2009 NFL Week Five Power Rankings

Mike CraigCorrespondent IOctober 7, 2009

2009 NFL Week Five Power Rankings

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    DENVER - OCTOBER 04:  The NFL logo is adorned with a pink ribbon on the sidelines as part of a program to raise awareness for breast cancer as the Dallas Cowboys face the Denver Broncos during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on October 4, 2009 in

No. 1: New York Giants

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 04:  Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants gives a thumbs-up during pregame warm-ups just prior to the start of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on October 4, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri

No. 2: Indianapolis Colts

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    INDIANAPOLIS - OCTOBER 04:  Donald Brown #31 of the Indianapolis Colts runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts won 34-17.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty I

No. 3: Minnesota Vikings

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    MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 05:  Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings hugs Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers following the Vikings victory over the Packers on October 5, 2009 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (P

No. 4: New Orleans Saints

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    NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 04:  Darren Sharper #42 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates after scoring a touchdown on an interception against the New York Jets at the Louisana Superdome on October 4, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Get

No. 5: New England Patriots

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    FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 04:  Sam Aiken #88 of the New England Patriots carries the ball as Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens defends on October 4, 2009 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Ravens 27-21.  (Photo by Elsa/

No. 6: Baltimore Ravens

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    FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 04:  Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens argues a call in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots on October 4, 2009 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Ravens 27-21.  (Photo by Elsa

No. 7: Denver Broncos

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    DENVER - OCTOBER 04:  Brandon Marshall #15 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after the final play against the Dallas Cowboys during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on October 4, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. Marshall caught a game winning 51 yard rece

No. 8: New York Jets

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    NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 04:  Quarterback Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets scrambles against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisana Superdome on October 4, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

No. 9: Atlanta Falcons

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    FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 27:  Matt Ryan #2 and teammate Chris Redman #8 of the Atlanta Falcons watch fourth-quarter action from the sidelnes against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on September 27, 2009 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots

No. 10: Philadelphia Eagles

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    PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 27:  Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs during their game on September 27, 2009 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Travis Lindquist

No. 11: Chicago Bears

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    CHICAGO - OCTOBER 04: Adewale Ogunleye #93 of the Chicago Bears rushes against the Detroit Lions on October 4, 2009 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 48-24. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

No. 12: Pittsburgh Steelers

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    PITTSBURGH - OCTOBER 4:  Running back Rashard Mendenhall #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs the ball in the fourth quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Heinz Field on October 4, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

No. 13: Cincinnati Bengals

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    CLEVELAND - OCTOBER 04:  Carson Palmer #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks on against the Cleveland Browns during their game at Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Browns 23-20 in overtime.  (Photo by Ji

No. 14: San Francisco 49ers

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    SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 04:  Patrick Willis #52 of the San Francisco 49ers in action against the St. Louis Rams during an NFL game on October 4, 2009 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

No. 15: San Diego Chargers

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    PITTSBURGH - OCTOBER 4:  Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers looks to throw the ball in the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on October 4, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Ima

No. 16: Dallas Cowboys

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    DENVER - OCTOBER 04:  Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys walks to the bench after failing to convert a third down against the Denver Broncos during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on October 4, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos de

No. 17: Green Bay Packers

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    MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 05:  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers walks off the field during the Monday Night Football game against the Minnesota Vikings on October 5, 2009 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo

No. 18: Jacksonville Jaguars

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 04:  Torry Holt #81 of the Jacksonville Jaguars lines up during the game against the Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

No. 19: Houston Texans

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    HOUSTON - OCTOBER 04:  Houston Texan Jacoby Jones #12 of the Houston Texans receives congratulations from teammate Dominique Barber #34 after his 95 yard kick return at Reliant Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Image

No. 20: Arizona Cardinals

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    GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 27:  Jerheme Urban #85 of the Arizona Cardinals turns up field after a catch against the Indianapolis Colts during the game at University of Phoenix Stadium on September 27, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Im

No. 21: Washington Redskins

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    LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 4:  Cornelius Griffin #96 of the Washington Redskins rouses the crowd against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at FedExField on October 4, 2009 in Landover, Maryland. The Redskins defeated the Buccaneers 16-13. (Photo by Larry French/Getty

No. 22: Seattle Seahawks

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    INDIANAPOLIS - OCTOBER 04:  Deion Branch #83 of the the Seattle Seahawks is pictured during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

No. 23: Miami Dolphins

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    MIAMI - OCTOBER 04:  Quarterback Chad Henne #7 of the Miami Dolphins throws against the Buffalo Bills at Land Shark Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Miami, Florida. Miami defeated Buffalo 38-10.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

No. 24: Buffalo Bills

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    MIAMI - OCTOBER 04:  Running back Fred Jackson #22 of the Buffalo Bills during a 38-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins at Land Shark Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

No. 25: Detroit Lions

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    CHICAGO - OCTOBER 04: Daunte Culpepper #11 of the Detroit Lions attempts a pass against the Chicago Bears on October 4, 2009 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 48-24. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

No. 26: Oakland Raiders

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    HOUSTON - OCTOBER 04:  Quarterback JeMarcus Russell #2 of the Oakland Raiders throws a pass against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

No. 27: Carolina Panthers

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    ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 28:  Quarterback Jake Delhomme #17 of the Carolina Panthers at Cowboys Stadium on September 28, 2009 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

No. 28: Tennessee Titans

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 04:  Alge Crumpler #83 of the Tennessee Titans is tackled by Derek Cox #21 of the Jacksonville Jaguars at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

No. 29: Cleveland Browns

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    CLEVELAND - OCTOBER 04:  Derek Anderson #3 of the Cleveland Browns in action against the Cincinnati Bengals during their game at Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Browns 23-20 in overtime.  (Photo by

No. 30: Kansas City Chiefs

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 04:  Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders perform during the game against the New York Giants on October 4, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

No. 31: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 4:  Josh Johnson #11 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs the ball against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on October 4, 2009 in Landover, Maryland. The Redskins defeated the Buccaneers 16-13. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

No. 32: St. Louis Rams

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    SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 04:  Kyle Boller #12 of the the St. Louis Rams in action against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL game on October 4, 2009 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)