NFL Week 5 Power Rankings – Cowboys Enter Top-10


For the second consecutive week, there is a new No.  1 team in our NFL Power Rankings in Week 5.

Jalen Hurts bolstered his case for NFL MVP by leading the Philadelphia Eagles to another impressive victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

While the Eagles topped our NFL Week 5 Power Rankings, the Cowboys, Jets, and Falcons were among the biggest risers this week.

On the other hand, the Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers took the hardest fall after suffering disappointing losses in Week 4.

Both teams moved up more than 10 spots after winning back-to-back games.

Check out our NFL Week 5 Power Rankings below.

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NFL Week 5 Power Rankings Chart

Rank Team Change (Last Week) Super Bowl Odds Notes
1 Philadelphia Eagles
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+700 Jalen Hurts continues to establish himself among the elite NFL QBs in Week 4. Hurts guided Philadelphia to another gutsy win on Sunday, this time at home against the upstart Jacksonville Jaguars.
2 Buffalo Bills
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+350 One week after poor late-game execution cost Buffalo a win, Josh Allen and the Bills came up with enough clutch plays to take down the Ravens 23-20.
3 Green Bay Packers
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+1100 Aaron Rodgers and the Packers didn’t quite cover the -9.5 point spread versus the Patriots but still improved to 3-1 following a 27-24 OT-win.
4 Kansas City Chiefs
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+650 Patrick Mahomes got his revenge against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday Night Football. At 3-1, the Chiefs sit atop the AFC West standings.
5 Dallas Cowboys
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+3300 It’s still early but the Cowboys are 3-0 under backup QB Cooper Rush. Dak Prescott is eyeing a return in Week 5 but Jerry Jones as proclaimed that he isn’t ready. Is there a QB controversy brewing in Dallas?
6 Miami Dolphins
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+2200 Miami’s decision to trot out Tua Tagavailoa last week could come back to haunt them. Can the Dolphins stay afloat with Teddy Bridgewater under center?
7 Baltimore Ravens
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+1800 Lamar Jackson is playing at an MVP level but a costly red zone interception cost the Ravens at seizing the AFC North lead.
8 Los Angeles Rams
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+1800 The Rams had a chance to pull away in the NFC West but couldn’t get the job done on the road in San Francisco against the 49ers.
9 Los Angeles Chargers
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+2000 Justin Herbert looked good in last week’s win over the Texans. However, key injuries to the defense could hold the Chargers back in 2022.
10 San Francisco 49ers
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+1600 San Francisco earned a much-needed win over the NFC West-leading LA Rams. All four NFC West teams enter Week 5 with a 2-2 record.
11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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+1200 The Bucs don’t deserve to drop seven spots following a loss to the Chiefs but there are legitimate questions about Tampa Bay’s ability to contend for a Super Bowl.
12 Minnesota Vikings
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+2200 The Vikings continue to move up our NFL Power Rankings after sneaking by the New Orleans Saints in London, England. At 3-1, Minnesota still owns the tiebreaker over the Packers in the NFC North.
13 New York Giants
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+10000 The Giants continue to roll under new head coach Brian Daboll. While a win over the Bears might not be noteworthy, New York will be tested with games against the Packers, Ravens, and Jaguars in the next 3 weeks.
14 Denver Broncos
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+4000 Denver suffered a disappointing result on the road against the winless Raiders last week. Can the Broncos move forward without talented RB Javonte Williams.
15 Cleveland Browns
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+6600 The Browns finished arguably the easiest portion of their schedule with a 2-2 record. How long can the Browns stay alive in the AFC North race with Jacoby Brissett at QB?
16 Cincinnati Bengals
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+2200 Joe Burrow has the Bengals back at .500 following an ugly 0-2 start. Cincinnati now gets the benefit of playing the Ravens on extended rest this week.
17 Tennessee Titans
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+6000 Derrick Henry looked like his old self in Tennessee’s crucial 24-17 win over the division-rival Colts on Sunday. Following an 0-2 start, the defending AFC South champs are now tied for first place.
18 New York Jets
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+20000 Zach Wilson threw two interceptions but still managed to rally the Jets to a 24-20 win in Pittsburgh on Sunday. Running back Breece Hall scored his first career rushing touchdown with 16 seconds left to seal the comeback win.
19 Jacksonville Jaguars
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+6000 Jacksonville followed an impressive win over the Chargers by falling short on the road in Philadelphia against the Eagles. At 2-2, the Jaguars are still tied for first place in the AFC South race.
20 Arizona Cardinals
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+6600 Don’t look now. Arizona has erased an 0-2 start by winning back-to-back games. Now the Cardinals will have a chance to make a statement with a win over the undefeated Eagles in Week 5.
21 Atlanta Falcons
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+25000 Don’t look now but Marcus Mariota has the Falcons competing with some of the league’s best teams. At 2-2, the Falcons have legitimate postseason aspirations in the NFC South.
22 Chicago Bears
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+30000 The Bears fell short on the road against the New York Giants in Week 4. Justin Fields threw for a season-high 174 yards in the loss.
23 Seattle Seahawks
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+30000 Geno Smith leads the NFL in completion percentage and finally connected with receiver DK Metcalf to stretch the field in last week’s win over Detroit. At 2-2, the Seahawks are tied for the NFC West lead.
24 Las Vegas Raiders
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+5500 Josh McDaniels was on the hot seat following an 0-3 start but last week’s win might be enough to save his job. After this week’s game against the Chiefs, Las Vegas will have the benefit of playing the Texans, Saints, and Jaguars in consecutive weeks.
25 Indianapolis Colts
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+5000 The Colts dropped a must-win game at home against the division-rival Tennessee Titans. At 1-2-1, Indianapolis has its work cut out if it wants to make the playoffs with Matt Ryan under center.
26 Pittsburgh Steelers
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+20000 The Kenny Pickett-era has officially begun in Pittsburgh. The Steelers are hoping Pickett can provide a spark to a lifeless offense but the rookie will have to grow up quickly after throwing 2 INT in his debut.
27 New Orleans Saints
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+8000 The Saints didn’t look any better without QB Jameis Winston in London. New Orleans is suddenly 1-3 and in serious jeopardy of falling out of the NFC playoff race in early October.
28 New England Patriots
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+15000 The Patriots lost Mac Jones in Week 3 and fell to 1-3 after a tough OT-loss to the Packers last week. Now, Bill Belichick will move forward with former fourth-round pick Bailey Zappe at QB.
29 Washington Commanders
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+25000 The Commanders were trounced against a divisional opponent for the second consecutive week. Carson Wentz has been sacked 17 times, more than any quarterback in the NFL.
30 Detroit Lions
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+20000 The Lions lost another shootout in Week 4, this time to the lowly Seattle Seahawks. Through four weeks, Detroit leads the NFL in total offense and points per game.
31 Carolina Panthers
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+25000 Baker Mayfield lost a duel versus Kyler Murray in a battle between former Heisman Trophy winners on Sunday. At 1-3, it appears Matt Rhule’s time in Carolina is coming to an end.
32 Houston Texans
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+100000 Houston remains the only winless team in the NFL. Houston’s inability to stop the run is going to lead for a long season for Lovie Smith and the Texans.

