NFL Power Rankings: Week 5

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Here we are yet again with another power rankings. The 2014 NFL season is at the first quarter mark and there are still plenty of question marks all around the league. Let’s take a look at this week’s rankings.

Sep 21, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) during introductions before a game against the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders. 32. player. 28. Derek Carr is the only real bright spot on this team. With poor offensive line play and no running attack, the Raiders left their rookie quarterback out there alone and now he is hurt. After a good battle against the New England Patriots in Week Three, this team was abysmal and lacked structure all around.. 0-4. AFC West

1-3. AFC South. Tennessee Titans. 31. player. 35. This team showed promise in the beginning of the year and has been blown out ever since. Jake Locker has struggled, but this past week showed the blame doesn’t lie solely with him. This Ken Whisenhunt led team has potential, but this team is in rebuilding mode for the time being.

52. Blake Bortles made his first career start and the team looked like they might hold their own against the Chargers. That lasted for a quarter as the defense could not stop the deep pass and was blown out. With no running attack and injuries plaguing the team, Bortles eventually struggled. This team has shown glimpses of promise, but they’re not there quite yet. It’s going to take time, Jaguars fans.. 0-4. AFC South. Jacksonville Jaguars. 30. player

29. player. 51. Yes, a bye week is always good, but there’s way too many question marks with this team. They fought hard against the Dallas Cowboys and beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but how good is this team? Without their starting quarterback and a defense that shows up one week and not the next, you really have no idea how this team is going to play. You have to wonder how good this team would be with a true starting quarterback.. 1-2. NFC West. St. Louis Rams

player. 48. The Bucs ruined so many survivor league picks this past week with a huge upset over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mike Glennon got to start and showed promise, along with some accuracy issues. The biggest thing to notice is how well the defensive line did with Michael Johnson in the lineup. If he can stay healthy and stay on the field, that defensive line looks much better.. 1-3. NFC South. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 28

26. player. 30. Every loss the Jets have had this year have been one score games. Geno Smith has made strides, but still makes “rookie” mistakes. This team lacks weapons for Smith to throw to and the secondary is struggling, but there’s a ton of fight in this team and there’s no reason they should give up on Smith. Don’t forget, Aaron Rodgers went 6-10 his first year starting and struggled beforehand. Smith isn’t as good, but don’t give up on him.. 1-3. AFC East. New York Jets

AFC North. Cleveland Browns. 25. player. 53. After a bye week, the Browns can show they mean business. They fought hard against two AFC North opponents and beat the Saints early in the season. Brian Hoyer has been extremely good in the fourth quarter and has put his team in position to win each game. There’s a lot of bite with this team and it’s very reminiscent of how the Cincinnati Bengals were while they were up and coming. There’s a lot of progress being made in Cleveland.. 1-3