NFC West Power Rankings: Week Five

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Oct 11, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; San Francisco 49ers tight end Garrett Celek (88) catches the ball to score a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Another week of NFL action has come to a close, and the picture is becoming a little bit clearer. The cream is rising to the top, and six teams remain blank in the loss column. Eight teams in the league have just one win, and one team hasn’t tasted victory yet.

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Coming into the season, the NFC West was thought to be one of the more competitive division the league. But through five games, only one team owns a winning mark, and the only competition is the race to stay out of the cellar. The four teams residing in the division have a combined record of 9-11 through about one-third of the season.

For the second week this season, three NFC West teams lost while just one came away with a win. Only once through five weeks have the four teams combined to win more games than they lost, and that came all the way back in week one.

With the way the division looks right now, there won’t be much of a race for playoff spots. At this rate, only one NFC West team will make it into the second season for the first time since the 2011-2012 playoffs.

Of course, it’s only five weeks into the season, and there is A LOT of football left to be played. Those three NFC West teams that sit with losing records have plenty of time to right the ship and sail to the top of the division.

Here is Golden Gate Sports’ fifth edition of the NFC West Power Rankings.

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