I missed a week of power rankings and I am late on this one due to moving to the city that blows leads like other. We are back at it though. Before diving in to the power rankings, here are the Week 5 Results as well as Passing, Rushing and Receiving Leaders.
Week 5 Results
- Bears def. Bucs
- Cardinals def. Jets
- Ravens def. Bengals
- Steelers def. Eagles
- Texans def. Jaguars
- Raiders def. Chiefs
- Rams def. Football Team
- Panthers def. Falcons
- Dolphins def. 49ers
- Browns def. Colts
- Cowboys def. Giants
- Seahawks def. Vikings
- Saints def. Chargers
- Titans def. Bills
Top 5 Passing, Rushing and Receiving Leaders After Week 5
1. Dak Prescott – 1,856 yards
2. Josh Allen – 1,589 yards
3. Russell Wilson – 1,502 yards
4. Patrick Mahomes – 1,474 yards
5. Matt Ryan – 1,472 yards
1. Dalvin Cook – 489 yards
2. Josh Jacobs – 377 yards
3. Derrick Henry – 376 yards
4. Todd Gurley – 375 Yards
5. Aaron Jones – 374 yards
1. DeAndre Hopkins – 528 yards
2. Stefon Diggs – 509 yards
3. D.K. Metcalf – 496 yards
4. Robby Anderson – 489 yards
5. Calvin Ridley – 485 yards
Week 6 Power Rankings (2 Week Lag)
32. New York Jets (0-5)
Last Week: 32
Stat or Fact: Adam Gase Sucks (Fuck Stats)
Le’Veon Bell has been released. The offense has scored 6 touchdowns. When is it enough to finally give Adam Gase the proverbial “best of luck in your future endeavors” speech. Hopefully no other NFL teams make the mistake of making him their next head coach. Woof.
31. New York Giants (0-5)
Last Week: 31
Stat or Fact: 3.07 Adjusted Line Yards
The Giants can’t run block for shit which was evident watching Saquon Barkley prior to his injury have nowhere to go against the Steelers. Adjust Line Yards takes a percentage based on losses, big runs, etc. and adjusts accordingly. The Giants are dead last. That 3.07 is the worst since Baltimore in 2013 at 3.01.
30. Washington Football Team (1-4)
Last Week: 25
Stat or Fact: Alex Smith Returns After 17 Surgeries
For those unfamiliar with Alex Smith, he almost lost his fucking leg in 2018. After 17 surgeries to repair his beyond broken leg, he played on Sunday. Win or lose, it doesn’t matter. That was a win for anyone who has any ounce of humanity in their soul. For this week, I will take a break from shitting on the Football Team because Alex Smith is a bad man.
29. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-4)
Last Week: 19
Stat or Fact: Def DVOA 19.5%
The Jags have a top 10 offense based on DVOA. However, the 19.5% is the worst since the 2015 Saints who bolstered a 21.7%.
28. Atlanta Falcons (0-5)
Last Week: 20
Stat or Fact: Dan Quinn owns 6 of the top 15 blown leads in Falcons history
28-3 Never Forget. In all seriousness, Dan Quinn was heralded for defense. Atlanta hasn’t had a good one since the Super Bowl season. The offense has steadily declined since Kyle Shanahan left.
27. Detroit Lions (1-3)
Last Week: 28
Stat or Fact: Matt Patricia has led in the 4th quarter in 21 games. He only has 10 wins.
He is inevitably going to kick the can during or after the season. He is another monumental failure of a head coach. To make matters worse, this is what he said a few weeks ago after blowing a lead against the Bears when asked, “Yeah, I don’t think so,” Patricia said. “I think I got probably one of the biggest plays in the fourth quarter in the history of the NFL.”
26. Philadelphia Eagles (1-3-1)
Last Week: 29
Stat or Fact: 9 INTs for Carson Wentz
This is easily the worst Wentz has looked since coming into the league. One thing that could always be said is he didn’t turn the ball over. The last three seasons, he has only thrown 7 INTs in all 3. Unless something substantial changes, he could blow his career high (14 – rookie year) out the water.
