Pro Football Weekly’s Power Rankings are updated every Tuesday during the NFL’s regular season and are intended to rank teams based on their talent and performance to date.
Rankings will change each week due to personnel changes, injuries and performance on the field, and a team’s ranking in any given week has no impact on where they might rank in weeks to come. Rankings will fluctuate a great deal more the first few weeks of the season as teams seek their levels and schedules balance out.
These are PFW’s Power Rankings following week four as teams head into the fifth weekend of regular season games.
1. Chiefs: 4-0
A few cracks but no holes, easy pick here
2. Packers: 3-1
How good will they be if they get healthy?
3. Steelers: 3-1
Looks like Bell is back, now if Big Ben settles in ...
4. Falcons: 3-1
Didn’t see Bills loss coming, let’s see if it’s a blip
5. Broncos: 3-1
Run and play “D” like they are, you win plenty
6. Panthers: 3-1
Wow, a Cam Newton sighting — is he back?
7. Patriots: 2-2
Here on pedigree, but “D” needs to get better fast
8. Seahawks: 2-2
Need to beat a good team soon, but “D” still great
9. Lions: 3-1
Apparently, Jim Caldwell is a heck of a coach
10. Bills: 3-1
No. 1 scoring defense will take you a long way
11. Eagles: 3-1
They don’t impress, they just beat you
12. Rams: 3-1
We’re still a win or two away from this bandwagon
13. Raiders: 2-2
Without Derek Carr, these guys aren’t special
14. Texans: 2-2
DeShaun Watson, 57 points ... need to see that again
15. Cowboys: 2-2
Will defense continue to be their downfall?
16. Washington: 2-2
Well coached, very tough, but talented enough?
17. Titans: 2-2
Talk about up, down; Mariota’s hammy is the key
18. Vikings: 2-2
Without Cook and Bradford, how do they score?
19. Bucs: 2-1
Winston must take better care of the football
20. Cardinals: 2-2
Can’t stay healthy, can’t trust Palmer
21. Saints: 2-2
Now pitching shutouts, need to see more of “D”
22. Jaguars: 2-2
Loads of talent but still learning how to win
23. Jets: 2-2
Biggest surprise to date, but still ... we’ll see
24. Ravens: 2-2
Going nowhere fast, lack of weapons for Flacco
25. Dolphins: 1-2
Is it Cutler, Gase or was last year a fluke?
26. Bengals: 1-3
Beating up Browns doesn’t move the needle
27. Bears: 1-3
Quarterback change interesting, not all they need
28. Colts: 1-3
Without Luck, not likely to get much better
29. Chargers: 0-4
Organizational mess, Spanos family deserves better
30. Giants: 0-4
Didn’t see it coming; too many questions in locker room?
31. 49ers: 0-4
Very competitive, just not enough talent
32. Browns: 0-4
3 straight losses against beatable teams lands them here