Pro Football Weekly’s Power Rankings are updated every Tuesday during the NFL’s regular season and 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 2019 season.
Rank / Team / The Skinny
1. Patriots — Preeminent franchise of Super Bowl era also first not to allow a rushing/passing TD in first 3 games.
2. Chiefs — Patrick Mahomes on pace to throw for more than 6,300 yards, which would be a record.
3. Rams — Minus-2 TO/TA differential, 3.8 YPC and a win in Cleveland. They'll take it.
4. Cowboys — Only one of the two teams giving 22.5 last week covered, and it wasn't the Pats.
5. Packers — Signs of special on “D” continue to emerge, while offense may be a sleeping giant.
6. Ravens — They're not moving down by losing close in K.C. while Niners and Bills beat bad teams to remain undefeated.
7. 49ers — Dominated Steelers everywhere, but on the scoreboard; overcoming 5 TOs not a sustainable formula, though.
8. Texans — Rebuilt O-line played well in road upset of Chargers, but new-look secondary bears careful monitoring.
9. Bears — Takeaways on “D” nothing new, but tempo on offense could continue unlocking Trubisky and Co.
10. Bills — Don't look now, but Buffalo is undefeated and quickly separating from AFC wild-card pack, with soft slate after Pats.
11. Colts — When Frank Reich says you're as good as Luck, that's pretty good, Jacoby Brissett.
12. Saints — Teddy will have to take more chances eventually, but sensational job by Saints, with superhero effort from Alvin Kamara and TDs from “D” and “S/T” in Seattle.
13. Vikings — Dalvin Cook off to exquisite start, but don't discount help he's getting from refurbished O-line.
14. Eagles — Quick turnaround to Green Bay after ugly loss vs. Detroit not ideal for getting healthier.
15. Lions — All due respect for their impressive win in Philly, but at full strength on neutral field, Eagles our pick every time.
16. Seahawks — They were out-classed thoroughly at home by the Saints pretty much everywhere except behind center.
17. Browns — It's almost like Baker Mayfield is playing with zero confidence in his replacement level OTs (and head coach!?).
18. Chargers — An awful lot of "Chargering" going on again Sunday as talented club falls again, this time at home to Texans.
19. Jaguars — What if that $50 million for Nick Foles ultimately was to keep Gardner Minshew's seat warm for two series?
20. Titans — We're now seeing why they traded for Ryan Tannehill, and if Mariota's struggles persist, we'll see ex-Dolphin on field soon.
21. Panthers — That their offense is better with Kyle Allen than Cam Newton isn't something we expected to write here.
22. Giants — All Daniel Jones did in starting debut: Become NFL's first rookie since 1970 with at least 300 passing yards, two passing TDs and two rushing TDs.
23. Bucs — Just a bad look for Todd Bowles and Bruce Arians getting torched by Jones and perhaps handicapping their own rookie kicker.
24. Falcons — There's no one left for Dan Quinn to blame now, but another season-ending injury to Keanu Neal is brutal.
25. Bengals — Zac Taylor has had them competitive despite being overmatched on two tough road trips, but no wins to show for it.
26. Raiders — Over past 19 games, Raiders have 18 sacks, 6 FFs. Khalil Mack over same stretch: 15.5, 9.
27. Steelers — Pittsburgh has a ton of problems on offense, but JuJu Smith-Schuster as their WR1 isn't one.
28. Broncos – It's unfathomable that Vic's Broncos are the NFL's only team without a sack and the only team without a takeaway.
29. Cardinals — Kyler keeps racking up yards and the defense keeps ceding them. This will take time, but Steve Keim has plenty apparently.
30. Washington — Dwayne Haskins watch should be underway. Jay Gruden watch should not.
31. Jets — Can Adam Gase not have nice things?
32. Dolphins — Minkah Fitzpatrick has two takeaways in one game with Steelers after three in 18 with Miami.