25. Cincinnati Bengals (1-3-1)
Last Week: 30
Stat or Fact: 9.4% of the drop backs are sacks
Rookie QB Joe Burrow has thrown the second most passes in 2020. The Bengals offensive line is one of the worst in the league. In a division that is clearly going to overwhelm the Bengals, they may want to do a better job protecting Burrow.
24. Houston Texans (1-4)
Last Week: 27
Stat or Fact: 1-0 Without BOB
Of course this certainly isn’t the time to think the Texans turn their season around after defeating the Jags 30-14. It is definitely a step in the right direction with how badly he has mismanaged this team as GM / Head Coach.
23. Denver Broncos (1-3)
Last Week: 26
Stat or Fact: Situational Offense Sucks
Of course the Broncos don’t have second year starter Drew Lock. Nonetheless, the offense is converting 38% of 3rd Downs and turning redzone trips into paydirt 46% of the time. Yikes.
22. Minnesota Vikings (1-4)
Last Week: 22
Stat or Fact: The Schedule Gets Much Easier
I don’t know if luck will be on their side down the stretch. But, the Vikings have lost to the Packers, Colts, Titans and Seahawks. We are talking about 3 of the league’s remaining undefeated.
21. Los Angeles Chargers (1-4)
Last Week: 23
Stat or Fact: Herbert has surprised the shit out of me
I along with many others thought Justin Herbert was ass water. But good God, is he good and is he fun to watch? The Chargers may be 1-4. Since Herbert took over, the offense has been exciting and all the games have been close losses.
20. San Francisco 49ers (2-3)
Last Week: 11
Stat or Fact: If you can’t run block, Kyle Shanahan’s offense becomes pointless
In 2019, the 49ers offensive line was ranked 8th in run blocking. Five games in to 2020, they are 29th. Injuries aside, they won’t win many games not being able to move the pile given the offense.
19. Dallas Cowboys (2-3)
Last Week: 14
Stat or Fact: The Red Rocket Strikes
After Dak went down with a brutal injury, Andy Dalton came in and secured the win for the Cowboys notching the 4th Quarter Comeback and Game Winning Drive. The Dak injury is devestating, but Andy Dalton isn’t a bad option when he is protected.
18. Miami Dolphins (2-3)
Last Week: 21
Stat or Fact: Dolphins Currently Hold a Streak in the NFL
The Dolphins currently hold the longest active streak with a takeaway for the last 11 games. They are also one of two teams with a losing record and positive point differential (+23).
17. Carolina Panthers (3-2)
Last Week: 24
Stat or Fact: Panthers are 3-0 without Christian McCaffrey
Coincidence? 100%. There is no way this team is better without him. It certainly makes you wonder what this team becomes with him back in the fold, especially given the efficiency of Teddy Bridgewater and receivers Robby Anderson and DJ Moore.
16. Chicago Bears (4-1)
Last Week: 18
Stat or Fact: 3 Wins to Overcome Double Digit Deficits
Last year, I took forever to jump on the Bills train thinking it was fool’s gold. This year, the Bears can have that title in 2020.
15. Arizona Cardinals (3-2)
Last Week: 16
Stat or Fact: 4 of 6 Murray INTs on Third Down
Murray is fun to watch and he is ultra aggressive with some of his throws. He has four INTs on 3rd down this season. Cut your losses and punt your opponents back. 5 of his 6 INTs have also come in Cardinal territory.
14. Las Vegas Raiders (3-2)
Last Week: 15
Stat or Fact: Derek Carr’s numbers are nearly identical to Brees’ in 2018 (Lost MVP to Mahomes)
Right now Derek Carr is completing a league leading 73.1% of passes with 1,442 yards, 11 TDs with only 1 INT and 115.7 QB Rating. He is on pace for 4,614 yards, 35 TDs and 3 INTs. Brees finished 2018 with 3,992 yards, 32 TDs and 5 INTs. *Brees played 15 games*
13. Indianapolis Colts (3-2)
Last Week: 13
Stat or Fact: Colts Defense Leads the League in Yards Per Play (4.7)
The Colts defense is damn good ranking in the top 10 in nearly every category. The offense is the perfect compliment as they rank 3rd in average time per drive.
