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Power Rankings (week 5)

October 03, 2012 by Steel Haven

Rnk LW* Team Record Comments
1. 1. Houston Texans 4-0 Cruised to a 24 point victory even though they were outgained 325 yards to 297.
2. 2. Atlanta Falcons 4-0 Matty Ice is on fire. Burner Turner also showed some life.
3. 4. Arizona Cardinals 4-0 Off to their best start in 38 years. Won late despite playing poorly. A good sign.
4. 5. Baltimore Ravens 3-1 Won their thirteenth consecutive home game, the longest current streak in the league.
5. 6. San Francisco 49ers 3-1 Harbaugh made the right decision to spend the week at Youngstown St. rather than return home to the West coast after the loss in Minnesota.
6. 7. Philadelphia Eagles 3-1 Buoyed by Vick's ability to finally get through a game turnover free.
7. 10. Green Bay Packers 2-2 Needed a late drive to beat the hapless Saints at home. Offense still out of synch.
8. 11. New England Patriots 2-2 Scored TDs on 6 consecutive second half possessions.
9. 3. New York Giants 2-2 Offensive pass interference turned a last second 44 yard field goal attempt into a 54 yarder and effectively doomed their chances to overtake the Eagles.
10. 12. Cincinnati Bengals 3-1 Defense allowed only 212 total yards, their best performance since holding the Ravens to 199 yards in the 2010 season finale.
11. 13. Chicago Bears 3-1 Handed the game on MNF by Romo's 5 interceptions, 2 of which were returned for TDs.
12. 14. San Diego Chargers 3-1 Appears to be a 2 team race in the AFC West between them and the Broncos with the Chiefs and Raiders looking awful.
13. 15. Denver Broncos 2-2 Have to be happy with Manning's progress. Pathetic Raiders defense didn't hurt.
14. 19. Minnesota Vikings 3-1 Already matched their win total from last season.
15. 9. Dallas Cowboys 2-2 Whole is less than the sum of the parts.
16. 16. Pittsburgh Steelers 1-2 Loss in Oakland even more sickening after watching the Raiders in Denver.
17. 8. Seattle Seahawks 2-2 Wilson's 3 interceptions contributed to just their second loss to the Rams in the last 15 tries.
18. 26. Washington Redskins 2-2 RGIII already tied the franchise record for most rushing TDs by a QB for a season with 4.
19. 30. St. Louis Rams 2-2 The importance of coaching is being proven as much if not more by Fisher than by the suspension of Payton.
20. 17. New York Jets 2-2 Managed only 145 yards of total offense while suffering their most lopsided home shutout loss since giving up 37 to the Bills in 1989.
21. 18. Buffalo Bills 2-2 Blew a 14 point third quarter lead to lose by a mind boggling 24 points in part due to 6 turnovers.
22. 20. Detriot Lions 1-3 First team to give up kickoff and punt returns for TDs in consecutive games since at least 1940.
23. 21. Carolina Panthers 1-3 Outplayed the Falcons and still figured out a way to lose.
24. 22. Oakland Raiders 1-3 McFadden continued to struggle in new zone blocking scheme.
25. 24. Tennessee Titans 1-3 CJ finally broke out in defeat with 141 yards rushing on 25 carries more than tripling his rushing total through the first 3 games.
26. 27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-3 Close, hard fought losses are still losses.
27. 28. Miami Dolphins 1-3 Tannehill (431 yards passing) to Hartline (253 yards receiving) wasn’t enough.
28. 23. Jacksonville Jaguars 1-3 Can't win if Jones-Drew only carries the ball 13 times.
29. 25. Kansas City Chiefs 1-3 Hard to overcome 6 turnovers.
30. 31. Indianapolis Colts 1-2 Get well soon, coach Pagano.
31. 29. New Orleans Saints 0-4 Brees tied Unitas for the most consecutive games with a TD pass at 47.
32. 32. Cleveland Browns 0-4 Dawson is only the seventh kicker in NFL history to make 3 FGs of 50 yards or longer in a game.

*Last week's ranking

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