NFL Power Rankings Week 4

Mike CraigCorrespondent ISeptember 29, 2010

NFL Power Rankings Week 4

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    HOUSTON - SEPTEMBER 26:  Defensive end Mario Williams stetches during pre-game warm ups before playing the Dallas Cowboys at Reliant Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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    The Undefeated Teams:
    Chicago Bears (3-0)
    Kansas City Chiefs (3-0)
    Pittsburgh Steelers (3-0)

    The Win-less Teams:
    Buffalo Bills (0-3)
    Carolina Panthers (0-3)
    Cleveland Browns (0-3)
    Detroit Lions (0-3)
    San Francisco 49ers (0-3)

    Week 4 Bye Week -
    Dallas Cowboys (1-2)
    Kansas City Chiefs (3-0)
    Minnesota Vikings (1-2)
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1)

#32: Buffalo Bills

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    FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 26:  Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills looks to pass in the second half against the New England Patriots during on September 26, 2010 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Bills 38-30.  (P
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    Record: (0-3)
    Streak: L 3
    Last Week: 32

    If the Patriots had trouble with you, does that mean we'll be seeing a turn around soon?

#31: Cleveland Browns

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    BALTIMORE - SEPTEMBER 26:  Seneca Wallace #6 of the Cleveland Browns falls on the ball after a mishandled handoff against the Baltimore Ravens  at M&T Bank Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Browns 24-17. (Photo
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    Record: (0-3)
    Streak: L 3
    Last Week: 31

    How much longer before every close game turns into a win?

#30: Oakland Raiders

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    GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 26:  Runningback Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders walks off the field after being defeated by the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Car
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    Record: (1-2)
    Streak: 1 L
    Last Week: 29

    How do you miss a field goal that close?

#29: Detroit Lions

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    MINNEAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 26:  Tight end Tony Scheffler #85 of the Detroit Lions is pursued by Chad Greenway #52 of the Minnesota Vikings as Jeff Backus #76 of the Lions defends during the second half at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 26, 2010 in
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    Record: (0-3)
    Streak: L 3
    Last Week: 28

    How much longer will it take until you get your first W of the season?

#28: Carolina Panthers

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 26:  Casey Clausen #2 of the Carolina Panthers against the Cincinnati Bengals during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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    Record: (0-3)
    Streak: L 3
    Last Week: 27

    What will be the next thing to update, the coach?

#27: St. Louis Rams

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    ST. LOUIS - SEPTEMBER 26: Steven Jackson #39 of the St. Louis Rams scores a touchdown against LaRon Landry #30 of the Washington Redskins at the Edward Jones Dome on September 26, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Rams beat the Redskins 30-16.  (Photo by
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    Record: (1-2)
    Streak: W 1
    Last Week: 31

    Did you have a lucky day? Are you that good, or are the Redskins truly bad all along?

#26: San Francisco 49ers

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 26: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers looks to pass against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs won 31-10. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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    Record: (0-3)
    Streak: L 3
    Last Week: 25

    Which team is the true 49ers? The Team that almost beat the Saints, or the team that showed up playing the Chiefs?

#25: Arizona Cardinals

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    GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 26:  Quarterback Derek Anderson #3 of the Arizona Cardinals looks to the sidelines during the NFL game against the Oakland Raiders at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardinals def
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    Record: (2-1)
    Streak: W 1
    Last Week: 26

    Missed field goal saved your season from going into the negative, do you feel lucky?

#24: Washington Redskins

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    ST. LOUIS - SEPTEMBER 26: Donavan McNabb #5 of the Washington Redskins scrambles against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on September 26, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Rams beat the Redskins 30-16.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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    Record: (1-2)
    Streak: L 2
    Last Week: 22

    What can McNabb do for you?

#23: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 26:  Running back Earnest Graham #34 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the game at Raymond James Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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    Record: (2-1)
    Streak: L 1
    Last Week: 20

    Will you bounce back, or will you prove me right and show that you belong in the 20s and not in the teens?

