After another wild Sunday, there is a new No. 1 team in our NFL Week 4 Power Rankings.
Following another impressive win over a potential Super Bowl contender, the Miami Dolphins top our NFL Week 4 Power Rankings.
Meanwhile, the Las Vegas Raiders and New York Giants took the hardest fall in the NFL Power Rankings after suffering disappointing losses last week.
On the other hand, Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars were among the biggest risers after earning surprising Week 3 wins.
Both teams moved up more than 10 spots after winning back-to-back games.
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Rank Team Change (Last Week) Super Bowl Odds Notes 1 Miami Dolphins
+1600 The Dolphins have found different ways to win under new head coach Mike McDaniel. This week, Miami’s bend-but-don’t-break defense helped the Dolphins survive against the Bills to improve to 3-0. 2 Philadelphia Eagles
+850 Philadelphia flexed its muscles over the division-rival Washington Commanders in a 24-8 win on Sunday. Led by early NFL MVP candidate Jalen Hurts, the Eagles are one of only two undefeated teams remaining in the NFL. 3 Buffalo Bills
+450 The Bills dominated the stat sheet against Miami, racking up 497 yards of total offense compared to just 212 for the Dolphins. Buffalo ran 90 plays compared to just 39 for Miami but ran out of time late 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
+900 Tampa Bay scored a season-low 12 points and committed two turnovers in a 14-12 loss versus Green Bay. Despite the loss, the Bucs still have the inside track on the NFC South race after New Orleans lost to Carolina. 5 Kansas City Chiefs
+800 Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense came back down to earth in a Week 3 loss to the Colts. Perhaps KC got caught looking ahead to this week’s SNF matchup against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 6 Los Angeles Rams
+1400 Back-to-back wins have the Rams back in the driver seat in the division race. This week, the Rams will get a much tougher test on the road in San Francisco against the NFC West-rival 49ers. 7 Green Bay Packers
+950 For the second consecutive week, Aaron Rodgers dispelled any concerns about the Packers offense and may have found his new No. 1 receiver in the process. Rookie Romeo Doubs caught 8 balls for 73 yards and a score in Sunday’s 14-12 win. 8 Baltimore Ravens
+1600 Lamar Jackson was unstoppable in the Ravens 37-26 win over New England. After back-to-back 100-yard rushing games, Jackson is now tied with Josh Allen as odds-on the favorite to win the NFL MVP Award. 9 Denver Broncos
+2200 It hasn’t been pretty but Russell Wilson has the Broncos tied for first place in the AFC West standings with a 2-1 overall record. This week, Denver will need to fend off a desperate Raiders’ team that is a must-win situation. 10 Los Angeles Chargers
+2000 Despite playing through pain, Justin Herbert stayed into the game late in Sunday’s blowout loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Herbert’s health will continue to come into question after he averaged a season-low 6.6 yards per attempt in the loss. 11 San Francisco 49ers
+2000 One week after being deemed the savior of the 49ers’ season, QB Jimmy Garoppolo stepped out of the end zone on a drop back against the Broncos, leading to an 11-10 loss. Things could get worse in San Francisco if the 49ers can’t tame the Rams at home on MNF. 12 Dallas Cowboys
+3300 Dak Prescott’s injury in Week 1 was supposed to cost the Cowboys their shot at the Super Bowl. Instead, backup Cooper Rush has stepped in to lead Dallas to back-to-back victories with another winnable matchup vs Washington on tap in Week 4. 13 Cleveland Browns
+5000 Jacoby Brissett made his mark on the Browns-Steelers rivalry by leading Cleveland to an important win on Thursday Night Football. At 2-1, the Browns appear to be well-positioned to survive until Deshaun Watson’s return late in the season. 14 Indianapolis Colts
+3300 The Colts finally got on the board with a win over the Kansas City Chiefs this week. At 1-1-1, Indianapolis will have a chance to get back in the division race if it can upend the AFC South-rival Titans at home on Sunday. 15 Jacksonville Jaguars
+6600 Following an upset win over the Chargers, Jacksonville enters Week 4 atop the AFC South standings with a 2-1 overall record. The bigger story has been the development of QB Trevor Lawrence, who outdueled Justin Herbert in Sunday’s 38-10 win. 16 New Orleans Saints
