The NFL landscape continues to shift week after week, at least apart from the two remaining undefeated teams.
Below them, the Tennessee Titans and Chicago Bears have each made a strong case for more respect. With how shaky some of the other favourites have looked, it’s not inconceivable that the Titans and Bears could end up being a force in the playoffs.
Find out where all the teams stand in our latest power rankings heading into Week 5.
1. Los Angeles Rams
Record: 4-0 | Last week: 1
They’re the clear favourites not only in the NFC, but all of football as Jared Goff looks like an MVP frontrunner.
2. Kansas City Chiefs
Record: 4-0 | Last week: 2
Patrick Mahomes continues to produce the kind of magic on a week to week basis that would unsustainable for mere mortals.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars
Record: 3-1 | Last week: 4
They keep winning with their tried-and-tested formula, which is rely on the defence to gets stops.
4. New Orleans Saints
Record: 3-1 | Last week: 5
Their defence finally stepped up with an encouraging performance against an opponent with dangerous weapons.
5. New England Patriots
Record: 2-2 | Last week: 8
Predictably, they rebounded with a commanding win that reminded the rest of the league they’re not going anywhere.
6. Carolina Panthers
Record: 2-1 | Last week: 6
They’re coming of a bye and with how volatile the teams outside of the top tier have been, a week off could be even more valuable.
7. Tennessee Titans
Record: 3-1 | Last week: 17
There’s something to be said for a team pulling out close game after close game, even if it isn’t always pretty.
8. Cincinnati Bengals
Record: 3-1 | Last week: 13
Even though they’ve been without Joe Mixon and A.J. Green for stretches, their offence hasn’t missed a beat and continues to impress.
9. Chicago Bears
Record: 2-1 | Last week: 18
Mitchell Trubisky won’t play that well every week, but with that defence, he won’t have to for them to rack up victories.
10. Green Bay Packers
Record: 2-1-1 | Last week: 9
Even though they blew out a bad Bills team, Aaron Rodgers and the offence haven’t looked that promising.
11. Baltimore Ravens
Record: 3-1 | Last week: 14
It’s becoming clear their defence is one of the best units in the league and Joe Flacco is doing just fine.
12. Philadelphia Eagles
Record: 2-2 | Last week: 3
There’s reason to be concerned for the defending champions, who have looked unconvincing in the secondary.
13. Minnesota Vikings
Record: 1-2-1 | Last week: 7
So, their defence may not be as bulletproof as we originally thought, but they still have one of the most talented rosters.
14. Pittsburgh Steelers
Record: 1-2-1 | Last week: 10
It may seems like the sky is falling in Pittsburgh, but considering their track record, they should figure things out.
15. Los Angeles Chargers
Record: 2-2 | Last week: 15
They didn’t play well and managed to secure a win against the 49ers – funny because it’s usually the other way around for them.
Record: 2-1 | Last week: 16
It’s difficult to gauge just good they are, especially with them coming of a bye week.
17. Miami Dolphins
Record: 3-1 | Last week: 11
They had a chance to really establish their place in the AFC hierarchy, but in typical Dolphins fashion, they fell flat on their face.
18. Denver Broncos
Record: 2-2 | Last week: 20
Despite the loss, they showed they their defence can rise to the challenge against arguably the best attack in the league.
19. Atlanta Falcons
Record: 1-3 | Last week: 19
Injuries have really hampered their defence, which is not doing the other side of the ball any favours.
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Record: 2-2 | Last week: 12
Fitzmagic is officially dead and it’s unlikely Jameis Winston can come close to the same heights.
21. Seattle Seahawks
Record: 2-2 | Last week: 22
Losing Earl Thomas saps the defence of even more talent and continuity, which will only make Russell Wilson’s life harder.
22. Dallas Cowboys
Record: 2-2 | Last week: 23
Dak Prescott finally threw for more than 200 yards and had an effective game, which was desperately needed.
23. Cleveland Browns
Record: 1-2-1 | Last week: 21
It wasn’t Baker Mayfield’s fault they became Oakland’s first victims and they should be better going forward.
24. Houston Texans
Record: 1-3 | Last week: 29
They could have just as easily been left with a tie had it not been for Frank Reich’s bold call in overtime, but there are signs of life.
25. Detroit Lions
Record: 1-3 | Last week: 25
Between their talented group of receivers and the emergence of Kerryon Johnson, their offence alone should be able to win them games.
26. New York Giants
Record: 1-3 | Last week: 24
They’ve not scored at least 30 points since January 2016, which is a scarily long time for such a streak.
27. Indianapolis Colts
Record: 1-3 | Last week: 26
With the Patriots on the way in a short week, they’re in real danger of dropping four of their first five.
28. Oakland Raiders
Record: 1-3 | Last week: 31
It took multiple things to go their way for them to earn their first win, but maybe that’s what they needed to get going.
29. San Francisco 49ers
Record: 1-3 | Last week: 30
They’re not going to be a playoff candidate with C.J. Beathard, but maybe Kyle Shanahan’s system can give them a chance most weeks.
30. New York Jets
Record: 1-3 | Last week: 28
After such a strong Week 1, they’ve fallen back down to Earth in a major way, especially Sam Darnold.
31. Buffalo Bills
Record: 1-3 | Last week: 27
Okay, so it seems like that performance against Minnesota was a fluke, but that’s the kind of unpredictability you get with Josh Allen.
32. Arizona Cardinals
Record: 0-4 | Last week: 32
Even though Josh Rosen didn’t look good against Seattle, all the Cardinals should be worried about is his long-term development.
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