WEEK 4 NFL POWER RANKINGS
1. MIAMI DOLPHINS (3-0)
That football team in Miami is finally back! No, not the U. I’m talking about the Dolphins, who turned in one of the most inspiring group efforts I’ve ever seen on Sunday.
2. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (3-0)
There were a lot of Jalen Hurts doubters – I was one of them. It’s beginning to look like I couldn’t have been more wrong. This Eagles team has been a pleasure to watch.
3. BUFFALO BILLS (2-1)
I have a feeling that we’re gonna see a lot of Bills vs Dolphins “coinflip” type games in the coming years. If we’re lucky, we will. The loser of these games shouldn’t take it too hard. But don’t tell the Bills Offensive Coordinator that.
4. LOS ANGELES RAMS (2-1)
It took a couple weeks, but we finally saw the Rams team we’re accustomed to on Sunday. Just blame the delay on the Super Bowl hangover.
5. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (2-1)
Kickers often take a lot of flak, but I think Chiefs fans are appreciating Harrison Butker more than ever right now.
6. GREEN BAY PACKERS (2-1)
So just how badly is this Packers offense missing Davante Adams? The team is 2-1, but through 3 games they have only scored a combined 48 points – by far the fewest in Aaron Rodgers’ career as a starter.
7. BALTIMORE RAVENS (2-1)
The Ravens were able to bounce back from their embarrassing collapse against the Dolphins. Now they have to turn around and face a frustrated Bills team. Should be must-see tv.
8. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-1)
The Bucs lost on a failed 2-point attempt on Sunday. This has typically been a spot where Brady would be out for blood the following week. I’m excited to see if that’s still the case at age 45.
9. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (2-1)
If this team could play up to their capabilities for a full 60 minutes, they would be a team to be feared.
10. DALLAS COWBOYS (2-1)
Is Jerry Jones sincerely not in a Rush for Dak to return? It seems a little more plausible after Monday. (That’s 2 Cooper Rush puns in 2 weeks for those of you keeping track at home).
11. DENVER BRONCOS (2-1)
The two wins haven’t been pretty. The team isn’t living up to their preseason expectations on offense. But the Broncos are 2-1 and tied for 1st in the AFC West. Broncos fans should take that every day of the week.
12. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (1-2)
This team was my preseason Super Bowl pick. That prediction isn’t looking too hot. I know this isn’t the same old Jacksonville team, but great teams don’t lose to the Jaguars by 28 at home.
13. CLEVELAND BROWNS (2-1)
We have a long way to go, but you have to feel optimistic about this team considering the state of the AFC North. It isn’t ridiculous to think that they could be in contention for a division title when Watson returns.
14. CINCINNATI BENGALS (1-2)
The Bengals team that we expected all offseason showed up on Sunday.
15. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (2-1)
Something is brewing in Jacksonville – and I’m not talking about Hurricane Ian. I’m talking about the stellar QB play Jags fans have been yearning for. We all knew Trevor Lawrence was the real deal. He was marked for the NFL in high school. His will be a fun career to watch.
16. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (1-2)
Not getting any preseason reps in hasn’t taken anything away from Jimmy G’s game. He picked up right where he left off – finding ways to make mistakes late in close games.
17. ARIZONA CARDINALS (1-2)
Kyler Murray is going to be burnt out by the end of the season if he has to keep willing this team to stay in games on his own. Deandre Hopkins’ return can’t come soon enough.
18. CHICAGO BEARS (2-1)
Can someone explain to me why the Bears don’t want to throw the ball? Is Justin Fields really that bad? Or is this the legitimate game plan? I find the latter hard to believe in the year 2022.
19. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (1-1-1)
The alarms were going off in Indianapolis, but Matt Ryan & company silenced them with a big win against Kansas City. The Colts appear to be back on track.
20. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (1-2)
Mac Jones went down with an injury on Sunday and is expected to miss multiple games. Let’s see if Bill Belichick can weather this storm.
21. NEW YORK GIANTS (2-1)
That loss on Monday Night Football probably stung Giants fans a little bit. But I doubt they felt as bad as Daniel Jones did on Tuesday morning. He must have gotten his offensive linemen $10 iTunes gift cards for Christmas last year.
22. TENNESSEE TITANS (1-2)
Tennessee came out flying against Las Vegas. Things fizzled out in the 2nd half, and they almost blew a 14-point lead, but a clutch stop on a Raiders 2-point attempt got the Titans in the win column for the first time this season.
23. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (1-2)
Jameis Winston should ask his optometrist to refund him for his LASIK surgery. It clearly didn’t work.
24. DETROIT LIONS (1-2)
These guys are getting close. My guess is that defense will be a priority in their next draft.
25. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (1-2)
I feel a little sorry for Trubisky. He’s disliked in the Pittsburgh area simply for being “in the way” of Kenny Pickett. But his play isn’t doing him any favors. Nor is Matt Canada’s play calling.
26. WASHINGTON COMMANDERS (1-2)
Did this team have one of the best defenses in the NFL a couple years ago? Or did I just imagine that?
27. LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (0-3)
The nightmarish start continues for the Raiders. They are the only team in the NFL to lose all 3 games.
28. ATLANTA FALCONS (1-2)
The Falcons are 1-2, and all their games have been decided by 1 score. Feels like progress, right?
29. CAROLINA PANTHERS (1-2)
The Panthers got their first win of the season, but you never would have guessed that if you looked at Baker Mayfield’s stat line in the box score.
30. NEW YORK JETS (1-2)
Pretty sure Joe Flacco has already thrown more passes this season than in his entire Ravens career. That tends to happen when you’ve only lead for a combined 22 seconds through 3 games.
31. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (1-2)
After a shocking win against Denver in Week 1 produced some optimism, the Seahawks have come crashing back down to reality.
32. HOUSTON TEXANS (0-2-1)
Sunday was a rough one for the Davis Mills believers.