Now that Week 3 of the NFL is over, it's that time to see where all 32 teams rank. For reference purposes, here is a link to last week's NFL Power Rankings.
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Let's dive right into the rankings.
BLG's WEEK 4 POWER RANKINGS:
1) Denver Broncos (Last Week: 1) - Denver had no problem with the Raiders on Monday Night Football. No one has scored more points than the Broncos have this year with 127. They also have the league's second best point differential (+56).
2) Seattle Seahawks (LW: 2) - No change here. Sorry, Seattle, but beating the worst team in the NFL (spoiler alert: the Jags) at home doesn't move you up in the rankings. The Seahawks defense is straight up scary, though. Just 27 points allowed in three games (9 points per game) is ridiculous. Seattle has the best point differential in the NFL (+59).
3) Chicago Bears (LW: 5) - Believe in the Bears. Jay Cutler has a 67.3% completion percentage and has only been sacked 3 times. Chicago has forced the most turnovers of any team with 11 and they're tied for the second best turnover differential (+6) with Seattle.
4) New Orleans Saints (LW: 7) - The Saints offense couldn't overcome an historically poor defense in 2012. This year, the Saints defense looks improved under new DC Rob Ryan. NO has surrendered the 5th least points in the league.
5) New England Patriots (LW: 6) - I'm still skeptical of this New England team. They are finding ways to get the job done - having Tom Brady helps with that - but I am not fully convinced. They might not end up winning the AFC East.
6) Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 10) - I'm still not a big fan of Andy Dalton, but that was a gusty comeback win over the Packers.
7) Green Bay Packers (LW: 4) - They blew a lead to the Bengals after scoring 30 straight unanswered points. The Packers may be 1-2 but they are still a good team. I'm not going to overreact to their record. Aaron Rodgers is still in town.
8) San Francisco 49ers (LW: 3) - Same deal with the Packers, I'm not overreacting too much to a 1-2 record. I still have a lot of faith in Colin Kaepernick despite recent struggles. SF is clearly the second best team in their division but they will figure things out sooner than later. A -40 point differential sure isn't looking good, though.
9) Miami Dolphins (LW: 16) - A very quality win over Atlanta. Ryan Tannehill is playing well at QB. The Fish look legit.
10) Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 11) - Sloppy victory over the Eagles on Thursday Night Football. Somehow the Chiefs have gone 3 games without turning the ball over once, so it's no surprise they have the league's best turnover differential (+9). KC's defense has allowed the second least points per game.
11) Atlanta Falcons (LW: 8) - A close loss to the Dolphins bumps them down a few spots, but ATL will still be very hard to beat at home.
12) Baltimore Ravens (LW: 14) - A weird season for the defending SB champs. First they get their butts kicked by Denver, then they barely beat the Browns, then they stomp the Texans despite missing Ray Rice. I'm not completely sure what to make of the Ravens yet so I'll put them here.
13) Houston Texans (LW: 9) - I continue to lose faith in the Texans. They're the only team with a winning record (2-1) that has a negative point differential (-12).
14) Detroit Lions (LW: 15) - A win over one of the worst teams in the NFL doesn't push them up too far. Still, it's a win, and it's the first time Detroit has secured a victory in Washington since forever. The Lions were without a key weapon in Reggie Bush, too.
15) Dallas Cowboys (LW: 17) - Credit to the Cowboys for a win at home against the Rams.
16) Indianapolis Colts (LW: 18) - They beat a struggling 49ers team, but a win on the road in San Francisco is still a nice feat.
17) Tennessee Titans (LW: 23) - Weird team. If not for a comeback win by the Texans in week 2, they would be undefeated right now.
18) San Diego Chargers (LW: 13) - Lost to the Titans. Their offense lacks weapons, especially with Malcolm Floyd hurt. Phillip Rivers has only turned the ball over once in 2013.
19) New York Jets (LW: 26) - A solid jump for the Jets who beat their divisional rivals at home. Geno Smith looks better than previous Jets QB options. On defense they have only allowed the seventh most points
20) Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 16) - Thursday Night Football sucks. A loss to the Chiefs drops the Eagles down a few spots. The offense is great but the defense stinks. Sixth most points allowed.
21) Carolina Panthers (LW: 27) - Carolina beat the stuffing out of NYG, 38-0.
22) Buffalo Bills (LW: 20) - I find this to be a fun team with QB EJ Manuel and HC Doug Marrone at the helm, but they're the worst team in their division.
23) St. Louis Rams (LW: 19) - Beaten convincingly by Dallas. The Rams are residing as the third best team in their division.
24) Arizona Cardinals (LW: 21) - Still in the basement of the NFC West.
25) Oakland Raiders (LW: 25) - They only lost to the second best team in the NFL by 14 points! Terrell Pryor is fun, I guess.
26) Cleveland Browns (LW: 30) - The Browns beat the Vikes on the road somehow.
27) Minnesota Vikings (LW: 24) - Christian Ponder isn't good. Relying on Adrian Peterson like the Vikes did in 2012 isn't turning out to be a good plan. How do you lose at home to Brian Hoyer and the Browns?
28) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 28) - Josh Freeman isn't good. Their 34 points through 3 games is good for second worst in the NFL.
29) New York Giants (LW: 22) - The G-Men are playing like crap. They got shutout against the Panthers and have a league worst 115 points allowed. They also champion the league's second worst point differential (-61). Eli Manning leads the league in interceptions thrown (8).
30) Washington Redskins (LW: 31) - I'm feeling merciful so I'll bump the LolSkins up a spot for playing hard against the Lions. That defense is on pace to be historically bad, though.
31) Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 29) - This team is toast.
32) Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 32) - Bad.