NFL Week 5 is over. NFL Week 6 is coming. Here are our Power Rankings in advance of this momentous occasion. The Minnesota Vikings, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Potato Skins are coming off bye weeks. The Denver Broncos didn’t rise, because you can’t be better than number one. The Dallas Cowboys rose despite losing. The New Orleans Saints rose, because they won. The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions fell. Other teams moved. Are you interested yet? I’ll stop typing and show you the rankings.
Our rankings are based mainly on the thoughts of oddsmakers, via futures odds and current point spreads. There are minor tweaks based on ambiguity. These power rankings are not my power rankings. As I will reiterate all year, I’m not an expert, because nobody is an expert.