+6600 The Saints have been among the biggest disappointments in the NFL over the past two weeks. With Winston struggling to take care of the football, it could be a long season in New Orleans, especially if the Saints don’t take care of business versus the Vikings in Week 4. 17 Minnesota Vikings
+2500 A comeback win over the Lions in Week 3 will keep the Vikings in contention in the NFC North, which suddenly boasts three teams with a 2-1 record. With upcoming games against the Saints and Bears, Minnesota has a legit chance to start the season with a 4-1 mark. 18 New York Giants
+10000 The Giants missed a crucial opportunity to start the season off with a 3-0 record on Monday Night Football. After a fourth-quarter drop and another missed opportunity, Giants fans may have seen the last of WR Kenny Golladay in New York. 19 Cincinnati Bengals
+2800 Joe Burrow had a bounce-back game against the Jets on Sunday but it wasn’t enough to move the Bengals up in our Power Rankings. That will change if Cincinnati can upend the Dolphins at home on a short week. 20 Tennessee Titans
+6600 Tennessee avoided an 0-3 start but barely survived after giving up a late touchdown against the Raiders last week. The good news? Derrick Henry gained 65 yards after contact and the Titans are 19-3 when he gains over 60 yards in the category. 21 Pittsburgh Steelers
+12500 The Steelers’ offense has showed no signs of life under the guidance of OC Matt Canada. With the Jets on tap this week, it’s fair to wonder when Pittsburgh will decide to make the switch to rookie first-round pick Kenny Pickett. 22 Chicago Bears
+20000 The Bears may have found something in backup running back Khalil Herbert, who finished with 157 rushing yards in a 23-20 win over the Texans. Don’t look now but Chicago is 2-1 and tied for the NFC North lead through three weeks. 23 New England Patriots
+8000 Not only did the Patriots fail to contain Lamar Jackson in Sunday’s 37-26 loss but New England may have also lost Mac Jones for the foreseeable future. A severe high ankle sprain is expected to sideline Jones for up to two months. 24 Arizona Cardinals
+6600 Head coach Kliff Kingsbury believes that the Cardinals have to find a way to start faster. Following a 1-2 start, Kingsbury might be out of a job soon if something doesn’t change in Arizona. 25 Washington Commanders
+15000 The Commanders were embarrassed against the division-rival Eagles on Sunday. Carson Wentz was terrorized by his former team, as the offensive line surrendered nine sacks in a 24-0 loss. 26 Detroit Lions
+10000 The Lions had a win in hand against the Vikings but a questionable call to send out the kicker on 4th down cost Detroit the game. While head coach Dan Campbell owned up to the mistake after the game, the loss hurts the Lions chances of a surprise season. 27 New York Jets
+25000 Zach Wilson is expected to return to the field and make his 2022 season debut this week. All eyes will be on Wilson in Pittsburgh after backup Joe Flacco threw for at least 285 yards in every game as a starter. 28 Carolina Panthers
+15000 Baker Mayfield continues to keep the Panthers competitive. Carolina notched its first victory of the season in an upset win over the New Orleans Saints. The bad news? No receiver caught more than 2 passes from the Panthers’ QB. 29 Atlanta Falcons
+30000 Marcus Mariota outdueled Geno Smith in a 27-23 win to keep the Falcons from going 0-3. Tight end Kyle Pitts finally got in on the action, amassing a season-high 87 yards in the victory. 30 Seattle Seahawks
+40000 Geno Smith hasn’t looked terrible under center but it’s hard to imagine Pete Carroll sticking with the veteran for much longer. The Seahawks have to see what they have in Drew Locke so that they can properly reassess the position in the offseason. 31 Las Vegas Raiders
+8000 Josh McDaniels is suddenly on the hot seat following an 0-3 start in Las Vegas. The Raiders don’t appear ready to contend with the rest of the division. With games versus Denver and KC looming, we’ll find out what the Raiders are made of soon. 32 Houston Texans
+50000 The Texans have shown life under new head coach Lovie Smith, especially on the defensive side of the ball. However, it appears the decision to move forward with Davis Mills under center may have been a mistake.
