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NFL Power Rankings 2014, Week 4: Eagles still flying high

Ranking all 32 NFL Teams.

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Now that Week 3 of the 2014 NFL season is over, it's time to see where all 32 teams rank. For reference purposes, here is a link to last week's NFL Power Rankings.

The Philadelphia Eagles advanced to 3-0 with a hard-fought win over a bitter division rival.

Let's dive right in to the rankings.


1) Seattle Seahawks (Last Week: 2) - The Super Bowl 48 Champions are back on top after they beat the same team that they defeated earlier in the year to earn a ring.

2) Denver Broncos (LW: 1) - The Broncos fell short against the Seahawks yet again. They kept it much closer this time, however, and that is impressive considering they were playing on the road in Seattle.

3) Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 4) - Cincy has earned their respect. The Bengals currently have the best point differential in the NFL at +47. They have only allowed 33 points through three games. The Bengals are 11-0 in their last 11 regular season home games. Their last regular season home defeat came in December 2012 and it was only a one point loss.

4) Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 3) - The Eagles solidified their status in the top 5 with a third straight win to open the season. Their 3-0 record is their best start since 2004, which is the year they last went to the Super Bowl. I only moved Philly down here because the Bengals have looked more dominant. It's not a slight to the Eagles.

5) New England Patriots (LW: 5) - The Patriots were at home and only beat the Raiders by 7 points. The Patriots only scored one touchdown against Oakland. Color me unimpressed, but I'll keep the Pats at 5. For now.

6) Arizona Cardinals (LW: 8) - Arizona is finding ways to win despite missing starting quarterback Carson Palmer. The best thing about the Cardinals is that they don't even need all 11 players on the field at once to be effective.

7) San Diego Chargers (LW: 9) - Quality road win for the Super Chargers. 1 PM EST starts on the East Coast aren't always favorable to those West Coast teams. Kudos to the Bolts.

8) Chicago Bears (LW: 10) - As I said last week, I've been bullish on the Bears and it's paid off. Two straight weeks with a tough road win. Not too shabby.

9) Indianapolis Colts (LW: 13) - Indy absolutely crushed the Jaguars while on the road. Easily the best team in a lackluster AFC South.

10) Detroit Lions (LW: 14) - Detroit's defense is tied for second for the least amount of points allowed. The Lions are first in the NFC North due to a solid win over GB.

11) New Orleans Saints (LW: 12) - New Orleans didn't look as impressive as I thought they could have while at home, but they still got their first win of the season.

12) Atlanta Falcons (LW: 16) - Hey, remember Devin Hester? He's still apparently pretty good. The Falcons stomped all over the Bucs at the Georgia Dome.

13) Baltimore Ravens (LW: 15) - Close win over the Browns in Cleveland.

14) Carolina Panthers (LW: 11) - Some have argued I've had the Panthers too low in previous weeks. A home loss to the Steelers by 18 points isn't helping that case.

15) San Francisco 49ers (LW: 6) - I thought the 49ers would fall off this season, but I'm not sure I expected it to happen so soon. Is that what's really going on here?

16) Green Bay Packers (LW: 7) - Big drop for the Pack. The team is 1-2 and both losses have come in the NFC while the one win was a tightly contested match-up over the Jets in Lambeau. I'm not giving GB the benefit of the doubt this week.

17) Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 21) - I did not expect the Steelers to get a comfortable win over the Panthers on the road. That's a good victory for Pittsburgh.

18) Dallas Cowboys (LW: 23) - The Cowboys staged a big come-from-behind victory over the Rams. It was actually the biggest comeback win in Dallas Cowboys history.

19) Buffalo Bills (LW: 18) - Buffalo got off to a hot 2-0 start but came down to Earth with a sobering home loss to the Chargers.

20) Houston Texans (LW: 17) - Houston got off to a hot 2-0 start but came down to Earth with a sobering road loss to the Giants.

21) New York Jets (LW: 20) - J-E-T-S

22) Miami Dolphins (LW: 19) - I wrote this about the Dolphins in my Week 3 NFL Picks Against the Spread post: "The Dolphins may be one of those teams that beats a good team early on in the season (the Patriots) so everyone assumes they're better than they really are." Seems about right. How's all that Bill Lazor hype going?

23) St. Louis Rams (LW: 22) - St. Louis was almost able to pull off an upset over the Cowboys at home, but they came up short.

24) Washington Redskins (LW: 24) - Washington lost to the Eagles by a score of 37 to 34, but DeSean Jackson may have not realized it. In seriousness, Washington played a good game and gave the Eagles a run for their money.

25) Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 29) - KC got a much-needed win on the road in Miami and won comfortably. The bad news is I still can't see them being any better than third best in the AFC West.

26) New York Giants (LW: 30) - The New York Football Giants are finally on the board with a win. Giants running back Rashad Jennings ran for a career-high 176 yards.

27) Cleveland Browns (LW: 25) - The Browns are playing teams close.

28) Minnesota Vikings (LW: 26) - Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater made his NFL debut after Matt Cassel suffered a toe injury. Minny was without Adrian Peterson and only lost to New Orleans by eleven so it could have been worse.

29) Tennessee Titans (LW: 28) - Tough road spot for them but this team just hasn't looked good outside of their Week 1 win.

30) Oakland Raiders (LW: 32) - Moral victories may not count in real life but they count in these power rankings. Oakland only losing in New England by 7 points really isn't that bad for them. With that said, no team has scored fewer points through 3 games than Oakland with only 37.

31) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 27) - What a terrible team. Second worst point differential in the NFL at -50. Tampa Bay looked atrocious in all three phases in Week 3.

32) Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 31) - Ever since the Jaguars scored 17 first half points against the Eagles, they have been outscored by a total of 27 to 119. That's really, really bad. The Jaguars have the worst point differential in the NFL at -75. Remember when people wanted Gus Bradley to be Philadelphia's head coach?

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