Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Week 5 – Bucs Reclaim Top Spot
Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Week 5
Cardinals Beat Rams – NFL’s Only Undefeated Club
Chargers Win Another Key AFC West Matchup
Team of the Week
Bucs over Patriots, 19-17
Upset of the Week
Giants Beat Saints, 27-21 OT
Players of the Week
Offense – QB Daniel Jones – Giants
Defense – LB Tremaine Edmunds – Bills
Rookies of Week
Offense – QB Zach Wilson – Jets
Defense – LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah – Browns
Games of Week #5
Giants (1-3) at Cowboys (3-1)
Clash of NFC East Rivals
Buffalo (3-1) at Kansas City (2-2)
Last Year’s AFC Championship Game Repeat
NFL Team Power Poll
Ranking /Record /Team
#1 – 3-1 Bucs
Bucs beat the Patriots on the road to reclaim the top rating.
#2 – 3-1 Bills
Bills posted their second shutout this season vs the Texans.
#3 – 3-1 Rams
Rams’ defense was exposed by the Cardinals and Kyler Murray.
#4 – 3-1 Chargers
Chargers beat the Raiders and Chiefs back to back to take command of the West behind Justin Herbert.
#5 – 4-0 Cardinals
Cardinals making a statement with a fast maturing club pushing for West leadership.
#6 – 2-2 Chiefs
Chief’s offense exploded vs the Eagles. Host the Bills in a major AFC test.
#7 – 3-1 Ravens
Ravens defense is dictating the game along with a versatile Lamarr Jackson.
#8 – 3-1 Browns
Browns defense smothered the Vikings along with a strong ground game.
#9 – 3-1 Packers
The Packers Aaron Rodgers toyed with the Steelers secondary leading to an impressive victory.
#10 – 3-1 Raiders
The Raiders were drilled by Justin Herbert who exploited their secondary repeatedly.
#11 – 3-1 Cowboys
The Cowboys offense is playing well in a potent balanced attack led by rejuvenated Dak Prescott.
#12 – 3-1 Broncos
Broncos were inept vs the Ravens defense in their first matchup vs a playoff contender.
#13 – 3-1 Panthers
Panthers young defense was exposed by the Cowboys.
#14 – 3-1 Bengals
Bengal’s Joe Burrow gives them a chance in every game.
#15 – 2-2 Saints
Saints’ defense was exposed by Daniel Jones while NO offense made few big plays.
#16 – 2-2 Seahawks
Seahawks Russell Wilson managed the game well and made a few big plays in crunch time.
#17 – 2-2 49ers
The 49ers failed in key spots vs Seahawks and two turnovers didn’t help their cause.
#18 – 2-2 Titans
The Titans were shocked by an aggressive Jets club who claimed their first victory.
#19 – 1-3 Patriots
Pats fought the Bucs, but were not able to overcome Tom Brady in crunch time.
#20 – 1-3 Colts
The Colts showed up vs the Dolphins and played their best game of the year.
#21 – 2-2 Redskins
The Redskins got by the Falcons in a high scoring competitive contest they had to have.
#22 – 2-2 Bears
The Bears beat the Lions behind rookie QB Justin Fields in a solid performance.
#23 – 1-3 Giants
The Giants make a great comeback vs the Saints that can turn it around with a repeat Sunday vs the Cowboys this Sunday.
#24 – 1-3 Steelers
Steelers were listless again this time vs the Packers and could face changes soon at key positions.
#25 – 1-3 Falcons
Falcons came up short vs the WFT despite a strong offensive output.
#26 – 1-3 Dolphins
Dolphins came up short again and travel to Tampa in a demanding interconference matchup.
#27 – 1-3 Vikings
Vikings struggled getting their offense in gear vs the Browns and need to focus on the Lions Sunday.
#28 – 1-3 Eagles
The Eagles were outmatched by the Chiefs. Difficult stretch over next month.
#29 – 1-3 Texans
Texans were shut out by the Bills last week. Face the desperate Patriots this Sunday.
#30 – 1-3 Jets
Jets scored their first victory under HC Robert Saleh and rookie QB Zach Wilson.
#31 – 0-4 Lions
Lions were drilled by the Bears. Long rebuilding season ahead.
#32 – 0-4 Jaguars
Jaguars suffered their 19th consecutive loss. HC Urban Meyer facing behavioral issues.
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