Week 5 NFL Power Rankings: Bills soar past stagnant Titans, Steelers
By Will Lomas
30. Washington (+0)
I’m not going to ding Washington for losing to an angry Baltimore Ravens team that was trying to prove themselves. Maybe in a different world, they have Chase Young on the field and they get to see him wreak havoc on the Ravens and their offensive game plan, but that wasn’t the case.
One positive note for Washington is that even though they were not a real threat in this game, the young players really looked good. Terry McLaurin and Antonio Gibson are going to make for the core of a fun offensive skill group next year.
29. Jacksonville Jaguars (-2)
The Jaguars are a fun team to watch because Garnder Minshew and D.J. Chark can hook up for some really fun plays, and if you want to include James Robinson as the third side of that triangle then fine.
However, the big problem is with the defense who has allowed 30+ points in three straight games, and without Josh Allen, I think this team would be in the bottom-5 in the NFL easily.
Where this whole thing falls apart is that the identity of the Jaguars is a team that wants to run the ball and play defense, then pop you with some big plays in the passing game. But if you need to score a touchdown every drive then you are going to ask Minshew to do too much and you are going to be disappointed.