NFL Week 4 Power Rankings
Through three weeks, the NFL boasts just two undefeated teams.
The Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins will put their undefeated records on the line this week.
Philadelphia will host the surprise 2-1 Jacksonville Jaguars while Miami is preparing to travel to Cincinnati on a short week for a matchup versus the Bengals on Thursday Night Football.
On the other hand, only two NFL teams will enter Week 4 without a win (Las Vegas and Houston).
Check out some of the key NFL games to watch in Week 4:
- Miami Dolphins @ Cincinnati Bengals (Thursday Night Football)
- Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts
- Washington Commanders @ Dallas Cowboys
- Jacksonville Jaguars @ Philadelphia Eagles
- Buffalo Bills @ Baltimore Ravens
- Kansas City Chiefs @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Sunday Night Football)
- Los Angeles Rams @ San Francisco 49ers (Monday Night Football)
Let’s go over our complete NFL Week 4 Power Rankings below.
32. Houston Texans — Texans Defense Showing Life Under Lovie Smith
- 📈 Last Week — #30 (🔻 2)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Davis Mills (245 passing yards, 1 TD, 2 INT)
Houston falls to the bottom of our NFL Power Rankings after falling to 0-2-1.
Dameon Pierce was a bright spot in last week’s 23-20 loss versus the Chicago Bears.
A fourth-round rookie, Pierce compiled 101 total yards in Week 3 but fumbled twice in the loss.
Still, there have been signs of improvement under Love Smith.
The Texans rank 11th in the NFL in passing defense and are tied for 12th in the league in scoring defense through three games.
31. Las Vegas Raiders — Frustration Starting To Boil Over In Las Vegas
- 📉 Last Week — #24 (🔻 7)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Mack Hollins (8 catches, 158 receiving yards, 1 TD)
Las Vegas is the only NFL team with an 0-3 record through three weeks.
After a hot start, Derek Carr has struggled to find Davante Adams over the last two contests.
In Week 3, it was veteran Mack Hollins who stepped up, catching eight balls for 158 yards and a score on the day but it wasn’t enough, as the Raiders fell short in a 24-22 loss to the Titans.
While Carr ranks in the top-10 in the NFL in passing yards and touchdowns, his 48.4 QBR is a better indication of how he’s played through the first three games.
30. Seattle Seahawks — When Will Pete Carroll Move On From Geno Smith?
- 📈 Last Week — #29 (🔻 1)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Geno Smith (325 passing yards, 2 TD, 1 INT)
How long Seattle can survive with Geno Smith at quarterback?
The Seahawks offense has gone no where since stunning Denver in Week 1, ranking 28th in total offense and 29th in scoring offense through three games.
To make matters worse, Seattle can’t stop the run and gave up touchdowns on five of Atlanta’s first seven possessions.
Pete Carroll’s defense has surrendered 157 rushing yards per game, tied for 30th in the NFL.
29. Atlanta Falcons — Mariota, Falcons Continue To Pay Dividends To NFL Bettors
- 📉 Last Week — #32 (🔺 3)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Cordarelle Patterson (141 rushing yards, 1 TD)
Marcus Mariota has been serviceable under center and will try to build on leading the Falcons to their first win of the season.
With Mariota leading the charge, Atlanta has scored a healthy 26.7 points per game, good for ninth in the NFL, and the Falcons have covered the spread in all three games.
Getting stops on defense has been a different story though, as the defense has given up 27.0 points per contest, which ranks 27th in the league.
Had the Falcons held on against the Rams in Week 1, there might be a different narrative around this team right now.
Up next, the Falcons will try to pull off an improbable upset against the Cleveland Browns.
28. Carolina Panthers — Mayfield Leads Panthers To First Win vs Saints
- 📉 Last Week — #31 (🔺 3)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Christian McCaffrey (108 rushing yards)
While he didn’t earn any style points against New Orleans, Baker Mayfield finally got his first win as the Panthers’ starting quarterback in Week 3.
