2023 Power Rankings - Week 5

Rank (LW) Logo Team Record Rating Comment
1 (3) LAB 4-0 118.50 The Bombers did something we haven't seen them do since Week 3 of 2020. They finally led a week in scoring. LA put up 166 points over the previously #1 rated team of North Dakota. The team accounted for 11 touchdowns. Lamar, Kyren, and A.J. combined for 113 points which is what their opponent scored.
2 (2) FW 3-1 111.48 The Pistons were going to regress after their 199 points outburst, but how much was it? The answer is 88 points, but they did enough to win. Some guy named Puka stepped up to give Fort Wayne 36 points. Kelce was on national display for SNF because he brought the Swifties for the second straight week, but this time to NYC.
3 (1) ND 2-2 109.22 The Nimrods suffered a set back getting blown out by over 50 points. Tua didn't have the same firepower after leading his team to 70 points the week prior and ended with 23 points. Derrick Henry had his best week of the season scoring a TD with his legs and arm. Kenneth Walker found the endzone too for the third straight week.
4 (5) CTR 2-2 104.27 The Triumph survived against Detroit to pick up their first divisional win of the year. They started off great across the pond with their Jacksonville kicker and D combining for 34 points. But they needed a comeback and got vintage Christian McCaffrey going for 58 points which included 4 TD's.
5 (4) TB 4-0 100.07 The Blizzard survived another scare to beat the winless Commando Cats by 5 points. If you are counting, that's their third victory of 5 points or less this season. Luck is certainly on their side. Justin Fields finally broke through in a big way scoring 48 points which was 1 point better he had done for the first 3 weeks.
6 (6) SH 2-2 92.60 This could have been a week of making all the wrong decisions for Sterling Heights. They didn't start Montgomery who scored 49 points on TNF. They put in Jordan Addison who failed to record a catch. But lucky for the Hooligans, Josh Allen canceled any mistake by accounting for 5 TD's and 52 points.
7 (9) SD 2-2 82.61 The Surge had their best week of the season going for 130 points. It was the guys who played in last year's Super Bowl getting the job done. Jalen Hurts, Isiah Pacheco, and Jake Elliott combined for 84 points. Hurts picked up two bonuses in overtime to pad his numbers and Elliott sealed the deal with a game winning FG.
8 (7) DEN 2-2 79.86 The Diamonds failed to break 100 points for the second time this season. It's pretty clear whether this team will win or lose each week. In their losses, they average 83 points vs 139 points in their wins. Josh Jacobs was the only person worthy to talk about having 32 points while getting 25 touches.
9 (8) SF 2-2 77.03 The Rattlesnakes defintely had an off week. Brock Purdy was one of three starters to score in double digits and he scored twice as many points as the 2nd best player with 26 points. There just wasn't a lot of volume with the team having 20 completions, 20 rushes, 11 receptions, and no field goals.
10 (10) ATL 0-4 69.83 The Jesters are still winless after 4 weeks. It was their first time this season where they failed to crack triple digits. Geno Smith has not been good since coming over from Denver in a trade. He had to exit the MNF game for a quarter when his ankle was rolled up on and was never the same ending with 14 points.
11 (12) DET 1-3 68.28 Things did not go well for the Devils in the London game with their QB and kicker combining for 21 points. But then Detroit flipped the switch and Diggs went off for 3 TD's and 42 points to give them a lead. Detroit fell a little short of victory when Breece Hall did not get the rock enough times to lose by 9.
12 (11) ANA 0-4 67.39 The Commando Cats were so close to picking up their first win of the season. Anaheim had Chris Godwin lead the way in scoring with 24 points but only 2 players failed to reach double digits with their kicker being of them. Myers missed a 53 yarder, which if he had made it, would have won them the game.

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