11. Washington Redskins (3-1): Washington has been a revived team in 2011 and has been led by a strong defense. Rex Grossman has been better than anybody could have expected but is probably not going to take this team to the promised land.
10. San Diego Chargers (3-1): The Chargers are pretty lucky to have won three games as quarterback Philip Rivers hasn't quite been himself so far. Their health has been the best in quite some time, however, and the emergence of Ryan Mathews really makes this team a force to be reckoned with.
9. Houston Texans (3-1): The Texans would actually be undefeated right now if they didn't lose a big lead in Week 3 to the New Orleans Saints. They now also have to deal with an injury to star wideout Andre Johnson, but at least Arian Foster is fully healthy to help lead one of the top rushing attacks in football. Their defense is the actual reason why they are finally starting to have something to show for all their offensive talent.
8. Buffalo Bills (3-1): Buffalo certainly shocked the league by coming back to defeat the stalwart New England Patriots earlier this season. The Bills had a bad loss after that win to Cincinnati, however, and can't really be trusted to stay at the top for an entire year. Ryan Fitzpatrick has yet to put together a complete season as a top quarterback, either.
7. Philadelphia Eagles (1-3): The Eagles may be the best 1-3 team in the history of the league. They had leads heading into the fourth quarter in all three of their losses but couldn't score a single point in each. The truth of the matter is that this team is one of the top overall talents in the NFL and can easily make a big run as the season progresses.
6. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2): Pittsburgh hasn't looked all that great throughout the first four games, but we all know what this team can do. Injuries will probably limit the Steelers from getting back to the Super Bowl, but they aren't going to be a tough out. Mike Wallace has emerged into a real football player.
5. Detroit Lions (4-0): The Lions are one of just two remaining undefeated teams in the league, but that doesn't mean they are without their faults. They need to start playing better in the first half of games, as well as set up Jahvid Best for better running lanes. The Matthew Stafford-to-Calvin Johnson connection and an elite defense means this team is legit, though.
4. New Orleans Saints (3-1): Drew Brees has been as good as ever in the early portion of this season, and this team now has a better NFL version of Reggie Bush in Darren Sproles. No. 1 wide receiver Marques Colston hasn't even been able to contribute much to this team. Look for them to challenge for the NFC title yet again.
3. New England Patriots (3-1): Tom Brady has been absolutely ridiculous this season. The emergence of running back Stephen Ridley should add yet another dimension to an already dynamic offense. While you can never count Brady and Bill Belichick out (they have three championships together), issues in the secondary could be their breaking point.