Pre-Week 6 Power Rankings
It looked like a rough day at the office for New England's offense for a while in Washington, yet they still put up 33. Can they be stopped? We won't know until they face tougher opposition. For now, the machine is purring.
Okay, Niners' you have my attention. Jimmy G looks in total control, the running game is dominant and the defense aggressive and opportunistic. It feels like this team is for real.
The defense continues to make game-changing plays every week, but I'm not overly-excited about the body language of quarterback Aaron Rodgers when it comes to his dealings with his new coach.
The Bills better hope that the old phrase about defense winning championships rings true because that group is elite and the offense is very much still a work in progress.
Maybe the Cowboys were feeling a little too good at 3-0. Back to back losses to New Orleans and Green Bay in big nationally-televised spots have cast a shadow over the past fortnight.
Rushing for 180 yards against the Chiefs was a reminder that Chris Ballard has built a team along the trenches first. If this team can survive until January, they are dangerous in a one-and-done scenario.
This is a damning indictment of Matt Nagy through five games. His offense has yet to top 300 yards in any contest and the Bears have scored just eight offensive touchdowns.
When Deshaun Watson blows hot, this can be a dangerous team. And there are positive signs along the offensive line where the protection seems to be improving each week.
The Lions are coming off a bye so nothing to see here. Matt Patricia's men are relevant in 2019 and will remain so for the foreseeable future.
Christian McCaffrey is an absolute beast and pretty close to unstoppable at the moment. Best back in the game? I have no issue with him wearing that badge with pride heading into London.
While we're all getting excited about Gardner Minshew at quarterback - and rightly so - can we please recognise that this defense is in freefall and shipping far too many yards and points.
Marcus Mariota is playing okay but the offensive line is a sieve. This team is currently one of the more non-descript outfits in the entire league.
Dan Quinn's speciality is defense yet the Falcons shipped 592 yards and 53 points to Houston last week. Atlanta have given up 20+ points in six straight games. Hot seat, anyone?
Don't shed a tear for fired head coach Jay Gruden. He has just been freed by arguably the most difficult working environment in the entire NFL. He gave it a shot and can now move on
The Dolphins are coming off their best performance of the season last weekend - they were on a bye. Now, they will look to build on that in a massive game for 31st place in these rankings when they take on Washington on Sunday.