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Week 4 NFL Power Rankings

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  1. Denver Broncos- Trevor Siemian was tremendous in his first road start and if he plays well, this team could actually be better than last year.
  2. New England Patriots- They’re playing chess when everyone else is playing checkers.  It doesn’t seem to matter who they have under center, they devise brilliant game plans on a weekly basis.
  3. Minnesota Vikings- They have the best defense in the NFC and it’s crazy to think that a Sam Bradford led team is the best in the NFC, but they are.  Even without Adrian Peterson.
  4. Philadelphia Eagles- Carson Wentz has been great, but the play of their defense is really what has been outstanding.  Great coaching job.
  5. Green Bay Packers- Aaron Rodgers finally looked like his brilliant self and the team can win any game with No. 12 under center.
  6. Pittsburgh Steelers- For whatever reason, they always struggle in Philadelphia.  Good thing they don’t have to go there again until 2024.  Another good thing: Le’Veon Bell is back.
  7. Seattle Seahawks- I’d like to see them beat a good team before I’m convinced that the offensive line really isn’t a problem.
  8. Kansas City Chiefs- They navigated a tough part of their schedule at 2-1.  It’s a very solid team, even without Justin Houston.
  9. Baltimore Ravens- The Ravens haven’t beaten anyone that’s good, but they haven’t lost to anyone.  The schedule will catch up to them.
  10. New York Giants- They let a great chance to be 3-0 slip away against the Redskins.  Eli Manning hasn’t played at an extremely high level.
  11. Carolina Panthers- I know that they’re 1-2, but those two losses were against very good teams.  They’ll be find once they get Kelvin Benjamin even more involved on offense.
  12. Dallas Cowboys- Dak Prescott has been good enough to let Tony Romo go. They’re still not a real contender with that defense.
  13. Arizona Cardinals- They aren’t playing good football, but their talent and coaching gives them the benefit of the doubt.
  14. Cincinnati Bengals- The Bengals are a good team who has played an extremely tough schedule.  They’ll be just fine.
  15. Atlanta Falcons- They’re 2-1, with one we think quality road win over Oakland.  The defense is bad and they’re not a real contender.
  16. Oakland Raiders- I can’t figure out how good Oakland is.  They’ve played three bad teams and beat two of them.
  17. Houston Texans- The loss of J.J. Watt is a killer for them.  Brock Osweiler needs to play much better.
  18. New York Jets- Ryan Fitzpatrick doesn’t need to play well for them to win, but he can’t throw six interceptions either.
  19. Detroit Lions- They’re proven in the first three weeks that they have the ability to beat any team in the NFL and lose to any team in the NFL.
  20. Indianapolis Colts- It’s not a good roster, but I have the feeling that the Colts are about to go on a run.
  21. Los Angeles Rams- They should probably be higher, but how much confidence can you have in a Fisher-Keenum ticket?
  22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Good players in a bad culture of losing.  They will probably play up or down to their opponents all year.
  23. Buffalo Bills- They fire the offensive coordinator and the defense plays a great game.  The Bills are tough to figure out.
  24. Washington Redskins- Kirk Cousins isn’t a great quarterback, but it’s a pretty good roster around him. DeSean Jackson is better than you think.
  25. Miami Dolphins- I dropped them two spots for nearly losing to Cleveland.  Ryan Tannehill is Jay Cutler.
  26. San Diego Chargers- So much bad injury luck for San Diego. Mike McCoy doesn’t have much of a chance.
  27. Tennessee Titans- Marcus Mariota isn’t developing all that well in his second year.
  28. San Francisco 49ers- It’s a horrible roster with a whimsical coach.  That coach needs to bench Blaine Gabbert.
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars- Good roster but woefully underprepared on a weekly basis.  The losing culture needs to be broken.
  30. New Orleans Saints- The season is over after three weeks.  They have a CFL level defense.
  31. Chicago Bears- At least they have Jay Cutler…..Their best quarterback option is Jay Cutler.
  32. Cleveland Browns- They’re in the middle of a complete rebuild, but they play hard and look prepared.

About Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein is the managing football editor for Football Insiders and has covered the NFL for over a decade.  Charlie has hosted drive time radio for NBC and ESPN affiliates in different markets around the country, along with being an NFL correspondent for ESPN Radio and WFAN.  He has been featured on the NFL Network as well as Sirius/XM NFL Radio and has been published on Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN as well as numerous other publications.