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NFL Power Rankings: Week 4 10

  • Posted by: Gary Gramling
  • October 3, 2012, 12:34 PM


Two undefeated teams top this week's Power Rankings. Check out where you're favorite team falls...

NFL Power Rankings
1Houston Texans
Last Week: 1
Houston Texans (4-0)
A crazy good defense, a great running game, and a passing game that's starting to come together. I'd hate to be facing the Texans right about now.
 
2Atlanta Falcons
Last Week: 2
Atlanta Falcons (4-0)
They're off to a great start. But, of course, this team won't be satisfied unless they finally win a playoff game.
 
3Baltimore Ravens
Last Week: 3
Baltimore Ravens (3-1)
If they can keep Ray Rice fresh for the postseason, the Ravens could finally break back into the Super Bowl.
 
4San Francisco 49ers
Last Week: 4
San Francisco 49ers (3-1)
A heck of a bounce back performance, 34-0 over the Jets on the road, after slipping up against the Vikings in Week 3. This team is still elite.
 
5Arizona Cardinals
Last Week: 6
Arizona Cardinals (4-0)
Their defense is underrated, and suddenly their offense is looking pretty good. QB Kevin Kolb isn't a star, but he's been an effective game manager for the undefeated Cards.
 
6New England Patriots
Last Week: 8
New England Patriots (2-2)
Whoa. Just when it looked like the Pats were in danger of dropping to 1-3, Tom Brady comes out and drops 45 second half points on poor Buffalo. There's no doubt that Brady alone has this team back in Super Bowl contention.
 
7Green Bay Packers
Last Week: 7
Green Bay Packers (2-2)
QB Aaron Rodgers might be finding his groove. If so, that's very bad news for the rest of the NFL.
 
8Philadelphia Eagles
Last Week: 10
Philadelphia Eagles (3-1)
The Eagles gutted out ANOTHER comeback win on Sunday night, this time over the rival Giants. They're still figuring things out on offense, so being 3-1 is a pretty good sign.
 
9Chicago Bears
Last Week: 12
Chicago Bears (3-1)
I bet they wish they could play against Tony Romo every week.
 
10New York Giants
Last Week: 5
New York Giants (2-2)
The champs have some work to do. The defense is looking better, but the offense is missing star WR Hakeem Nicks (and, for some reason, keeps playing RB Ahmad Bradshaw over the far superior Andre Brown).
 
11Minnesota Vikings
Last Week: 14
Minnesota Vikings (3-1)
Hey, they might not have done much on offense, but if you have game-changing special teams you can still win games.
 
12Cincinnati Bengals
Last Week: 13
Cincinnati Bengals (3-1)
The Bengals simply beat teams that they should beat. Though they have to prove they can beat someone great before they can move up in these rankings.
 
13San Diego Chargers
Last Week: 17
San Diego Chargers (3-1)

The Chargers usually stink it up early then get hot. If they can win in New Orleans this Sunday night, it's time to start calling them AFC contenders.

 
14Denver Broncos
Last Week: 15
Denver Broncos (2-2)
It was only Oakland, but Sunday was Peyton Manning's best performance yet for the Broncos. They have a chance to make a major statement in New England this week.
 
15St. Louis Rams
Last Week: 24
St. Louis Rams (2-2)
You got to love what first-year head coach Jeff Fisher is doing with this defense. But when does former No. 1 overall pick Sam Bradford become more than just a game manager?
 
16Seattle Seahawks
Last Week: 11
Seattle Seahawks (2-2)
I really wish the Seahawks would go with Matt Flynn at quarterback. They have the defense and the running game, but rookie QB Russell Wilson just isn't ready to run an NFL passing game.
 
17Dallas Cowboys
Last Week: 9
Dallas Cowboys (2-2)
The Cowboys have some work to do during their bye week after Monday Night's embarrassing performance. It seems like, once again, Jerry Jones has built one heck of a dysfunctional team.
 
18Pittsburgh Steelers
Last Week: 16
Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2)
This Sunday is a big one when the Eagles come to town. Troy Polamalu and James Harrison could both be back for the Steelers defense, and this team can't afford to drop another game.
 
19Washington Redskins
Last Week: 22
Washington Redskins (2-2)
It wasn't pretty on Sunday, but it was another road win for RG3. I'm not sure this is a playoff team this year, but the 'Skins seem to finally be headed in the right direction.
 
20New York Jets
Last Week: 18
New York Jets (2-2)
First they lose CB Darrelle Revis, the NFL's best defensive player, now they lose WR Santonio Holmes, their best offensive player. This team is on the verge of falling apart.
 
