Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) celebrates his touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings during the first quarter.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) celebrates his touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings during the first quarter.

NFL Power Rankings: Where Every Team Stands After Week 3

We’ve got a new No. 1 in our rankings as well as a huge shakeup in the top 10 after a wild Week 3. There are only two unbeaten teams left league wide and still two teams looking for its first win. Here’s a look at where things stand heading into Week 4 of the NFL season.

1. Philadelphia Eagles (3-0) (Previously: 4)

The Bills loss made this an easy decision. Jalen Hurts, A.J. Brown and DeVonta are all balling out while Philadelphia’s defense also ranks in the top 10 in both points and yards allowed. The red-hot Jaguars (that’s as weird to read as it was to type) will come to town in Week 4 in what will be one of the slate’s top matchups.

2. Buffalo Bills (2-1) (Previously: 1)

Buffalo lost by two points while out-gaining Miami 497 to 212. The loss of Micah Hyde for the season is concerning, but the Bills should be just fine nonetheless. Very minimal cause for concern in Buffalo based on what transpired in Miami.

3. Miami Dolphins (3-0) (Previously: 9)

Dolphins fans have to be ready to build the Mike McDaniel statue already. He’s brought an immediate level of competence and creativity to that offense while tapping into Tua Tagovailoa’s strengths and utilizing the speed of Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill.

4. Kansas City Chiefs (2-1) (Previously: 2)

Everything went wrong for the Chiefs, and it still took an egregious unsportsmanlike conduct penalty called against Chris Jones to help the Colts get the win. Similarly to the Bills, Chiefs fans shouldn’t lose too much sleep over that one.

5. Green Bay Packers (2-1) (Previously: 8)

Romeo Doubs (8-73-1) stepping up for Aaron Rodgers was the biggest development during Green Bay’s road win in Tampa Bay. That offense is still lacking consistent production as the Packers went the entire second half without scoring a point against the Buccaneers.

6. Baltimore Ravens (2-1) (Previously: 6)

Baltimore’s lack of a signature win to this point if why they remain in the No. 6 spot this week. A win over the Bills in Week 4 would surely boost them into the top five.

7. Los Angeles Rams (2-1) (Previously: 7)

The Rams have won two straight games, but the defending champs are yet to look anything like their 2021 selves. Maybe I’m not giving them enough credit for winning on the road against the Cardinals, but they’ll have a chance to prove as much next Monday in San Francisco.

8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1) (Previously: 3)

It’s hard to panic too much about the Bucs offense without Chris Godwin, Mike Evans and Julio Jones. However, it’s ignorant to assume those three will all be healthy and in the lineup for extended periods. I think some worry is warranted regarding Tom Brady and an offense that ranks 22nd in points scored and 26th in yards gained. Thankfully for Tampa, that defense is as legit as it gets.

9. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-1) (Previously: 22)

A big jump for Jacksonville and one that is well earned. Jacksonville has two signature wins already after embarrassing the Chargers, 38-10. Doug Pederson joins Nick Sirianni and Mike McDaniel as early coach of the year candidates. Trevor Lawrence has taken immediate strides under Pederson’s tutelage while Jacksonville’s defense fourth in points allowed, eighth in yards allowed and first in rushing yards allowed.

10. Minnesota Vikings (2-1) (Previously: 10)

Minnesota looked inept for most of the game and still found a way to win thanks to its defense pitching a shutout in the fourth quarter against the Lions. Justin Jefferson has now been quiet two weeks in a row with just three catches for 14 yards against Lions star corner Jeff Okudah.

11. Dallas Cowboys (2-1) (Previously: 13)

Cooper Rush continues to be a savior for the Dak Prescott-less Cowboys. He’s 3-0 as a starter in his career after helping the Cowboys top the Giants on Monday night. CeeDee Lamb notably overcame an egregious drop and found redemption via a one-handed touchdown grab in the fourth quarter.

12. Los Angeles Chargers (1-2) (Previously: 5)

I picked Los Angeles to make the Super Bowl, and I felt really good about that pick at halftime against the Chiefs in Week 2. The Chargers have since lost two straight games while losing star left tackle Rashawn Slater for the season and Joey Bosa for several weeks. Oh, and Justin Herbert isn’t 100 percent. Vibes are low for the Bolts.

