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NFL Power Rankings ... and Sour Rankings Through Week 4

You've seen NFL power rankings before, but here at gatosclub we're also interested in the bottom of the barrel. As far as power rankings go, we're looking at what teams have done on the field, with a bit of an eye toward the future. We're also going to include our Sour Rankings, though, which will look at the teams that have had the worst performances and poor prospects.

So without further ado, here's a look at our NFL Power Rankings, featuring the best eight teams following Week 4. And the Sour Rankings, featuring the worst eight squads the league has to offer.

Power Rankings

1. Philadelphia Eagles -- They're the last undefeated team in the league and they've outscored opponents by 44 points. They handled an upstart Jaguars team in Week 4 after falling behind and next take on the Cardinals in Week 5.

2. Buffalo Bills -- The Bills move up a spot after the Dolphins lost their first game of the season. Buffalo beat a tough Ravens team after trailing by double digits, shutting Baltimore out in the second half.

3. Kansas City Chiefs -- Last week I mentioned that they wouldn't fall far even after losing to the Colts since they have Patrick Mahomes. Well, Mahomes showed out in somewhat of a statement win over Tom Brady and the Buccaneers on Sunday night. KC moves up from the fifth spot.

4. San Francisco 49ers -- The 49ers weren't in my Power Rankings last week, but part of this list is about the eye test and boy did they pass it Monday night. Deebo Samuel looked amazing, Jimmy Garoppolo looked competent and the defense looked stout against the defending Super Bowl champs. If they blow out the Panthers in Week 5, I'll feel justified with them in this spot.

5. Baltimore Ravens -- You can't punish the Ravens too much for falling to the Bills in a close one. The analytics critics had a field day with this one, but I get what John Harbaugh was trying to do. He has a point and the math is there, but it's just hard to stomach when it doesn't work. They drop one spot from last week.

6. Miami Dolphins -- They suffered their first loss, but I fear they may fall even farther next week as it looks like they'll be without Tua Tagovailoa after his horrific concussion in Week 5. Out of respect for what they've done so far, I'm keeping them in this week.

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- I'm dropping them just one spot for the loss to the Chiefs. Will Brady's problems at home contribute to them falling farther down, or will football be his escape from marital troubles?

8. Dallas Cowboys -- I'm sure this will be a fluid spot all year as I nearly had the Packers or Vikings, also 3-1 like the Cowboys, in this spot. After falling in the opener, Cooper Rush has helped Dallas reel off three straight wins. The defense has led the way and Rush has done enough against decent-to-poor competition.



Sour Rankings

25. Carolina Panthers -- They moved up a spot because some teams are new to the Sour Rankings and more deserving of the shame.

26. Chicago Bears -- The Bears make their appearance here once again after a loss to the Giants. Falling to a team that only managed 71 yards passing is inexcusable.

27. New Orleans Saints -- The roster is better than the Saints' 1-3 record, but they haven't put anything together since their Week 1 win over the Falcons.

28. Pittsburgh Steelers -- They're new members of the Sour Rankings, falling for the third straight game and now hoping rookie Kenny Pickett can spark something.

29. Las Vegas Raiders -- No longer in the cellar after winning their first game, a triumph over the reeling Broncos, the Raiders face the Chiefs next.

30. New England Patriots -- They've lost two quarterbacks in the last two weeks and have to take on the high-scoring Lions next.

31. Washington Commanders -- I've been remiss leaving the Commanders off this list. It's a wonder how they beat the Jaguars in the first week, given that they've since lost three straight and have been outscored by 34 points overall this season.

32. Houston Texans -- They haven't lost every game, but they've yet to win.


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