ESPN's Power Ranking "1. Minnesota Vikings 2016 record: 5-0 Week 5 ranking: 5 Is there any doubt Mike Zimmer is the league's front-runner for Coach of the Year right now? He lost his starting quarterback before the season started, yet has the Vikings unbeaten heading into a bye thanks to a defense that is allowing the fewest points per game. The Vikings ranked last in PPG allowed in 2013, the season before Zimmer arrived in Minneapolis. 2. New England Patriots 2016 record: 4-1 Week 5 ranking: 4 Coach Bill Belichick went 3-1 without Tom Brady this season, so now that the duo is reunited, the rest of the NFL should watch out. Belichick and Brady are 173-51 overall (.772) since joining forces, and 5-1 against the Bengals, their Week 6 opponent. 3. Pittsburgh Steelers 2016 record: 4-1 Week 5 ranking: 3 At 4-1, Mike Tomlin's Steelers seem poised for another 10-win season, and a game against the struggling Dolphins could net them win No. 5. If the Steelers do get to 10 wins, it will be the first time they have won 10 in three straight seasons since 1994-97. 4. Denver Broncos 2016 record: 4-1 Week 5 ranking: 1 We wish Gary Kubiak the best in his recovery after being hospitalized with a "complex migraine condition." Though he'll be watching Thursday night's game from home, he should rest easy: The Broncos have won eight of their past nine against the Chargers. 5. Seattle Seahawks 2016 record: 3-1 Week 5 ranking: 2 The Seahawks are 3-1 and have allowed the third-fewest points per game, so Pete Carroll's team is sitting pretty. However, Falcons QB Matt Ryan has given Carroll's defenses trouble in the past. The Seahawks are 1-3 (including playoffs) against Atlanta under Carroll, allowing 26.0 points per game. 6. Atlanta Falcons 2016 record: 4-1 Week 5 ranking: 8 The Falcons fell apart after a 5-0 start last season, but Dan Quinn's 2016 squad seems poised for bigger and better things after defeating the defending champs in Denver in Week 5. A win in Seattle against Quinn's former team this week would further solidify the Falcons' claim as a top team. 7. Dallas Cowboys 2016 record: 4-1 Week 5 ranking: 11 Owner and general manager Jerry Jones says Tony Romo is still the Cowboys' No. 1 quarterback. We wonder whether coach Jason Garrett feels the same way.Dak Prescott trails only Tom Brady for most attempts to start a career without an interception, according to Elias Sports Bureau research. 8. Cincinnati Bengals 2016 record: 2-3 Week 5 ranking: 10 Marvin Lewis' Bengals are off to their worst five-game start since 2010, the season before QB Andy Dalton joined the team and the last time the Bengals missed the playoffs. The good news is if it continues, Lewis can't lose another playoff game (he's 0-7 in his career). 9. Green Bay Packers 2016 record: 3-1 Week 5 ranking: 6 The Packers and Mike McCarthy have stuck with defensive coordinator Dom Capers through thick and thin, and the decision is paying off this season. The Packers have allowed only 171 rushing yards all season, but they face their toughest test this week against the NFL's leading rushing team: the Cowboys. 10. Arizona Cardinals 2016 record: 2-3 Week 5 ranking: 17 One more loss and Bruce Arians' Cardinals would surpass their loss total from 2015. Arians likely doesn't want that loss to come against his former defensive coordinator (Todd Bowles) when the Cardinals host the Jets on Monday night." -ViaESPN Stats & Information contributed the following information
Djack's Power Ranking 1. New England Patriots 2016 record: 4-1 Week 5 ranking 1 Tom Brady is back and he's looking for revenge, he also doesn't look like he's missed a step as the proceeded to squish the Browns. Patriots are by far the best all around team in the league, they should have no problem staying in this top spot the rest of the season. Brady and Belichick want to have Goodell hand that Lombardi Trophy over to them more than anything. 2. Pittsburgh Steelers 2016 record: 4-1 Week 5 ranking: 2 Another defense that was at one point respected gets absolutely torched by this extremely explosive offense. LeVeon Bell is the most versatile back in the league which gives Todd Haley all types of options as a play caller. With DeAngelo Williams as a complimentary back, this Steelers running game mixed with an already dominant passing games allows them to control and finish games with ease. 3. Minnesota Vikings 2016 record: 5-0 Week 5 ranking: 4 This defense without question is the best in the NFC, they are a different level of fast, and they have multiple playmakers at every level. The offense is what's always going to hold them back because in games when they have to score 20+ against good teams in order to win big games, I just can't see this Sam Bradford led offense being able to do that. 4. Seattle Seahawks 2016 record: 3-1 Week 5 ranking: 5 Coming off a bye they had time to get QB Russell Wilson healthy so that extra rest was much needed. It'll hopefully give them a boost, they'll need it when they take on the hot Falcons this week. I think this team will only be better than the last time we saw them as they continue to progress their way to the top of the NFC. 5. Denver Broncos 2016 record: 4-1 Week 5 ranking: 3 Denver's defense got exposed a little bit this week and the offense proved that if they fall down by enough early there's no shot at them coming back. Let's not forget Trevor Siemian wasn't playing, although I don't he would've made much of a difference, and the Falcons are the best offense in the NFL right now. Maybe just a bump in the road, they have a tough game this week against a Charger team that could've won all there games if it wasn't for their defense choking every game away, so we'll see if they can handle business or if the snowball effect begins to take place. 6. Oakland Raiders 2016 record: 4-1 Week 5 ranking: 7 The Raiders squeak out another win as their offense is able to just outscore their opponent at will. Derek Carr is really shaping up to be an elite quarterback in this league, the offense isn't the concern for the team whatsoever though. Will this defense be able to not completely blow leads for this team is the real question mark that looms over this young franchise. 7. Atlanta Falcons 2016 record: 4-1 Week 5 ranking: 10 They went up against the best defense in the NFL and were able to beat them, do I believe in this team because of it, most definitley not, but as of right now I can't deny they aren't playing good football so I'm obligated to put them here. This play won't continue, I've been saying it for weeks, wait till the weather gets a little colder, and wait for the Falcons to fall apart, it happens every year. 8. Dallas Cowboys 2016 record: 4-1 Week 5 ranking: N/A Best offensive line in football by a mile and it makes all the difference for this team. Ezekiel Elliot is running through holes the size of the Grand Canyon, and Dak has all day to throw without a worry in the world of getting hit. The defense is yet to face a real legit offense so they'll be put in a toaster soon enough, but for now the Cowboys can't be denied a top 10 spot, they're lucky the NFL doesn't have many good teams this year. 9. Kansas City Chiefs 2016 record: 2-2 Week 5 ranking: 9 Andy Reid is a great coach, the win loss record proves that despite people shitting on him for "bad play calling" which is absolutely ridiculous, and bad clock management which is actually a flaw of his. Jamal Charles will be starting to take more of a hefty workload in the offense which will help this offense get back to their style rather than Alex Smith having to do a lot of passing. This defense is still one of the best in the AFC, so the Chiefs will be back to being one of the better teams in their conference soon enough. 10. Green Bay Packers 2016 record: 3-1 Week 5 ranking: 10 Feel like I should have the Eagles here instead because this Packers team really sucks despite their record. I don't know what's wrong with Aaron Rodgers and this offense, but something is very wrong because they looked like absolute dog shit against my Giants on Sunday. The defense is nothing but pedestrian, with Clay Matthews being their only star. This Packer team is about to face a very sad reality that they're not a very good football team, and Coach McCarthy's job could be at risk if the Packers totally flop this year.