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NFL Power Rankings Through Week 4

Updated on October 3, 2011
NFL Week 4 Power Rankings
NFL Week 4 Power Rankings

Your Rankings

  • 1

    Packers- Until they get beat, they will remain number 1

  • 2

    Patriots- Wes Welker is the AFC MVP right now, they are very good.

  • 3

    Lions- You can't argue with 4-0

  • 4

    Saints- Lost a tough opener, but haven't looked back since

  • 5

    Ravens- dismantled the Jets last night to climb up the rankings

  • 6

    Titans- number one defense in the NFL and Hasselback is playing well

  • 7

    Texans- D is much improved shutting down the Steelers this week

  • 8

    Bills- Despite a big loss to the Bengals, I still like them in the top 10.

  • 9

    Giants- Perseverance...They find a way to get it done!

  • 10

    Chargers- September is over so this team will play lights out from here on out.

  • 11

    Redskins- They're winning ugly, but all that matters is they're winning.

  • 12

    Raiders- I still think they win this division and go to the playoffs this year

  • 13

    Jets- Slowly falling down the list, Sanchez needs to show improvement

  • 14

    Steelers- Can Big Ben go? This team looks old and beat up, not to mention a horrible offensive line.

  • 15

    Falcons- This team will continue to fall if they don't get it together. You need to beat the Seahawks convincingly to stay in the top 10.

  • 16

    Buccaneers- They are too young and inconsistent play keep them out of the top 10.

  • 17

    Bears- Bears could be higher on this list, but they have steep competition in that division.

  • 18

    49ers- should have beaten the Cowboys last weekend, then come from behind over the Eagles shows us Harbaugh has them on the right track.

  • 19

    Eagles- This team has no chemistry. All the talent in the world can't get you a win if you can't play well together.

  • 20

    Cowboys- Tony Romo needs to be more consistent or the Boys will be in for another long season.

  • 21

    Bengals- This team is better than I thought they would be, but they are young and have a long way to go.

  • 22

    Browns- Browns need to find out who they are. Why is McCoy throwing the ball 61 times in a game when you have Hillis and Hardesty in the back field?

  • 23

    Seahawks- Travaris Jackson seems to be catching on to Pete Carroll's system, so we'll see if they can be competitive in the West.

  • 24

    Cardinals- almost beat the Giants, but this isn't horse shoes. They need more consistency from Kolb. Remember, he hasn't started too many games, it will take time.

  • 25

    Panthers- These guys will climb this list by the end of the season. Run the ball more and get balance and you'll find yourselves in every game.

  • 26

    Jaguars- These guys are going through the motions in Del Rio's last season.

  • 27

    Broncos- They had no answer for Aaron Rodgers, but no one has this year. They are improving.

  • 28

    Rams- Bradford's rookie year seemed to be a fluke at this point as he's being mangled in St Louis this year.

  • 29

    Colts- No Manning equals no wins for the Colts.

  • 30

    Chiefs- This team has some young talent but a lot of injuries. They may win 3 or 4 games.

  • 31

    Dolphins- Sparano won't make it through the season. Look for Cowher or Fisher to get a call after the season.

  • 32

    Vikings- It's Ponder time, in that division your season is lost already. Start the rebuilding process.


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    • Bigpayno profile image

      Bigpayno 6 years ago from Indianapolis, Indiana

      We will see. Should be am interesting game.

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      Manny2437 6 years ago from Sacramento, CA

      No way the Packers lose to Atlanta. Matt Ryan is intimidated by Aaron Rogers. He proved who the better qb was in the playoffs. The Packers will lose eventually, but not to the Falcons

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      Bigpayno 6 years ago from Indianapolis, Indiana

      You're right...I don't think the Pack are invincible...If Rodgers has a bad game or gets hurt, they will lose some games. I actually think they will lose this weekend to Atlanta.

      I'm not a fan of Brady, I think he's a system QB, but Belichick is a genius and knows how to win games and get the most out of average players. I agree the Lions need to win over the Bears and Packers to be considered for real, but I do have the Titans and Texans that high for a reason. The Titans have the top ranked defense in the NFL, man handling the Ravens in week 2. The Texans should be undefeated but blew a lead at New Orleans. These two teams are for real and I think they will continue to prove that.

      I do think the Chargers are in trouble without Gates and they struggle to win games within their division, barely beating the Chiefs two weeks ago. They are always an interesting team. I think the Gmen are the class of the NFC and I expect the Redskins to start falling in the ranks. The Giants just need to start stringing together some big wins.

      As for the 49ers, I love Jim Harbaugh, but until they beat a legitimate team I can't give them a higher ranking, even though I want to. And I really can't put anyone below the Vikings, because they lost to the Chiefs. The Dolphins would be the only team that would compete for the bottom of the barrel. I think the Vikings have more talent than the Chiefs, Dolphins, Seahawks, and even the Bengals. They just can't play well together and Donovan McNabb is washed up and has no confidence.

      Just like anything it's all opinion and fun to throw out there right? LOL I look forward to chatting with ya about the season!

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      Malchiah 6 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Can't argue with #1 and I agree, until they've been beaten, they're deserving of the top spot. BUT when Aaron Rodgers is doing all that running, it could catch up with you. He's one hit away from turning the Packers into Indy-North.

      Patriots at #2? Not sure yet. I'm not -nor have I ever been, on the Brady-Belichick bandwagon, so I'm STILL in wait-and-see mode. Their defense can be scored on, so I'd have the Saints & Ravens ahead of them right now.

