A quarter of the year is already over for the NFL. Some teams have already thrown in the towel by proclaiming that they are rebuilding, while other teams are struggling and will not show any signs of starting a rebuild.
There are only two undefeated teams left in the NFL, one of those teams had an easy road, but is also showing dominance on both sides of the ball. While the other team had a tougher road and but has played in more uglier games thus far. Each of these teams are ranked further from one another than what most people would have on their rankings.
This is because they are young and personally I do not believe in them as much as I do as teams with two losses. After this past week, most teams schedules are going to start getting harder. Meaning that your favorite team will start to show their true colors, such as the Dallas Cowboys are showcasing the past two weeks.
As of the end of the Week five here are my quick predictions to who will make the playoffs this year based off what I have seen thus far. These predictions will change throughout the year as anything could happen to a team that either raises their outlook to making the playoffs or collapses their chances.
- The New England Patriots (AFC East winner)
- Kansas City Chiefs (AFC West winner)
- Baltimore Ravens (AFC North winner)
- Houston Texans (AFC South winner)
- Indianapolis Colts (AFC Wildcard winner)
- Buffalo Bills (AFC Wildcard winner)
- New Orleans Saints (NFC South winner)
- Green Bay Packers (NFC North winner)
- San Francisco 49ers (NFC West winner)
- Dallas Cowboys (NFC East winner)
- Chicago Bears (NFC Wildcard winner)
- Seattle Seahawks (NFC Wildcard winner)
With having the quarterly playoff predictions out, here are the Week 6 power rankings:
- The New England Patriots (5-0) (Last Week: 1): A very historic defense.
- Kansas City Chiefs (4-1) (Last Week: 2): Chiefs are beatable.
- Green Bay Packers (4-1) (Last Week: 6): Aaron Rodgers is not the main guy anymore.
- New Orleans Saints (3-1) (Last Week: 5): Teddy Bridgewater has a future.
- Seattle Seahawks (4-1) (Last Week: 10): Russell Wilson is in the MVP race.
- Houston Texans (3-2) (Last Week: 9): Did not allow a sack to Deshaun Watson.
- Los Angeles Rams (3-2) (Last Week: 3): Slowly losing face, possible collapse.
- San Francisco 49ers (4-0) (Last Week: 11): Under the radar.
- Dallas Cowboys (3-2) (Last Week: 4): Could they be pretenders?
- Baltimore Ravens (3-2) (Last Week: 8): Inconsistency on both sides of the ball.
- Chicago Bears (3-2) (Last Week: 7): This loss will haunt them.
- Buffalo Bills (4-1) (Last Week: 13): Offense is being carried by luck and defense.
- Detroit Lions (2-1-1) (Last Week: 12): How long will the Lions be successful.
- Indianapolis Colts (3-2) (Last Week: 15): Huge win against the Chiefs.
- Philadelphia Eagles (3-2) (Last Week: 19): Overhyped offense, but the defense is back.
- Carolina Panthers (3-2) (Last Week: 18): Christian McCaffrey for MVP.
- Minnesota Vikings (3-2) (Last Week: 16): Cousins feed the Wide Receivers…. Finally.
- Jacksonville Jaguars (2-3) (Last Week: 21): DJ Chark Jr should be receiving more credit.
- Cleveland Browns (2-3) (Last Week: 14): Great talent, poor execution and bad ego’s.
- Tennessee Titans (2-3) (Last Week: 20): Meh, they’re alright.
- Oakland Raiders (3-2) (Last Week: 25): Unlikely win, but could be the Cinderella team?
- Los Angeles Chargers (2-3) (Last Week: 17): When will they get serious?
- The New York Giants (2-3) (Last Week: 23: Reality struck.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3) (Last Week: 22): Still the same old Buccaneers.
- Arizona Cardinals (1-3-1) (Last Week: 27): Kyler Murray’s first professional win.
- Atlanta Falcons (1-4) (Last Week: 24): Call it quits, and start the rebuild.
- Pittsburgh Steelers (1-4) (Last Week: 26): One of their better games.
- Denver Broncos (1-4) (Last Week: 31): Almost blew the game.
- The New York Jets (0-4) (Last Week: 28): Sam Darnold is close to coming back.
- Cincinnati Bengals (0-5) (Last Week: 29): TRADE EVERYONE.
- Washington Redskins (0-5) (Last Week: 30): Bye Bye coach Jay Gruden.
- Miami Dolphins (0-4) (Last Week: 32): Do not have the most losses.