Week 3 of the 2019 NFL regular season schedule is in the books. Now it’s time to see how all 32 teams stack up. For reference purposes, here is a link back to last week’s NFL Power Rankings.
BLG’S WEEK 4 NFL POWER RANKINGS
1 - New England Patriots (Last Week: 1) - Antonio Brown drama aside, it’s been smooth sailing for the Pats as they’ve rolled to 3-0. They’ll face their biggest challenge this week with a road game in Buffalo.
2 - Kansas City Chiefs (LW: 2) - Pat Mahomes and the Chiefs are just too good. Who’s gonna be able to beat them?
3 - Los Angeles Rams (LW: 3) - Jared Goff has thrown 11 touchdowns to 11 interceptions since Week 13 last season. The Rams are undefeated for now but they’re not going to be in great shape moving forward if he doesn’t play better.
4 - Green Bay Packers (LW: 4) - Green Bay’s defense has allowed just 35 points through three games this season. The Packers’ pass rush is graded No. 1 in the NFL by Pro Football Focus. Pairing Aaron Rodgers with a strong defense is certainly a winning combination.
5 - Baltimore Ravens (LW: 5) - The Ravens don’t have much to hang their heads about after losing a close one in KC. Baltimore’s still one of the toughest teams in the AFC.
6 - New Orleans Saints (LW: 10) - Great response by the Saints to win in Seattle after not looking so great when Drew Brees went down last week. Teddy Bridgewater could be able to keep the Saints’ season afloat until Brees returns.
7 - Dallas Cowboys (LW: 8) - The Cowboys have had an easy path to 3-0. Let’s see how they do with the schedule now getting a little tougher. Next up is a game in the Superdome.
8 - Seattle Seahawks (LW: 6) - The Seahawks have looked unusually vulnerable at home early on. They only beat Cincy by one point in Week 1 and now they’re coming off a loss to a backup quarterback. Something to watch.
9 - Indianapolis Colts (LW: 12) - 2-1 with an overtime road loss is a pretty great start for a team whose starting quarterback unexpectedly retired just a couple weeks before the regular season. Frank Reich’s team might very well be the best in the AFC South.
10 - Houston Texans (LW: 13) - Still reluctant to fully buy in to this team but they’re not terrible. Having Deshaun Watson helps negate some of their other issues.
11 - San Francisco 49ers (LW: 17) - Don’t look now but the 49ers are 3-0. Maybe they end up winning the NFC West?
12 - Chicago Bears (LW: 15) - Weekly entry: Mitchell Trubisky caps this team’s ceiling but the defense will often give them a chance to win.
13 - Minnesota Vikings (LW: 16) - Dalvin Cook is dangerous. The 2017 second-round pick has already logged 57 carries for 375 yards (6.6 average!) and four touchdowns. He also has nine receptions for 79 yards. Stinks the Eagles missed out on him.
14 - Buffalo Bills (LW: 18) - Circle the wagons, the Bills are 3-0 heading into a huge home game versus the Pats. This is Buffalo’s moment to prove they’re the best team in the AFC East. Can they pull it off? Most will believe it when they see it.
15 - Detroit Lions (LW: 19) - The Lions haven’t looked overly impressive en route to 2-0-1 but they’ve done enough to not lose. They have their work cut out for them in a very competitive NFC North.
16 - Los Angeles Chargers (LW: 9) - Injuries and the lack of a true home field advantage are doing the Bolts no favors as they drop to 1-2.
17 - Atlanta Falcons (LW: 11) - The Falcons aren’t that far off from being 0-3 right now. They haven’t looked great.
18 - Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 7) - Big drop for the Eagles, who continue to find ways to beat themselves. Carson Wentz had to deal with eight drops, three offensive pass interference penalties, and two drive-killing fumbles in a loss to Detroit. It’d be nice if his teammates could actually help him out, especially with Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, and Dallas Goedert all injured.
19 - Carolina Panthers (LW: 23) - Kyle Allen is undefeated as a starting quarterback in the NFL. Just a fluke or can he keep it up during Cam Newton’s absence? And does Newton get benched at some point?
20 - Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 24) - Gardner Minshew mania is running wild down in Duval. The rookie quarterback is sporting a 110.6 passer rating through three games so far. Does Nick Foles even get his job back if Minshew continue to play well?
21 - Tennessee Titans (LW: 14) - It’s really only a matter of time until the Titans pull the plug on Marcus Mariota and insert Ryan Tannehill as their new starting quarterback. It’s probably worth a shot.
22 - Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 20) - The Steelers are 0-3 and they’ll be counting on Mason Rudolph to dig them out that hole. Good luck with that, Pittsburgh.
23 - Cleveland Browns (LW: 21) - The Browns’ struggling offensive line is going to hold them back from living up to the hype.
24 - New York Giants (LW: 31) - So, Daniel Jones might actually be good? For the first time in a long time, the Giants have hope.
25 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 22) - Jameis Winston is now 22-35 as a starter with a career 87.7 passer rating. The Bucs need a new quarterback.
27 - Denver Broncos (LW: 26) - The Broncos might be able to get their first win this season with Jacksonville coming to town.
28 - Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 28) - Cincy couldn’t hold on to a 14-point lead and now they’re 0-3.
29 - Arizona Cardinals (LW: 27) - Getting blown out at home by a backup quarterback? Not the best look. Kliff Kingsbury and Kyle Murray are still searching for their first NFL win.
30 - Washington Redskins (LW: 29) - Jay Gruden’s going to be the first head coach fired this season, right? Whether he stays or goes, it’s time for Washington to yank Case Keenum for Dwayne Haskins.
31 - New York Jets (LW: 30) - The good news is the Jets could be getting Sam Darnold back coming out of their Week 4 bye. The bad news is they’re 0-3 heading into Philly in Week 5.
32 - Miami Dolphins (LW: 32) - Switching from Ryan Fitzpatrick to Josh Rosen made a big difference for the Dolphins! Miami only lost by 25 points this week after previously losing by 49 in Week 1 and 43 in Week 2. Progress!