Ranking all 32 NFL teams after five weeks of play. In a captivating weekend of football, Tom Brady became the third player in league history to throw for 500 career touchdowns, Drew Brees broke the all-time record for passing yards and the Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Buffalo Bills and Carolina Panthers all won in front of their respective home crowds with game-ending, walk-off made field goals.
Todd Gurley, the NFL’s most explosive player, scored three rushing touchdowns in Sunday’s win at Seattle.
The much-maligned Chiefs defense picked off Blake Bortles four times—returning one for a touchdown—and totaled five sacks in a statement victory. The Chiefs are 5-0 for the second straight year and face off against the defending AFC champion Patriots next week in Foxborough.
Brees became the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards in thrilling fashion, tossing a 62-yard touchdown pass to Tre’Quan Smith.
Bortles threw for over 400 yards, but his four interceptions ruined any chance for the Jags to claim a road win. The Jags are now 2-18 in Bortles' career when he throws multiple interceptions.
Brady tossed three TDs—the last one going to Josh Gordon as the GOAT recorded his 500th career passing score—and ran for a touchdown in the Patriots’ rout of the Colts. James White (10 catches, 77 yards, 1 receiving TD) continued to look like the best pass-catching tailback in the league, while the Patriots’ offensive line delivered another strong showing by not allowing a sack for the second consecutive week.
Graham Gano kicked a 63-yard game-winning field goal—the second-longest field goal make in NFL history—to give the Panthers a walk-off home victory.
The first-place Bears return to action to play the Dolphins (3-2) in Miami.
The Bengals erased a 17-0 deficit in large part due to their defense, which had an interception return for a touchdown and did not allow the opposing Dolphins to run a single play in the redzone for the entire game.
In a rematch of last year’s NFC Championship Game, free agent acquisition Kirk Cousins completed 30 of 37 passes for 301 yards and a touchdown to star wideout Adam Thielen (116 receiving yards) in the Vikings’ win at Philadelphia.
Philip Rivers torched the Raiders, completing 22 of 27 passes for 339 yards and two touchdowns.
The Ravens lost in overtime at Cleveland, but played great defense again—allowing just 12 points and registering five sacks. The Ravens haven't surrendered a second-half touchdown this season.
The Titans had only 221 yards of offense in their loss to the Bills.
The Eagles have as many losses (3) as they did all of last season after falling for the third time in their last four contests.
The defense continues to impress, refusing to surrender a touchdown to the Ravens, who had three redzone trips but no TDs to show for it. Greg Joseph hit a 37-yard game-winning field in the overtime victory.
James Conner totaled 185 offensive yards and two touchdowns in the Steelers’ beatdown of the visiting Falcons.