- Arizona Cardinals (5-0)
Last Week: 1
The Cards were very business-like on Sunday winning against the 49ers. They will need to be more efficient on offense this week on the road against Cleveland.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-1)
Last Week: 2
Everything worked for the Buc’s offense Sunday against Miami. They ran for their best total of the season (121 yards) while amassing 558 yards passing. The short week has them in Philadelphia Thursday. It could be a trap game for Tampa, but the Eagles may not be good enough to take advantage.
- Los Angeles Rams (4-1)
Last Week: 4
The Rams handled the Seahawks with surprising ease in Seattle last Thursday. They now face a banged-up Giants club on the road followed by tilts with The Lions and Texans. The Rams should be 7-1 near the midpoint of the season.
- Buffalo Bills (4-1)
Last Week: 6
The Bills were very impressive in KC Sunday night. The Bills score just under 35 per game while they also boast the league’s top-ranked defense in both yards (251.8) and points (12.8) allowed per game.
- Green Bay Packers (4-1)
Last Week: 3
The Packers escaped Cincinnati with a win despite Mason Crosby missing three field goals and an extra point. 204 yards receiving from Davante Adams helped mask a subpar effort from what has been an up and down Packer team thus far.
- Dallas Cowboys (4-1)
Last Week: 8
The Cowboys already have a two-game lead in the NFC East. A balanced offense has been the key to fast start for Dallas. They haven’t been dominant on defense, but they have held opponents enough to compliment their offense, and they are second in the league with a +7-turnover margin.
- Los Angeles Chargers (4-1)
Last Week: 9
The Chargers rolled up almost 500 yards of offense on the league’s stingiest defense Sunday. Justin Herbert is top five in both TD passes and quarterback rating thus far. He’s a big reason why the Chargers perform in the clutch and have converted an astounding seven of eight 4th downs this season.
- Baltimore Ravens (4-1)
Last Week: 10
The Ravens won their second game in a row behind the arm of Lamar Jackson. Jackson piled up 316 yards through the air against Denver and 442 yards on Monday night against the Colts. Teams will not be able to stack the line and dare Baltimore to throw it anymore.
- Cleveland Browns (3-2)
Last Week: 5
Cleveland had control in a tough road assignment in Los Angeles Sunday, but they let the game get away from them. Cleveland’s defense uncharacteristically struggled against the solid Charger’s offense. It doesn’t get any easier this week: the Browns have to deal with Kyler Murray and the top-ranked Cards.
- Kansas City Chiefs (2-3)
Last Week: 7
The Chiefs find themselves at the bottom of the AFC West after the home loss to the Bills on Monday night. They head on the road for the next two and need desperately to find answers on both sides of the ball if they are going to contend this year.