NFL Week 5 Power Rankings

The Philadelphia Eagles are the only undefeated team remaining after four games.

On the other hand, the Houston Texans are the only NFL team without a win heading into Week 5.

The Indianapolis Colts will kick off the action in Week 5 by traveling to Mile High Stadium for a battle against the new-look Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football.

Week 5 will also feature a handful of key divisional games, including matchups in the NFC North and the AFC West.

Check out some of the key NFL games to watch in Week 5:

  • Indianapolis Colts @ Denver Broncos (Thursday Night Football)
  • New York Giants @ Green Bay Packers
  • Los Angeles Chargers @ Cleveland Browns
  • Chicago Bears @ Minnesota Vikings
  • Dallas Cowboys @ Los Angeles Rams
  • Cincinnati Bengals @ Baltimore Ravens (Sunday Night Football)
  • Las Vegas Raiders @ Kansas City Chiefs (Monday Night Football)

Let’s go over our complete NFL Week 5 Power Rankings below.

32. Houston Texans — Can Houston Continue Streak vs Jaguars?

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  • 📈 Last Week — #32 ()

Davis Mills showed promise at the end of his rookie season but hasn’t been able to build his strong finish in Year 2.

While rookie Dameon Pierce has been a bright spot in Houston, the Texans will need more from Mills to earn their first win of the season.

The good news for the Texans?

Houston has beat the Jaguars in eight consecutive meetings heading into their Week 5 matchup.

