After the dust settled on a very strange week 5, we enter week 6 of the NFL season with four unbeaten teams and three teams looking for it’s first win. Injuries are mounting, two Head Coaches have been fired and a former all-pro running back is being paid to go away. Here we go with my power-10, powerless-5
- KC Chiefs
- The Chiefs had the Ravens circled on it’s schedule a couple weeks ago, and the Raiders had the Chiefs circled last weekend. I’m not moving the Chiefs down, but I am moving the Raiders up.
- Green Bay Packers
- The Packers are the only team in the NFL yet to commit a turnover. The Packers 152 points scored is a franchise record through four weeks, and WR Davante Adams is on track to return against Tampa Bay in week 6.
- Pittsburgh Steelers
- I’m holding off on moving the Steelers up…for now. They are 4-0 but I need to consider the strength of schedule when assessing just how good they are. The combined record of the teams they have played is 3-15-1.
- Baltimore Ravens
- The Ravens have a knack for hammering bad teams. Exhibit A: A 27-3 win over a Bengals team coming off it’s first win of the season.
- Seattle Seahawks
- If I were a Seahawks fan, I would need ulcer medication. Every game is a freaking high-wire act.
- Tennessee Titans
- Since Ryan Tannehill took over as the Titans starting QB, the team is 11-3 and scoring 30.4 points per game. Their style of play travels well in the playoffs.
- Buffalo Bills
- Josh Norman just landed.
- Los Angeles Rams
- Sean McVay has this team clicking right now. Only one team has scored more than 20 points against the Rams defense this season.
- Cleveland Browns
- A 32-23 win over the Colts was their most impressive win of the season. Dare I say it: The Browns are well-coached!
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Tom still has some occasional magic, but he looked awful against the Bears.
Knocking on the door: Raiders, Bears, Saints
- (28) Denver Broncos
- Reward for beating the Jets: The Patriots and Chiefs in back-to-back weeks.
- (29) Washington Football Team
- Alex Smith returning to the field is THE story of the Washington Football team this season. Regardless of how he plays, it’s a remarkable story.
- (30) Atlanta Falcons
- Dan Quinn is the second Head Coach to be fired this season.
- (31) New York Giants
- Showed some life in building a double-digit lead over the Cowboys, only to watch it vanish in the second half.
- (32) New York Jets
- They are paying Le’Veon Bell to go away. If only the other players could be so lucky.