NFL Power Rankings: Reviewing Week 5 Standings After Sunday’s Action

October 5, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL is known for parity, but the 2015 season is taking it to a new level.
Through the Sunday games of Week 4, only eight teams have a winning record. 
To put that number into perspective, a year ago, 10 teams in the AFC alone finished above the .500 mark. 
As a result, the NFL power rankings are a very fluid situation. 
This week's power rankings features a small group of contenders which have separated themselves, followed by a giant mess of mediocre teams trying to claw their way back to the top. 
Notable Rankings
3. Cincinnati Bengals
It's tough to think of the Bengals as a top-three team after all of their playoff failures in recent years. But maybe Andy Dalton has elevated his game to the point where the Bengals need to be considered a serious contender. 
In consecutive wins over the Ravens and the Chiefs—two playoff-caliber defenses—Dalton has thrown for more than 700 yards, with four tou...

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