Week 5 proved to be an interesting week of action. 10 out of the 14 games were decided by a touchdown or less. But heading into Week 6, there is still some divisions that don’t have a clear-cut leader. Kansas City (1) is still on top, but Philadelphia (2) and Green Bay (3) are making a case to overtake the number one position. Carolina is clawing its way up the chart with an eight-spot jump from 12th last week to 4th this week.

Seattle (10), Buffalo (13), Dallas (18) and Cincinnati (21) all have a Bye Week.

  1. Kansas City Chiefs (5-0) – There are many reason why the Chiefs remain perfect. One of the biggest is that they have only turned the ball over once this season. Kansas City is the complete package, bolstering the best offense in the NFL. Their defense is playing good football and the special teams has been quietly effective.
  2. Philadelphia Eagles (4-1) – The Eagles only loss is to the Chiefs and it wasn’t by much either. Philly is cruising off with a to a sizable lead in the NFC East. The Eagles look like the real deal and if they can avoid a collapse, like in 2016, they will be a difficult team to beat in the postseason.
  3. Green Bay Packers (4-1) – The Packers only have a one-game lead on Detroit and Minnesota, but they have been playing great football. Aaron Rodgers reminded us all how danger he could be with a game-winning touchdown pass in the closing seconds against Dallas. It should also be pointed out that Green Bay has the 13th overall defense.
  4. Carolina Panthers (4-1) – Carolina’s offense looked pretty stagnant the first few weeks of the season. But the Panthers have found their offensive stride in recent weeks, scoring 60 points in the last two contest. They’ll need their defense to play better even though the are ranked 6th overall. The defense has allowed 88 points in the past three weeks.
  5. Atlanta Falcons (3-1) – Atlanta is coming out of their Bye Week ready to face a difficult point in their schedule. Matt Ryan continues to shine, but has not connected with Julio Jones this season. Fortunately for the Falcons, Devonta Freeman has stepped up his game early with five rushing touchdowns.
  6. Denver Broncos (3-1) – Denver’s defense is proving to be a difficult challenge for many teams this season. Coming out of their Week 5 Bye, the Broncos are looking to tighten up their ‘No-Fly Zone’ defensive secondary. They are currently the #1 in both pass and run defense.
  7. Detroit Lions (3-2) – The Lions have the makings of a good team, but their two losses have showed some off their flaws. The great thing about Detroit is that they have an elite quarterback that finds ways to keep them in the game. Sunday’s game has the potential to be a high-scoring affair, but the Saints won’t go down easy at home.
  8. New England Patriots (3-2) – The Patriots have surprised many by losing two games this early in the season. Their schedule is about to get tough, but New England finds ways to combat adversity. Can they continue to win games with so many holes on defense?
  9. Los Angeles Rams (3-2) – The Rams barely lost a tough game against a divisional foe in the Seattle Seahawks. The game highlighted how well the defense can play, with the team only surrendering 16 points to Seattle. Jared Goff will need to refocus himself after throwing two costly interceptions.
  10. Seattle Seahawks (3-2) – Seattle is still playing great defensive ball and quietly creeping their way back into the playoff picture. But offensively the Seahawks are underwhelming and seem to be missing pieces. Things can get difficult for quarterback Russell Wilson, who has been sacked almost three times a game.
  11. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-2) – The offense is starting to show up! Well at least it was before the Steelers were handled 30-9 by the Jaguars. Pittsburgh has some issues and inconsistencies that need to be addressed. Lucky for them, the rest of the division hasn’t played so well either.
  12. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-2) – Blake Bortles has only been sacked five times this season and has only four interceptions to his seven touchdowns. Bortles play this season has helped the Jaguars develop into a better team. But the performance of Leonard Fournette is also a key to Jacksonville’s success. He has rushed for 466 yards and five touchdowns this season.
  13. Buffalo Bills (3-2) – Buffalo is finding ways to stay in the game. But their defense always proves to be the winning factor. The offense ranks 31 in the league as Tyrod Taylor and LeSean McCoy have struggled for most of the season.
  14. Minnesota Vikings (3-2) – Minnesota has some serious quarterback issues. Case Keenum looks like he may take the reign for a bit, pending Teddy Bridgewater‘s return and Sam Bradford‘s health. For all we know it might come down to letting former Broncos QB Kyle Sloter show his stuff.
  15. Houston Texans (2-3) – Houston fell short to the Chiefs, but the biggest blow is losing J.J. Watt for the remainder of the season. Fortunately for the Texans, they have a solid defense and a budding star in quarterback DeShaun Watson.
  16. Washington Redskins (2-2) – Washington is coming off their Week 5 bye rested and ready to go. But they still have many questions on both sides of the ball. The defense has been vulnerable and the offense lacks a consistent threat at receiver or running the ball.
  17. Baltimore Ravens (3-2) – Baltimore got back on track against the Raiders after losing two straight at home. The Ravens have been inconsistent on both sides of the ball. They will need to fix these issues if they plan on making the playoffs.