31. Carolina Panthers — Mayfield, Rhule Running Out Of Time In Carolina

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  • 📉 Last Week — #28 (🔻 3)

Following a 1-3 start, both QB Baker Mayfield’s and head coach Matt Rhule’s time in the NFL appear to be numbered.

Mayfield ranks second-last in the NFL in completion percentage and dead-last in the league in QBR.

In fact, Mayfield’s 15.3 QBR is the second worst by any quarterback in the first four games of a season since ESPN began tracking the stat in 2006.

30. Detroit Lions — Goff Leading Top-Ranked Lions Offense

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  • 📉 Last Week — #26 (🔻 4)

Detroit’s offense ranks first in the NFL in points per game and points per game.

The move to stick with QB Jared Goff has paid off thus far, as he is tied for the NFL-lead in touchdown passes (11) through four games.

Goff also ranks fifth in the league in passing yards (1,126) and QBR (63.7).

29. Washington Commanders — Wentz Not Getting Enough Time In Washington

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  • 📈 Last Week — #25 (🔻 4)

The Carson Wentz experiment has not been going well in Washington.

Protection has been a major problem, as the Commanders’ offensive line has given up 17 sacks through four games.

The Commanders’ offense also ranks dead-last in the NFL on play-action passes.

Unfortunately for the defense, star defensive end Chase Young needs more time to return to the field as he recovers from a torn ACL.

28. New England Patriots — Will Bailey Zappe Make His First Career Start?

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  • 📉 Last Week — #23 (🔻 5)

Brian Hoyer left last week’s game with a concussion, giving way to third-string quarterback Bailey Zappe.

Zappe played well off of the bench, completing 10-of-15 passes for 99 yards and a touchdown in a 27-24 OT-loss to the GB Packers.

Zappe has a chance to make his first career start this week but Mac Jones’ limited participation in practice could be a sign that the Patriots’ starter is ahead of schedule.

27. New Orleans Saints — Dalton Can’t Provide Spark in London vs Vikings

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  • 📈 Last Week — #16 (🔻 11)

Andy Dalton was serviceable in his first start, completing 71.4 percent of his passes for 236 yards and a touchdown in the loss to Minnesota.

Now, New Orleans will have to return from London, England for a matchup against the underrated Seattle Seahawks.

Jameis Winston and starting wide receiver Michael Thomas are on the injury report for Week 5, which could be bad news for the Saints’ offense.

26. Pittsburgh Steelers — Can Kenny Pickett Save Pittsburgh’s Season?

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  • 📈 Last Week — #21 (🔻 6)

The Kenny Pickett era has finally begun in Pittsburgh.

After the offense stalled under Mitchell Trubisky in Week 4 against the Jets, Pickett nearly led the Steelers to a comeback win after halftime.

Pickett rushed for two scores and showed the ability to move the ball on offense but threw three interceptions in his NFL debut, leading to a Steelers’ loss.

25. Indianapolis Colts — Colts’ Offense Sputtering Under Matt Ryan

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  • 📈 Last Week — #14 (🔻 11)

After acquiring QB Matt Ryan in the offseason, the Colts were supposed to contend for the AFC South crown.

Instead, Indianapolis sits in third place in the division standings through four weeks.

Ryan has largely struggled under center and the Colts have been unable to manufacture points as a result, scoring 20 points or fewer in each of their first four games.

To make matters worse, running back Jonathan Taylor was ruled out for this week’s Thursday Night Football contest versus the Denver Broncos.

24. Las Vegas Raiders — Raiders Earn First Win vs Broncos

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  • 📉 Last Week — #31 (🔺 7)

Las Vegas finally got on the board with its first win of the season at home against the Denver Broncos in Week 4.

Josh Jacobs rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns while Davante Adams caught nine balls for 101 yards and a touchdown in the win.

The Raiders will need continued production from their stars once again this week, as they will travel on the road to Kansas City for another must-win game against the Chiefs.

23. Seattle Seahawks — Is It Time To Give Geno Smith More Credit?

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  • 📈 Last Week — #30 (🔺 7)

After back-to-back 300-yard passing games, is it finally time to give Geno Smith some love?

Smith leads the NFL in completion percentage through four games and he finally took some risks down the field in the win against the Lions last week.

The Seahawks’ QB has completed 77.3 percent of his passes for 1,037 yards with six touchdowns and only two interceptions.

