The Phinsider Week 4 Power Rankings

Week 4 - Green Bay still #1.

Another week, another top spot for Green Bay.  It's amazing how much better than just about the rest of the league they are.

Elsewhere, the trend of good teams being bad and bad teams being good continues.  Before the season, everyone was jumping on the Detroit darkhorse bandwagon.  Did anyone see them as a team worthy of receiving a second place vote in Week 4, and sliding in as the fourth best team in the league?

Meanwhile, Atlanta should be challenging New Orleans for the division title, all while holding off Tampa Bay.  But, someone forgot to tell them this.  They jumped out to an early lead in Seattle, but then had to hold on to squeak by with the two point win.  The team just looks out of sorts right now.

This week's largest jump belongs to Tennessee, who rose seven spots from 17 to break the top 10.

The furthest fall was Dallas, who fell five spots from 13 down to 18.

There's an announcement this week, as well.  Starting with next week's Power Rankings, we will have a guest ranking the teams as well.  Each week, I will randomly choose someone from the comments made on the Power Rankings post.  Whomever it is, I will then email and let them know they have been selected.  All they have to do, then, is send me an email ranking all 32 teams.  Simple right?

As the bye weeks start this weekend, it will be interesting to see what happens when a team doesn't play.  Will they move up or down, based on what everyone else is doing?

Make the jump to see the full rankings, and the comments from our contributors.

LW

Team

Mosul_DolFan

Matty I

kmb8488

texascowpunk

Remarks

1

1

Green Bay Packers

1

1

1

1

Green Bay's offense is absolutely on fire right now.  The road to the NFC crown goes through Lambeau. (kmb8488)

2

2

New Orleans Saints

2

5

2

3

Looking to battle the Packers for NFC domination (Mosul_DolFan)

3

3

New England Patriots

3

3

3

4

Pats lost to a division rival and then returned the next week as....well....The Patriots (texascowpunk)

4

5

Detroit Lions

4

4

4

2

The Lions have just dominated the second half the last two weeks.  Ford Field will be an outrageously hostile environment when the Bears come to town Monday night. (kmb8488)

5

4

Baltimore Ravens

5

2

5

5

Defense picked up the slack Sunday against the Jets. Consitency on offense is still needed, though, as Joe Flacco's completion percentage was horrid in Week 4. (kmb8488)

6

6

Houston Texans

6

6

6

6

Can someone else get on the bandwagon with me?  This team is good! (Mosul_DolFan)

7

7

San Diego Chargers

7

7

8

7

The fact that this team isn't playing up to their talent level and is still 3-1 is a good sign, especially for a team notorious for starting slow. (Matty I)

8

10

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8

8

7

9

Remember when LeGarrette Blount was the worst college play on the face on the planet?  No.  Neither does anyone else. (Mosul_DolFan)

9

12

New York Giants

9

11

9

10

Eli has looked very good three weeks in a row throwing for 8 TD's and only 1 INT in that span. (texascowpunk)

10

17

Tennessee Titans

11

12

10

8

Team that shouldn't be this good, but apparently is. (Mosul_DolFan)

11

8

Buffalo Bills

10

9

12

12

Seemed to come back down to earth in week 4 with a loss to the Bungles. (texascowpunk)

12

15

Washington Redskins

12

10

11

11

Shanahan has the Skins playing well again. Wonder if they are second guessing themselves in Denver yet. (texascowpunk)

13

9

Oakland Raiders

14

13

14

15

Defense got shredded against NE. But they aren't going to face Tom Brady every week. (Matty I)

14

20

San Francisco 49ers

15

16

13

13

An Alex Smith led team is just one bad collapse against the Cowboys away from being unbeaten after four weeks. Totally surprised! (Matty I)

15

11

Pittsburgh Steelers

13

15

17

14

Big Ben and James Harrison are hurt, and the Steelers have the worst offensive line in football.  Pittsburgh needs to make a stand against the Titans this week. (kmb8488)

16

16

Chicago Bears

17

17

15

17

The Bears' sudden commitment to the ground game will do wonders for Jay Cutler's health.  Chicago's secondary isn't impressive right now. (kmb8488)

17

14

New York Jets

16

14

18

19

Sanchez looks worse than Henne but their defense will keep them out of the QB sweepstakes. (texascowpunk)

18

13

Dallas Cowboys

18

19

16

16

Looked good in week four against a really good team until Romo throws 2 pick 6's......ouch! (texascowpunk)

19

19

Atlanta Falcons

19

18

19

18

Team that shouldn't be this bad, but apparently is. (Mosul_DolFan)

20

18

Philadelphia Eagles

20

20

21

22

Another example of a team trying to buy a Lombardi and it resulting in epic fail?  (texascowpunk)

21

21

Cleveland Browns

21

22

20

20

Cleveland has the talent to do some good things, but their porous linebacer corps is going to hurt them time and time again this season. (kmb8488)

22

27

Cincinnati Bengals

23

24

23

21

Huge performance by Andy Dalton against Buffalo last Sunday.  Has the Queen City's savior finally arrived? (kmb8488)

23

24

Arizona Cardinals

22

23

24

23

An absolutely dreadful collapse against NYG last week. This defense worries me, even in a bad division. (Matty I)

24

22

Carolina Panthers

25

21

22

25

Team that should be the worst team in the league, but apparently isn't. (Mosul_DolFan)

25

28

Seattle Seahawks

24

26

27

24

Team showed some spunk against Atlanta, led by a very good effort out of Tavaris Jackson. Too bad Marshawn Lynch continues to disappoint. (Matty I)

26

25

Jacksonville Jaguars

27

25

26

26

David Garrard nearly moved to Miami, but is still unemployed.  Jacksonville has to know something the rest of us don't, right? (Mosul_DolFan)

27

23

Denver Broncos

26

27

25

27

It's not that Tim Tebow is the answer. But shouldn't this team try to sell some tickets by giving their fans what they want? (Matty I)

28

32

Kansas City Chiefs

28

29

28

28

Very surprised KC's defense kept Adrian Peterson in check. Big "Suck For Luck" game this week in Indy vs the Colts. (Matty I)

29

26

Minnesota Vikings

29

28

29

30

Blowing considerable leads at home to Tampa Bay and Detroit is one thing, losing to the abysmal Chiefs on the road is another matter entirely. (kmb8488)

30

29

Miami Dolphins

30

31

31

31

Speaking of QB sweepstakes (texascowpunk)

31

31

Indianapolis Colts

32

32

30

29

The Curtis Painter era looked good - for a half.  If the Colts get the #1 spot and draft Andrew Luck, the rest of the league should just quit. (Mosul_DolFan)

32

30

St. Louis Rams

31

30

32

32

This team needs to get Sam Bradford some weapons. Not a good sign when your leading receiver through 4 games is Danario Alexander. (Matty I)

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