As week five wraps up with a Monday night matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Las Vegas Raiders, team’s are beginning to separate themselves in their respective divisions. However, there is still plenty of time for team’s to rebound and make a run to the playoffs.
In the AFC East, the Buffalo Bills sit atop the division at 4-1. The preseason Super Bowl favorites continued their dominance on Sunday with a 38-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The New York Jets find themselves at 3-2 and second in the division after beating the Miami Dolphins Sunday. The Dolphins got off to a 3-0 start but the team has dropped their last two games. Starting and backup quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Teddy Bridgewater both suffered injuries in back to back games.
In the AFC North, the Ravens beat the Bengals at home Sunday night to take the division lead. A last second field goal from Justin Tucker propelled the team to victory.
"JUSTIN TUCKER WINS IT FOR BALTIMORE!"
Back in action Sunday at 1 pm on CBS! pic.twitter.com/Y7O5qHGo6A
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 10, 2022
The Bengals and Browns are now both 2-3. The Steelers are in danger of their first losing record in the past 16 years. The loss in Buffalo dropped their record to 1-4.
After an 0-2 start, the Titans have climbed back to 3-2 and sit atop the AFC South standings. The Indianapolis Colts won an ugly game in Denver Thursday night, making their record 2-2-1. The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost two in a row and are now 2-3.
In the AFC West, the Chiefs lead the division at 3-1. They host the Raiders on Monday Night Football in a divisional matchup. The Raiders look to pull off the upset on the road and rebound from their 0-3 start.
The NFC East boasts the league’s only undefeated team. The Philadelphia Eagles sit at 5-0 after beating the Arizona Cardinals Sunday. The Cowboys sit just one game behind the Eagles in the division. The two teams face off in week six with Dallas travelling to Philly. The New York Giants are also off to an impressive start, defeating the Packers 27-22 in London to improve their record to 4-1.
The Minnesota Vikings also hold a 4-1 record and hold the division lead in the NFC North. Wide receiver Justin Jefferson leads the NFL in receiving yards and added on to his stellar season with 12 receptions and 154 yards in the Vikings’ victory over the Chicago Bears.
Took flight ✈️ pic.twitter.com/CuKHJOxzj9
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) October 9, 2022
In the NFC South, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers outlasted the Falcons at home and stayed atop the division at 3-2. They are the only team above .500 in their division. In the NFC West, the San Francisco 49ers hold the division lead at 3-2. The rest of their competition is 2-3, with the reigning Super Bowl Champion Los Angeles Rams struggling on a two game losing streak.