ESPN released their Power Rankings yesterday after Week 5 wrapped up on Monday Night. The list sees a new #1 team after the Denver Broncos fell at home to the red-hot Atlanta Falcons. The undefeated Sam Bradford led Minnesota Vikings leaped over the Broncos to claim the #1 spot for this week after another impressive win over the Houston Texans.
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As for the Baltimore Ravens, after suffering yet another tough close loss at home to the Washington Redskins the team fired offensive coordinator Marc Trestman and have given the job to Marty Mornhingweg. Despite this, ESPN's panel of 80 writers, editors, and TV personalities kept the Ravens at #14 heading into their Week 6 matchup against the New York Giants. "The Ravens have fired offensive coordinator Marc Trestman. The last time John Harbaugh fired an offensive coordinator midseason, things worked out well. Harbaugh made a switch at O-coordinator in 2012 and the Ravens went on to win the Super Bowl. Baltimore tests out its new offense at the Giants on Sunday." ESPN said.
Personally am surprised the Ravens remained at their spot. They are ahead of teams such as the Kansas City Chiefs, Houston Texans, New York Giants and the Buffalo Bills who I believe are better than the Ravens right now. Maybe it really is because of the change at coordinator that they didn't drop them and wanted to see how the offense will look under Mornhinweg, so they gave them a bit of a pass for this week.
Nonetheless, a Ravens team that dropped two straight at home resulting in the firing of Trestman will now go up against a Giants team that has lost three straight and will return home desperate for a win. Along with the passionate Giants fans that will pack MetLife Stadium hungry to see their team get a victory and get back to .500.
The Ravens must be ready for the first of back-to-back road games at MetLife Stadium and will hope to avoid a 3-4 record heading into the bye week, followed by a matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers.