Friday, February 12, 2016

Week 5 NFL rankings; Westbrook's role


Week 5 NFL rankings; Westbrook's role



(Last Week's Rankings in Parentheses)

1. Ravens 3-1 (3)

2. Packers 3-1 (4)

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3. Texans 3-1 (8)

4. Saints 3-1 (5)

5. Steelers 3-1 (6)

6. Colts 2-2 (1)

7. Jets 3-1 (10)

8. Bengals 2-2 (2)

9. Falcons 3-1 (9)

10. Titans 2-2 (7)

11. Patriots 3-1 (13)

12. Vikings 1-2 (15)

13. Cowboys 1-2 (16)

14. Giants 2-2 (17)

15. Dolphins 2-2 (11)

16. Eagles 2-2 (12)

17. Bears 3-1 (14)

18. Chargers 2-2 (20)

19. Redskins 2-2 (21)

20. Chiefs 3-0 (18)

21. Broncos 2-2 (26)

22. Rams 2-2 (27)

23. Jaguars 2-2 (28)

24. Bucs 2-1 (24)

25. Lions 0-4 (23)

26. Cardinals 2-2 (19)

27. Browns 1-3 (29)

28. 49ers 0-4 (22)

29. Seahawks 2-2 (25)

30. Panthers 0-4 (32)

31. Raiders 1-3 (30)

32. Bills 0-4 (31)


Compared to the hoopla surrounding Donovan McNabb last week, there has been barely a whisper about Brian Westbrook's first game against his former team. That is because Westbrook has been limited to one carry and two receptions on the season.

"Definitely frustrating," Westbrook told the Sacramento Bee. "As a player, you always want to play. You always want to help the team. With only four snaps (on the season), it's really hard to help your team."

"I've been playing in this league a long time, and I've made a lot of different plays. I know I can still do those things. Obviously, I haven't had an opportunity. Hopefully, this week will be the week when I get some chances where I can make some people open their eyes and say, 'We should've gotten this guy on the doggone field a little earlier.' "

Westbrook could see some more action against his former team, as the Niners try to monitor the workload of Frank Gore, who leads the teams in carries, receptions and receiving yards. Gore is coming off back-to-back 100-yard rushing games against the Eagles in the last two seasons. An injury to tight end Delanie Walker also could mean more snaps for Westbrook.


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