Power Rankings for week 4 and we had a good bit of shake up after a revealing week. Reminder rankings from the previous week are in parentheses.
1.(3) Kansas City Chiefs (3-0): The Chiefs are coming off a very impressive victory on Monday night football. The defense has started to show up and their offense looked great against the Ravens defense, compared to last weeks struggles against the Chargers.
2.(2) Seattle Seahawks (3-0): The Seahawks have defensive issues that are a great concern, but Pete Carroll is their head coach and I believe it will get fixed. The offense has been unbeatable entirely because they are letting Russ cook as we put it. Wilson has been nearly perfect and playing at an MVP level. This team could easily go 14-2.
3.(4) Green Bay Packers (3-0): The Packers are rolling. The offensive line play has been great which makes this offense really dangerous. The defense has woken up yet which will need to happen at some point. Beating the Saints on the road without Davante Adams was a massive showing of how good this team truly is.
4.(1) Baltimore Ravens (2-1): The Ravens offense couldn’t handle a defense that just allowed rookie Justin Herbert in his debut carve up the Chiefs, which Lamar couldn’t. My issue is that Lamar just shrugged off this game as “oh they are our kryptonite” well that is an issue considering you will face them in the playoffs forever. The Ravens have to show they can handle a physical defense.
5.(7) Buffalo Bills (3-0): The Bills with Josh Allen and this coaching staff continue to impress me. They are a definite contender for the super bowl with Stefon Diggs as a weapon for Allen now. The ground game of Devin Singletary and Zach Moss is also something to watch especially in the cold months.
6.(9) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1): The Buccaneers are figuring things out at a rapid rate. The offense looks great and Brady has started to show promise that he can function in a different system. The defense has also shown improvements each week, we could see this team contend for a Lombardi trophy.
7.(8) New England Patriots (2-1): The Pats defense absolutely dominated the Raiders offense. Cam Newton keeps working hard at studying this entire system and has the ability to make this offense legit, against even the top defenses.
8.(13) Pittsburgh Steelers (3-0): The Steelers are rolling and their defense will carry them a long way. The offense has been good, not elite, but it can win them games for sure. They are going to be a team to watch.
9.(6) LA Rams (2-1): The Rams defense took until the second half to wake up last week which cost them a potentially impressive win over the Bills. I believe the ground game HAS to get more consistent for them to stand a chance at being a top NFC team though.
10.(15) Indianapolis Colts (2-1): The Colts defense is top in the NFL and the offense has started to figure out how to play with Rivers at the helm. I really enjoy this team and believe it could continue to get better.
11.(16) Tennessee Titans (3-0): The Titans have really started to impress me. I have been wrong about Tannehill as he has really shelled out and has been impressing the hell out of me. The Titans need their defense to step up to a new level though as they let Cousins and Justin Jefferson carve them up.
12.(14) San Francisco 49ers (2-1): The Niners are dealing with injuries, but playing well regardless. I would like to see them against a tougher test though than the Giants and Jets.
13.(10) Las Vegas Raiders (2-1): The Raiders struggled some this weekend in Foxboro. The defense has been decent and the offense with Josh Jacobs has been great so far. The Raiders have to be able to beat playoff teams on the road.
14.(12) New Orleans Saints (1-2): The Saints are a great team struggling with an injury to Michael Thomas, hindering this offense. Their defense though has been MIA thus far and has to turn it around fast or they will be too far behind the Bucs.
15.(5) Arizona Cardinals (2-1): The issue with this team is going to be very similar to that of the Chargers the past 3 years. The offense and their elite level QB has a turnover issue which will leave their defense on the field too often and stop any momentum they are currently building. The loss to the Lions is 100% on Kyler Murray’s bad decision making.
16.(19) Cleveland Browns (2-1): The Browns are great against lower level talent, but struggle with tougher opponents, which puts them right in the middle of the pack. The offense when they limit the throws from Baker and pound the rock is top 10. The defense though is average at best and without Myles Garrett would be bottom of the league.
17.(11) LA Chargers (1-2): The Chargers hurt themselves last week with penalties and bad turnovers. They are a better team than they displayed last week. They have to pick up a win this week to turn it around quick which will be no quick test against the Buccaneers.
18.(20) Chicago Bears (3-0): The worst unbeaten team once again has a comeback game in which they should have lost. They have Foles now playing at QB which is going to be better for this system. Defense still needs to step up more though.
19.(18) Dallas Cowboys (1-2): The Cowboys are a team with too much talent to be 1-2. The defense is horrendous with seemingly exception to Aldon Smith. The offense is clicking in the pass game, but Zeke is 2 steps behind and they have to step it up.
20.(22) Houston Texans (0-3): The best winless team in the NFL honestly. They might be 3-0 but they way they played the Steelers showed some promise in this team. They have had a killing floor thrown at them starting with the Chiefs, Ravens, and Steelers in a row, that’s as tough as it can get.
21.(23) Cincinnati Bengals (0-2-1): The Bengals look pretty decent with Joe Burrow at the helm in all honesty. I like Tee Higgins starting to get a role in this offense. The Bengals are going to be alright. They have to improve their offensive line play though.
22. (24) Philadelphia Eagles (0-2-1): The Eagles played for a tie! Carson Wentz looks like a mess. He has bad footwork as of late, he has a bad release of late, and his inability to read a defense continues to be an issue. The Eagles can only thrive once Wentz figures his stuff out.
23.(29) Miami Dolphins (1-2): The Dolphins shocked the heck out of me last week. Fitz for two weeks have been playing great. The Dolphins are looking to show what they did last week isn’t a one time thing.
24.(28) Carolina Panthers (1-2): The defense for the Panthers started playing well this past week which will help them in the end. Mike Davis is no McCaffery, but he helps this offense have chances to be efficient.
25.(17) Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2): The Jaguars found a gem in James Robinson, but Minshew has probably reached his peak. The Jaguars have to start asking questions about the offense and its effectiveness.
26.(30) Detroit Lions (1-2): The Lions have had issues with consistency, but going to Arizona and beating the Cardinals was impressive. They need to play at a more consistent level, but with Golladay back this could be huge for the Lions.
27.(25) Denver Broncos (0-3): The Broncos are a team with bad injuries piling up. Drew Lock is out for a long period of time and they are playing with a rotating door at QB already and could hinder them for 5 weeks. They should still win this week though and need to get healthy.
28.(27) Minnesota Vikings (0-3): The Vikings are one of the worst defenses in the league. Cousins showed he can find his stuff, with rookie Justin Jefferson at WR now stepping up the Vikings offense has found its rhythm.
29.(21) Atlanta Falcons (0-3): The Falcons are choke artists and can’t play with a lead. Dan Quinn somehow came home with a job after a second embarrassing collapse with a big lead. I do not understand how with the talent on this roster they could even do that. I have no faith in this team as they have done the unthinkable.
30.(26) Washington Football Team (1-2): Haskins is a turnover machine and that will make this team a laughing stock like their name. They need to start considering Alex Smith at this point.
31.(31) New York Giants (0-3): The only thing difficult for this team for me was 32 or 31. They are better than the Jets though since they aren’t coached by Adam Gase. The Giants could go 1-15 this year though. Daniel Jones needs to be no part of the franchises long term plan as he is not good.
32.(32) New York Jets (0-3): The Jets defense is horrible, they offensive line and run game are a joke, and they have no WR’s worth mentioning. Darnold is just there to be destroyed regardless of his talent. Plus Adam Gase is the worst coach in professional sports.