Week 5 NFL Power Rankings: Eagles Take Dip

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Sep 28, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith, Sr. (89) catches a pass in front of Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman (24) in the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

(3-1). Previous: . Ravens. 6. team. 26. While much of the NFL world is busy rooting against the Ravens’ organization as a whole after their botched handling of the Ray Rice situation, I’m thoroughly enjoying watching this team as a competitor. They seem immune to all the outside distractions, and Steve Smith is playing with a chip on his shoulder (as if he didn’t already) that is making this one of the more fun teams to watch. Outside, they feel like everyone is stacked against them. Inside, they’ve rallied and when it would have been very easy to collapse, they are red hot. I love that aspect about team sports.