NFL Power Rankings, Week 5: Miami Dolphins better than expected

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The Miami Dolphins are slowly rising in NFL Power rankings. Where do they stand in the major rankings online?

As one quarter of the NFL season is finished, the Miami Dolphins find themselves, 1-3 on the season. Two of those losses, including Sunday's were in overtime.

In the Week 5 power rankings on SB Nation, Joel Thorman acknowledges the overtime losses as proof that the Dolphins are not as bad as he had predicted, ranking them at No. 27, up two spots from last week:

That's two overtime losses that they had a shot at winning. This team is better than I thought, which is to say they're not the worst team in the NFL.

The CBS Sports power rankings are the lowest of the bunch, with Pete Prisco ranking the Dolphins at No. 30, steady from last week's:

That was a stinging loss at Arizona, letting Kevin Kolb drive the ball on that final drive the way they did. At least Ryan Tannehill is making progress.

On ESPN.com, the Dolphins rose three spots to No. 26. Blogger Jamison Hensley brought up a statistic that should give Dolphins fans optimism:

Ryan Tannehill broke Dan Marino's 29-year-old Dolphins rookie record with 431 yards passing against Arizona.

The last major power rankings list has the Dolphins rising four spots to No. 25 in the NFL.com power rankings, 16 voting points behind the Carolina Panthers.

The Dolphins play next against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.

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