Welcome back NFL Fans! Week 5 of the 2022 season is history, and it’s time to recalculate the NFL Power Rankings for Week 6. @TheBrysh Power Rankings (PR’s) are calculated using a proprietary algorithm, each week the PR calculations will be represented in a 1-16 rating for each Conference. @TheBrysh Power Rankings are also used to calculate weekly predictions, which will be published as well. Week 5 predictions for @TheBrysh were 11/16, for a season tally of 45/79 or 57% on straight up wins. As the weeks progress, the numbers get dialed in and the predictions become even more dependable.

Week 5 Recap

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Thursday night the Denver Broncos hosted the Indianapolis Colts at Empower Field at Mile High Stadium. This game was destined to be a let down from the get go, with offences on both sides that are experiencing difficulties. Colts QB, and ex-Bronco, Russell Wilson was booed several times by Denver fans, including after throwing a 4th quarter interception . Both teams struggled offensively, neither team could score a TD, and a total of 10 fumbles and interceptions. An OT field goal decided the game, Colts win 12-9.

DENVER, COLORADO – OCTOBER 6: Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (25) finds a hole to move down field at Empower Field on October 6, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. The hometown Denver Broncos took on Indianapolis Colts during week 5 of the NFL season. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)


A total of 6 games on Sunday had results within an acceptable deviation to the predicted results, and do not have a significant affect on INDIVIDUAL Power Ranking Scores. The LA Chargers beat the Cleveland Browns 30-28, the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Chicago Bears 29-27. At the Caesar’s Superdome in New Orleans the Saints beat the Seattle Seahawks by 7 points, the Washington Commanders lost 21-17 at home to the Tennessee Titans. The Philadelphia Eagles pulled off a 20-17 victory against the Arizona Cardinals, and the Baltimore Ravens captured 1st in the AFC North by beating the Cincinnati Bengals 19-17.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, UK was the site for Sunday’s game of the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers. The Packers were strong out of the gates, and built up a strong 20-10 lead at the end of the 1st half. Green Bay QB Aaron Rogers was shut down in the 2nd half and the Giants cruised to a 27-22 win, lifting them to 12th in the PR’s.

I guess when the experts give you a 14 point spread, (@TheBrysh was 16), you are expected to win big! The Buffalo Bills did not disappoint as they absolutely spanked the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh only managed 54 yards rushing and could not establish any offensive possession. Bills walked away with a 38-3 victory, the Steelers dropped to 16th in the AFC.

The New England Patriots started QB Bailey Zappe for the first time in his career, would it pan out? The Pat’s hosted the Detroit Lions, unfortunately the email must not have gone out because the Detroit offense never showed up. Bailey Zappe was so-so in his 1st start, but RB Rhamonde Stevenson stole the show with 161 yards rushing and a 6.4 yard average. The Pat’s blanked Detroit 29-0 and moved up to 3rd in the PR’s while the Lions drop to 15th.

The Miami Dolphins were looking for a walk on “easy street” when they traveled to MetLife Stadium to take on the Jets. The Dolphins were without QB Tua Tagovailoa, and started QB Teddy Bridgewater. Unfortunately, the Jets brought rookie CB Sauce Gardner who knocked Bridgewater out of the game on the first play. 3rd string QB Skylar Thompson took over, but was picked off by “The Sauce”. The Jets pull it off 40-17, and climb to 13th in the AFC, Miami drops to 14th.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosted the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The Bucc’s had control of the match until the Falcons responded with two TD’s late in the game. At one point, an allegedly 10 year old boy ran onto the field and was TACKLED by security. In the end, a roughing the passer call against Atlanta gave the Bucc’s enough breathing room to win 21-15. Tampa is in 4th while Atlanta stays at 13th in the NFC.

Houston pulled off an upset this weekend in Jacksonville against the Jaguars 13-6. The Texans’ rookie RB Dameon Pierce was the deciding factor in this game with 99 yards rushing, including a 20 yarder where he broke 6 or 7 tackles in the 4th quarter. With the win, Houston climbs out of the cellar to 15th, Jacksonville is at 12th.

Texans win ninth consecutive over Jaguars on Dameon Pierce’s touchdown run


The San Francisco 49’ers, and their stellar defense, were heavy favorites Sunday night against the Carolina Panthers. The 49’ers blowout victory 37-15, was not without cost as they suffered significant injuries to DL Nick Bosa, FS Jimmie Ward and CB Emmanuel Moseley. Moseley’s knee injury is feared to be season ending. The 49’ers are still 1st, while Carolina is 14th in the NFC PR’s.

@TheBrysh predicted an upset in the Cowboys’ game against the defending Super Bowl Champion LA Rams. “Reality personality” K Kardashian graced the crowd with her appearance and was greeted with Boo’s. This game was largely determined by the Cowboys defense which sacked Rams QB Matt Stafford 5 times and pressured him all night. The Cowboys move up to 2nd, Rams are still at 6th in the NFC.

Defensive Tackle Aaron Donald of the Los Angeles Rams tackles… News Photo – Getty Images


Kansas City was heavily favored in their match against the Las Vegas Raiders, especially with the advantage of Arrowhead Stadium. Las Vegas stunned everyone by building a 17 point lead, only to blow it. The star of the game was Chiefs TE Travis Kelce with 4 TD receptions. The Chiefs are still good enough for 2nd in the Conference and the Raiders get a big boost to 7th.

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – OCTOBER 10: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs passes during the 1st half of the game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium on October 10, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jason Hanna/Getty Images)

Written by: Jack Cameron @TheBrysh

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