Football season is upon us and we’re already looking at the NFL Power Rankings for week 5! The NFL Standings and NFL scores are getting fans excited to see their favourite teams’ progress, so if you want to know the NFL Power Rankings as of Saturday, October 8, here’s what you need to know.
Where to Watch
Week 5 of the NFL continues Sunday and fans are excited to see how the games roll out. The first game is between the New England Patriots vs. the Cleveland Browns and it all kicks off Sunday, October 9 at 1:00 p.m. EST. You can stream it live with Game Pass, or watch it on the CBS network. For the full schedule, visit the NFL website.
NFL Power Rankings
#1 Minnesota Vikings (4-0)
The Vikings are undefeated after four games thanks to their solid defense.
#2 Philadelphia Eagles (3-0)
Jim Schwartz played a big part in securing the Eagles defense. The Lions head coach from 2009-2013 has the chance to beat his former team—so it will be an exciting match to see!
#3 Denver Broncos (4-0)
The Broncos have some of the best corners in the league and as they face the Falcons (highest-scoring team in the league) this match will be a real treat for fans. That being said, the injury to Trevor Siemian could be an issue!
#4 New England Patriots (3-1)
In Week 4 the Patriots suffered from losing their star quarterback, Tom Brady on the field. Thankfully, now that the Deflategate scandal is far behind him, Tom Brady is back for Week 5 to battle the Cleveland Browns.
#5 Pittsburgh Steelers (3-1)
Despite a 34-3 loss to the Eagles in Week 3, they’re still the sixth-highest scoring team. The team’s defense is even more of a threat with offense Le’Veon Bell back on the field.
#6 Houston Texans (3-1)
Houston still maintains a strong defense, even without J.J. Watt. Jadeveon Clowney must become a dominant pass rusher in Watt’s place and Brock Osweiler must limit interceptions.
#7 Atlanta Falcons (3-1)
The highest-scoring team in the league, the Falcons have Matt Ryan and Julio Jones to thank for their excellent performance. Matched against the Denver Broncos, this game will be a treat for fans.
#8 Green Bay Packers (2-1)
The Packers are matched against the New York Giants for Week 5’s game. According to CBCSports.com fans are hoping the Giants’ Odell Beckam will keep calm and be patient with the young Packers corners, who might try to rile him up.
#9 Oakland Raiders (3-1)
To avoid a letdown against the San Diego Chargers, they’ll need to bring their best game. Thankfully, they have Derek Carr, who has proven to be an asset to the Raiders. With his four touchdown passes in the final three minutes of game time, the team has been a force to be reckoned with over the past two seasons.
#10 Baltimore Ravens (3-1)
Thursday, the team sent rookie cornerback, Maurice Canady to injured reserve due to a hamstring injury in Sunday’s Week 4 loss against the Raiders. According to Forbes,the Ravens must gain more respect and beat a solid team in order to rebuild their reputation.