Sep 21, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews (81) celebrates his 11-yard touchdown catch with wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (18) and quarterback Nick Foles (9) in the second quarter against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Week 4 NFL Power Rankings
Chiefs, Cowboys, on the move; Panthers, 49ers take a tumble – Eagles, Cardinals rise to the Top
This week went fairly expected in terms of football pick’em. There was some highly entertaining games this week. Can you believe we only have three teams that are winless and three teams that are undefeated this season? It’s quite the opposite compared to last season. It’s time for Week 4 NFL Power Rankings! Enjoy!
32. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-3) | Previous Ranking: 32
The Blake Bortles era is about to start in Jacksonville, but the Jags just look pitiful these days. They rightfully belong at the bottom.
31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-3) | Previous Ranking: 29 (-2)
The Falcons destroyed the Bucs in front of a nationally televised audience. Josh McCown is not the answer in Tampa Bay.
30. Oakland Raiders (0-3) | Previous Ranking: 31 (+1)
Carr nearly pulled off a potential upset, but unfortunately, the Raiders were bested by the Pats. The good news is that it wasn’t a one-sided affair, give them a little credit.
29. New York Jets (1-2) | Previous Ranking: 23 (-6)
The Jets are starting to ease into the ‘Are Who We Thought They Were’ category. Time for a QB change in New York?
28. Washington Redskins (1-2) | Previous Ranking: 27 (-1)
They hung with the Eagles, but it wasn’t enough for them to walk away with a victory.
27. St. Louis Rams (1-2) | Previous Ranking: 26(-1)
Giving up a 21-point lead at home is not how you want to ever play. Call it a ‘golden opportunity’ missed.
26. Minnesota Vikings (1-2) | Previous Ranking: 24 (-2)
Was it the worst loss for the Vikes? No. Do they have some major question marks as Teddy Bridgewater starts now? Yes.
25. Cleveland Browns (1-2) | Previous Ranking: 22 (-3)
They had the Ravens right where they wanted them, but mental errors cost them this win.
24. Tennessee Titans (1-2) | Previous Ranking: 21 (-3)
Ouch, two big losses in a row, and suddenly they aren’t looking good at all. Maybe Whisenhunt can get them going.
23. Miami Dolphins (1-2) | Previous Ranking: 17 (-6)
The media is wondering if Ryan Tannehill is going to be benched, a question that Joe Philbin shrugged off. They need something to spark them.
22. Kansas City Chiefs (1-2) | Previous Ranking: 30 (+8)
Hey, I was picking against the Chiefs, but give them some love as they won in Miami. Hopefully they keep this up.
21. New York Giants (1-2) | Previous Ranking: 28 (+7)
That victory was just what they needed. Hats off to Eli and company for picking up a hard-fought victory.
20. Houston Texans (2-1) | Previous Ranking: 19 (-1)
It wasn’t the worst loss in the world, but the first for the young Texans squad.
19. Dallas Cowboys (2-1) | Previous Ranking: 25 (+6)
They came back from a 21-0 deficit. I guess you can never count these guys out.
18. Indianapolis Colts (1-2) | Previous Ranking: 20 (+2)
We knew that this team was bound to get their first win against the Jags, and they did so in impressive fashion. Let’s see if they can keep it going.
17. Baltimore Ravens (2-1) | Previous Ranking: 18 (+1)
They overcame a lot to pick up a huge division win, and now they’ll set their sights on Carolina. Let’s see how much Steve Smith goes off.
16. Buffalo Bills (2-1) | Previous Ranking: 13 (-3)
Huge opportunity missed as the Bills fell at home to the Chargers.
15. San Francisco 49ers (1-2) | Previous Ranking: 7 (-8)
They lost to Arizona in the desert, something that rarely happens. Is this 49ers team in major trouble?
14. New Orleans Saints (1-2) | Previous Ranking: 16 (+2)
They got their all-important first victory over the season against the Vikings, but they have a tough contest at Dallas ahead.
13. Green Bay Packers (1-2) | Previous Ranking: 9 (-4)
Was it the Lions defense or the Packers lack of offense?
12. Carolina Panthers (2-1) | Previous Ranking: 5 (-7)
That statistically good defense got exposed in a bad way in prime time. Is this the start of something bad for the Panthers?
11. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1) | Previous Ranking: 14 (+3)
37 points against the Panthers, at Carolina. Repeat that again. Huge win for the Steelers.
10. Detroit Lions (2-1) | Previous Ranking: 15 (+5)
Even with a bad Matthew Stafford outing, horrid field goal kicker, and failed celebration by Stephen Tulloch, the Lions beat their nemesis.
9. Atlanta Falcons (2-1) | Previous Ranking: 12 (+3)
56 points. Devin Hester. The Falcons are catching some fire.
8. Chicago Bears (2-1) | Previous Ranking: 11 (+3)
They were able to disrupt Geno Smith and company a good bit, and their two big receivers fought through the pain.
7. San Diego Chargers (2-1) Previous Ranking: 10 (+3)
You might have thought the Chargers were going to lay an egg against the Bills after coming off a huge win over the Seahawks. Wrong!
6. New England Patriots (2-1) | Previous Ranking: 8 (+2)
It was a fairly close contest for the Pats, but they still ended up winners. They don’t have to light up the scoreboard to beat you, which is a good thing for them.
5. Denver Broncos (2-1) | Previous Ranking: 1 (-4)
Hell of a comeback, but it fell short. The Broncos are still an outstanding team.
4. Seattle Seahawks (2-1) | Previous Ranking: 6 (+2)
I think that game in Denver was a bit too close for comfort for the 12th Man. Russell Wilson just keeps getting it done.
3. Arizona Cardinals (3-0) | Previous Ranking: 4 (+1)
Your first place in team in the NFC West is, the Arizona Cardinals? Kudos to them for beating the 49ers at home.
2. Cincinnati Bengals (3-0) | Previous Ranking: 3 (+1)
They cruised to a victory against the Titans. They’re certainly playing like the best right now. Will it continue?
1. Philadelphia Eagles (3-0) | Previous Ranking: 2 (+1)
It was a highly entertaining game to watch on Sunday. Chip Kelly’s offense is red-hot, scoring 30+ points in each of their first three games. It reminds me of the Broncos from last season. What happens when they meet a strong defense?
- Week 3 NFL Power Rankings
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- 2014 NFL Power Rankings – Preseason
- 2014 NFL Power Rankings – Minicamp Edition
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