He ranks in the top-10 in the league in all three categories and also ranks fifth in the NFL with a 72.4 QBR.

22. Chicago Bears — Fields Failing To Show Signs of Development

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  • 📈 Last Week — #22 (🔺 4)

Justin Fields’ development or lack thereof has been one of the biggest stories in Chicago this season.

Fields has been unable to trust his reads in Year 2. As a result, he’s held onto the ball for too long, which has led to him getting pressure on a league-worst 48 percent of his dropbacks.

Fields also has the lowest completion percentage over expectation this season at minus-13.1%, according to NFL Next Gen Stats

Chicago comes into Week 5 ranked dead-last in the league in passing yards per game, completions, and attempts.

21. Atlanta Falcons — Falcons Are Most Profitable Team ATS

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  • 📉 Last Week — #29 (🔺 8)

The Falcons have not been shy about finding their identity with Marcus Mariota under center.

At one point, Atlanta called 14 consecutive run plays while gaining big chunks on the ground in the process.

At 4-0-0 against the spread, the Falcons have made NFL bettors more money than any other team so far this season.

20. Arizona Cardinals — Cardinals Suddenly Tied For NFC West Lead

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  • 📉 Last Week — #24 (🔺 4)

Following a slow start, Arizona suddenly finds itself in a four-way tie atop the NFC West standings.

However, the Cardinals are going to have a hard time keeping up with the 49ers and Rams if they continue their current style of play.

Kyler Murray is on pace to throw an NFL-record 735 passes this season, yet Arizona ranks 15th in the NFL in passing offense.

With a matchup against the high-flying Eagles looming, head coach Kliff Kingsbury will have to find a way to get the Cardinals’ offense off the ground.

19. Jacksonville Jaguars — Lawrence, Jags Take A Step Back in Week 4Jacksonville Jaguars logo

  • 📉 Last Week — #26 (🔻 4)

Trevor Lawrence took a considerable step back in Week 4, as he committed five turnovers in an ugly 29-21 loss versus the Philadelphia Eagles.

The loss extended Jacksonville’s streak to 19 consecutive losses versus NFC East opponents.

Next, the Jaguars will try to get back on track against a pair of AFC South opponents.

Jacksonville will host the winless Houston Texans in Week 5 before traveling to Indianapolis for a rematch against a Colts team that will be seeking revenge following a 24-0 loss in Week 2.

18. New York Jets — Zach Wilson Leads Jets To Comeback In 2022 Debut

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  • 📉 Last Week — #27 (🔺 9)

The Jets are suddenly 2-2 after pulling off a pair of late-game comebacks in the first four weeks.

Quarterback Zach Wilson made his 2022 debut against a tough Steelers defense, throwing for 252 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in the win.

Wilson also caught a touchdown and led the Jets down the field for a game-winning touchdown drive that culminated in a game-winning rushing touchdown from rookie RB Breece Hall.

All in all, it was a successful debut for Wilson, who suddenly has plenty of weapons at his disposal in New York.

17. Tennessee Titans — Titans Even Up Record After 0-2 Start

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  • 📉 Last Week — #20 (🔺 3)

Tennessee is suddenly tied for the AFC South lead after taking down the Colts in Indianapolis to get back to the .500-mark.

Derrick Henry returned to form with a statement game, rushing for 114 yards and a touchdown in the win over Indianapolis.

A strong running game will be a welcome sign for QB Ryan Tannehill and the Titans offense, which ranks 29th in the NFL in total offense through four games.

16. Cincinnati Bengals — Burrow Helping To Revive Bengals’ Season

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  • 📉 Last Week — #19 (🔺 3)

Joe Burrow has guided the Bengals to back-to-back wins by throwing for five touchdowns and no interceptions over his last two games.

The Bengals offensive line has stepped up too, allowing just three sacks during that span after surrendering 13 sacks in the first two losses.

After this week’s divisional battle against the Ravens, Cincinnati will have the benefit of playing one of its easiest stretches of the season.

Following this week, the Bengals will take on the Saints, Falcons, Browns, Panthers, and Steelers in consecutive weeks.

15. Cleveland Browns — Garrett’s Return A Welcome Sign for Browns’ D

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  • 📈 Last Week — #13 (🔻 2)

One week after Jacoby Brissett played his best game of the season, the Browns’ QB led only two touchdown drives and threw for zero touchdowns and one interception last week.

