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NFL Power Rankings ... and Sour Rankings Through Week 5

You've seen NFL power rankings before, but here at gatosclub we're also interested in the bottom of the barrel. As far as power rankings go, we're looking at what teams have done on the field, with a bit of an eye toward the future. We're also going to include our Sour Rankings, though, which will look at the teams that have had the worst performances and poor prospects.

So without further ado, here's a look at our NFL Power Rankings, featuring the best eight teams following Week 4. And the Sour Rankings, featuring the worst eight squads the league has to offer.

Power Rankings

1. Buffalo Bills -- The Bills move into the top spot after blowing out the Steelers 38-3. They leapfrog the Eagles because Josh Allen is just a monster on offense and the defense is tied for the league best in points allowed (61) with the 49ers.

2. Philadelphia Eagles -- They're the last undefeated team in the league and they've outscored opponents by 47 points. They held off the Cardinals in Week 5, but Jalen Hurts isn't doing a lot of his damage through the air. We'll know a lot more after the Eagles take on the Cowboys on Sunday night.

3. Kansas City Chiefs -- The Chiefs defeated the Raiders on Monday night and Patrick Mahomes is getting the ball to Travis Kelce at all the right times. They'll face the Bills for the top spot in this ranking Sunday.

4. San Francisco 49ers -- Last week I said that if they blow out the Panthers in Week 5, I'd feel justified with them in this spot. They throttled the Panthers 37-15 so they hold strong here and get to face the Falcons next.

5. Baltimore Ravens -- They followed up a close loss to the Bills with a clutch win against the AFC champion Bengals. They take on the 4-1 Giants next week and I expect them to take the road win.

6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- They move up a spot after holding off the Falcons. The Bucs get to take this spot after the Dolphins fell again without Tua Tagovailoa in the lineup. Tampa Bay stays above Dallas due to the season-opening victory over the Cowboys.

7. Dallas Cowboys -- The Cowboys have won four straight without Dak Prescott. The defense has led the way and adding Prescott to the lineup could only help as Cooper Rush has played decently but not great.

8. Minnesota Vikings -- It's a little surprising to see them at 4-1, but they're beating teams they should while their only loss has been to the undefeated Eagles.



Sour Rankings

25. New Orleans Saints -- They picked up their second win of the season behind Taysom Hill's strong effort, moving up a couple spots and nearly out of the Sour Rankings.

26. New England Patriots -- They've lost two quarterbacks in the last three weeks and just eviscerated a previously impressive Lions offense to move up from No. 30.

27. Las Vegas Raiders -- They won in Week 4 and stayed with the Chiefs until the very end Monday night. They move up two spots as a result of the effort and other teams playing worse.

28. Chicago Bears -- The Bears fall two spots, mostly because of other teams around them after a decent performance in a 29-22 loss to the Vikings.

29. Houston Texans -- Houston picked up its first win, a 13-6 decision over the Jaguars, behind a strong effort from Dameon Pierce.

30. Pittsburgh Steelers -- They entered the Sour Rankings last week and will fall even farther after losing their fourth in a row.

31. Washington Commanders -- Another team that entered the Sour Rankings last week and continues to drop, Washington fell to the Titans and Carson Wentz is getting thrown under the bus by his head coach.

32. Carolina Panthers -- It's a steep fall for the Panthers from last week. With Baker Mayfield out and losing their head coach to the chopping block, it's a bleak outlook.

Sam Bissett contributed to this article.


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