#22: New York Giants

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 26: Kevin Boss #89 of the New York Giants is unable to make a catch from Eli Manning in the fourth quarter while being guarded by Will Witherspoon #92 and Chris Hope #24 of the Tennessee Titans at New Meadowlands Stadium on
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    Record: (1-2)
    Streak: L 2
    Last Week: 7

    How far do you plan on free-falling?

#21: Minnesota Vikings

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    MINNEAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 26:  Running back Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates a touchdown during the second half against the Detroit Lions at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 26, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings def
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    Record: (1-2)
    Streak: W 1
    Last Week: 21

    With a win over the Lions and a bye week coming up, do you feel you'll be in sync enough?

#20: Dallas Cowboys

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    HOUSTON - SEPTEMBER 26:  Cornerback Mike Jenkins #21 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates his interception against the Houston Texans in the third quarter with linebacker Leon Williams #52 at Reliant Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by
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    Record: (1-2)
    Streak: W 1
    Last Week: 23

    With a huge win over Houston going into the bye, will you be able to keep the playoff talks going?

#19: Jacksonville Jaguars

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 26:  Running back Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars sits on the sidelines watching his team take on the Philadelphia Eagles at EverBank Field on September 26, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida. The Eagles defeated
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    Record: (1-2)
    Streak: L 2
    Last Week: 15

    Perhaps it was too early to decide you deserved to be in the top teens?

#18: San Diego Chargers

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    SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 26:  Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers passes under pressure from Chris Clemons #91 of the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field on September 26, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Chargers 27-20.(Ph
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    Record: (1-2)
    Streak: L 1
    Last Week: 10

    Don't think the season is over just yet, after all, Seattle is seamingly a good team.

#17: Denver Broncos

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    DENVER - SEPTEMBER 26:  The helmets of the Denver Broncos were adorned with the #11 of recently deceased teammate Kenny McKinley as they face the Indianapolis Colts at INVESCO Field at Mile High on September 26, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Colts defeate
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    Record: (1-2)
    Streak: L 2
    Last Week: 13

    This is not a normal start for the Broncos, will they flip with what the Chargers used to do?

#16: Cincinnati Bengals

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    CINCINNATI - OCTOBER 21:  Carson Palmer #9 of the Cincinnati Benglas celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass against the New York Jets during the NFL game on October 21, 2007 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images
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    Record: (2-1)
    Streak: W 2
    Last Week: 24

    Is this where the Bengals truly belong or will this be a short lived success?

#15: Miami Dolphins

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    MIAMI - SEPTEMBER 26:  Receiver Brandon Marshall #19 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates a touchdown against the New York Jets at Sun Life Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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    Record: (2-1)
    Streak: L 2
    Last Week: 11

    Miami was not good enough to make it into the top 10. Can you see why now?

#14: New York Jets

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    MIAMI - SEPTEMBER 26:  Running back LaDanian Tomlinson #21 of the New York Jets runs against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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    Record: (2-1)
    Streak: W 2
    Last Week: 18

    Will this be the team to root for in New York this year?

#13: Seattle Seahawks

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    SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 26:  Wide receiver Deion Branch #83 of the Seattle Seahawks tosses the ball to fans after scoring a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers at Qwest Field on September 26, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Charger
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    Record: (2-1)
    Streak: W 1
    Last Week: 14

    Will they finally not be plagued by injuries for a season to contend for the NFC West?

#12: Kansas City Chiefs

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 26: Thomas Jones #20 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs the ball against the San Francisco 49ers at Arrowhead Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs won 31-10. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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    Record: (3-0)
    Streak: W 3
    Last Week: 19

    When you play somebody legit, will you win as well?

#11: Philadelphia Eagles

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 26:  Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles is congratulated by offensive lineman Mike McGlynn #77 after throwing a touchdown pass to wide receiver Jeremy Maclin #18 against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank
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    Record: (2-1)
    Streak: W 2
    Last Week: 17

    If Vick gets hurt, does everyone in Philly still believe that they're alright at Quarterback?