Outside of a big play from Lavishka Shenault, the offense flashed very little improvement but a defensive score and two second-half interceptions helped seal a 22-14 win.
While we can’t rule out the Panthers following a 1-2 start, neither Mayfield nor head coach Matt Rhule appear to have a place in Carolina’s long-term plans after this season.
27. New York Jets — New York To Welcome Back QB Zach Wilson With Depleted Offensive Line
- 📉 Last Week — #27 (➖)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Joe Flacco (285 passing yards, 0 TD, 2 INT)
Despite a loss to the Bengals, the Jets didn’t move in our NFL Power Rankings this week.
Head coach Robert Salah has the Jets playing competitive football but New York will have to find a way to protect the quarterback with Zach Wilson expected to debut on Sunday.
New York’s offensive line was dealt another blow earlier this week, as left tackle George Fant will miss significant time after being placed on IR.
The Jets have now placed three offensive tackles on IR this season.
While he’ll be working behind a makeshift offensive line, Wilson appears to have a few talented playmakers to throw to in WR Garrett Wilson and RB Breece Hall.
26. Detroit Lions — Despite 1-2 Record, Goff Leading Top-Ranked Lions Offense
- 📉 Last Week — #23 (🔻 3)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Jamal Williams (87 rushing yards, 2 TD)
It was the same old Lions in Week 3 as late-game decision-making cost Detroit a winnable game on the road in Minnesota.
Detroit’s offense continues to be one of the biggest stories through the first three weeks of the year.
Not only do the Lions rank second in the league in points per game but Dan Campbell’s squad also ranks third in total offense and rushing offense.
When needed, Detroit has been able to move the ball through the air too.
Jared Goff has thrown seven touchdowns and only two interceptions so far this season.
25. Washington Commanders — Commanders Fail First Litmus Test vs Eagles
- 📈 Last Week — #21 (🔻 4)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Terry McLaurin (6 catches, 102 receiving yards)
For the second consecutive week, Washington struggled to protect Carson Wentz, who was sacked nine times in a 24-8 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Wentz, who looked frantic in the pocket, was sacked five times in a loss versus the Lions in Week 2.
However, help could be on the way soon, as star defensive end Chase Young could return to the field as early as Week 5.
The Commanders will have a chance to bounce back with a win against the NFC East-rival Cowboys in Dallas on Sunday.
24. Arizona Cardinals — Is Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury On The Hot Seat?
- 📉 Last Week — #20 (🔻 4)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Marquise Brown (14 catches, 140 receiving yards)
Kyler Murray isn’t the problem in Arizona but this doesn’t look like a team that can compete for a playoff spot as currently constructed.
To be fair, the Cardinals have dealt with a slew of injuries, especially at the wide receiver position.
While Marquise Brown has looked good and Greg Dortch might be a legitimate find, Rondale Moore, AJ Brown, and DeAndre Hopkins have all missed time.
Arizona will need to survive until Week 7, when Hopkins can return to the field from his suspension.
23. New England Patriots — Patriots Prepared To Play Without Mac Jones For Foreseeable Future
- 📉 Last Week — #19 (🔻 4)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Davante Parker (5 catches, 156 yards)
The Patriots offense finally looked better against the Ravens, then QB Mac Jones went down with a high ankle sprain that could relegate him to the sidelines for the next two months.
That means New England will turn to veteran backup Bryan Hoyer will start for the Patriots in Week 4.
With a middle-of-the-pack defense and an injury to his franchise quarterback, it might be hard for Bill Belichick to work his magic in 2022.
22. Chicago Bears — Khalil Herbert Breaks Out In Win Over Houston
- 📈 Last Week — #28 (🔺 6)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Khalil Herbert (20 carries, 157 rushing yards, 2 TD)
A 2-1 record has helped Chicago shoot up six spots to No. 22 in the NFL Week 4 Power Rankings.
The Bears passing game has been anemic at best but head coach Matt Eberflus may have found something in backup running back Khalil Herbert.
Herbert performed well when given the opportunity last season and stepped up with 157 yards and two scores in a much-needed win over Houston last week.
The passing game will have to improve if Chicago is going to have a chance to fight for an NFC Wild Card spot.
