Week 5 NFL Power Rankings: Bills soar past stagnant Titans, Steelers
By Will Lomas
16. Dallas Cowboys (-4)
Every week the question is whether you punish the Cowboys for wasting your time for three quarters, or whether you praise them for their ability to instantly flip a switch on both sides of the ball and look like a top-5 team?
This week they lost again falling to 1-3, so it felt like a great week to drop them in the rankings.
What is this team? You can’t call them good because they have to claw back into every 4th quarter they play in, but you can’t call them bad because the seem capable of putting up 40 per game on offense.
They are confusing and inconsistent and those two red flags are enough to drop them four spots until new data comes in to tell us what the really are.
15. Indianapolis Colts (+2)
The Colts defense is getting a lot of credit and it deserves a lot…statistically. When you look at it and separate the numbers on the page from the tape, I’m not sure it is that good.
Week 2: Played a Vikings team struggling to learn their offense.
Week 3: Got two pick-sixes off of one of the worst teams in the NFL
Week 4: Beat Nick Foles and the Chicago Bears
That isn’t really a tough slate of games and that doesn’t include losing in week one to Garnder Minshew in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ only win of the season so far…oh yea and he completed 95% of his passes in that game.
This is a good team that isn’t going to beat itself, but let’s calm down on thinking they are more than above average right now.