The 4th week of the NFL season was another wild. The top team fell last week and a few bottom-feeders rose to the board with their first win in 2021.
With just two unbeaten teams going on Monday night, a logjam is forming between the three and two-winning teams. Some established competitors have started to flex and a new power house is emerging. Conversely, some teams are rapidly fading from the playoffs a month later.
Here’s how Sporting News broke the league sequence from 1-32 in 5 weeks:
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NFL Power Ranking
1. Arizona Cardinal 4-0 (Previous Rank Rank: 4)
The Cardinals are the best team in their loaded NFC, and therefore didn’t waste their big chance to prove the whole NFL, as they made a ton of big plays on both sides against the sidesham. Their offense makes the more, more versatile and dangerous MVP front-runner Kyler Murray and shine through their defensive leadership.
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2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-1 (2)
What the Buccaneers were supposed to do in New England, Tom Brady put the drama aside. They are battling through a lot more injuries than last season but have avoided a slow start to the runaway-division-winner-to-be. The offense was rolling without some important elements when the defense got a much-needed get-well game.
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3. Los Angeles Rams 3-1 (1)
The Matthews Stafford weakened the Rams against the Cardinals as they crashed on Earth, and the LA proves that his offense has not stopped. Run defense must be a growing concern; It can burn them in big games. Overall, though, they are still in good playoff form outside the gate.
4. Buffalo Bill 3-1 (5)
The Bills defense have two shutouts in four games. It is finally meeting the expectations of every level of Sean McDermott and Leslie Frazier. Josh Allen is back to take care of the rest of the offense.
5. Green Bay Packers 3-1 (6)
The Packers should be more excited about their Week 1 disaster against New Orleans; They are now back in the vicinity of Aaron Rogers and are starting to respond better to Joe Barry’s defensive coaching. They’re right where they should be with Matt Laflur.
6. Cleveland Brown 3-1 (3)
The Browns are winning with ongoing play and defense. They’re not getting many style points, but it shows how many floors they have. The key to jumping into the “impressive” status and emerging as the AFC North favorite is a better game than Baker Mayfield.
7. Baltimore Ravens 3-1 (8)
The Ramens offense took a big step Sunday with Lamar Jackson and their ongoing game. They found a big enough pass play with Jackson, which allowed the defense to play with complementary confidence. The Ravens, Browns and Bengals are heading towards an epic three-team split competition.
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8. Dallas Cowboys 3-1 (13)
The Cowboys are feeling it with postal press. He is involved in crime and has received a lot of help from Ezekiel Elliott. The defense still has holes but Trevon Diggs and Mika Parsons continue as game-changers.
9. Kansas City Major 2-2 (10)
The Chiefs were determined to return to the .500 and play to the best of their ability with Patrick Mahoms. They got the big play on Tyrick Hill again, and it put the defenses to the T-Offs in the main spots in chase mode for the Eagles. The ongoing game is also seeing a good situational revival.
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10. Los Angeles Charger 2-1 (9)
The Chargers must like what he sees from all his weapons in the offense of Justin Herbert and Joe Lombardy, and as expected, Brandon Staley is gaining even more from the pass defense. Don’t sleep to become a big factor for them in the AFC after a win over the Chiefs.
11. Seattle Seahawks 2-2 (15)
To get back on track, the Sihaks needed a win in their big road division every Sunday. The main fundamentals of their defense around Jamal Adams continue; The good thing is their offense Russell Wilson has to do whatever it takes to keep their winning team.
12. San Francisco 49ers 2-2 (7)
The 49ers have had difficulty recovering from defensive injuries, especially with the change of offense from Jimmy Garoppolo to Stray Tray Lance. Kyle Shanahan needs to run the team more and play better complementary football, Stat.
13. Las Vegas Raiders 3-0 (12)
The Raiders are red-hot with Derek Carr and their crazy anti-convention winning formula. They are bound for a quick coolness and promise as usual, the defense becomes a big culprit.
14. Cincinnati Bengals 3-1 (18)
The Bengals have Joe Burrow and it gives them a high floor to be competitive every week, especially with their improved defenses turning into a playful game. They have teamed up to win the AFC North or steal the wild card.