Cleveland got some good news earlier this week after pass-rusher Myles Garrett returned to practice on Wednesday for the first time since being injured in a car accident last week.

While Garrett returned to practice, the Browns will still be missing fellow pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney this week, which could be a problem after Cleveland failed to generate pressure in last week’s loss versus Atlanta.

14. Denver Broncos — Broncos’ Offense In Trouble Ahead of TNF

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  • 📉 Last Week — #9 (🔻 5)

Russell Wilson will enter Week 5 banged up after suffering a shoulder injury in the loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Denver’s offense suffered another big blow last week, as starting running back Javonte Williams suffered a season-ending injury.

Broncos’ linebacker Randy Gregory will also be out of the lineup for the foreseeable future after undergoing knee surgery.

With Denver battling injuries on both sides of the ball, it’s hard to believe that the Broncos will be able to contend for a Super Bowl in 2022.

13. New York Giants — Giants Proving To Be Legitimate Contenders Under Daboll

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  • 📈 Last Week — #18 (🔺 5)

QB Daniel Jones suffered an ankle injury in last week’s win over the Chicago Bears.

The Giants are optimistic about having their starting quarterback under center for this week’s game in London, England.

Meanwhile, Saquon Barkley continues to carry the Giants offense. Barkley leads the NFL in rushing with 463 yards to go along with two touchdowns through four games.

At 3-1, the Giants have already exceeded expectations under head coach Brian Daboll but a win over the Green Bay Packers would put the rest of the NFL on notice.

12. Minnesota Vikings — Vikings Fighting For NFC North Crown

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  • 📈 Last Week — #17 (🔺 5)

Despite a strong 3-1 record, the Vikings suddenly have concerns on the offensive and defensive line.

Minnesota has struggled to protect QB Kirk Cousins, who was sacked three times and hit eight times in last week’s narrow win versus the New Orleans Saints.

On defense, the Vikings are struggling to generate pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

As a team, the Vikings’ defense has recorded 56 pressures and nine sacks this season. It doesn’t help that Minnesota owns the fourth-lowest blitz-rate in the NFL.

11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Can Brady and the Bucs Overcome Distractions?

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  • 📈 Last Week — #4 (🔻 7)

At 2-2, Tampa Bay will enter Week 5 tied atop the NFC South standings with the Atlanta Falcons.

Tom Brady and the Bucs will be looking to rebound from back-to-back losses against potential Super Bowl contenders.

After allowing just 9.0 points per game through the first three games, Tampa Bay surrendered 41 points to Patrick Mahomes and company on Sunday Night Football.

The Bucs still rank sixth in the league in scoring defense heading into Week 5 but Brady and company have scored just 20.5 points per game, which ranks in the bottom-half of the NFL.

10. San Francisco 49ers — 49ers Save Season With Crucial Win vs Rams

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  • 📉 Last Week — #11 (🔺 1)

The 49ers dominated the division-rival LA Rams in a must-win divisional matchup on Monday.

San Francisco’s defense looks like the kind of unit that could lead Kyle Shanahan and company to the Super Bowl.

The 49ers have generated a pressure rate of 44 percent for the season, which is 12 percentage points above the league average.

San Francisco ranks first or second in nearly every major defensive category through four games, including total defense, pass defense, rush defense, and scoring defense.

9. Los Angeles Chargers — Herbert, Chargers Respond in Win vs Houston

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  • 📈 Last Week — #10 (🔺 1)

In last week’s 34-24 win over Houston, Justin Herbert’s showed no signs of the rib injury that he suffered the week prior.

Herbert threw for 340 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Through four games, the Chargers’ quarterback has thrown for a league-leading 1,250 yards with nine touchdowns and only two interceptions.

With L.A. dealing with significant injuries on defense, the Chargers will need Herbert and the offense to carry the team once again in 2022.

8. Los Angeles Rams — Is It Time To Question Stafford’s Health?

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  • 📉 Last Week — #6 (🔻 2)

Is it time to start questioning QB Matthew Stafford’s arm health again?

Stafford has failed to throw a touchdown in each of Los Angeles’ last two games.

The Rams’ QB has thrown more interceptions (six) than touchdowns (four) while posting a 49.6 QBR, good for just 14th in the NFL.