13. Denver Broncos (2-1) (Previously: 14)

It took just one signature drive from Russell Wilson to beat the 49ers thanks to a lights out performance from Denver’s defense. The Broncos held San Francisco to just 1-of-10 on third down while winning the turnover battle 3-0.

14. San Francisco 49ers (1-2) (Previously: 11)

We’ve seen “Bad Jimmy” enough to know the 49ers are capable of bouncing back just fine. The bigger issue is losing Trent Williams for at least a month due to an ankle sprain.

15. Cleveland Browns (2-1) (Previously: 20)

Amari Cooper for a fifth-round pick remains an absolute heist in Cleveland’s favor. That trade has paid immediate dividends for the Browns offense as Cooper has back-to-back 100-yard games. Oh, and Nick Chubb stays feasting in the ground game.

16. New Orleans Saints (1-2) (Previously: 12)

Jameis Winston has turned the clock back to 2019. He’s already got five picks on the season.

17. New York Giants (2-1) (Previously: 17)

The Giants are competitive, and Saquon Barkley is all the way back. That may be enough to get Giants fans through season No. 1 under Brian Daboll that was void of any real expectations preseason.

18. Detroit Lions (1-2) (Previously: 18)

Detroit is 3-0 against the spread despite being 1-2 on the season. There’s no reason why the Lions can’t hang around in the NFC wild card race all season with the conference being so mediocre.

19. Cincinnati Bengals (1-2) (Previously: 19)

Nobody can try to tell you that all is well in Cincinnati because of a win against the Jets. Now, if the Bengals are able to beat the Dolphins at home on Thursday, then vibes will be rising once again for the defending AFC Champions.

20. Arizona Cardinals (1-2) (Previously: 16)

A few ridiculous scramble drills from Kyler Murray in Week 2 are the only reason Arizona isn’t 0-3. The only saving grace for the Cardinals is that the NFC isn’t very good. A .500 record might be all it takes to claim a wild card spot.

21. Las Vegas Raiders (0-3) (Previously: 15)

Hand up. I was wrong to be a believer in the Raiders. Just an embarrassing start to the season for Josh McDaniels, Derek Carr and everyone in Las Vegas. Chandler Jones is still looking for his first sack of the season.

22. Indianapolis Colts (1-1-1) (Previously: 25)

Football is a weird sport. The Colts defense largely shut down Patrick Mahomes a week after getting cooked by the Jaguars. Indianapolis got some help from the refs at the end, but the Colts will take it and run.

23. Carolina Panthers (1-2) (Previously: 28)

Carolina finally got a win after losing its first two games by three points or less. The Panthers have opened as 1.5-point home favorites in Week 4 against the Cardinals.

24. Tennessee Titans (1-2) (Previously: 29)

I should probably have something nice to say about Tennessee after beating Las Vegas, but this team just reeks of mediocre.

25. Atlanta Falcons (1-2) (Previously: 32)

The feisty Falcons were finally rewarded with a win. Cordarrelle Patterson posted 141 rushing yards and a touchdown against the Seahawks. Only Nick Chubb has more rushing yards on the season. Oh, and Drake London scored again. This team is very watchable despite not being all that good.

26. Chicago Bears (2-1) (Previously: 30)

There might not be a more fraudulent 2-1 team in league history. What’s wild is the Bears could find a way to steal an ugly win against the Giants in Week 4 and become the most fraudulent 3-1 team in league history.

27. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2) (Previously: 24)

The Steelers, Bears and Giants are all largely the same team, ones with good enough defenses to hang around and try to win ugly.

28. Washington Commanders (1-2) (Previously: 21)

The Cowboys pass rush is going to have a field day against the Commanders in Week 4.

29. New England Patriots (1-2) (Previously: 23)

The Patriots were a bad football team with a healthy Mac Jones and will now likely be a horrific team without him. (Of course this means they’ll somehow win at Lambeau Field next weekend.)

30. Seattle Seahawks (1-2) (Previously: 26)

The Seahawks have enough firepower offensively to remain competitive against mediocre teams. The issue is that Seattle can’t stop the run. Not even a little bit.

31. Houston Texans (0-2-1) (Previously: 31)

It’s officially Dameon Pierce szn. Houston’s first win is coming. The Texans are too competitive to not have some positive regression in one-score games.

32. New York Jets (1-2) (Previously: 27)

The final two minutes of Week 2 were fun, but the Jets remain bad all the same.