Chicago comes into Week 4 averaging just 78.3 passing yards per game, which would be the lowest mark in the Super Bowl era.
21. Pittsburgh Steelers — When Will Pittsburgh Turn To Kenny Picket at QB?
- 📈 Last Week — #18 (🔻 3)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Najee Harris (56 rushing yards, 1 TD)
The calls for first-round pick Kenny Pickett are only going to get louder in Pittsburgh after last week.
Without TJ Watt anchoring the Steelers defense, the Steelers will have a hard time grinding out wins the way they did in Week 1 against the Bengals.
Similar to a year ago, the offense seems to find a better rhythm in the no huddle, which could be a sign that offensive coordinator Matt Canada is indeed the problem after all.
Third downs have also been a problem for the Steelers, who have converted just 33 percent of the time in those situations, good for 24th in the NFL.
20. Tennessee Titans — Titans Get First Win, Prepare For Challenge vs Colts
- 📉 Last Week — #25 (🔺 5)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Derrick Henry (85 rushing yards, 1 TD)
Tennessee narrowly escaped with a 24-22 victory over the winless Las Vegas Raiders in Week 3.
After surrendering a would-be game-tying touchdown, the Titans’ defense stopped the ensuing two-point conversion to come away with a 1-2 record.
Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry got back on track in the win but the Titans failed to score in the second half.
With the Titans’ passing game struggling to generate consistent results, there could be a change of the guard in the AFC South race this season after all.
19. Cincinnati Bengals — Burrow, Bengals Favored Over Dolphins On Short Week
- 📉 Last Week — #16 (🔻 3)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Joe Burrow (275 passing yards, 3 TD)
The Bengals face a must-win game for the second straight week and will have little time to prepare for a 3-0 Miami team on Thursday Night Football.
Tyreek Hill called out Cincinnati Bengals’ cornerback Eli Apple, who tackled hill short of the goal line on the final play of the first half in the AFC Championship Game last season.
The play helped Cincinnati eventually come back and earn its first Super Bowl berth since 1989.
Protecting Joe Burrow will remain the key for the Bengals, who was sacked just two times in last week’s win over the Jets after getting taken down 13 times in Cincinnati’s first two losses.
18. New York Giants — Daniel Jones Falls To 0-9 In Primetime Games
- 📈 Last Week — #12 (🔻 6)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Saquon Barkley (81 rushing yards, 1 TD, 4 catches, 45 receiving yards)
Our NFL Week 4 Power Rankings may be punishing the Giants a bit too harshly for losing a winnable game against the Cowboys on Monday Night Football.
The Giants squandered a chance to open the season with a 3-0 record but it’s hard to argue with what Brian Daboll has done in New York.
Daniel Jones has committed just two turnovers through three games, which is a major reason why New York has been competitive in every game this season.
Even with Jones flashing improvement and running back Saquon Barkley returning to form, the Giants have left plenty to be desired on offense.
New York ranks 30th in passing offense at just 162.3 yards per game and things could get even worse following recent injuries to Kadarius Toney and Sterling Shepard.
17. Minnesota Vikings — What Happened To Justin Jefferson?
- 📈 Last Week — #14 (🔻 3)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Kirk Cousins (260 passing yards, 2 TD)
A late-game drive from Kirk Cousins helped the Vikings avoid a disappointing loss at home against the Lions in Week 3.
After entering the fourth-quarter down 10 points, Minnesota scored 14 unanswered, including the game-winning touchdown with just 45 seconds remaining.
Despite a strong 2-1 record, the Vikings offense is still a work in progress.
After a monster performance to open the year, wide receiver Justin Jefferson has been awfully quiet over the last two weeks, compiling just 62 receiving yards combined during that span.
16. New Orleans Saints — Famous Jameis Throws Two More Interceptions In Disappointing Loss
- 📈 Last Week — #11 (🔻 5)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Chris Olave (9 catches, 147 yards)
Jameis Winston has struggled since suffering an injury to his back, throwing five interceptions over the last two games, both losses for the Saints.
New Orleans has a capable backup in Andy Dalton but there’s been no indication of a quarterback change.
