Week 3 of the 2017 NFL regular season schedule is in the books. Now it's time to see where all 32 teams rank. For reference purposes, here is a link to last week's NFL Power Rankings.
BLG's WEEK 4 NFL POWER RANKINGS
1 - Kansas City Chiefs (Last Week: 1) - The Chiefs are one of two remaining undefeated teams in the NFL. Andy Reid’s team has the strongest resume through three weeks of the season.
3 - New England Patriots (LW: 4) - So it looks like the Patriots are looking a little more shaky than people thought they’d be heading into this season. It took a last minute touchdown to beat the Texans at home.
4 - Detroit Lions (LW: 7) - I’m moving the Lions up despite their loss because they were literally inches away from beating the Falcons and being one of the only two undefeated teams in the league.
6 - Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 3) - When the Steelers play at home, they’re pretty good. They’ve been much less fearsome on the road.
7 - Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 23) - The Jags in the top seven?! How could I not put them here after blowing out the Ravens? Baltimore had one of the better defenses in the league and the Jags dropped 44 on them! While playing at a neutral field. Crazy.
9 - Dallas Cowboys (LW: 13) - The Cowboys got back on track after mightily struggling in Denver last week.
11 - Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 12) - It sure wasn’t pretty, but the Eagles were able to beat the Giants thanks to a 61-yard field goal from Jake Elliott. Philadelphia was on the bad end of a lot of close games in 2016. Maybe their luck is starting to turn around.
12 - Seattle Seahawks (LW: 9) - See below.
Seahawks offensive line looking good pic.twitter.com/DxflT4lSR2— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) September 25, 2017
13 - Washington Redskins (LW: 19) - Washington has won two in a row. They’ve looked a lot better than they did in Week 1.
14 - Oakland Raiders (LW: 5) - Oakland’s offense has some nice weapons. But man, that defense has some issues. The Raiders totally came out flat on Sunday night.
15 - Minnesota Vikings (LW: 18) - Who needs Sam Bradford or Teddy Bridgewater when you have Case Keenum? (What a depressing question.) Pretty surprising win for the Vikes.
16 - Los Angeles Rams (LW: 20) - Sean McVay’s offense has been pretty effective through the first three weeks of the season. The Rams are averaging 35.7 points per game!
17 - Buffalo Bills (LW: 26) - Ten point win over the Broncos is a pretty legit victory.
18 - Baltimore Ravens (LW: 10) - What happened to Baltimore’s defense? The Ravens were absolutely demolished in London.
19 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 11) - Yikes. The Bucs got absolutely carved up by Case Keenum.
20 - Houston Texans (LW: 21) - Bill O’Brien’s team was two touchdown underdogs to the Patriots. Houston almost stole a win on the road before falling short in the final minutes.
22 - New Orleans Saints (LW: 24) - Looks like the Saints might not be the worst team in the NFC South after all. That offense can still get going.
23 - Chicago Bears (LW: 30) - Chicago isn’t great. But they did only lose by one possession to the Falcons at home in Week 1. And now they’ve defeated the Steelers. So it’s not all terrible.
24 - Carolina Panthers (LW: 15) - Carolina’s offense is in trouble. Cam Newton wasn’t playing well to begin with and now both Greg Olsen and Kelvin Benjamin have suffered injuries in recent weeks.
26 - Los Angeles Chargers (LW: 22) - It’s another Chargers year for the Chargers. Injuries are taking their toll as the team possesses a better point differential than their record would indicate. Maybe they’re cursed.
27 - Indianapolis Colts (LW: 29) - Indy has looked a little more respectable since benching Scott Tolzien. Who would’ve thought? The good news for the Colts is that Andrew Luck might begin practicing this week.
28 - New York Giants (LW: 25) - The G-Men played their best game of the 2017 season but it wasn’t enough to get a win. New York’s inability to both run the ball and stop the run will continue to be an issue for them.
29 - New York Jets (LW: 32) - So much for a winless season! The Jets are on the board. Now they better stop winning before they lose their shot to get the No. 1 pick.
30 - San Francisco 49ers (LW: 27) - The 49ers have only lost by a combined five points in their last two games. So there’s that. But they’re still 0-3.
31 - Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 31) - Cincinnati’s change at offensive coordinator sparked the offense. The Bengals almost upset Green Bay on the road. Keyword: “almost.”
32 - Cleveland Browns (LW: 28) - To no surprise, the 0-3 Browns are at the bottom of the league again.