NFL Power Rankings, Week 5: Chiefs, Patriots win thrillers to remain perfect

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - SEPTEMBER 29: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs for a fourth quarter first down while playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 29, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - SEPTEMBER 29: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs for a fourth quarter first down while playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 29, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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25. Atlanta Falcons (22)

Is it officially time for the Atlanta Falcons to hit the panic button after suffering another tough loss in Week 4 to the Tennessee Titans?

A few weeks ago, the Falcons were acting like a team that just clinch a playoff berth in the NFC after watching players celebrate the way they did in the locker room following a tough win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

But since that home opener, Atlanta has lost two tough games in a row to the Titans and Indianapolis Colts, dropping the team to 1-3 heading into October.

When looking at all of the talent the Falcons are fortunate enough to work on both sides of the football, it’s tough to come up with legitimate excuses for this team, especially on offense.

Most quarterbacks would do anything to be part of an offense like Matt Ryan finds himself in with receivers such as Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley to work with.

No disrespect to the Titans’ defense since the unit deserves plenty of credit for displaying an impressive performance, but Ryan failing to toss even a single touchdown is inexcusable, and puts even more pressure on Dan Quinn when it comes to job security as the head coach.