If Winston can get back to being healthy and making good decisions under center, the passing game has potential.
Chris Olave, Michael Thomas, and Jarvis Landry have all contributed with big performances already this season.
15. Jacksonville Jaguars — Lawrence Making Considerable Strides Under Center In Year 2
- 📉 Last Week — #26 (🔺 11)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Trevor Lawrence (235 yards, 2 TD)
After winning four games over the last two seasons combined, a 2-1 start is a welcome sign for Jaguars fans.
Trevor Lawrence outdueled Justin Herbert in a battle of young franchise quarterbacks in Week 3, flashing the potential that made him the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Lawrence has bee one of the NFL’s top QB’s over the last two weeks, ranking second in the league in total QBR (84.6) during that span.
Despite throwing 17 interceptions as a rookie, Lawrence has been more judicious with the football in Year 2 and has thrown just one interception in three games.
In Week 4, the Jaguars will travel to Philadelphia for a matchup versus the up-and-coming Eagles.
To improve to 3-1, Jacksonville will have to snap a streak of 18 consecutive losses versus NFC East opponents.
14. Indianapolis Colts — Matt Ryan Leads Comeback Win vs KC Chiefs
- 📈 Last Week — #17 (🔺 3)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Matt Ryan (222 passing yards, 2 TD)
Matt Ryan orchestrated a 16-play, 76-yard drive that spanned over eight minutes to help the Colts win their first game of the season on Sunday.
The game-winning drive culminated in a 12-yard TD pass to rookie tight end Jelani Woods, who caught his first two touchdowns in the 20-17 win over the KC Chiefs.
On a day when star running back Jonathan Taylor was held in check, Ryan connected on passes to nine different receivers to help Indianapolis escape with a much-needed win.
Next up for Indianapolis?
An early-season must-win game at home against the AFC South-rival Tennessee Titans that could determine the fate of the AFC South.
13. Cleveland Browns — Brissett Will Need To Be Better For Browns To Survive In AFC North
- 📈 Last Week — #15 (🔺 2)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Jacoby Brissett (220 passing yards, 2 TD)
Make no mistake about it — Nick Chubb has carried the offense in Deshaun Watson’s absence; but there’s still reason for optimism in Cleveland.
Jacoby Brissett had his best game of the season on Thursday Night Football against the Steelers and has shown better rapport with top wide receiver Amari Cooper.
Still, the Browns should be 3-0 right now.
While that might not seem like a big deal, it’s hard to envision this team beating some of the upcoming opponents on their schedule.
After this week’s matchup on the road in Atlanta, Cleveland will be tested with games against the Chargers, Patriots, Ravens, Bengals, Dolphins, and Bills in consecutive weeks.
With Brissett under center, it’s not inconceivable that the Browns finish 1-5 during that stretch.
12. Dallas Cowboys — Could The Cowboys Actually Stick With Cooper Rush?
- 📉 Last Week — #22 (🔺 10)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Noah Brown (5 catches, 91 yards, 1 TD)
Dallas shook up the NFL Week 4 Power Rankings with another win against an NFC East opponent, this time against the Giants.
In his short tenure with the Cowboys, backup QB Cooper Rush has been at his best with the game on the line.
On Monday, he completed 12 of 13 passes on back-to-back drives in the second half. In addition to his go-ahead TD strike to CeeDee Lamb, Rush also had a potential touchdown go through Lamb’s hands on a deep ball earlier in the game.
Rush might not be Tom Brady but there is a chance that the Cowboys will be forced to stick with the 28-year-old signal caller if they keep winning games.
Through two games, the Cowboys’ defense has proven that they just need Rush to be adequate to hang around in the NFC East until Dak Prescott returns.
11. San Francisco 49ers — Does Kyle Shanahan Miss Former Offensive Coordinator Mike McDaniel?
- 📉 Last Week — #9 (🔻 2)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Jeff Wilson Jr (75 rushing yards)
The 49ers offense looked flat against the Broncos and head coach Kyle Shanahan refused to commit to the run despite a strong showing from running back Jeff Wilson Jr.
Instead, San Francisco put the ball in the hands of Jimmy Garoppolo, who had his worst game of the season.
