NFL 2022 Power rankings Week 5

nfl 2022 power rankings week 5

Graphic: Igor Lazarevic

As we hit the quarter point of the season, there’s not much to separate the majority of the teams in the NFL.

The league currently has one unbeaten team (Eagles), one winless squad (Texans), seven teams at 3-1, another seven at 1-3 and 15 teams at 2-2. That’s a lot of .500 teams and among them are the defending Super Bowl champions from last season.

This makes picking favorites (other than the obvious undefeated Eagles) a complete tossup. Let’s take a look at last week’s results and where every team lands in this guessing game of a Power Ranking.

1. Philadelphia Eagles (4-0, Previous week #1)

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The Eagles downed Jacksonville 29-21 in Florida to remain the only unbeaten team in the NFL.

2. Buffalo Bills (3-1, Previous week #2)

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Bills kicker Tyler Bass booted a 21 yard field goal with no time left on the clock to defeat the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 and Buffalo improved to 3-1 on the season.

3. Kansas City Chiefs (3-1, Previous week #5)

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Kansas City’s offense and Patrick Mahomes acrobatics carried the Chiefs to a 41-31 win over Tampa Bay.

4. Green Bay Packers (3-1, Previous week #4)

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Aaron Rodgers threw two second half touchdown passes and marched his team into field goal range in overtime to beat the New England Patriots 27-24.

5. San Francisco 49ers (2-2, Previous week #5)

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The 49ers defense held the Los Angeles Rams to zero touchdowns to earn a tough 24-9 victory in San Francisco.

6. Cincinnati Bengals (2-2, Previous week #10)

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In Cincinnati, the Bengals beat the Miami Dolphins 27-15 to stay in the Top 10.

7. Baltimore Ravens (2-2, Previous week #7)

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The Ravens took a 20-3 lead over the Buffalo Bills midway through the second quarter but could not find the end zone again as Buffalo kicked a late field goal to beat the Ravens 23-20 in Baltimore.

8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-2, Previous week #8)

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The Bucs had no answers for an explosive Kansas City offense and succumbed to the Chiefs 41-31.

9. Minnesota Vikings (3-1, Previous week #9)

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Minnesota Vikings kicker Greg Joseph booted a 47 yard field goal with a minute and a half left in the game to break a 25-25 tie and lift the Vikings to a 28-25 win over the New Orleans Saints in a game played in London.

10. Miami Dolphins (3-1, Previous week #3)

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The Dolphins watched as their quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was carried off the field and then fell to the Bengals 27-15.

11. Los Angeles Rams (2-2, Previous week #6)

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The Rams ran into a tough San Francisco defense and could not find the end zone in a 24-9 defeat.

12. Tennessee Titans (2-2, Previous week #12)

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Tennessee jumped out to a 24-3 lead midway through the second quarter and then held on to defeat the Indianapolis Colts 24-17.

13. Dallas Cowboys (3-1, Previous week #13)

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Dallas quarterback Cooper Rush tossed two touchdown passes and Brett Maher kicked four field goals to lead the Cowboys to a 25-10 win over the Washington Commanders.

14. Los Angeles Chargers (2-2, Previous week #15)

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The Chargers jumped out to a 27-7 halftime lead over the winless Houston Texans and then held on for a comfortable 34-24 win.

15. Las Vegas Raiders (1-3, Previous week #21)

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The Las Vegas Raiders earned their first win of the season as they defeated the visiting Denver Broncos at home 32-23 behind two touchdowns by running back Josh Jacobs and a four field goal day by kicker Daniel Carlson.

16. Denver Broncos (2-2, Previous week #14)

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The Broncos were held to 85 yards rushing in total in losing to the Las Vegas Raiders 32-23 despite Russell Wilson’s two passing touchdowns.

17. Arizona Cardinals (2-2, Previous week #21)

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The visiting Cardinals outscored the Carolina Panthers 23-6 in the second half to come away with an important 26-16 win.

18. New Orleans Saints (1-3, Previous week #19)

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In London, New Orleans had tied the Minnesota Vikings 25-25 on a 60 yard field goal with two minutes to go in the game by kicker Will Lutz only to watch as Vikings kicker Greg Joseph booted a 47 yarder less than a minute later for the win.

19. New York Giants (3-1, Previous week #22)

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Giants quarterback Daniel Jones scored two touchdowns and kicker Graham Gano kicked two field goals lead New York past the Chicago Bears 20-12 at xxx Stadium in New York.

20. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-2, Previous week #18)

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The Jaguars could only muster 219 total yards of offense in falling to the unbeaten Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia 29-21.

21. Cleveland Browns (2-2, Previous week #17)

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The Browns took a 20-17 lead over the Atlanta Falcons midway through the fourth quarter only to watch as Atlanta kicker Younghoe Koo booted two field goals including a 47 yarder with a minute left to carry the Falcons past Cleveland 23-20.

22. Atlanta Falcons (2-2, Previous week #25)

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Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo kicked two late field goals, the last one a 47 yarder to break a 20-20 tie to defeat the visiting Cleveland Browns 23-20.

23. Seattle Seahawks (2-2, Previous week #28)

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Seattle quarterback Geno Smith threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns while running back Rashad Penny rushed for 151 yards and another two scores to lead the Seahawks past the Detroit Lions 48-45.

24. Detroit Lions (1-3, Previous week #16)

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Despite a 378 yard, four touchdown passing performance from quarterback Jared Goff and 108 yards rushing and another two touchdowns by running back Jamaal Williams, the Lions lost to Seattle 48-45 in a shootout.

25. New England Patriots (1-3, Previous week #24)

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The Patriots had taken a 24-17 lead midway through the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers but could not hold on as Packers kicker Mason Crosby booted a field goal in overtime to help Green Bay beat the Patriots 27-24.

26. New York Jets (2-2, Previous week #31)

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The Jets scored with less than a minute left to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-20 in Pittsburgh to improve to 2-2.

27. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-3, Previous week #26)

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The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks Mitch Trubisky and Kenny Picket threw four interceptions as the Steelers lost their third game of the season in dropping a 24-20 decision to the Jets.

28. Indianapolis Colts (1-2-1, Previous week #23)

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The Colts fell behind 24-3 to the Tennessee Titans and could not recover, finally losing 24-17 to suffer their first loss of the season and fall to 1-2-1.

29. Washington Commanders (1-3, Previous week #30)

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Washington quarterback Carson Wentz was picked off twice by the Dallas Cowboys while the Commanders were held scoreless in the first and fourth quarters and lost their third game of the season in dropping a 25-10 decision to the home team.

30. Chicago Bears (2-2, Previous week #27)

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Bears quarterback Justin Fields threw for only 174 yards on 11 of 22 passing as Chicago had to settle for four field goals from Mike Badgley in losing to the Giants 20-12.

31. Carolina Panthers (1-3, Previous week 29)

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The Panthers were held to 40 yards rushing and a total of 237 yards of offense in dropping a 26-16 decision to the visiting Arizona Cardinals.

32. Houston Texans (0-3-1, Previous week #32)

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The winless Texans fell behind 27-7 to the Los Angeles Chargers after two quarters and simply could not make it up in the second half finally losing 34-24 and remain the only team without a win in the NFL.

The Power Ranking list is based on the NFL’s own rankings.



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