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Pro Football Weekly’s Week 4 power rankings

September 26, 2018

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 because of personnel changes, injuries and performance, 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 entering Week 4 of the 2018 season.

Rank / Team / 2018 Record / The Skinny

1. Rams (3-0) — Interesting stretch here, with banged-up secondary

2. Chiefs (3-0) — Patrick Mahomes’ 13th TD pass was his best yet

3. Eagles (2-1) — We warned you early this year things wouldn’t be easy for them

4. Jaguars (2-1) — Hard to come up with excuses after six-point output

5. Panthers (2-1) — Christian McCaffrey, workhorse

6. Vikings (1-1-1) — Maybe they should be lower after brutal loss, who the heck knows

7. Saints (2-1) — We still don’t talk enough about Drew Brees among all-time greats

8. Patriots (1-2) — They’ve played like a team in the 20s, but we know how it goes there

9. Chargers (1-2) — Have lost to teams that are combined 6-0

10. Dolphins (3-0) — Creative offensive scheme, plucky defense can’t be ignored

11. Packers (1-1-1) — Mike Pettine’s D has allowed 27.3 points per game

12. Ravens (2-1) — Best game by Flacco and OL together in recent memory

13. Steelers (1-1-1) — The penalties (37!) have got to be curbed

14. Bucs (2-1) — Showed grit in failed comeback, but road gets tougher

15. Bengals (2-1) — Ranking could vary wildly depending on A.J. Green injury

16. Broncos (2-1) — Letting Aqib Talib go for next to nothing has hurt them

17. Falcons (1-2) — We can’t kill them for two tough losses, but injuries concerning

18. Bears (2-1) — It’s becoming clear: If they win, defense will be unit carrying them

19. Titans (2-1) — Really strong defense again, but how long will this last?

20. Washington (2-1) — Difference separating the middle third of the NFL appears miniscule

21. Colts (1-2) — Frank Reich a darkhorse Coach of the Year candidate, even with losing mark

22. Seahawks (1-2) — Four games against Cardinals, 49ers don’t look so daunting suddenly

23. Cowboys (1-2) — Dak: five straight games without more than 181 yards passing

24. Browns (1-1-1) — Baker Baker, the dream maker

25. Giants (1-2) — Last time they’d scored >24, won on road: Week 12, 2016

26. Jets (1-2) — Darnold has been in a two-game backslide

27. Lions (1-2) — The type of team we expected out of Patricia showed up Sunday

28. Bills (1-2) — Had to have crushed thousands of survivor-pool dreams

29. 49ers (1-2) — Sorry not sorry ... they were 1-10 last year without Jimmy G

30. Texans (0-3) — That’s nine straight times they’ve lost. Ed Rooney voice: NINE. TIMES.

31. Raiders (0-3) — Losing to Mayfield at home might really get boo birds fired up

32. Cardinals (0-3) — Steve Wilks has yet to show he can coach his way through games

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