Another wacky week in the NFL has passed by and boy what a crazy week it was. Comebacks were abound, allowing one team to remain undefeated. Just like every week, I've put together my list of power rankings. Tell us what you think of them in the comments below and if you're motivated enough, make your own power rankings as a fan post!
Just for reference, since this is the second installment I have done this year, LW = Last week's ranking. Here goes nothing:
1. Green Bay Packers (4-0) (LW: 1): The still undefeated Packers just rolled over the lowly Denver Broncos. They are easily the best team in the NFL right now. Aaron Rodgers threw for four TDs and ran two in himself. The guy was an absolute ball buster in the fantasy realm. The only thing that will stop this team is their own health.
2. New Orleans Saints (3-1) (LW: 2): The Saints continue to dominate the competition, even with Marques Colston still hampered by his injury and taking it slow in his return. They face Cam Newton's Panthers for the first time this season next week.
3. Baltimore Ravens (3-1) (LW: 3): The Ravens defense is indescribable. Ed Reed is still amazing to watch and that D just gets after it. If Joe Flacco can buckle down, they will be a tough out in the playoffs.
4. Detroit Lions (4-0) (LW: 7): The Lions remain undefeated after a spectacular comeback against the Cowboys. Tony Romo had a hand in that victory, but still, the Lions are for real. They face the Bears next week in Detroit which should be another good test for this team.
5. New England Patriots (3-1) (LW: 6): The Patriots traveled all the way across the country to take on the Raiders and they got the job done. Tom Brady only passed for 226 yards, but he threw two touchdowns and went interception-less.
6. Houston Texans (3-1) (LW: 10): The Texans ran all over the Steelers on Sunday and Arian Foster had himself a day. Hopefully they can get Andre Johnson back soon, otherwise that offense is no longer as potent.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-1) (LW: 9): The Bucs defeated the Colts on Monday Night Football last night. They didn't look overly impressive, but the Colts' D is underrated and Tampa still won the game.
8. Buffalo Bills (3-1) (LW: 5): Is the magic over so soon? The Bengals, much like the Colts, don't have the best offense, but their defense brings it hard. Still, that was a very winnable game for Buffalo and they couldn't pull through. It doesn't get much easier when they host the Eagles next weekend.
9. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2) (LW: 4): Both Ben Roethlisberger and Rashard Mendenhall were injured against Houston, so that could be a problem going down the road. If they're out, the skill level of this team will go down drastically.
10. San Diego Chargers (3-1) (LW: 11): Should the Chargers have blown out the Dolphins? Probably. But at least they are winning games in September and October. That is something we couldn't have said a year ago.
11. New York Giants (3-1) (LW: 13): The Giants were able to steal a win away from the Cardinals over the weekend. Would they be in this position had that call been made a fumble? Maybe not. Still, they outplayed the Cardinals in the fourth quarter and won the game. They should continue to roll when they host the Seahawks in week five.
12. Washington Redskins (3-1) (LW: 14): They beat the Rams, which isn't saying much. Grossman didn't play too well, only registering 143 yards through the air. By the way, did Tim Hightower get Shannahanned by Ryan Torain? I think so.
13. New York Jets (2-2) (LW: 8): It's amazing how far one team can fall in a week, isn't it? The Jets' offense was atrocious against Baltimore and they do not have a bona fide running back that can take a ton of carries. Also, their offensive line made Arizona's look good.
14. San Francisco 49ers (3-1) (LW: 19): I still don't trust that Alex Smith can keep up this level of play throughout the season and I don't see them as able to beat a truly elite team. Let's see how they fare against a good Bucs team next week, then I'll give them more credit (if they win).
15. Tennessee Titans (3-1) (LW: 16): Matthew Hasselbeck is on the path to a revival, which should revitalize Chris Johnson's ability to run. We will see if the loss of Kenny Britt hurts them later on.
16. Oakland Raiders (2-2) (LW: 15): Jason Campbell threw for 344 yards against a porous Patriots secondary, but they didn't feed Darren McFadden the ball enough, which could have contributed to their loss. Still, they are playing better than expected.
17. Atlanta Falcons (2-2) (LW: 17): Even though the Falcons won, they don't get to move up the chart. They almost let the Seahawks come back and beat them, while allowing Tarvaris Jackson to throw for over 300 yards and three TD's against them. Julio Jones is legit, but I still don't see them beating the Packers on Sunday Night Football next week.
18. Dallas Cowboys (2-2) (LW: 12): Remember how I said I respected Tony Romo? Well, I lost some of that during the Lions' second half masquerade in Dallas. This team needs to get Miles Austin back healthy and keep passing to the young star in the making, Dez Bryant.
19. Chicago Bears (2-2) (LW: 21): Cam Newton went for 375 yards against this team and the Bears barely escaped with a victory at home. The Lions should be able to beat them next Monday.
20. Cincinnati Bengals (2-2) (LW: 25): They are the first team to beat the Bills this season and they are officially further away from landing Andrew Luck than Arizona. Ya, that stings to say.
21. Cleveland Browns (2-2) (LW: 20): The Titans stomped the Browns this weekend in Cleveland. Colt McCoy had to throw the ball 61 times during their game, which is way to much for even the most talented of quarterbacks. Peyton Hillis only had 10 carries. Spread the ball around, Browns.
22. Philadelphia Eagles (1-3) (LW: 18): Quite the dream team they put together, huh? Not quite. The Eagles continue to put up numbers (Michael Vick threw for over 400 yards this weekend), but they can't seem to make wins out of those great stats. That once feared secondary does not look as tremendous as once speculated.
23. Carolina Panthers (1-3) (LW: 22): The Panthers appear to be in good hands for the future with Cam Newton. He's breaking records left and right and continues to excel. With health and a couple more good drafts, this team could actually do some damage in the NFC South.
24. Jacksonvile Jaguars (1-3) (LW: 24): Luckily for the Jags, they get to stay at 24 because the teams below them are still worse with equal or worse records. Their offense also needs more balance; Maurice Jones-Drew only had 11 carries against the Saints.
25. Arizona Cardinals (1-3) (LW: 23): They absolutely outplayed the Giants for the first three quarters, but in the 4th, they coughed up a ten point lead and continue to sink. Can we officially say that the Cardinals are on track to be a 5-6 win team again? I'm not sure, but we are getting close.
26. Seattle Seahawks (1-3) (LW: 27): The Seahawks were almost able to pull of a miraculous comeback against a fairly decent Falcons teams. Jackson threw for three touchdowns, so their team may actually be improving.
27. Denver Broncos (1-3) (LW: 26): Nobody expected the Broncos to go in and beat the Packers at Lambeau Field, but at least give them a game! The Tim Tebow chants are only getting louder after Kyle Orton threw three interceptions, including a pick six against Green Bay.
29. Indianapolis Colts (0-4) (LW: 28): The Colts yet again made a prime time game interesting against a team that was far superior to them. The Bucs had to go all the way down to the wire in order to beat them and Curtis Painter didn't look any worse than Derek Anderson, so that's good I guess.
31. Miami Dolphins (0-4) (LW: 31): Tony Sparano will be gone before week eight. Write it down. Also: Dear Fergie- please give the Bengals a second round pick and get Carson Palmer. Sincerely, the few fans that still attend your games.
32. Minnesota Vikings (0-4) (LW: 32): Oh, Donovan. There's not much to say really. The only good news is that you give the Cardinals their best chance at getting a second win next weekend. So there's that. I really hope we hear some 'We Want Ponder' chants on Sunday.