Week Four power rankings

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 1:57 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

1. Green Bay Packers: Scary to think they won the Super Bowl without Finley.

2. New England Patriots: Rarely see a Belichick-led team beat itself the way it did.

3. New Orleans Saints: Big comeback win, but running game has yet to get going.

4. Baltimore Ravens: Torrey Smith's NFL debut? How about three first-quarter TDs.

5. New York Jets: Rex's run defense gashed for 234 yards; Cromartie had a brutal game.

6. Detroit Lions: The Lions are ending lots of streaks. Week Three: their Metrodome drought.

7. Houston Texans: Brees made it look like 2010 Houston "D."

8. San Diego Chargers: Norv's bunch always finds a way to play down to competition.

9. Buffalo Bills: You are reading this right — Buffalo is the only undefeated team in the AFC.

10. Pittsburgh Steelers: Might be making some calls to O-linemen on the street.

11. New York Giants: Statement win for banged-up team and its scrutinized QB.

12. Dallas Cowboys: Can rest of 'Boys play through injuries like Romo?

13. Washington Redskins: To think, this was John Beck's team this offseason.

14. Philadelphia Eagles: Vick injury watch is on high alert, but "D" is also a concern.

15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Run defense had stellar outing vs. Atlanta.

16. Oakland Raiders: Lasting memory from win over Jets? Hue pumping up the crowd.

17. Atlanta Falcons: The passing game is all well and good, but 30 rushing yards?

18. San Francisco 49ers: It was an ugly win, but San Fran is current NFC West leader.

19. Chicago Bears: Only gave up three sacks, but two Cutler picks didn't help.

20. Tennessee Titans: Never guess they'd be 2-1 with CJ2K having 98 total rushing yards.

21. Cleveland Browns: Nice start for Hardesty; McCoy poised on game-winning drive.

22. Arizona Cardinals: Offense needs consistency. Only one red-zone attempt vs. Seattle?

23. Carolina Panthers: Cam gets his first win in battle of rookie QBs in a mud bowl.

24. Denver Broncos: Latest team to make Titans' defense look like one of the best.

25. Cincinnati Bengals: A step back for Dalton, or maybe just a reality check.

26. Jacksonville Jaguars: Big game for MJD, but Jags still are lacking weapons.

27. Seattle Seahawks:Think Tarvaris was happy to have Sidney Rice healthy?

28. St. Louis Rams: Once thought to be the division favorites, Rams dig early hole.

29. Indianapolis Colts: Very impressive defensive performance on national TV.

30. Miami Dolphins: Shades of '10: Failures inside red zone, Henne can't bring team back.

31. Minnesota Vikings: Another blown lead doesn't bode well in a stacked division.

32. Kansas City Chiefs: Playing S.D. close should give them much-needed confidence.