WhatIfSports NFL Week 5 power rankings: Panthers finally getting some love

After 4-0 start, Carolina jumps to No. 11 in simulated power rankings.

USA TODAY Sports

WhatIfSports.com utilizes its NFL simulation engine to present a comprehensive and unbiased ranking of all 32 teams. We simulate thousands of NFL games and use the winning percentages from those games to evaluate every team. All 32 teams are ranked below with their average points for and against from the simulated games. All rosters and depth charts are up-to-date as of Tuesday of each week.

NFL Week 5 Power Rankings
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
1. New England Patriots 74.1 26.2 17.6
2. Green Bay Packers 72.7 27.5 19.3
3. Cincinnati Bengals +1 63.3 25.0 20.2
4. Seattle Seahawks +3 61.7 24.4 20.6
5. Denver Broncos -2 61.2 25.7 21.3
6. Arizona Cardinals 60.5 25.8 21.7
7. Buffalo Bills -2 60.2 24.7 21.2
8. Kansas City Chiefs +2 59.7 24.8 21.5
9. New York Jets +2 59.3 21.6 18.4
10. Atlanta Falcons -1 59.0 26.9 23.9
11. Carolina Panthers +12 58.8 23.0 19.7
12. Baltimore Ravens +2 56.5 24.0 22.1
13. Indianapolis Colts -5 56.5 27.0 24.7
14. San Diego Chargers +4 53.9 24.9 23.7
15. Pittsburgh Steelers -2 49.2 24.4 24.5
16. Dallas Cowboys -4 48.9 22.7 22.7
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
17. St. Louis Rams +7 48.8 22.9 23.6
18. New York Giants +4 48.6 23.7 24.0
19. Minnesota Vikings -4 48.6 22.5 22.7
20. Philadelphia Eagles -4 46.2 23.4 24.8
21. Miami Dolphins -4 44.1 22.9 25.0
22. Chicago Bears +10 42.2 23.3 26.4
23. Cleveland Browns +2 40.7 21.0 24.4
24. Oakland Raiders +4 40.0 22.1 25.7
25. New Orleans Saints +1 37.7 22.0 26.6
26. Houston Texans -6 37.2 18.9 23.2
27. Tennessee Titans 36.9 20.6 25.3
28. Detroit Lions -9 36.6 22.9 27.6
29. Jacksonville Jaguars 35.1 21.4 26.6
30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34.0 19.8 25.7
31. Washington Redskins 33.4 19.8 25.6
32. San Francisco 49ers -11 32.7 21.6 27.5

In addition, view our Week 5 predictionsWeek 5 player projections or visit our NFL archive for power rankings from past weeks. For more rankings, check out Dan Schneier’s weekly NFL power rankings.