21Buffalo Bills
Last Week: 19
Buffalo Bills (2-2)
So much for that rebuilt defense (45 points allowed in the second half against the Patriots). The Bills are stuck in mediocrity until their D can win them some games.
 
22Detroit Lions
Last Week: 20
Detroit Lions (1-3)
My goodness. Their special teams have stunk it up, their defense is subpar, and for some reason the Lions have pulled back their passing game despite having Calvin Johnson, one of the greatest receivers of all-time. Note to the Lions coaching staff: You're not going to win games relying on mediocre RB Mikel LeShoure.
 
23Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Last Week: 21
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3)
Tampa let another one slip away on Sunday. This team has enough talent. They need to start making some big plays late in games.
 
24Carolina Panthers
Last Week: 27
Carolina Panthers (1-3)
So close in Atlanta. I still can't believe they PUNTED on 4th-and-1 at midfield with a chance to seal a win. Just let Cam Newton get you that yard!
 
25Miami Dolphins
Last Week: 30
Miami Dolphins (1-3)
The Dolphins are better than a lot of people think because their defense is really good, and RB Reggie Bush is rejuvenated. If rookie QB Ryan Tannehill can get the ball downfield like he did in Arizona on Sunday, they're going to pull off some upsets.
 
26Kansas City Chiefs
Last Week: 23
Kansas City Chiefs (1-3)
The Chiefs are thinking about making a change at quarterback. And when you're looking at making Brady Quinn your starting QB, you're awfully desperate.
 
27New Orleans Saints
Last Week: 29
New Orleans Saints (0-4)
The Saints just aren't making plays when they have to make plays. They're not completely out of it right now, but a home loss to San Diego on Sunday night would all but end their season.
 
28Jacksonville Jaguars
Last Week: 28
Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3)
This team just can't be taken seriously until they (a) Get much better play from Blaine Gabbert, or (b) Bench him.
 
29Indianapolis Colts
Last Week: 31
Indianapolis Colts (1-2)
Terrible news about first-year head coach Chuck Pagano, who will miss more than a month while he's treated for leukemia (he's expected to recover, which is good). It's just another reminder that this team is very much in a rebuilding year.
 
30Tennessee Titans
Last Week: 25
Tennessee Titans (1-3)
The Titans dropped another one on Sunday, but at least RB Chris Johnson showed some signs of life in the loss.
 
31Oakland Raiders
Last Week: 26
Oakland Raiders (1-3)
As a Steelers fan, I still can't believe Pittsburgh lost to this team.
 
32Cleveland Browns
Last Week: 32
Cleveland Browns (0-4)
The Browns actually looked okay last Thursday night in Baltimore. They just need to keep hanging around in games, and eventually they'll break through.
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10 Comments

ravens are doing very weell

Texans are looking strong. This is what a huge fan like me has been waiting on for a while

i wish the saints could win a game!

Overview: KC Chiefs:
The Chiefs are a team stuck in the mud. They have a defense who cannot stop a decent team, and an offense with no Stephone Paige, no Joe Montana, and only a running star Jamaal Charles. Think about it, if the Chiefs have to run all the time, what use is it to have even the best runner? The opposing teams are going to expect a run and stuff him. If they throw, the pass is likely to be intercepted, or more likely incomplete. It's a low chance that the pass will be completed. Without a star in any other category, the Chiefs are fated to stay in the low rankings for the remainder of the season.

~ *Football or Fever*

I have a question for everyone. Is Sam Bradford cut out to be a NFL quarterback?
Here is my answer. Yes. I know, some of you might automatically say, "Yeah right, he doesn't throw good at all," but wait. When was the last time Sam was able to throw to a quality receiver? The question may stump you. The answer is in OU. He has not had a single good WR to throw to, so has he been able to prove himself worthy?

Cards should be higher

Definetly

Not necessarily, they haven't actually played a powerful team. They can't be called the best if they haven't proved themselves. Jeremy Lin's Linsanity died out after a while when he wasn't as hot. Same thing could occur with KK and LF.

Here's my top 10:

1: Texans A great team in an easy division, the Texans are looking good.
2: Falcons Matt Ryan has this offense pumped up!
3: 49ers The 49ers rebounded very nicely after their loss.
4: Cardinals They had a scare with the Dolphins but Kolb keeps surprising us
5: Ravens Great defense, good offense. This team has all the keys.
6: Eagles Although it isn't pretty, the Eagles keep winning.
7: Packers Aaron Rodgers is gonna need to step it up, but they're doing ok
8: Bears Wow, picking off Romo five times is no easy task.
9: Patriots Now there's the Tom Brady we know, this team is back.
10: Chargers If they keep it up, the Chargers could beat Peyton Manning.

Dolphins need to get better!!!

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