Garoppolo made a crucial error by dropping back out of the end zone for a safety and threw an interception on the potential game-winning drive in an 11-10 loss.
While the offense has struggled, the 49ers defense continues to show why it is among the best units in the NFL.
San Francisco ranks in the top five in total defense, passing defense, rushing defense, and scoring defense through three games.
10. Los Angeles Chargers — Herbert Shows Leadership In Loss vs Jaguars
- 📈 Last Week — #5 (🔻 5)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Justin Herbert (334 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT)
Herbert’s rib injury isn’t the only cause for concern for the Chargers following their 1-2 start.
Los Angeles has already been without Keenan Allen and cornerback J.C. Jackson and will now be without pass rusher Joey Bosa, who suffered a significant groin injury.
Protecting Herbert will also be a challenge after losing starting center Corey Linsley and left tackle Rashawn Slater.
With several injuries along the offensive line and to key players on both sides of the ball, it’s hard to see how the Chargers will rebound over the next few weeks.
9. Denver Broncos — Broncos Continue To Find Ways To Win Despite Anemic Offense
- 📉 Last Week — #9 (🔻 7)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Courtland Sutton (8 catches, 97 yards)
The way that it looks right now, Denver’s defense will continue to keep the Broncos in games all season.
The unit came up big against the Broncos last week, forcing two turnovers in the final 2:06 to clinch an 11-10 win.
That should give QB Russell Wilson and head coach Nathanial Hackett some time to get on the same page.
Wilson finished 20-of-33 passing for only 184 yards but orchestrated another game-winning drive that culminated in a Melvin Gordon touchdown run.
Still, with just two touchdowns and one interception through three games, the Broncos will need more from their quarterback to contend with the elite teams in the NFL.
8. Baltimore Ravens — With A New Contract On The Line, Lamar Jackson Is Back In MVP Form
- 📈 Last Week — #10 (🔺 2)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Lamar Jackson (218 passing yards, 4 TD, 1 INT, 107 rushing yards, 1 rush TD)
If it wasn’t for a Week 3 collapse against the Dolphins, Baltimore might be the team sitting atop the NFL Power Rankings this week.
Lamar Jackson is back in MVP form and that makes the Ravens legitimate Super Bowl contenders in 2022.
Baltimore dismantled the Patriots 37-26 in Week 3, as Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick had no answer for Jackson, who rushed for 100 yards for the second consecutive game while adding four touchdowns through the air.
However, Baltimore’s defense has yet to get up to speed.
The Ravens are tied for 24th in the NFL in scoring defense at 25.7 points per game and they’ve given up 458 total yards per contest, the worst mark in the league.
7. Green Bay Packers — Aaron Rodgers, Packers Gut Out Win Despite Concerns On Offense
- 📉 Last Week — #8 (🔺 1)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Aaron Rodgers (255 passing yards, 2 TD, 1 INT)
Green Bay gutted out a 14-12 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday to improve to 2-1.
Playing against the league’s top scoring defense, Aaron Rodgers may have finally found his go-to target in Week 3.
Training camp standout Romeo Doubs caught a career-high eight passes for 73 yards and his first NFL touchdown in the win.
The offense could also get a boost from a healthy David Bakhtiari, who played 35 snaps in a rotation at left tackle last week.
Meanwhile, Green Bay’s defense has been as good as advertised, ranking in the top-10 in total defense, passing defense, and scoring defense through three games.
That should give Rodgers and the offense some time to put all of the pieces to the puzzle together.
6. Los Angeles Rams — Rams’ Defense Keeps Arizona Out Of The End Zone In Dominant Win
- 📉 Last Week — #7 (🔺 1)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Cooper Kupp (4 catches, 44 receiving yards, 20 rushing yards, rushing TD)
After a few lackluster weeks, the Rams’ defense showed up in a big way in the 20-12 win over Arizona in Week 3.
Again, QB Matthew Stafford didn’t have to do much to help the Rams get the win. He threw for just 249 yards and finished without a touchdown but looked healthier under center on Sunday.
