Week Five power rankings

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 3:03 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

1. Green Bay Packers: Ho-hum, six total TDs for Aaron Rodgers for undefeated Pack.

2. New England Patriots: Wes Welker is on pace for 2,464 receiving yards. Wow.

3. New Orleans Saints: Darren Sproles making Saints fans forget Reggie Bush.

4. Detroit Lions: Lions' winning formula: Spot opponent 20 points, then feed Megatron.

5. Baltimore Ravens: Luckily for Flacco, Sanchez was worse; Ravens took advantage.

6. Houston Texans: Ah yes, that's the Arian Foster we remember.

7. San Diego Chargers: Quietly playing well, even with a bunch of injuries.

8. New York Giants: Cruz should consider himself a lucky man after fumble that wasn't.

9. Washington Redskins: 'Skins simply plug in Torain, who busts for 135 yards.

10. Buffalo Bills: Finally, someone beat the Bills, but who guessed it'd be the Bungles?

11. New York Jets: Missing Mangold can't be excuse for 10 QB hits, three lost fumbles.

12. Tennessee Titans: Matt Hasselbeck's up for best free-agent signing.

13. Pittsburgh Steelers: Not many QBs could survive five sacks, eight QB hits.

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Didn't expect Earnest Graham to be leading receiver.

15. San Francisco 49ers: Gore goes off, 49ers sitting pretty atop NFC West.

16. Dallas Cowboys: Cowboys dominated every stat vs. Lions, except turnovers and points.

17. Atlanta Falcons: Gap growing between themselves and Saints, in wrong direction.

18. Chicago Bears: Bears certainly got off the bus running, with 224 rushing yards.

19. Oakland Raiders: Committing nearly 10 penalties per game. Brutal.

20. Philadelphia Eagles: Not sure that "Dream Teams" start 1-3.

21. Cincinnati Bengals: "D" stepped up, but how about Dalton's QB draw for a TD?

22. Cleveland Browns: It's too early to start talking about the Madden curse, right?

23. Carolina Panthers: Good sign to see run game get going, but "D" will be team's downfall.

24. Arizona Cardinals: Good news? Beanie Wells. Bad news? Defense still struggling.

25. Denver Broncos: Three picks from Orton sure won't stop cries (or billboards) for Tebow.

26. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jags allowed only one Brees TD pass, a win in itself.

27. Seattle Seahawks: It was a nice rally, but they still haven't gotten Lynch going.

28. Kansas City Chiefs: Good game from Cassel should cool Todd Haley's seat a bit.

29. St. Louis Rams: Much-needed bye week coming for Rams, who could go 0-7 or worse.

30. Indianapolis Colts: The Curtis Painter era begins in Indy.

31. Miami Dolphins: Defense certainly has taken a step backward.

32. Minnesota Vikings: On the bright side, at least they didn't blow another halftime lead.