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Power Rankings, Week Five

We know more things than we used to know.  The Cardinals?  They are not the same team as 2015.  The Steelers?  Yeah, that drubbing by the Eagles was probably more blip than not.  The Falcons can score a ton of points, but nobody can score on Denver or Minnesota.  What does it all add up to?  Just another definitive round of the FYS Power Rankings.

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1Denver BroncosThe Broncos are undefeated with a top five scoring offense and defense. Rare air.
2Minnesota VikingsReally basically a "1.a" at this point, the Vikings have not given up over 17 points since December 14, 2015
3New England PatriotsThe Patriots had to fall out of the top spot after losing badly to Buffalo, but Tom Terrific returns next week.
4Philadelphia EaglesThey didn't play. So that's nice.
5Pittsburgh SteelersA precipitous drop in last week's rankings is offset by a merciless beating of last-week top five contender Kansas City.
6Atlanta FalconsThe only thing faster than Atlanta's rise up the ranks is Julio Jones.
7Seattle SeahawksJimmy Graham lives!
8Green Bay PackersIts always tough to lose two spots while sitting at home.
9Los Angeles RamsThey just keep winning, and now get the chance to kick Detroit while its down.
10Oakland RaidersHanding the Ravens their first loss while your still-youthful quarterback throws four touchdowns? Priceless.
11Houston TexansNot exactly an impressive win over the Titans, but Houston holds serve.
12Dallas CowboysDak threw some touchdowns and the 49ers couldn't keep up.
13Baltimore RavensThey have not really beat anyone, and losing at home is not a good look. But they are still 3-1.
14Cincinnati BengalsAfter a very impressive game from AJ Green and a win over the lackluster Dolphins, they begin a slow creep upwards.
15Kansas City ChiefsThe big drop for the week, but getting smoked will do that.
16New York GiantsEli was a disaster, but who isn't against the Vikings this year? Dropping two spots feels right.
17Washington RedskinsMany assumed they would win a weak division, but the Cowboys have impressed and the Giants are hanging around as always. Can this team repeat?
18Carolina PanthersDropping two more spots after losing yet again. Its true that they have lost to winning teams, but this defense is certainly changed.
19Buffalo BillsPlaying footsie with a winning record.
20Arizona CardinalsI am still afraid to say so, but it seems like they might be bad.
21New Orleans SaintsIf you beat the Chargers on the road, you must be better than the Chargers. And...
22San Diego ChargersThis feels like the right spot for the Chargers.
23Tampa Bay BuccaneersA season that started out with promise is looking more and more disappointing.
24New York JetsThey don't really do anything well. I am having a hard time understanding the media love.
25San Fransisco 49ersOK.
26Chicago BearsIck.
27Detroit LionsHonestly, after losing to the Bears, your punishment should be more severe.
28Tennessee TitansMariNOta.
29Jacksonville JaguarsYou got a win!
30Miami DolphinsThe only way the AFC South could be worse is if this team was in that division, as it should be.
31Indianapolis ColtsHonestly, Cleveland may actually be better than the Colts. After Luck, they have basically nothing going for them.
32Cleveland BrownsAs an only-defeated team, this spot was made just for you.