12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-2)
Last Week: 9
Stat or Fact: Brady TD to INT is 9 to 1 the last three weeks
After week 2, the engine on the Tom Brady interception train blew plenty of steam. Since then (despite his mental error this week), he has been dialed in. He also gets the number one target in Chris Godwin back.
11. New Orleans Saints (3-2)
Last Week: 10
Stat or Fact: Cam Jordan is Not Generating Pressure
The Saints pass defense hasn’t been nearly as good as recent years. That doesn’t bode well for a clearly aging Drew Brees. But Cam Jordan is miserably underperforming in 2020. Without a pass rush, you can’t expect much from corners. The team pressure is down as a whole. Jordan finished the last two seasons with 49 and 43 QB pressures, respectively. So far in 2020, he has 4. He is missing 12.9% of his tackles, up 2% from last season. He is far better than this.
10. Los Angeles Rams (4-1)
Last Week: 12
Stat or Fact: Brown, Henderson and Akers all averaging over 4.0 ypc
The key to the Rams success is their running game. That was a giant missing link in their disappointing 2019 campaign as not a single back averaged more than 3.8 ypc.
9. New England Patriots (2-2)
Last Week: 8
Stat or Fact: Cam Newton Leads Pats in Rushing Attempts and Rushing TDs
Contingent on his health, Belichick is going to maximize the legs of Cam Newton. Now that he is back from Covid, the Patriots can get back to business.
8. Cleveland Browns (4-1)
Last Week: 17
Stat or Fact: Offense Avg. 37.5 Points the Last 4 Games
After the stinker against the Ravens in week 1, the Browns are rolling thanks to a potent running game and some creative play calling by Kevin Stefanski. Prior to his injury, Nick Chubb was running 5.9 yards per clip. Kareem Hunt is averaging 5.0. We are seeing the offensive potential unfold that many of us expected in 2019.
7. Buffalo Bills (4-1)
Last Week: 5
Stat or Fact: Tre’Davious White was missed in the dismantling by the Titans
We have already seen memes and doctored videos of the stiff arm from Derrick Henry that sent Norman into another dimension. AJ Brown had his way with Norman as well for most of the game. It was clear as day that the Titans wanted to exploit him. They did.
6. Tennessee Titans (4-0)
Last Week: 7
Stat or Fact: Titans became the first team to score a touchdown on every red zone possession (minimum six red zone possessions), have zero turnovers, and allow no sacks since the Patriots in 2007
The Titans offense has become a well oiled machine thanks to Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry and AJ Brown. Although, Henry is off to a slower start than 2019, this team still knows how to control the line of scrimmage and wear teams down.
5. Pittsburgh Steelers (4-0)
Last Week: 6
Stat or Fact: Their Pressure Rate is ungodly
They were off this week and still have 11 more pressures than the second best team at getting to opposing QBs. They pressure QBs on 40% of their drop backs. The next best team is New England at 30.9%.
4. Baltimore Ravens (4-1)
Last Week: 4
Stat or Fact: 4th Time under John Harbaugh the Ravens have surrendered less than 80 points through five games
They got torched by Patty Mahomes and the Chiefs for 34, sure. But the defense is going to be the driving force in 2020 for the Ravens.
3. Seattle Seahawks (5-0)
Last Week: 2
Stat or Fact: Wilson hasn’t posted less than a 100.7 QB Rating through 5
Wilson has slowed a bit the last two weeks. However, he still leads the league TDs and YPA by a mile. He’s tied for 1st in 4th quarter comebacks with 2. The Seahawks are still unblemished behind his arm.
2. Kansas City Chiefs (4-1)
Last Week: 1
Stat or Fact: Andy Reid’s First Loss to Raiders in Arrowhead
No need to panic here. The Raiders could be here to stay for a while. But, let’s not overreact to this loss for the Chiefs.
1. Green Bay Packers (4-0)
Last Week: 3
Stat or Fact: Their offense is unmatched
The Packers are 1st in point with 38 per game. Even crazier, the Packers are 1st yards per drive 50.83, second is 36.31. They are 1st in points per drive with 3.97. Second place is 3.09.