Crazy week for NFL Power Rankings.
This was supposed to be a week where there were two matchups involving teams from the top-six of the Week 4 NFL Power Rankings.
Instead, the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers postponed their game due to a COVID and it put a black cloud of the NFL as a whole. Luckily, there was plenty of football today and hopefully, the rest of the league takes this seriously and this is only a small bump in the road (please).
Without that game, let’s look at who moved up and who moved down in the power rankings starting with some familiar names.
32. New York Jets (+0)
The Jets defense had three interceptions, but that really speaks more to how bad the Broncos played instead of how good the defense was. After scoring 37 points on the Jets defense, you would think that New York would have had a chance to put up some points or big plays in garbage time or in a shootout.
Technically you are right, but the only offensive touchdown of the day came from Sam Darnold’s legs and there isn’t anything that should make fans overthink an offseason where Darnold should be sold to the highest bidder and the Jets should go after a new GM/HC/QB trio.
31. New York Giants (+0)
It was a credit to the New York Giants players that they were able to keep the game against the L.A. Rams close for as long as they did. If they had a better quarterback then this team could be one of the most interesting teams in the NFL going forward.
At this point, this entire season is going to be dedicated to finding out if Daniel Jones is the answer, and after New York goes 2-14 we will know the answer is “no” but the good news is that this will be the second new quarterback in New York this upcoming offseason and it could be a very fun ride after that. Either way, it is time to start that rebuild.