Tuesday is a bit of a down day in sports with no NFL football going on, so I thought I’d start doing a weekly blog where I rank the top 10 in different categories with some explanation. What better way to start than doing an NFL power ranking after 5 weeks? So here we go!
1. Buffalo Bills
I think there are three teams in the league that could be considered for the top spot, but I think it must go to Buffalo. Outside of a shocking week one loss to the Steelers, the Bills have been lights out. Allowing just 41 points in the following four games including 2 shutouts. The defense has been really solid, and their offense is electric with Josh Allen being a front runner to win MVP. The recent domination over the Chiefs put them over the edge for me and lands them at my #1 spot.
2. Arizona Cardinals
The only remaining undefeated team in the NFL. They also play in the hardest division and have gone an impressive 2-0 in divisional games. They are a top 5 offense in many statistical categories and Kyler Murray has been awesome to watch. Their schedule down the stretch is tough but remaining undefeated at this point is good enough for the #2 spot for me.
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The defending Super Bowl champions come in at three on my list. They are 4-1 with their only loss coming to a really good Rams team. The run defense they have is suffocating. I do worry about them against the pass, but I think they have time to improve. Having the greatest football player to ever live at QB certainly helps as well. On top of that Antonio Brown seems to have returned to his old form, which is a scary sight for defenses.
4. Dallas Cowboys
Another 4-1 team that has been quite impressive this year. Their only loss came on opening night of the NFL season to the Bucs in an extremely close game. Dak and the offense have looked sensational and I think its going to be hard to slow them down. The defense hasn’t been half bad either with Tre Diggs leading the NFL in interceptions. They should cake walk their division and be a legit threat come playoff time.
5. Los Angeles Rams
The Matt Stafford move has been working out nicely for this Rams team. They have looked great this season with only one loss coming at the hands of the Cardinals. Their win over the Bucs was very impressive and I think this team will continue to roll. It will be a battle with the Cardinals to win that division. I expect them to win that division, but with a loss to Cardinals earlier this year, they have to be ranked slightly below them.
6. Los Angeles Chargers
Back to back LA teams! The Chargers have built on an impressive year they had last year. Justin Herbert looks to be the real deal (Why couldn’t the Dolphins have just picked him and made my life easier.) They finally have a coach with his head screwed on straight too! They are a late comeback against the Cowboys away from being undefeated this year with a win over KC to boot. I have really been impressed by this Chargers football team.