Power Rankings

Presented by

Tabeek's NFL Power Rankings: Patriots, Chiefs hold top two spots as Falcons look to end slide

1001_Tabeek-power-week5

Every week in the NFL is a little unpredictable, but there were all sorts of surprises in Week 4. When the Eagles went in Lambeau and handed the Packers a rare home loss, it was yet another reminder that any team can win on any given Sunday – or Thursday night.

There are now just three unbeaten teams left – the Patriots, Chiefs and 49ers. While San Francisco was enjoying its bye week, New England and Kansas City barely survived the weekend. The Rams, Cowboys, Packers, Bills and Lions all suffered their first losses of the season.

RELATED CONTENT

The Falcons also lost – dropping their second straight game to an AFC South foe – and continued to slide in this week’s Wildly Important NFL Power Rankings. Atlanta (1-3) now heads West for back-to-back road games against the Texans (2-2) and Cardinals (0-3-1).

So, without further ado, it’s time for the Week 5 edition of my power rankings. Enjoy.

Table inside Article
1. Patriots (4-0) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
This team is way more than just Tom Brady. That defense is one of the league’s best. 1
Table inside Article
2. Chiefs (4-0) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
No touchdown passes for Mahomes? And they still won? Madness. This team is fun. 2
Table inside Article
3. Saints (3-1) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
Another slugfest against the Cowboys and this time (with no Brees) they came out on top. 6
Table inside Article
4. Cowboys (3-1) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
They held the Saints to four field goals, but still lost. Big one vs. the Packers next. 4
Table inside Article
5. 49ers (3-0) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
They’re one of the last unbeatens and should be tested against Baker and the Browns. 9
Table inside Article
6. Rams (3-1) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
Who saw the Bucs hanging 55 on this defense? That’s what I thought. Seahawks next. 3
Table inside Article
7. Packers (3-1) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
They’re coming off a rare home loss and face the ’Boys in Jerry’s World next. 5
Table inside Article
8. Bears (3-1) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
That Bears defense dominated Dalvin Cook and the Vikings. Can Chase Daniel drive the bus? 10
Table inside Article
9. Seahawks (3-1) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
It isn’t always pretty, but here they are at 3-1. They’ll host an angry Rams team next. 11
Table inside Article
10. Bills (3-1) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
They played the defending champs tough in their own backyard, but they’re not quite there yet. 12
Table inside Article
11. Lions (2-1-1) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
It’s time to start looking at these Lions a little differently after going toe-to-toe with the Chiefs. 15
Table inside Article
12. Eagles (2-2) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
We knew Philly is pretty good, but that was an impressive win at Lambeau. Can’t look past Jets. 17
Table inside Article
13. Buccaneers (2-2) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
A huge, emotional win on the road in L.A. Is the tank full enough for the Saints … in New Orleans? 21
Table inside Article
14. Panthers (2-2) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
Christian McCaffrey was a one-man wrecking crew down in Houston. Best back in the league? Maybe. 22
Table inside Article
15. Texans (2-2) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
Do you think DeShaun Watson is looking at the Colts’ and Titans’ gameplans for Atlanta right now? Maybe? 8
Table inside Article
16. Vikings (2-2) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
They’re 2-2 but both losses have been to division opponents. Not great, Bob. 7
Table inside Article
17. Browns (2-2) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
They poured it on late vs. their rivals and flexed some of that muscle we expected to see. Unbeaten Niners next. 18
Table inside Article
18. Raiders (2-2) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
This is a tough team to figure out. We’ll learn a lot about them when they face that nasty Bears defense. 25
Table inside Article
19. Giants (2-2) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
Don’t look now but rookie Daniel Jones has led Big Blue to back-to-back wins. 20
Table inside Article
20. Jaguars (2-2) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
Speaking of surprising rookie quarterbacks, the Gardner Minshew Express continues to roll. 19
Table inside Article
21. Colts (2-2) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
A week after derailing the Falcons, they come up short against the Raiders. Go figure. 14
Table inside Article
22. Titans (2-2) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
That Titans offense isn’t pretty but it’s effective. Marcus Mariota is the only starting QB not to toss an interception yet. 24
Table inside Article
23. Chargers (2-2) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
I know it was the Dolphins, but it’s just a matter of time before this team gets on a major roll. Welcome back, Melvin Gordon. 23
Table inside Article
24. Ravens (2-2) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
Lamar Jackson put up some big numbers, but he’s got to learn to protect the ball. Tough loss. 13
Table inside Article
25. Falcons (1-3) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
There is winning and there is misery. Dirty Bird Nation is experiencing the latter right now. 16
Table inside Article
26. Steelers (1-3) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
They finally pick up a win sans Big Ben and do so against a division foe. Twirl those Terrible Towels. 26
Table inside Article
27. Cardinals (0-3-1) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
Kliff Kingsbury has yet to taste his first NFL win. He might get it this week against winless Cincy. 27
Table inside Article
28. Jets (0-3) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
The Jets had a bye and, man, they needed it. So did Sam Darnold’s spleen. 29
Table inside Article
29. Redskins (0-4) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
Ugly, ugly loss against NFC East rival New York. Things aren’t looking good in D.C. 28
Table inside Article
30. Broncos (0-4) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
They’re probably still having nightmares of Leonard Fournette running wild through their defense. 30
Table inside Article
31. Bengals (0-4) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
The worst start by a first-year Bengals coach was Sam Wyche losing his first five in 1984. Just sayin. 31
Table inside Article
32. Dolphins (0-4) TABEEK'S TAKE PREVIOUS
Well, they can’t lose this week. 32
SFTB-head_0319

Do you have a question about the Falcons that you want answered Straight from the ‘Beek? Ask a question here and it could be posted on AtlantaFalcons.com.

Related Content

Advertising