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There were some crazy NFL games this past weekend and it looks like the craziness will continue. There are still four teams without a win and two teams without a loss.
Every team packed in the middle of that is either gunning for a top spot or trying to dodge a bottom feeder status. Some teams really have us surprised while others are just plain hard to figure out.
1. New England Patriots (5-0)
The Patriots have given up a total of 34 points in five games this season. Their next three opponents have four wins combined and all three rank 23rd or lower in points scored per game.
2. San Francisco 49ers (4-0)
The 49ers average 200 rushing yards per game which leads the NFL. The 800 total rush yards rank them third overall and the two teams ahead of them have played one more game.
3. Kansas City Chiefs (4-1)
After suffering their first loss, it looks like key injuries might be catching up to the Chiefs. The defense is giving up an average of 155.8 rushing yards per game.
4. Seattle Seahawks (4-1)
Seattle continues to walk a tight rope this season with only one of their wins coming by more than three points. Russell Wilson leads the league with 12 touchdown passes.
5. New Orleans Saints (4-1)
Teddy Bridgewater has led the team to three straight wins and he might be heating up. The team had their first day with 300 yards passing and 100 yards rushing since week one.
6. Green Bay Packers (4-1)
The Packers have allowed only one team to pass for more than 250 yards against them. They are fourth in the NFL in forcing turnovers (11) on the season.
7. Buffalo Bills (4-1)
The Bills are making a mockery of any offense they face. They haven’t allowed a 300 yard passer on the season and the most points they have allowed in any game is 17.
8. Houston Texans (3-2)
Houston has outscored their opponents 93-64 in three wins this season. They average 110.3 rushing yards and have turned the ball over only twice in those games.
9. Dallas Cowboys (3-2)
The Cowboys have lost two straight games by a combined 12 points. After giving up two turnovers all season they have given up six in the two losses.
10. Minnesota Vikings (3-2)
The Vikings are a team that will sneak up the standings. All that drama last week went by in a peep and then boom: Kirk Cousins has his best game of the season.
11. Los Angeles Rams (3-2)
The Rams have lost two straight games by a total of 85 points. Their opponents have scored 12 touchdowns in 18 red zone attempts on the season.
12. Chicago Bears (3-2)
The Bears had their three game winning streak snapped and they allowed more than 20 points for the first time this season. As a team they are averaging 3.4 yards per rushing attempt which ranks 29th in the league.
13. Baltimore Ravens (3-2)
None of Baltimore’s opponents have held them to less than 130 yards rushing. They are number one in the NFL with 961 rushing yards in five games.
14. Detroit Lions (2-1-1)
Coming off the bye week, Detroit will have a tough little stretch. Their next two opponents are a combined 7-3 on the season.
15. Indianapolis Colts (3-2)
The Colts have scored the same amount of offensive touchdowns (13) as their opponents have. They have five turnovers which also matches their opponents on the season.
16. Philadelphia Eagles (3-2)
The Eagles are on a two game winning streak, outscoring their opponents 65-33. They have one turnover in all three of their wins combined.
17. Oakland Raiders (3-2)
The Raiders have started a two game winning streak going into the bye week. They have rushed for a total of 357 yards during that stretch.
18. Carolina Panthers (3-2)
Carolina pushes it’s win streak to three with Kyle Allen as the starter. Allen has thrown for 674 yards and five touchdowns in that stretch.
19. Los Angeles Chargers (2-3)
The Chargers have scored a combined 60 points in two wins this season. They have 43 combined points in three losses.
20. Tennessee Titans (2-3)
Anytime Marcus Mariota throws multiple touchdown passes in a game the Titans win. He has a total of one touchdown pass in three losses.
21. Cleveland Browns (2-3)
The Browns have at least one turnover in each of their games this season. They have a total of eight turnovers combined in three losses.
22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3)
The Buccaneerss don’t have a hard time scoring but everything else is questionable at best. The defense has given up 30 or more points in four of the five games they have played.
23. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-3)
Turnovers and penalties have killed the Jaguars this season. They have 44 penalties for 359 lost yards and they have at least one turnover in all three of their losses.
24. New York Giants (2-3)
When the Giants fail to reach the 20 point mark this season they lose. The have given up a total of 91 points in those three games.
25. Arizona Cardinals (1-3-1)
Kyler Murray’s 346 yards from scrimmage and rushing touchdown helped Arizona to their first win. Their next two opponents have a combined record of 3-7.
26. Atlanta Falcons (1-4)
Dan Quinn might need to go back to the drawing board when it comes to his team’s defense. They allow 30.4 points per game, which ranks them 31st in the NFL.
27. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-4)
The Steelers seem to have a pretty good team that can’t pull wins out. The team has failed to reach 100 yards rushing in any game this season. That’s uncommon for a team with the Steelers’ history.
28. Denver Broncos (1-4)
The Broncos finally broke into the win column and the defense forced a turnover for the first time this season. Their offense will need to protect the ball more if they want to feel the thrill of victory again this year.
29. Cincinnati Bengals (0-5)
This is the second week in a row an opponent has gotten their first win versus the Bengals. Could they start trading some of their veterans and enter a full rebuild mode?
30. New York Jets (0-4)
Head coach Adam Gase is supposedly known for his offensive prowess but his team is averaging a lowly 9.8 points per game.
31. Miami Dolphins (0-4)
The bye week gave us a chance to see that Miami might not be the worst team in the league.
32. Washington Redskins (0-5)
Washington has fired head coach Jay Gruden in a move that was highly anticipated. Bill Callahan takes over just in time for a match-up the Redskins can actually win.