Following last week’s loss to the SF 49ers, the Rams find themselves locked in a four-way tie for first place in the NFC West.

7. Baltimore Ravens — Ravens Collapse Late In Loss vs Bills

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  • 📈 Last Week — #8 (🔻 1)

Lamar Jackson threw a late interception in the red zone and the Baltimore defense made some mental mistakes late in a 23-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills last week.

Despite the loss, the Ravens still look like the team to beat in the AFC North race, thanks in large part to Jackson’s re-emergence as an NFL MVP candidate.

With JK Dobbins nearing full health, look for the Ravens’ run game to start gaining some steam in the coming games.

This week, the Ravens will play host to the division-rival Cincinnati Bengals in a crucial AFC North showdown on Sunday Night Football.

6. Miami Dolphins — Can The Dolphins Stay Afloat Without Tagovailoa

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  • 📈 Last Week — #1 (🔻 5)

Tua Tagovailoa suffered a scary concussion on Thursday Night Football in Week 4, calling into question the league’s protocols.

Following an impressive 3-0 start, Tagovailoa’s injury could alter the fate of the Dolphins’ season.

QB Teddy Bridgewater was serviceable in Tagovailoa’s absence versus the Bengals last week but Miami’s offense managed just one touchdown in the disappointing 27-15 loss.

The Dolphins’ defense will also be dealing with a banged up secondary, which could leave them vulnerable against the new-look New York Jets this week.

5. Dallas Cowboys — Could The Cowboys Actually Stick With Cooper Rush?

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  • 📉 Last Week — #12 (🔺 7)

Dallas will have a difficult decision to make when starting QB Dak Prescott is ready to return to the field.

Backup Cooper Rush has guided the Cowboys to an impressive 3-0 record in Prescott’s absence while throwing for 737 yards with four touchdowns and zero interceptions during that span.

What’s more impressive? Rush’s 73.9 QBR ranks fourth in the NFL.

Could Jerry Jones and the Cowboys decide to stick with Rush even after Prescott is healthy?

4. Kansas City Chiefs — Mistakes Lead To Chiefs’ First Loss of 2022

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  • 📈 Last Week — #5 (🔺 1)

Patrick Mahomes saved his best performance of the season for last week’s revenge game against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Mahomes had his way with the Tampa Bay defense, throwing for 249 yards with three touchdowns and only one interception in a 41-31 victory.

Arguably the biggest story in Kansas City has been the performance of Steve Spagnola’s defense, which ranks first in the league against the run through four games.

Next up, the Chiefs will host the desperate Las Vegas Raiders at home in Arrowhead Stadium on Monday Night Football.

3. Green Bay Packers — Packers’ Offense Banking On Rookie WRs

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  • 📉 Last Week — #6 (🔺 3)

Green Bay was fortunate to escape last week’s game against the New England Patriots with a win in overtime.

While the Packers are 3-1, things haven’t been pretty for Aaron Rodgers and company.

Rodgers seems to have found his top target in rookie Romeo Doubs but look for the veteran signal caller to get second-round pick Christian Watson more involved moving forward.

Now healthy, Watson has the type of speed that could help open things up for the Packers’ offense.

This week, the Packers will be up against the surprise 3-1 New York Giants, who could be without QB Daniel Jones in London, England.

2. Buffalo Bills — Bills’ Defense Holds Up vs Baltimore

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  • 📈 Last Week — #3 (🔺 `)

For the second straight season, Buffalo’s defense ranks among the top units in the league.

The Bills are tied for first in the NFL in total defense and rank second in the league in scoring defense through four games.

Following a late-game collapse against the Dolphins in Week 3, Josh Allen and the Bills got the job done late in last week’s win over the Baltimore Ravens.

Still, the Bills will need to refocus quickly against a desperate Steelers team that will be starting rookie Kenny Pickett under center for the first time.

1. Philadelphia Eagles — Eagles Look To Remain Undefeated

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  • 📈 Last Week — #2 (🔺 1)

The Eagles remain undefeated after beating the Jacksonville Jaguars at home in Week 4.

Philadelphia leaned on its run game in a rainy environment, as running back Miles Sanders racked up a season-high 134 yards and a touchdown in the win.

Jalen Hurts has thrown for four touchdowns and two interceptions through two games while also leading the team with four rushing scores.

The Eagles’ defense has also been stout in 2022, ranking third in the league in total defense so far this season.

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