NFL Power Rankings Week 5: Regular-Season Outlook Pre-Thursday Night Football

October 8, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Not all records through four weeks are created equal, but the further we get into the NFL season, the more we have to trust the results on the field. 
There are a number of teams we might have expected to be playoff contenders based on past results and talent, but without wins, it is time to start rethinking initial projections. As Bill Parcells famously said, "You are what your record says you are."
That said, there are still a few squads whose records might not tell the whole story. At this early point of the season, it's understandable to be hesitant about moving these teams too far high or low in the power rankings. Here is a look at the latest outlook for the league with a breakdown of the organizations with still more to prove.   
Carolina Panthers (4-0)
The Panthers finally move into the top 10 of these rankings, but they still are a step behind the rest of the undefeated teams to this point. They also are the most ...

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