25. New Orleans Saints (2-3)
Last Week: 22 (-3)
The Saints defense is pretty good. This week against an abhorrent New England offense, it overperformed. With that said, the Saints and the Falcons seem to be on a collision course for who is the best challenger to the Bucs for the division. I will believe it when I see them put a string of wins together.
26. Minnesota Vikings (1-4)
Last Week: 24 (-2)
The Vikings gave the Chiefs all that they had and it wasn't enough. Justin Jefferson was reined in, but the defense looked better than usual. With four losses already, the Vikings already have already matched their loss total from all of last season. Not the start that they hoped for.
27. New England Patriots (1-4)
Last Week: 25 (-2)
It's time to have an uncomfortable conversation about Bill Belichick in New England. I know that he really wants to reach that coach wins record but this is trending in the wrong direction. Belichick is an institution with the Patriots but perhaps everyone needs to get a fresh start.
28. Arizona Cardinals (1-4)
Last Week: 28 (-)
Arizona was the offseason media pick for the league's worst team. So far, they have not stooped to that level but they are still a bad football team. Don't let beating the Cowboys fool you, they are still a team destined to pick in the top five of next year's NFL draft.
29. New York Giants (1-4)
Last Week: 27 (-2)
The Giants are so bad that watching them feels like you are being punished for something that you didn't do. Their offensive line looks like one of the worst ever and they seem totally incapable of making big plays on offense. Could they be any worse? I really hope that this is rock bottom but it may not be.
30. Chicago Bears (1-4)
Last Week: 32 (+2)
DJ Moore was not going to allow the Bears to go winless this season. In this case, they found a way to smoke the Commanders. Good for you, Chicago!
31. Denver Broncos (1-4)
Last Week: 31 (-)
Outside of the Carolina Panthers, the Broncos are the NFL's worst team. They seem to have a multitude of issues, none as concerning as how attrocious that defense is. The Jets looked like The Greatest Show on Turf this week. With the Chiefs coming up in two of their next three, they had better look more respectable soon. Who am I kidding? I love to see them suffer.
32. Carolina Panthers (0-5)
Last Week: 30 (-2)
Are the Panthers going to win a game this year? Seriously. That is a legitimate question.