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BRIAN BILLICK'S Brian Billick is an acclaimed NFL game analyst for FOX Sports and a Super Bowl-winning coach.

NFL Power Rankings: Week 5


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Posted October 08, 2013 11:13 AM EDT

The Patriots and Seahawks take a dip in the rankings after their first losses of the season.

Watch Brian Billick explain his Week 5 rankings further here.

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Arizona Cardinals

-8

Houston Texans

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RK Team RECORD CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

5-0 - 1/5
The Broncos have scored 50+ points in back-to-back weeks. With the Jaguars on the schedule this weekend, can we go ahead and say it's three consecutive weeks?
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2

5-0 2 2/16
Jimmy Graham is obviously the best tight end in football, but I would argue that he is actually the best wide receiver in football. He is the biggest mismatch in the game.
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3

4-1 1 1/4
Russell Wilson had his first 100-yard rushing game, but for the second time this season, he completed fewer than 50 percent of his passes and that isn't good enough to beat the good teams in the NFL.
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4

5-0 1 1/19
The Chiefs moved to 5-0 on Sunday, but were just 1-for-12 on third down conversions and just 1-for-4 in trips to the redzone. They must do better than that to keep pace with the Broncos in the division, but good for them for winning despite their offensiExpand Description
The Chiefs moved to 5-0 on Sunday, but were just 1-for-12 on third down conversions and just 1-for-4 in trips to the redzone. They must do better than that to keep pace with the Broncos in the division, but good for them for winning despite their offensive struggles. Collapse Description
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5

4-1 4 4/15
The Colts have now outscored their opponents 98-38 in their last three games but I'm not sure they are a legit Super Bowl threat just yet.
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6

4-1 3 3/9
If you told me the Patriots would hold the Bengals to 13 points, I would have bet the mortgage that they would win. Whoops.
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7

3-2 4 1/13
Colin Kaepernick had just six completions in the entire game on Sunday … and won. Those are like Tim Tebow numbers.
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8

2-2 5 6/24
It seems like it has been one step forward and then one step backward for the Packers this season. They beat the division-leading Lions on Sunday, but lost Clay Matthews to a thumb injury for at least a month in the process.
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9

3-2 3 6/20
The Lions have now lost 22 straight games against the Packers in Lambeau. It is more important than ever that the Lions hold serve at home against the Packers in Week 13.
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10

3-2 2 5/13
The classic formula to make the playoffs in the NFL is win at home and split on the road. Well the Bengals are 3-0 at home, but have yet to win on the road this season.
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11

3-2 4 4/20
Alshon Jeffery now holds the Bears franchise record for receiving yards in a single game with 218 in a loss on Sunday.
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12

2-3 5 10/18
The Cowboys are under .500 after five games for the fourth consecutive season, but this season, their 2-3 record is good enough for first place in the division.
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13

3-2 2 5/25
Even though he only finished with 74 rushing yards, Ray Rice had 27 carries. That needs to be the formula for this team as the Ravens fight to get back on track offensively.
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14

3-2 - 14/26
Chris Johnson has now been held under 2.0 yards per carry (minimum of 10 attempts) in eight games since 2011. That is the most in the NFL during that span. Wow.
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15

3-2 5 10/25
Despite being sacked a franchise-worst 24 times through five games, Ryan Tannehill has really developed into a pretty darn good quarterback. That's something I wasn't sold on when he was a draft prospect last season.
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16

2-3 8 4/32
Hey, Houston … T.J. Yates is not the answer. Matt Schaub is a good quarterback, he just has zero confidence right now. He will find it again.
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17

3-2 2 17/31
The Browns are 3-2 for the first time since 2001 … unfortunately for them, they went just 7-9 that year.
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18

3-2 3 12/30
Muhammad Wilkerson is quickly becoming as difficult an inside presence as there is in the NFL. He was unblockable last night and showed up on nearly every play.
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19

3-2 6 9/29
Welcome back, Daryl Washington. His two sacks helped the Cardinals finish with seven, the most for the franchise in a single game since 1987.
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20

2-3 4 11/26
in his first nine seasons in the NFL, Philip Rivers threw for 400 yards just three times. He now has three 400-yard games this season.
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21

1-4 3 4/31
The Falcons' bye week couldn't come soon enough … they need to get healthy fast. Having to start two undrafted rookie linebackers just five games into the season tells enough of the story.
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22

2-3 - 9/23
You know that rule that you don’t lose your starting job due to injury … well, we are about to find out if Chip Kelly buys into that philosophy. Nick Foles entered for the injured Michael Vick in the second quarter and finished with two touchdowns and neExpand Description
You know that rule that you don’t lose your starting job due to injury … well, we are about to find out if Chip Kelly buys into that philosophy. Nick Foles entered for the injured Michael Vick in the second quarter and finished with two touchdowns and nearly 200 yards passing. Collapse Description
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23

2-3 3 16/27
Let's hope Thad Lewis is better than Jeff Tuel because that wasn't even fun to watch.
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24

1-3 2 10/30
The writing is on the wall for Christian Ponder in Minnesota.
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25

1-3 2 13/31
Teams that have started the season 1-3 have made the playoffs just 13.9 percent of the time since 1990, but when the division leaders are just 2-3, you really can't count anyone out. The Redskins still have a legit chance to win the NFC East.
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26

2-3 5 25/32
Terrelle Pryor actually showed some good arm action on Sunday night. But the fact that the Raiders went after Josh Freeman should tell you exactly what they think about Pryor being the long-term starter.
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27

2-3 3 14/28
The Rams had their highest point total of the season on Sunday, but still not a single player has developed into a true offensive threat.
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28

1-3 5 2/28
Cam Newton is going to have to run the ball more than four times a game for this offense to have any level of productivity.
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29

0-4 - 13/30
The Steelers were on a bye in Week 5, but every other team in the AFC North won and are in a three-way tie at 3-2 for the division lead. Stick a fork in them.
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30

0-5 2 15/31
The Giants had just 21 turnovers last season … they now have 20 in just five games.
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31

0-4 1 21/32
The Bucs were one of two winless teams that were on a bye in Week 5.
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32

0-5 - 25/32
The Rams scored a season-high 34 points against the Jaguars this week … the Broncos may put up 70 on Sunday.
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Redskins    1 1 0
Cowboys    1 1 0
Giants    0 2 0
 

West Division 

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Seahawks    1 1 0
49ers    1 1 0
Rams    1 1 0
 

North Division 

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South Division 

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Falcons    1 1 0
Saints    0 2 0
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East Division 

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Jets    1 1 0
Patriots    1 1 0
 

West Division 

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Chargers    1 1 0
Raiders    0 2 0
Chiefs    0 2 0
 

North Division 

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Ravens    1 1 0
Steelers    1 1 0
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South Division 

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Titans    1 1 0
Jaguars    0 2 0
Colts    0 2 0