Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs own top tier in NFL power rankings entering Week 4

Jay Asser 07:20 27/09/2018
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Only three undefeated teams remain in the NFL after three weeks, and it’s no coincidence two of them boast dominant offences.

The Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs are torching teams with their dynamic attacks, led by young quarterbacks Jared Goff and Patrick Mahomes, respectively.

As of now, those two sides are sitting in a tier of their own and are the ones to beat in their respective conferences.

Check out where everyone else ranks in our power rankings heading into Week 4.

1. Los Angeles Rams

Record: 3-0 | Last week: 1

They’ve struggled to stop the run and are now dealing with injuries to their top two cornerbacks, but the offence has been unstoppable.

2. Kansas City Chiefs

Record: 3-0 | Last week: 4

The 2007 New England Patriots and 1967 Baltimore Colts are the only other teams to score 38-plus points in each of the first three weeks.

3. Philadelphia Eagles

Record: 2-1 | Last week: 7

Carson Wentz is back in the fold and the defending champions should only get better from here on out.

4. Jacksonville Jaguars

Record: 2-1 | Last week: 2

Their offence took a step back in what was a very winnable game at home against a shorthanded Titans team.

5. New Orleans Saints

Record: 2-1 | Last week: 12

The defence still can’t stop anyone to save their life, but at least the other side of the ball is giving them plenty of room for error.

6. Carolina Panthers

Record: 2-1 | Last week: 14

They head into their bye week looking impressive, though their red-zone defence could stand to improve.


7. Minnesota Vikings

Record: 1-1-1 | Last week: 3

They have questions to answer after their defence was gashed and their offence looked inept in a loss to lowly Buffalo.

8. New England Patriots

Record: 1-2 | Last week: 6

It’s way too early to count them out and they’ll start getting players back, but they have to show some improvement this week.

9. Green Bay Packers

Record: 1-1-1 | Last week: 5

Their front seven has done a poor job of containing the run, while safety play has been mediocre.

10. Pittsburgh Steelers

Record: 1-1-1 | Last week: 15

They desperately needed that win over Tampa Bay to bring the team together and head in the right direction.

11. Miami Dolphins

Record: 3-0 | Last week: 16

At 3-0, they have a golden opportunity to create separation on New England in the AFC East this week.

12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Record: 2-1 | Last week: 8

Ryan Fitzpatrick has done enough to maintain the starting role, but the leash should be much shorter now.

13. Cincinnati Bengals

Record: 2-1 | Last week: 10

The offence is missing the versatility and dynamism of running back Joe Mixon, who could be out another couple weeks.

14. Baltimore Ravens

Record: 2-1 | Last week: 17

The run game isn’t helping to take the pressure off Joe Flacco and the air attack as they’re averaging just 3.1 yards per rush.

15. Los Angeles Chargers

Record: 1-2 | Last week: 13

Their two losses have come to two of the best teams and the schedule gets considerably easier from here on out.

16. Washington

Record: 2-1 | Last week: 21

It’s been difficult to make sense of them as they’ve been up and down, and there’s no clarity coming this week as they’re on a bye.

17. Tennessee Titans

Record: 2-1 | Last week: 23

They’ve somehow managed to squeeze out wins the past two weeks with almost no offence, which speaks to their resourcefulness.


18. Chicago Bears

Record: 2-1 | Last week: 19

They’re not getting nearly enough from Mitchell Trubisky, but their defence has the second-most takeaways in the league.

19. Atlanta Falcons

Record: 1-2 | Last week: 9

It couldn’t be more obvious they’re missing Keanu Neal and Deion Jones, but at least rookie receiver Calvin Ridley has been the real deal.

20. Denver Broncos

Record: 2-1 | Last week: 11

Their record isn’t really indicative of how they’ve looked, which has been shaky in all facets at various times.

21. Cleveland Browns

Record: 1-1-1 | Last week: 27

They finally won a game and now that Baker Mayfield is the starter, the offence has a higher ceiling.

22. Seattle Seahawks

Record: 1-2 | Last week: 25

They looked like the old Seahawks this past weekend, but that may have been the product of who they were facing.

23. Dallas Cowboys

Record: 1-2 | Last week: 20

Dak Prescott has yet to top 170 yards through the air this season and it’s evident the passing game is a huge concern.

24. New York Giants

Record: 1-2 | Last week: 28

Despite the win, their offensive line still looked like pushovers and something that’s going to hold them back.

25. Detroit Lions

Record: 1-2 | Last week: 30

They’ve had three wildly different games, so it’s hard to tell exactly what Matt Patricia’s team is.


26. Indianapolis Colts

Record: 1-2 | Last week: 24

Andrew Luck continues to dink and dunk and may not be capable of throwing deep as the Colts brought in Jacoby Brissett to attempt a Hail Mary.

27. Buffalo Bills

Record: 1-2 | Last week: 32

Josh Allen showed something in that win over Minnesota, but they still have to prove that wasn’t a fluke.

28. New York Jets

Record: 1-2 | Last week: 26

The offence has stalled out with Sam Darnold, who isn’t putting much pressure on opposing defences.

29. Houston Texans

Record: 0-3 | Last week: 22

They’ve been incredibly underwhelming and it’s a little worrying what’s happening with Deshaun Watson.

30. San Francisco 49ers

Record: 1-2 | Last week: 18

Their season is pretty much over after losing Jimmy Garoppolo because C.J. Beathard isn’t saving them.

31. Oakland Raiders

Record: 0-3 | Last week: 29

The season couldn’t have started any worse for Jon Gruden, who is overseeing a disaster right now.

32. Arizona Cardinals

Record: 0-3 | Last week: 31

They’ve made the necessary move to Josh Rosen, but expectations in the short-term should be kept low.

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