NFL Power Rankings, Week 4: Eagles claim No. 1 spot; Titans, Cowboys and Jaguars fly up the board

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Last week, the Bills felt like a juggernaut who had gone beyond the conventional NFL strength ratings. Seven days later, they can’t even claim the #1 seat as theirs.

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Such is life in the NFL, where everything is temporary and nothing is what it seems. Yesterday’s Billies are today’s Eagles, who are tomorrow’s … well, maybe it will be your detachment.

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Adversity comes to every organization at the right time. Some teams are obsessed with it. The best teams go through tough times, stay in the spotlight, and then make their final run to glory (WATCH: 2021 LA Rams).

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NFL strength ratings exist to track each team’s path through the 32 league. Back to work.

Don’t forget to check out NFL Power Ranking Podcast with Dan Hanzus and Colleen Wolfe. New episodes every Tuesday throughout the season.

NOTE: The up/down arrows below reflect the team’s movement in the Power Ranking in Week 3.

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Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
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Previous rank: Number 3

Philadelphia is now a big green machine for destruction. Jalen Hurts and the Eagles offense have been showing off since the season opener in Detroit, but now Nick Sirianni’s defense has announced its arrival, playing a dominant nine-sack game against the Commanders and old friend Carson Wentz. What is the most pressing “problem” for the invincible Iggles? DeVonta Smith was so dominant Sunday (156 yards in the first half alone) that it calls into question whether AJ Brown is the team’s true No. 1 wide receiver. “In his eyes, he may be a little weak, but he plays like a big boyHerts said of Smith. “He’s a guy, when his number rings, I know he’ll answer the call.”

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Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
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Previous rank: No. 1

The Bills played 51 more games than the Dolphins and still lost – if you were offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey, you would probably lose your religion too. Unusual play frustrations aside, Buffalo’s biggest problem is an injury-ravaged defense that left Miami without five starters. The minor player was particularly beleaguered, with star guard Micah Hyde sidelined for a year with a neck injury, while defensemen Jordan Poyer (leg) and cornerbacks Dane Jackson (neck) and Christian Benford (who suffered broken arm v. Miami) were all suspended. On Sunday, the Dolphins were able to use the Bills’ untested backups by landing several hard field shots; this is a trend that will continue as long as Buffalo is understaffed.

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Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
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Previous rank: No. 8

The Dolphins enter their fourth week alone at the top of the AFC East after an incredible 21–19 victory over the Bills Powerhouse. The Miami offense had just under 20 minutes of possession against Buffalo, but the fast offense made the most of their limited options. The biggest play of the game came at 3rd and 22nd in the fourth quarter when Jaylen Waddle split the Bills’ 45-yard minor lead to secure a positive score. Throw in a survivor of Butt Punt and some mishaps in clock control and special commands from a previously impenetrable adversary, and you can tell the dolphins are living an enchanted life right now.

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Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers
2-1

Previous rank: No. 5

Gossip: Aaron Rogers may find new love in his spacious room. Fourth-round rookie Romeo Doubs hit all eight of his targets for 73 yards and scored a goal in a narrow victory over the Bucks. If Daubes wins Rogers’ trust, he could become a breakout star overnight. Meanwhile, has Rodgers finally regained his blind side quarterback? David Bakhtiari made another attempt to return to the Packers, playing 35 offensive snaps. in rotation with Yosh Nijman on Sunday. Bakhtiari was one of the best left tackles in football before he suffered a knee injury in practice on December 31, 2020. Getting back in shape will be a huge boost for the whole offense.

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Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs
2-1

Previous rank: No. 2

Leaders will want it back. Kansas City didn’t feel like a losing team in the Colts’ road game, but an avalanche of critical errors opened the door to a 20-17 disappointment. Sky Moore missed with a punt to secure Indy’s first touchdown, while Harrison Butker’s substitute Matt Ammendola missed a 34-yard field goal attempt and an extra point. By the time Patrick Mahomes threw his only last-second interception, the Chiefs had made enough mistakes to deserve their fate. Expect to see a much cleaner version of Andy Reed’s team on Sunday night against the Bucks.

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Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
2-1

Previous rank: No. 6

While the Rams’ offense continues to fix problems, it’s up to Sean McVeigh’s defense to keep the team on track for victory. They did their job Sunday in Arizona, holding Kyler Murray and the Cardinals to no touchdown in a 20-12 win. The Cardinals hit their first four balls and hit four field goals as the Rams took control of touchdowns by Cooper Kupp and Cam Akers. “There are no style points in this game” McVeigh said. “But there are ways to play more complete games. This is what we are looking for.”

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Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens
2-1

Previous rank: No. 10

In Week 3, the Ravens’ defense collapsed in the fourth quarter against the Dolphins. On Sunday at Foxborough, the Baltimore defense closed the opponent. The Ravens pulled off three losses in the fourth quarter, including a crucial interception in the end zone of Marlon Humphrey, which helped seal a 37–26 victory over the Patriots. Lamar Jackson continued to look like one of the first contenders for the NFL MVP title, throwing a total of five touchdowns. “No one should tell me about Lamar Jackson,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said of his quarterback (and pending free agent). “I believed in him from the first day we drafted him.”

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Previous rank: No. 4

Tom Brady needs his friends back on the playground. On Sunday, GOAT again played without wide receivers Mike Evans (suspended), Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee), and left tackle Donovan Smith (elbow) in a 14–12 loss to the Packers. Write it off as an inopportune time for a key conference showdown that could have significant repercussions during playoff seeding. With the Chiefs, problems continue to come in many forms: The Bucks moved their operations to Miami this week to practice away from Hurricane Ian. The storm is forecast to hit Florida’s Gulf Coast in the coming days.

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Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
2-1

Previous rank: No. 11

Kirk Cousins ​​and the Vikings looked on the losing side of the Eagles in Game 2 of Monday’s doubleheader in week two. At the beginning of the game against the Lions on Sunday, everything looked much the same. But Minnesota and its QB showed determination, digging holes 14-0 and 24-14 to take down rival NFC North and get things back on track after that humiliating prime-time loss. The hero was KJ Osbourne, who darted through Detroit’s defense almost unnoticed with a 28-yard touchdown with 45 seconds left in the game. Osbourne has found his niche in this offense – since the beginning of last season, not a single host of the Vikings has changed. more catches in two-minute situations than the 2020 fifth round selection.

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Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals
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Previous rank: No. 12

On Sunday, Cincinnati finally looked like the defending conference champion, setting the tone with two first-quarter touchdowns en route to a 27–12 win over the Jets at the Meadowlands. Joe Burrow threw three touchdown passes and got a quality pass defense from an offensive line that struggled hard in the first two weeks. The Bengals still need to figure out what’s wrong with their running game after they hit 69 yards, but Sunday was a positive first step after an early stumble. “We just needed to get the first win,” coach Zach Taylor said. “I didn’t care how it would look. I didn’t care if the score was 3:0 or 49:3. We just had to rip off that band-aid and get our first win. team…



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