Check out the rankings going into Week 5:
NFL Power Rankings: Patriots getting it done
October 2, 2013, 3:45 pm
Scott Krinch and Jake Flannigan
Check out the rankings going into Week 5:
Scott: Honestly, I don't see how anybody beats them barring any injuries. My Super Bowl pick and it's not even close.
Jake: I thought this was a 13 win team, now I’m thinking even better.
Scott: Good teams find a way to win on the road. And the Seahawks are more than just a "good" team.
Jake: Proved that even on the road they can pull one out against a tough opponent.
Scott: The two-headed-monster of Brees and Graham looks to be back and better than ever.
Jake: Still coming to grips with the quality of the defense. Brees, Sproles and Graham aren’t too shabby either.
Scott: Wash, rinse and repeat. New faces and the Patriots just keep finding a way to succeed.
Jake: I don’t know how they’ve done it, but New England is still undefeated.
Scott: Surely they won't go 16-0, but the Chiefs are built to contend for years to come.
Jake: A week of rest will help the Packers in their Week 5 showdown with the Lions.
Scott: Riding the big "Mo" right now, but square off against the class of the NFC in the Seahawks on Sunday.
Jake: Maybe I soured on San Francisco a little prematurely. San Fran still has a ton of talent.
Scott: Rested and ready for an NFC North battle with the upstart Lions.
Jake: Another complete win has the Chiefs in the playoff picture. Getting it done in all three phases.
Scott: Reggie Bush is exactly what the Lions have been missing. Only question: Will he stay healthy?
Jake: Still a top team, but need to start finding ways to win big games instead of coming up short in them.
Scott: "Bad Jay Cutler" returned, but the main concern in Chicago is the demise of their defensive line.
Jake: Breaking News: the Lions offense is crazy good.
Scott: Feeling good after thrashing of the Rams. It didn't take long for Kaepernick to silence his critics.
Jake: Turnovers will almost always lead to losses.
Scott: Reality check in New Orleans. Ryan Tannehill is on pace to get sacked about a bazillion times.
Jake: Should be a heck of a game to see this Sunday against the Seahawks.
Scott: Never know which Bengals team is going to show up.
Jake: Need a bounce-back performance at home vs. the Ravens.
Scott: Loss of Locker stings. Need Fitzpatrick to tread water for at least four weeks.
Jake: Will the Texans always be the big engine that couldn’t?.
Scott: Run-Pass balance ... heard of it Ravens?
Jake: Embarrassing loss to the Browns has many scratching their heads about Cincy.
Scott: I think the Texans and their fans are sadly coming to the realization that Schaub isn't the answer.
Jake: Not sure if Tony Romo will ever silence his critics.
Scott: Still have time to turn it around, but I've never been a big believer in the over-hyped Matt Ryan.
Jake: Jake Locker’s injury appears to be serious, but the Titans got another win and the talented QB should be back by mid-season.
Scott: Rivers looks like the NC State Rivers right now which is a very good thing for the Chargers.
Jake: Impressive D continues to steal victories for Arizona.
Scott: Now that's the Cowboys we know and love.
Jake: I still don’t know why I underestimate these Chargers so much. Continue to get it done.
Scott: I thought the Browns were supposed to be tanking? Apparently Hoyer didn't get the memo.
Jake: The Redskins take a week off before a huge division matchup in Dallas on SNF.
Scott: Thursday's battle with the Browns will be the most exciting TNF game so far this season. Really! I'm being serious.
Jake: Adrian Peterson was not about to let the Vikings fall to 0-4.
Scott: Cam Newton and the Panthers are hoping the bye week didn't halt their mojo.
Jake: The Bills may just be scratching the surface of how good they will become.
Scott: If they just had a running game to compliment their dangerous wide receiving corps.
Jake: A victory over the Giants could be just what the doctor ordered.
Scott: Jets fans already wants Ryan to bench Smith. Whoa, that didn't last long.
Jake: One interception. Two interceptions. Three interceptions, floor.
Scott: Much-needed victory going into the bye week. Should be right in the hunt in a weak NFC East.
Jake: Cam Newton and company are hoping a bye week doesn’t take any of their momentum away.
Scott: Wouldn't be surprised to see the Vikings stick with Matt Cassel as their starter.
Jake: That loss to the 49ers was about as ugly as it gets.
Scott: A date with Jaguars is just the medicine the Rams need.
Jake: Another win. I swear that will be Cleveland’s last of the season.
Scott: Is it safe to say the Chip Kelly honeymoon in Philadelphia is over?
Jake: Another loss. I swear that won’t be the last of the season for the Jets.
Scott: How long until Matt Flynn is on the unemployment line?
Jake: This spot in the rankings may be a bit generous.
Scott: Antrel Rolle thinks the Giants could run the table? C'mon Man!
Jake: Is there a QB controversy in Oakland? No, because people have to actually care first.
Scott: Hey Pittsburgh, at least you've got the Pirates.
Jake: Hope you got your next college coaching gig lined up Greg.
Scott: I heard there was opening at USC. I think it's time for Greg Schiano to go back to the college ranks.
Jake: Big Ben says the Steelers are the worst. I disagree. But, he’s not too far off.
Scott: Will Jacksonville win a game this year? The outlook doesn't look bright.
Jake: Oh bring me a QB. One that can throw all day. Oh bring me a QB. One that won’t throw the ball away.