#10: Houston Texans

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    HOUSTON - SEPTEMBER 26:  Wide receiver Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans attempts to shake the tackle of cornerback Terence Newman #41 of the Dallas Cowboys at Reliant Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Image
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    Record: (2-1)
    Streak: L 1
    Last Week: 9

    What melt down occured for you to lose to the win-less Cowboys like that?

#9: Atlanta Falcons

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    NEW ORLEANS - SEPTEMBER 26:  Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons throws the ball against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on September 26, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Falcons defeated the Saints 27-24.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/G
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    Record: (2-1)
    Streak: W 2
    Last Week: 12

    Now being in the lead in the NFC South by tie-breaker, will you carry this momentum forward?

#8: Baltimore Ravens

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    BALTIMORE - SEPTEMBER 26:  Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens hands off against the Cleveland Browns  at M&T Bank Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens lead the Browns at the half 14-10. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
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    Record: (2-1)
    Streak: W 1
    Last Week: 8

    Will the real Joe Flacco please stand up?

#7: Tennessee Titans

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 26:  Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans is pushed out of bounds at the endzone by Terrell Thomas #24 of the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium on September 26, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by
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    Record: (2-1)
    Streak: W 1
    Last Week: 6

    Are Chris Johnson and the Titans for real in 2010?

#6: Green Bay Packers

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    CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 27:  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers reacts against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 27, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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    Record: (2-1)
    Streak: L 1
    Last Week: 2

    Sure is nice that football season is already to the 7th week, after all with as many penalties you have it has to be right?

#5: Chicago Bears

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    CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 27:  Julius Peppers #90 of the Chicago Bears looks on against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on September 27, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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    Record: (3-0)
    Streak: W 3A
    Last Week: 16

    Hurdling over the Packers was no easy task. The Giants should prove to be a little more easy eh?

#4: New Orleans Saints

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    NEW ORLEANS - SEPTEMBER 26:  Head Coach Sean Payton talks with Garrett Hartley #5 of the New Orleans Saints before attempting a field goal in overtime against the Atlanta Falcons at the Louisiana Superdome on September 26, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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    Record: (2-1)
    Streak: L 1
    Last Week: 1

    Can a 46-year-old kicker fix your kicking woes?

#3: New England Patriots

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    FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 26:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts after running the ball for a first down against the Buffalo Bills in the second half at Gillette Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Ge
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    Record: (2-1)
    Streak: W 1
    Last Week: 4

    It was an easy bounce back game, Miami will prove to be a tough test. PS: Tom Brady, you really need a hair cut, yikes.

#2: Indianapolis Colts

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    DENVER - SEPTEMBER 26:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts takes the field to run the offense against the Denver Broncos at INVESCO Field at Mile High on September 26, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Colts defeated the Broncos 27-13.
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    Record: (2-1)
    Streak: W 2
    Last Week: 3

    Are you scared of any of the teams in the AFC like the undefeated Cheifs and Steelers?

#1: Pittsburgh Steelers

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    TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 26:  Quarterback Charlie Batch #16 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks for an open receiver against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the game at Raymond James Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Tampa, Florida. The undefeated Steelers won 3
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    Record: (3-0)
    Streak: W 3
    Last Week: 5

    When Ben comes back, will everything they've worked hard for come crashing to the ground?

Interesting Tid Bits!

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    NEW ORLEANS - SEPTEMBER 26:  Garrett Hartley #5 of the New Orleans Saints reacts to missing a field goal in overtime against the Atlanta Falcons at the Louisiana Superdome on September 26, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Falcons defeated the Saints 27
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    Teams that have been in the top 10 for 2 consecutive weeks:
    Pittsburgh Steelers (8,5,1)
    Indianapolis Colts (5,3,2)
    New England Patriots (2,4,3)
    New Orleans Saints (1,1,4)
    Green Bay Packers (6,2,6)
    Tennessee Titans (3,6,7)
    Baltimore Ravens (7,8,8)
    Houston Texans (9,10)

    Teams that have been in the number one spot: New Orleans Saints (2 Weeks), Pittsburgh Steelers (1 Week)