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NFL Power Rankings, Week 5: Sanchez, Jets in free fall

The Jets and Giants both stumble, but Gang Green own the biggest drop of any team.

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The NFL Power Rankings here at SB Nation New York are seeing little movement at the top for the first time this season. The same can't be said for the rest of the teams, with big moves up and down.

While the New York Giants stumbled a little this week, it's the New York Jets that own the biggest fall.

Other than the Jets keeping an eye on the basement, are there any other teams destined to sink to the bottom?

1. Houston Texans (LW: 1, 4-0)
- Waiting for J.J. Watt to murder a quarterback. It's going to happen.
Next up: at No. 6 Vikings

2. Atlanta Falcons (LW: 2, 4-0)
- With four difficult games left the rest of the way, a lock for the top seed in the NFC.
Next up: at No. 16 Redskins

3. San Francisco 49ers (LW: 4, 3-1)
- This just in: the Niners just scored another touchdown on the Jets.
Next up: vs. No. 21 Bills

4. Baltimore Ravens (LW: 3, 3-1)
- After playing three games in 12 days, they get the equivalent of a bye with the Chiefs on their schedule.
Next up: at No. 29 Chiefs

5. Arizona Cardinals (LW: 6, 4-0)
- There's a special magic brewing out in the desert.
Next up: at No. 18 Rams

6. Minnesota Vikings (LW: 9, 3-1)
- This team is two years ahead of schedule. So much fun to watch!
Next up: vs. No.28 Titans

7. Green Bay Packers (LW: 8, 2-2)
- Can't run the ball or stop anyone, but Aaron Rodgers still has both his eyes!
Next up: at No. 24 Colts

8. New England Patriots (LW: 10, 2-2)
- Uh oh, someone poked the bear! Brady is back with a vengeance.
Next up: vs. No. 9 Broncos

9. Denver Broncos (LW: 11, 2-2)
- The entire Raiders defense has Manning Face right now.
Next up: at. No. 8 Patriots

10. Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 13, 3-1)
- Only loss is to the Ravens on the road. The Red Rifle
Next up: vs. No. 23 Dolphins

11. Chicago Bears (LW: 16, 3-1)
- You mean to tell me they played a game with a QB that was intercepted five times and it wasn't Jay Cutler?!
Next up: at No. 27 Jaguars

12. New York Giants (LW: 5, 2-2)
- Champs should get to rebound from ugly Eagles loss with a visit from the Browns.
Next up: vs. No. 31 Browns

13. Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 12, 1-2)
- Bye week couldn't have come at a better time with James Harrison and Troy Polamalu on the mend.
Next up: vs. No. 14 Eagles

14. Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 15, 3-1)
- Worst 3-1 team in history?
Next up: at No. 13 Steelers

15. San Diego Chargers (LW: 17, 3-1)
- They aren't any good, but the AFC West will keep making them look good.
Next up: at No. 32 Saints

16. Washington Redskins (LW: 19, 2-2)
- If RGIII stays in one piece, this team could push for a spot in the top 10.
Next up: vs. No. 2 Falcons

17. Seattle Seahawks (LW: 7, 2-2)
- Without an assist from the refs, Pete Carroll's crew steps in it against the Rams.
Next up: at No. 22 Panthers

18. St. Louis Rams (LW: 26, 2-2)
- Jeff Fisher's young squad is spunky.
Next up: vs. No. 5 Cardinals

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 21, 1-3)
- Get Schiano down there in the trenches!
Next up: Bye

20. Dallas Cowboys (LW: 18, 2-2)
- Bring on the Kyle Orton era!
Next up: Bye

21. Buffalo Bills (LW: 20, 2-2)
- How bout that big-money defense?! Tom Brady sure likes it.
Next up: at No. 3 Niners

22. Carolina Panthers (LW: 23, 1-3)
- Annnnd, cue all the Cam Newton is a problem stories.
Next up: vs. No. 17 Seahawks

23. Miami Dolphins (LW: 28, 1-3)
- With Ryan Tannehill blowing away expectations, this Dolphins squad is already better than the Jets.
Next up: at No. 10 Bengals

24. Indianapolis Colts (LW: 27, 1-2)
- Thoughts and prayers to head coach Chuck Pagano as he fights Leukemia.
Next up: vs. No. 7 Packers

25. New York Jets (LW: 14, 2-2)
- No Revis, no Holmes and now nowhere to go but to Tebow Time.
Next up: vs. No. 1 Texans

26. Detroit Lions (LW: 22, 1-3)
- Last week I pegged them as a five win team. That may have been generous.
Next up: BYE

27. Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 29, 1-3)
- Well, the weather will be in the 80s all week, so they've got that going for them.
Next up: vs. No. 11 Bears

28. Tennessee Titans (LW: 30, 1-3)
- At least Chris Johnson finally showed signs of life.
Next up: at No. 6 Vikings

29. Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 24, 1-3)
- Matt Cassel is terrible. His backup (Brady Quinn) is worse.
Next up: vs. No. 4 Ravens

30. Oakland Raiders (LW: 25, 1-3)
- The countdown to Matt Barkley is on!
Next up: BYE

31. Cleveland Browns (LW: 32, 0-4)
- Showed fight on the road against the Ravens, which is enough to get out of the basement.
Next up: at No. 12 Giants

32. New Orleans Saints (LW: 31, 0-4)
- A team with this kind of offense can't keep losing... right?
Next up: vs. No. 15 Chargers