NFL Power Rankings: Top Ten After Week Five

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Oct 6, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (80) scores off a shovel pass in the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT

1. Denver Broncos (5-0):

Last Week’s Ranking: 2

Alright you guys get what you wanted. The Denver Broncos are the defacto best team in the NFL, and move up one spot on this week’s rankings to jump up to number one. Lets start with what everyone knows, Peyton Manning is very, very good, and so is the rest of his offense. Manning was once again phenomenal, but did show the slightest chink in his unbreakable armour when he threw his first interception of the season to Morris Claiborne, but the fact that he threw for 414 yards and another four touchdown passes, and even added a rushing touchdown as well. The weapons of Manning were once again spectacular, Welker added another touchdown, so did Decker and Julius Thomas brought in nine passes for 122 yards and two more touchdowns. In fact, every person who Manning targeted, had at least four or more catches. Knowshow Moreno continued to show his worth as a number one running back, who tallied 93 rushing yards and another touchdown. However I still see a problem, the Broncos defense got torched. The Broncos have played pretty good defense up until this point, but in reality, they hadn’t played a really good offense and really good quarterback like Tony Romo, and did they ever light them up. Romo passed for over 500 yards, threw five touchdowns, and three of his receivers, Jason Witten, Terrance Williams and Dez Bryant all went over 100 yards receiving. It’s good to have a bend, but don’t break attitude for your defense, but the Broncos got broken, over and over again. I will give credit on the timely turnover at the end of the game to seal things, but the fact they gave up over 550 yards of total offense.