15. Carolina Panthers 3-1 (16)
The Panthers made a daring effort in Dallas with Sam Darnald and DJ Moore, but their defense was a big reality test against the influential Cowboys offense. Darnald is doing well, but questions remain about his passing.
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16. Denver Broncos 3-1 (17)
The Broncos also faced a strong opponent but did not pass the test due to anemia, which worsened after Teddy moved from Bridgewater to Drew Lock. Von Miller and the defense, however, remain quite strong backbones.
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17. Tennessee Titans 2-2 (11)
What was that? The Titans were down their top two wide receivers but were still doing well with Derrick Henry, yet lost to the Jets in overtime. Ryan Tannihill’s game is worrying, but the defense will prevent them from doing anything other than a weak AFC South win.
18. New Orleans Saints 2-2 (14)
The Saints are a tough team to pull out four weeks later as they lost to the Panthers and Giants despite defeating the Packers and Patriots. They are trying to win the battle of oppression with just enough crime from two quarterbacks, passing downfield and running power if necessary. This is a classic .500 identity.
19. Washington Football Team 2-2 (22)
Taylor Heinick is playing the type of WFT quarterback he got from Ryan Fitzpatrick with his ugly weapon. The biggest question is: how can a defense with so much talent be so undisciplined and bad?
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20. Chicago Bears 2-2 (24)
The Bears don’t look great against the line everywhere but after they improved downfield with Justin Fields they got back to the main points of the ongoing game and defense. The field gives them their best chance to win the game.
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21. Pittsburgh Steelers 1-3 (19)
The Steelers are trying to hold the last edge of the defense bargain, but with the struggle of Ben Rothlisberger it is getting harder every week. There is no easy solution to crime until 2022.
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22. New England Patriots 1-3 (21)
The Patriots fought as hard as they could against the Buccaneers when Mac Jones played well, but in the end the Bucks had too many books. As well as Bill Belichick coaching to get their best, it’s not close to the playoffs.
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23. Philadelphia ag Gols 1-3 (20)
The offense of agglutination with Jelen Harts sounds good but it is still making critical mistakes. Their defense against more legitimate crime has begun to show its true colors.
24. Minnesota Vikings 1-3 (23)
The Vikings are having more trouble stopping a close game with Mike Zimmer. Just as their defense looked good, their balanced offense went into the tank. They may already be running out of time to put it all together.
25. Indianapolis Colts 1-3 (27)
The Colts were delayed for the necessary playful play by Carson Wentz for their kind of run-heavy and defensive-minded performance in Miami. The AFC South title, the only ticket to the playoffs, is within reach again with the fall of the Titans.
26. Miami Dolphins 1-3 (25)
The Dolphins are doing their best to create enough offense with Jacobi Brisette but no matter how good he is against the Miami Pass, it’s hard to overcome a terrific run defense.
27. Atlanta Falcons 1-3 (26)
Matt Ryan is doing well in the new offense and bringing a variety of his weapons, but the defense can’t stop anything anywhere.
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28. New York Giants 1-3 (30)
The Monster Jones conducted a short-handed passing game and the Giants saw something special as they led a big return path victory against the Saints. He feels like a defender because he plays Sakon Berkeley who is in full force.
29. New York Jets 1-3 (31)
The Jets had to be encouraged by what Zach Wilson did to bring down the weak Titans pass defense while running a one-dimensional offense. They have a chance to continue their winning streak with the Falcons in London next year.
30. Houston Texans 1-3 (28)
The Texans are not competitive with quarterback-dominated Davis Mills and Desan Watson has nothing to do with them.
31. Detroit Lions 0-4 (29)
The Lions continue to fight and work hard but the lack of major talent in defense is coming back to bite them. Their guilt must be flawless and that doesn’t happen with Jared Goff.
32. Jacksonville Jaguars 0-4 (32)
The Jaguars caught a glimpse of a special Trevor Lawrence, assisted by a special James Robinson. But their defense will drag them down and confuse the urban mayor.
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