Heading into Week 4, Stafford has thrown more interceptions (five) than touchdowns (four) and has yet to have a 300-yard passing game, yet the Rams are 2-1.
That’s a good sign for LA’s chances of winning the NFC West this season.
The Rams can take another step in that direction with a road win against the division-rival San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football this week.
5. Kansas City Chiefs — Mistakes Lead To Chiefs’ First Loss of 2022
- 📈 Last Week — #3 (🔻 2)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Patrick Mahomes (262 passing yards, 1 TD, 1 INT)
Kansas City’s comeback bid fell short in Indianapolis against the Colts in Week 3.
Suddenly, the Chiefs are tied for first place in the AFC West with the Denver Broncos, who they won’t see until Week 14.
The Chiefs’ running game desperately needs a spark, which means that head coach Andy Reid may have to turn to rookie training camp standout Isaih Pacheco sooner rather than later.
Kansas City ranks 22nd in the NFL in rushing at just 93 yards per game.
In Week 4, the Chiefs will get an even tougher test against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Bucs.
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Will The Return of Mike Evans Be Enough To Save The Bucs’ Offense?
- 📈 Last Week — #2 (🔻 2)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Tom Brady (271 passing yards, 1 TD)
Tom Brady didn’t break a tablet this week but things didn’t look any better in Tampa Bay.
The Bucs dropped an ugly 14-12 game versus the Green Bay Packers to suffer their first loss of the season.
At this point, there are legitimate concerns about the Bucs’ offense but the good news is both Mike Evans and Julio Jones are expected to be back this week.
Tampa Bay ranks 27th in the NFL in total offense and is tied for 20th in scoring offense at just 17.0 points per game.
Instead, it’s been Todd Bowles’ defense carrying the team. The unit ranks first in the league in scoring defense after allowing just 9.0 points per game through the first three weeks.
3. Buffalo Bills — Josh Allen Throws 4 TDs In Blowout Win vs Titans
- 📈 Last Week — #1 (🔻 2)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Josh Allen (400 passing yards, 2 TD)
Buffalo ran 51 more plays than the Dolphins and racked up nearly twice the yardage on offense but still ended up losing on the scoreboard.
Aside from the odd ending to the game, it’s hard to complain about the Bills.
Josh Allen threw for 400 yards and two touchdowns against Miami and remains the odds-on favorite to win the NFL MVP heading into Week 4.
Buffalo leads the league in total defense while ranking second against both the run and the pass.
Still, the Bills will need to rebound quickly against a desperate Steelers team that has suddenly lost two in a row.
2. Philadelphia Eagles — Hurts, Eagles’ Offense Continues To Fly High vs Washington
- 📈 Last Week — #4 (🔺 2)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Jalen Hurts (340 passing yards, 3 TD)
After three consecutive wins, the Eagles continue to fly high in our NFL Power Rankings, moving all the way up to No. 2 this week.
Jalen Hurts continued his magic in Week 3, throwing for 340 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in an impressive 24-8 win versus Washington.
Despite all of the offseason hype surrounding AJ Brown, Hurts has developed quite a special connection with second-year wide receiver Devonta Smith, who finished with 169 yards and a touchdown versus the Commanders.
The Eagles lead the NFL in total offense heading into Week 4 and rank fifth in the league in points per game.
Nick Sirianni’s defense also came to play on Sunday, racking up six sacks versus former Eagles’ QB Carson Wentz.
1. Miami Dolphins — Dolphins Proving To Be Real Super Bowl Contender Under McDaniel
- 📈 Last Week — #6 (🔺 5)
- 🏈 Week 3 Standout — Tua Tagavailoa (186 passing yards, 1 TD)
Tua Tagavailoa was not in concussion protocol after leaving Sunday’s win over the Bills following a scary hit.
After the game, both Tagavailoa and head coach Mike McDaniel said that the quarterback was dealing with a back injury that caused him to stumble.
Miami will be underdogs on a short week against the Bengals on Thursday Night Football
So why are the Dolphins No. 1 in our NFL Week 4 Power Rankings?
Wins over the Patriots, Ravens, and Bills are ultimately more convincing than the Eagles’ victories over the Lions, Vikings, and Commanders.