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2012 NFL Power Rankings Week 5: Debating the Arizona Cardinals and Chicago Bears

Here’s a debate for whether the Chicago Bears or the Arizona Cardinals deserve the No. 5 spot on the 2012 NFL Power Rankings Week 5 along with the four other teams on the list.

4. Baltimore Ravens

In what was supposed to be an easy win, the Cleveland Browns gave the Ravens a run for their money in Week 4, but still managed to come up on the winning end last Thursday. For a team known for their defense, Baltimore’s offense is beginning to come around and gives this team the potential to make another run at the AFC Championship.

3. San Francisco 49ers

After a disappointing loss in Week 3, the 49ers bounced back for an impressive win on the road against the New York Jets. At 3-1, San Francisco has one of the most talented overall teams in the NFL and should be considered one of the top teams to beat in the NFC.

2. Houston Texans

Another week, another impressive win for the Texans as they looked impossible to contain against the Tennessee Titans. No debate here this is the team to beat in the AFC–they just need to remain healthy over the course of the regular season.

1. Atlanta Falcons 

Once again, Matt Ryan came through in the fourth quarter when his team needed him the most to help the Falcons overcome the Carolina Panthers. This team continues to impress each week and Ryan is playing like an MVP over the first four weeks–so it should be interesting to see how long that lasts.

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