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Which team is currently the best team in the league? Who are the contenders and pretenders? Therefore, PFN presents football fans with the first edition of their NFL Power Rankings, where we stack each team from 1 to 32 and explain how the team arrived there.
After five weeks of NFL action, we have a better idea on which teams are striving and which are diving. Without boring you any longer, here are our NFL Power Rankings for Week 6:
1. New England Patriots (5-0)
Week 5 Result: Patriots took care of the Redskins 33-7.
Next four opponents: Giants, @Jets, Browns, @Ravens
2. New Orleans Saints (4-1)
Week 5 Result: Saints outlasted the Buccaneers 31-24
Next four opponents: @Jaguars, @Bears, Cardinals, BYE
Bridgewater must have heard that Brees was throwing already, as he threw for 314 yards and 4 touchdowns to remain unbeaten as the Saints starter.
3. Seattle Seahawks (4-1)
Week 5 Result: Seahawks beat the Rams 30-29 (Thurs.)
Next four opponents: @Browns, Ravens, @Falcons, Buccaneers
Russell Wilson’s four touchdowns led the Seahawks to a thrilling victory over their NFC West rival. Carson ran for 118 yards. Lockett added a stunning TD in the back of the endzone that was one of the best combinations of the pass and throws that I have ever seen.
4. Green Bay Packers (4-1)
Week 5 Result: Packers humble the Cowboys 34-24
Next four opponents: Lions, Raiders, @Chiefs, @Chargers
The “Aaron’ show had the Packers up 31-3 before the Cowboys put up a fight to make things interesting with Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper, and Michael Gallup putting on an air show. Aaron Jones finished with career-highs in scrimmage yards (182 yards) and 4 rushing touchdowns.
5. Indianapolis Colts 3-2
Week 5 Result: Colts slow down the Chiefs 19-13
Next four opponents: BYE, Texans, Broncos, @Steelers
Marlon Mack and the Colts defense took care of the Chiefs on Sunday night in impressive fashion. A short-handed Colts defense took it to Mahomes, who was sacked four times and seemed to have tweaked his ankle, which impaired his mobility. Regardless, this was a gutsy win and now the Colts get to rest up in Week 6 before possibly playing for first place in their Week 7 matchup against the Texans.
6. Buffalo Bills (4-1)
Week 5 Result: Bills beat up the Titans 14-7
Next four opponents: BYE, Dolphins, Eagles, Redskins
The Bills won a defensive showdown against the Titans. Josh Allen was questionable coming into this week, but was the difference in the victory, as he has been numerous times already in his short career.
7. San Francisco 49ers (4-0)
Week 5 Results: 49ers destroy the Browns 31-3
Next four opponents: @Rams, @Redskins, Panthers, @Cardinals
The 49ers dominated the Browns on Monday Night Football. The Niners rushed for 275 yards, and their defense forced four turnovers while limiting Baker Mayfield to 100 yards passing.
8. Philadelphia Eagles (3-2)
Week 5 Results: Eagles destroy the Jets, 31-7
Next four opponents: @Vikings, @Cowboys, @Bills, Bears
The Eagles took care of business by beating an undermanned Jets team. Their defense had 10 sacks, and the Jets had zero chance. The Eagles offense relied on Jordan Howard pounding the ball for 62 yards and a score. They will have a much tougher test when they visit the Vikings in Week 6.