      The Lions at 4-0 don't entitle them to the high spot yet. Monday night, against the Bears should say a lot -even though I expect them to win that one as well. But I need to see them play a full game against a quality opponent. Titans at 6 and Houston at 7? Not this early. Especially when you have them ahead of the Bills, Giants and Chargers. Imagine -and you said it yourself, it's October and the Chargers have successfully passed their September slump of the past few years and think, they could easily be 13-3 at the end of the year. I'm waiting on the Bills and Giants to come to earth, but only then would I put the Titans and Texans ahead of them. Not to mention you said the Chargers will play "lights out" the rest of the year, but also said Oakland will "win the division"?

      The 49ers deserve higher in the list. 3-1 -even if it is in the mediocre NFC West, but I still think they're the most talented team in that division and they haven't fully locked on to Harbaugh's system. And, they're a Tony-Romo-Miracle from being 4-0. Now, I could go on, but I want to finish with the BOTTOM of the list. The Vikings deserve higher, not much, but think -they haven't been as bad as the Chiefs or the Dolphins in that they have had double-digit leads in 3 of their four games. Yes, losing to the Chiefs is BAD, but still it's not one week, but a body of work.

      Great Hub, I'll be sure to follow during the season. Plus it saves me the trouble and effort of doing my own. Why reinvent the wheel?? LOL

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      Bigpayno 6 years ago from Indianapolis, Indiana

      Absolutely...I'm @Bigpayno on twitter!

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      hale12783 6 years ago from New York

      Follow me on twitter: HaleSportsGuy

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      Bigpayno 6 years ago from Indianapolis, Indiana

      Looking at the Eagles schedule, I'm not sure if they'll win more than 8 games myself. Look at who they have coming up. Cowboys twice which they may sweep or split, should beat the Skins, but they have the the Giants at the Meadowlands, the Jets, Patriots and Bills in the AFC, and the Bears still on the schedule. Unless they can turn some things around, it's going to be tough for them. I love the Lions but I won't be a believer until they beat Chicago and Green Bay. The Titans are very surprising this year and could win that division if Andre Johnson's injury is lingering. I need to sit down and analyze more but I'm thinking division winners so far are 49ers, Saints, Packers, Giants, and the Lions and Buccaneers at wild card spots. AFC I like the Chargers (barely over Oakland), Texans, Ravens, and Patriots with the Titans and Jets at wild card spots. I'd like to see Buffalo there but they have too much competition and I don't think they're ready yet.

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      hale12783 6 years ago from New York

      I think the Lions, Titans, and Bills will probably be pretty far from the top of this list come week 17, but right now it kind of makes sense. I am not counting the Eagles out yet, but they definitely need to step it up soon. I heard Darren Woodson on ESPN today say that he thought they would finish 8-8 best case scenario......and I couldn't disagree more! Great hub though.

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      Manny2437 6 years ago from Sacramento, CA

      I said Cowboys in my last post but i meant Giants. Cowboys arent goin to the playoffs

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      Manny2437 6 years ago from Sacramento, CA

      That's what it will be if Philly doesn't get his act together. The NFC is so predictable. The best team in each division is clear, with the East just being a circus.

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      Bigpayno 6 years ago from Indianapolis, Indiana

      For sure...there definitely won't be anyone out of the west getting a wild card. I would like to see three out of the North along with the Giants, Saints, and 49ers.

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      Manny2437 6 years ago from Sacramento, CA

      I feel it, Atlanta is mediocre at best this year, never been a Tampa fan. I wouldn't be surprised if the NFC North claims both wild card spots, if they don't then I feel it's the Eagles and Cowboys. Just on't see anyone from the west or South gettin it done, maybe Atlanta if get it together. I think the Packers knocked them off their high horse or something last year in the playoffs. round two this Sunday.

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      Bigpayno 6 years ago from Indianapolis, Indiana

      Yeah nobody is out yet with the way Atlanta and Tampa is playing. I see New Orleans winning that division but the two wild card spots are going to be up for grabs. If Philly can get it together they can maybe get it, but I think the Lions will get the other one if Stafford stays healthy.

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      Manny2437 6 years ago from Sacramento, CA

      Ya, I'm not counting Philly out yet, but they have alot of work to do and fast, there's only 16 games in a season. no faith in the Cowboys or the Skins. Oh, and good luck to the Colts tonight haha go Painter

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      Bigpayno 6 years ago from Indianapolis, Indiana

      Thanks for the comments...I do believe the Redskins will fall from the ranks slowly as well. That division is not as good as everyone anticipated and I think the Giants will come out on top. There is so much parody in the league it's hard to rank the teams this year apart from the top two, which are clearly obvious.

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      Manny2437 6 years ago from Sacramento, CA

      It's hard to rank teams from 1 to 32, so I'm not gunna sit here and argue about your rankings. I do feel you are very decent at the top the Packers and Pats are clearly the two best teams in football the Lions are undefeated but have to wait their turn. Number 3 is good for them. 1 thru 10 is solid but I feel that the Redskins are going to fall off here shortly. Nice tho

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      Bigpayno 6 years ago from Indianapolis, Indiana

      I think we're really going to see what the NFC North teams are made of when they start playing each other here in the regular season. I know the Lions had to come from behind to beat the Vikings, but they have yet to play the Packers. This will be a true test to see what they are all about.

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      Bigpayno 6 years ago from Indianapolis, Indiana

      There's just a lot of parody in the league right now. I think the Lions are for real, but they have a lot of work to do to become an all around team. If they can continue to win coming from behind, they will be a scary team if they can figure out how to play for 60 minutes.

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      Cogerson 6 years ago from Virginia

      Interesting power rankings...I am not a believer in the Lions...I love the fact that they are 4-0...but those huge comebacks hide the fact that for half of a game...other teams can dominate them. Plus the combined record of the four teams they have beat are 5-10. As for your top two teams...I can easily picture them in the Super Bowl...Patriots vs Packers...would be a great matchup.