The ESPN NFL Power Rankings For Week 5: Oct. 4

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DALLAS, Sporting Alert – ESPN NFL Power Rankings for Week 5, with the Denver Broncos continuing to set the pace and the winless Cleveland Browns rooted at the bottom.

Defending Super Bowl champion Denver is off to a blistering start the new season, with sophomore quarterback Trevor Siemian taking care full advantage of the vacant slot left by the retiring Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler, who left for Houston on a bigger salary.

The Broncos are sitting fifth in both points for and points against, while after four games, the ESPN Stats & Info is reporting that “no quarterback has topped 200 yards passing against their defense.”

Moving up three places in this week’s ESPN NFL Power Rankings are the Seattle Seahawks (3-1), who are now at No. 2.

Despite not being undefeated this season, Seattle remains well on track to make the playoffs and do some damage.

Across four games thus far this term, the Super Bowl XLVIII champions are holding teams to 13.5 points per game, while none of their four opponents have scored 20 points against them.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is backing his team to do something special this season – believing that his squad has a chance to be great this campaign.

“There’s a chance,” he said when asked if he thinks this could be his strongest Seattle team.

Meanwhile, making some serious movements this week were the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-1) after they strangled the Kansas City Chiefs 43-14 on Sunday Night Football.

The Steelers jumped from No. 9 to No. 3 this week in the rankings with an offense averaging 27 points per game this season.

Completing the top five teams in the ESPN NFL Power Rankings for Week 5 are the New England Patriots and the Minnesota Vikings, even though they both slipped down the order this week.

After being shut out 16-0 by the Buffalo Bills in their last schedule, the Patriots (3-1), who are averaging 15.3 points against this term, dropped two spots to No. 2.

There is great news for New England fans, though, as leading quarterback Tom Brady will return in Week 5 after completing his four-game suspension.

Minnesota is at 4-0 for the first time since 2009, and has committed just one turnover with 11 takeaways.

However, for this week, despite advertising a combo of solid offense (22.0 PPG For) and defense (12.5 PPG Against), the Vikings are down one spot.

The Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles held their spots at No. 6 and No. 7, while Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals are all in the top 10 this week.

In the meantime, the Carolina Panthers (1-3) skid continue after dropping seven places to No. 15.

Sitting at the base in Week 5 of the ESPN NFL Power Rankings are the Cleveland Browns (0-4), who come back in at No. 32

The Browns have dropped all four of their games so far and have to play host to the Patriots in Week 5, a game Brady will return for.

This will more than likely be another defeat.

ESPN NFL Power Rankings For Week 5

DALLAS, Sporting Alert – ESPN NFL Power Rankings for Week 5, with the Denver Broncos continuing to set the pace and the winless Cleveland Browns rooted at the bottom.

Defending Super Bowl champion Denver is off to a blistering start the new season, with sophomore quarterback Trevor Siemian taking care full advantage of the vacant slot left by the retiring Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler, who left for Houston on a bigger salary.

The Broncos are sitting fifth in both points for and points against, while after four games, the ESPN Stats & Info is reporting that “no quarterback has topped 200 yards passing against their defense.”

Moving up three places in this week’s ESPN NFL Power Rankings are the Seattle Seahawks (3-1), who are now at No. 2.

Despite not being undefeated this season, Seattle remains well on track to make the playoffs and do some damage.

Across four games thus far this term, the Super Bowl XLVIII champions are holding teams to 13.5 points per game, while none of their four opponents have scored 20 points against them.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is backing his team to do something special this season – believing that his squad has a chance to be great this campaign.

“There’s a chance,” he said when asked if he thinks this could be his strongest Seattle team.

Meanwhile, making some serious movements this week were the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-1) after they strangled the Kansas City Chiefs 43-14 on Sunday Night Football.

The Steelers jumped from No. 9 to No. 3 this week in the rankings with an offense averaging 27 points per game this season.

Completing the top five teams in the ESPN NFL Power Rankings for Week 5 are the New England Patriots and the Minnesota Vikings, even though they both slipped down the order this week.

After being shut out 16-0 by the Buffalo Bills in their last schedule, the Patriots (3-1), who are averaging 15.3 points against this term, dropped two spots to No. 2.

There is great news for New England fans, though, as leading quarterback Tom Brady will return in Week 5 after completing his four-game suspension.

Minnesota is at 4-0 for the first time since 2009, and has committed just one turnover with 11 takeaways.

However, for this week, despite advertising a combo of solid offense (22.0 PPG For) and defense (12.5 PPG Against), the Vikings are down one spot.

The Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles held their spots at No. 6 and No. 7, while Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals are all in the top 10 this week.

In the meantime, the Carolina Panthers (1-3) skid continue after dropping seven places to No. 15.

Sitting at the base in Week 5 of the ESPN NFL Power Rankings are the Cleveland Browns (0-4), who come back in at No. 32

The Browns have dropped all four of their games so far and have to play host to the Patriots in Week 5, a game Brady will return for.

This will more than likely be another defeat.

1. Denver Broncos
2016 record: 4-0

2. Seattle Seahawks
2016 record: 3-1

3. Pittsburgh Steelers
2016 record: 3-1

4. New England Patriots
2016 record: 3-1

5. Minnesota Vikings
2016 record: 4-0

6. Green Bay Packers
2016 record: 2-1

7. Philadelphia Eagles
2016 record: 3-0

8. Atlanta Falcons
2016 record: 3-1

9. Oakland Raiders
2016 record: 3-1

10. Cincinnati Bengals
2016 record: 2-2

11. Dallas Cowboys
2016 record: 3-1

12. New York Giants
2016 record: 2-2

13. Houston Texans
2016 record: 3-1

14. Baltimore Ravens
2016 record: 3-1

15. Carolina Panthers
2016 record: 1-3

16. Los Angeles Rams
2016 record: 3-1

17. Arizona Cardinals
2016 record: 1-3

18. Kansas City Chiefs
2016 record: 2-2

19. Washington Redskins
2016 record: 2-2

20. Buffalo Bills
2016 record: 2-2

21. New York Jets
2016 record: 1-3

22. San Diego Chargers
2016 record: 1-3

23. Jacksonville Jaguars
2016 record: 1-3

24. New Orleans Saints
2016 record: 1-3

25. Detroit Lions
2016 record: 1-3

26. Indianapolis Colts
2016 record: 1-3
Week 4 ranking: No. 23

27. Tennessee Titans
2016 record: 1-3

28. Chicago Bears
2016 record: 1-3

29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2016 record: 1-3

30. Miami Dolphins
2016 record: 1-3

31. San Francisco 49ers
2016 record: 1-3

32. Cleveland Browns
2016 record: 0-4

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