on the Falcons in Week 6.
7.) New York Giants (4-1)
Brian Daboll is the fucking man. It’s that simple. What that man is doing with this team is amazing. The Giants just defeated and knocked the Packers out of the Power 10, 27-22 in London. The Giants had 3 rushing scores in this game, including one by Saquan Barkley, who had 106 total yards on the day. The Giants host the Ravens in Week 6.
8.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-2)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers remain at the 8 spot in the Power 10 after slipping past the Atlanta Falcons 21-15. Tom Brady passed for 351 yards and a TD but the big story coming out of this game was how badly the refs fucked the Falcons. I mean, let’s be honest they probably wouldn’t have scored a game-winning TD on this defense but they were screwed out of the opportunity. The Bucs play the Steelers and Panthers over the next two weeks. I’d expect them to move up in the Power 10.
9.) Los Angeles Chargers (3-2)
The Chargers are once again in the Power 10 after defeating the Browns 30-28 but holy fuck were they lucky to escape with a win. You want to talk about bonehead coaching?!? Brandon Staley went for a 4th down at his own 46-yard line with the lead and 1:14 to go in the game. The Chargers didn’t convert the 4th down and the Browns ended up with a chance to hit a game-winning field goal. Fortunately for them, Cade York missed and the Chargers escaped with the victory. Austin Ekeler had a game for the Chargers. Ekeler totaled 197 total yards and 2 TDs. The Chargers host the Broncos on Monday Night Football in Week 6.
10.) Baltimore Ravens (3-2)
The Ravens are back in the Power 10 after defeating the Bengals 19-17 on Sunday Night Football in a Justin Tucker game. Tucker had 4 FGs for the Ravens, including the game-winning field goal as time expired. Big win for the Ravens. The Ravens play the Giants in Week 6, in a battle of Power 10 teams.
Week 6 NFL Power Rankings
|3||Kansas City Chiefs||4-1||-1|
|6||San Francisco 49ers||3-2||3|
|7||New York Giants||4-1||8|
|8||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3-2||–|
|9||Los Angeles Chargers||3-2||3|
|11||Green Bay Packers||3-2||-6|
|13||New York Jets||3-2||7|
|14||Los Angeles Rams||2-3||-5|
|20||Las Vegas Raiders||1-4||-1|
|21||New England Patriots||2-3||4|
|22||New Orleans Saints||2-3||4|