NFL Power Rankings: Top Ten After Week Five

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Oct 6, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri (4) celebrates kicking a field goal during the second half against the Seattle Seahawks at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts won 34-28. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

4. Indianapolis Colts (4-1):

Last Week’s Rankings: 6

Another week, and another very impressive win by this Indianapolis Colts team, this time against the former number one on the list, the Seattle Seahawks. Andrew Luck was fantastic, showing just why he’s easily the best of the young quarterbacks in the NFL, out-dueling Russell Wilson, to the tune of 229 yards and two touchdowns. TY Hilton was probably the best player on the field, as his dynamic play making ability made life a living hell for the vaunted Seahawks secondary, making Dick Sherman look like a fool, as he put up career numbers of 150 yards and two touchdowns. The defense wasn’t great against the run, which has been a massive problem giving up 204 yards to Wilson and Lynch combined, but they were very good against the pass, picking off Wilson twice and holding him to only 210 yards on his 31 attempts. Robert Mathis continues to make his case for Defensive Player of the Year for this young season, racking up two more sacks to bring his total to an NFL leading 9.5 on the season. I do have a problem with the Colts, and its name is Trent Richardson. Richardson has been bad since becoming a Colt, and I know he’s only had a little bit of time, but a 2.9 yards per carry average just shouldn’t cut it. Richardson finally broke a bit of a run for 16 yards against the Seahawks, but it’s still not good enough for someone who’s expected to be a star. Right now, his numbers aren’t nearly worth a 1st round pick, and right now the Colts would’ve been better off running Donald Brown, who’s been quite a bit better of late.