Week 5 power rankings: Ravens perched at No. 1

1. Ravens — Could be 5-0, getting run game going, Ed Reed just two weeks away.

2. Steelers — Big Ben will open up the offense.

3. Jets — About as complete a team as we’ve seen from Week 2 on.

4. Packers — Injuries starting to mount, but I have to put a team fourth, and I’m already struggling with these rankings in a season of extreme parity.

5. Saints Darren Sharper and Reggie Bush will help turn some things around. But man, that’s a bad, bad loss.

6. Colts — Really struggled in wins over KC and Denver. They have some issues.

7. Titans — Dominating offenses at the line of scrimmage. CJ2K will be OK.

8. Falcons — If not for a run in OT against Pittsburgh in Week 1, they might be 5-0, too.

9. Patriots — Losing Randy Moss in a bye week won’t improve your ranking.

10. Giants — Write Tom Coughlin off at your own peril.

11. Chiefs — Defense not allowing any points … But can the offense do anything in the air?

12. Bears — Anytime you win on the road and your starting QB completes six passes and throws four picks, you’re living right.

13. EaglesKevin Kolb taking some steps, but Mike Vick back soon.

14. Texans — They are who we thought they were — the most erratic team in the league.

15. Redskins — Last two wins courtesy of defense and special teams. Offense still rough.

16. Bucs – Quietest 3-1 start in the league. Josh Freeman is growing up, rapidly.

17. VikingsBrett Favre managing to become a distraction beyond the normal injury hoopla.

18. Dolphins – Good week to have a bye.

19. Chargers — A special teams disaster. These division losses could come back to bite them.

20. Bengals — Can’t imagine they don’t look long and hard at the 2011 QB draft class.

21. Cowboys — Digging themselves a fine hole.

22. Jaguars — Rebounding in a big way the last two weeks, but tough road ahead in that division.

23. Broncos — Struggle against more physical teams.

24. Raiders — Don’t look now, but Jason Campbell back under center and Raiders back in thick of AFC Least race.

25. Cardinals – Amazing turnaround in seven days. In Max Hall we trust.

26. Rams — We’re splitting hairs here with the NFC West teams. All have serious flaws.

27. Seahawks — Maybe Marshawn Lynch sparks their run game.

28. Lions — Put up 44 without Mathew Stafford and with Megatron doing very little. Good for them.

29. Browns — Losing Seneca Wallace would sting (never thought I’d write those words).

30. 49ers – I still they beat rest of their division head-to-head, but time is running out.

31. Panthers — Truly mind-bending how they couldn’t win despite Todd Collins’ display for the Bears.

32. Bills — Gonna have trouble putting any sort of winning streak together in 2010.

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