  18. Dallas Cowboys (2-3) – With the exception of a few teams, the Cowboys have been one of the most underwhelming teams. Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott took the league by storm last year. It seems that both have hit somewhat of a sophomore slump this season.
  19. Oakland Raiders (2-3) – Oakland is falling and they are falling fast. After a dominant 2016 season, the Raiders have struggled to find their identity. Derek Carr went down with a back injury, but the whole team appears to have not found their chemistry yet. Oakland’s playoff hope aren’t dead, but if the issues on this team can’t be fixed, it will soon be.
  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-2) Jameis Winston is playing some good football. Doug Martin is starting to heat up. The Bucs have a good all-around team, but have struggled on offense. Opposing teams have found ways to get Tampa Bay’s potentially lethal offense off the field for chunks at a time.
  21. Cincinnati Bengals (2-3) – The Bengals are like a Phoenix rising from the ashes. In the first three weeks of the season, Cincinnati only scored 33 points. In the past two weeks they have scored 51. If Andy Dalton can keep up the heat, the AFC North could be overtaken by the Bengals.
  22. Tennessee Titans (2-3) – No Marcus Mariota. Big problem. The Titans are struggling to find the endzone without their star QB. Tennessee is hopeful that Mariota could play this week.
  23. New Orleans Saints (2-3) – The Saints have had no problem scoring this season. Also, they have the 8th overall defense. New Orleans has won two straight and is starting to come together, but they have the Falcons and Panthers to worry about.
  24. Arizona Cardinals (2-3) – The Cardinals hope to spark the running game with newly acquired running back Adrian Peterson. Arizona is currently last in the league in rushing offense.
  25. Miami Dolphins (2-2) – The Dolphins have been playing some great defense, but the offense is a different story. Jay Cutler has only three touchdown passes.  But like the Cutler we know, he also has three interceptions.
  26. New York Jets (3-2) – Remember when the Jets were suppose to finish at the bottom of the 2017 NFL Standings? New York has won three straight and has shocked the football world this season. If they can knock off the Patriots, they could possibly climb into next weeks’ Top Ten.
  27. Indianapolis Colts (2-3) – The two games that the Colts won this season have been by three points a piece. Indianapolis is a bad team without Andrew Luck. But they also are not a good team with him. It’s not that he’s not talented enough, he just can’t do it all by himself.
  28. Los Angeles Chargers (1-4) – The Chargers finally won a game! But it was against the 0-5 New York Giants. Los Angeles has a difficult schedule coming their way and if they can get it together, their Week 5 win could be short lived. Can they follow it up with a win in Oakland?
  29. Chicago Bears (1-4) Mitchell Trubisky didn’t save the franchise in his first start, but that’s okay. The Bears have way more deficiencies on the team than at quarterback. But if Trubisky can develop into a franchise QB quickly, Chicago could be in good shape. Although they do currently play in a division that features the Lions, Packers, and Vikings.
  30. San Francisco 49ers (0-5) – Out of all of the team that has yet to win a game this season, the 49ers are the best. With the exception of a Week One beat down by the Panthers, the 49ers lost by just three points in each game since. Are they almost over the hump?
  31. New York Giants (0-5) –  The Giants finished Sunday’s game with one one healthy receiver on their roster. New York is in despair after losing Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall in the same week. Things don’t look good for the G-Men.
  32. Cleveland Browns (0-5) – Cleveland is playing really bad football and the blame can’t be placed on just one person. Cleveland is already heading into position to take the first overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft.

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I’m a Denver, Colorado native that loves almost all sports. I have a beautiful daughter that means the world to me and she also loves to watch sports. Sometimes I can be very opinionated when debating or discussing sports, but if you love a team you will definitely debate it out to the fullest. I like to be adventurous and experience the outdoors, play sports with friends, golf when I have the time and experience new foods and activities. I also want to visit other ballparks and stadiums to support Colorado teams and experience the culture at those venues. So feel free to debate or discuss sports with me anytime even if we don’t agree.
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Team Manager for Armchair Broncos , The ArmChair All-Americans, LLC
I’m a Denver, Colorado native that loves almost all sports. I have a beautiful daughter that means the world to me and she also loves to watch sports. Sometimes I can be very opinionated when debating or discussing sports, but if you love a team you will definitely debate it out to the fullest. I like to be adventurous and experience the outdoors, play sports with friends, golf when I have the time and experience new foods and activities. I also want to visit other ballparks and stadiums to support Colorado teams and experience the culture at those venues. So feel free to debate or discuss sports with me anytime even if we don’t agree.

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