1. New England Patriots– This is the best team in the NFL, no doubts about it. Tom Brady has been playing at an MVP level since returning from his suspension. He’s completing 75 percent of his passes and has yet to throw an interception this season and when he’s targeting his tight ends, he completes 82 percent of those passes. As I said last week, I see a lot of the 2014 team that won it all in this year’s ballclub. Now, it’s time for a showdown in Orchard Park with the Buffalo Bills who shut them out in week four. The only difference was Brady wasn’t under center and Gronkowski wasn’t 100 percent.
2. Dallas Cowboys– They come off the bye week winners of five games in a row and moving forward, they have a big decision to make: Will Tony Romo see the field and resume as the Cowboys starter or will they continue to go with Dak Prescott who’s put together a very impressive rookie campaign? This choice that will be made comes at a very crucial time as November is approaching, the playoff picture will begin to shape itself and tonight, they have an NFC East battle with the Philadelphia Eagles.
3. Denver Broncos– Last week, the Broncos got back on track with a stout performance on defense against Brock Osweiler on Monday night. With the win, they are locked into a tie with the Oakland Raiders at 5-2 in the AFC West. Trevor Siemian has not thrown an interception since week two and the Broncos defense is definitely starting to pick it up. The secondary hasn’t allowed a touchdown to a number one receiver since week one. No Fly Zone is in full effect there.
4. Minnesota Vikings– For a majority of this year, they sat at the top spot in my power rankings. Now after a defaet, they’ve dropped down to the number four ranking and moving forward, I’m concerned because in short yardage situations, they can’t get that push without Adrian Peterson coming out the backfield. The NFC North is about to become a really interesting division in November.
5. Seattle Seahawks– They just haven’t looked like the same team we saw make two consecutive Super Bowls a few years back. The running game which has been their bread and butter is all but that now. They miss the presence of Marshawn Lynch. Seattle is averaging 3 yards per attempt and the pressure is on Russell Wilson to throw the ball more and he hasn’t been 100 percent all season long as he’s battled some leg and ankle injuries. The team will also be without Michael Bennett for two to three weeks.