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NFL Power Rankings Week 6

Ranking all 32 NFL teams after five weeks of play. In a captivating weekend of football, Tom Brady became the third player in league history to throw for 500 career touchdowns, Drew Brees broke the all-time record for passing yards and the Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Buffalo Bills and Carolina Panthers all won in front of their respective home crowds with game-ending, walk-off made field goals.

1. Los Angeles Rams (5-0)

Todd Gurley, the NFL’s most explosive player, scored three rushing touchdowns in Sunday’s win at Seattle.

2. Kansas City Chiefs (5-0)

The much-maligned Chiefs defense picked off Blake Bortles four times—returning one for a touchdown—and totaled five sacks in a statement victory. The Chiefs are 5-0 for the second straight year and face off against the defending AFC champion Patriots next week in Foxborough.

Chris Jones had a pick-six in the second quarter of the Chiefs' 30-14 win over the Jags. — by Ed Zurga/AP
Chris Jones had a pick-six in the second quarter of the Chiefs' 30-14 win over the Jags. — by Ed Zurga/AP

3. New Orleans Saints (4-1)

Brees became the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards in thrilling fashion, tossing a 62-yard touchdown pass to Tre’Quan Smith.

4. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-2)

Bortles threw for over 400 yards, but his four interceptions ruined any chance for the Jags to claim a road win. The Jags are now 2-18 in Bortles' career when he throws multiple interceptions.

5. New England Patriots (3-2)

Brady tossed three TDs—the last one going to Josh Gordon as the GOAT recorded his 500th career passing score—and ran for a touchdown in the Patriots’ rout of the Colts. James White (10 catches, 77 yards, 1 receiving TD) continued to look like the best pass-catching tailback in the league, while the Patriots’ offensive line delivered another strong showing by not allowing a sack for the second consecutive week.

6. Carolina Panthers (3-1)

Graham Gano kicked a 63-yard game-winning field goal—the second-longest field goal make in NFL history—to give the Panthers a walk-off home victory.

7. Chicago Bears (3-1)

The first-place Bears return to action to play the Dolphins (3-2) in Miami.

8. Cincinnati Bengals (4-1)

The Bengals erased a 17-0 deficit in large part due to their defense, which had an interception return for a touchdown and did not allow the opposing Dolphins to run a single play in the redzone for the entire game.

9. Minnesota Vikings (2-2-1)

In a rematch of last year’s NFC Championship Game, free agent acquisition Kirk Cousins completed 30 of 37 passes for 301 yards and a touchdown to star wideout Adam Thielen (116 receiving yards) in the Vikings’ win at Philadelphia.

10. Los Angeles Chargers (3-2)

Philip Rivers torched the Raiders, completing 22 of 27 passes for 339 yards and two touchdowns.

11. Baltimore Ravens (3-2)

The Ravens lost in overtime at Cleveland, but played great defense again—allowing just 12 points and registering five sacks. The Ravens haven't surrendered a second-half touchdown this season.

12. Tennessee Titans (3-2)

The Titans had only 221 yards of offense in their loss to the Bills.

13. Philadelphia Eagles (2-3)

The Eagles have as many losses (3) as they did all of last season after falling for the third time in their last four contests.

14. Cleveland Browns (2-2-1)

The defense continues to impress, refusing to surrender a touchdown to the Ravens, who had three redzone trips but no TDs to show for it. Greg Joseph hit a 37-yard game-winning field in the overtime victory.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2-1)

James Conner totaled 185 offensive yards and two touchdowns in the Steelers’ beatdown of the visiting Falcons.

Rest of the Pack

16. Miami Dolphins (3-2)

17. Washington Redskins (2-2)

18. Detroit Lions (2-3)

19. Green Bay Packers (2-2-1)

20. Seattle Seahawks (2-3)

21. Houston Texans (2-3)

22. Dallas Cowboys (2-3)

23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-2)

24. New York Jets (2-3)

25. Denver Broncos (2-3)

26. Atlanta Falcons (1-4)

27. Buffalo Bills (2-3)

28. New York Giants (1-4)

29. Indianapolis Colts (1-4)

30. Arizona Cardinals (1-4)

31. Oakland Raiders (1-4)

32. San Francisco 49ers (1-4)

This article was originally published on @tyash34