NFL power rankings, Week 4: Bills rolling, Eagles falling

We’re approaching the quarter pole of the 2020 NFL season, and the Buffalo Bills look like contenders while the Minnesota Vikings are finished.

32

New York Jets 0-3

Last rank: 32nd

J-E-T-S. Just end the season.

31

New York Giants 0-3

Last rank: 31st

The Giants are somehow not the worst team in their own stadium, despite being the second-worst NFL team going.

30

Washington Football Team 1-2

Last rank: 29th

Dwayne Haskins doesn’t look very promising and the supporting cast is poor. It’s going to be defense and a bunch of punting.

29

Cincinnati Bengals 0-2-1

Last rank: 28th

Cincinnati is fighting, but Joe Burrow is going to need about 19 surgeries in the offseason. Man, he’s getting pounded.

28

Denver Broncos 0-3

Last rank: 25th

The injuries are brutal. The Broncos have a good roster, but the football gods have turned sharply on Denver this year.

27

Jacksonville Jaguars 1-2

Last rank: 26th

Jacksonville is better than most expected, but this is still a bad team on its way to a top-10 pick.

26

Philadelphia Eagles 0-2-1

Last rank: 21st

What the hell happened to Carson Wentz? He’s a shell of himself.

25

Atlanta Falcons 0-3

Last rank: 22nd

This is impossible. Fire Dan Quinn and move on already.

24

Minnesota Vikings 0-3

Last rank: 20th

Losing to the Titans at home, despite a 12-point lead in the second half, is perhaps the finishing blow to their hopes in 2020.

23

Houston Texans 0-3

Last rank: 23rd

Houston has played the Chiefs, Ravens and Steelers. Now, they get the winless Vikings. Can the Texans break through?

22

Detroit Lions 1-2

Last rank: 30th

The Lions jumped eight spots by simply winning a game against a solid team on the road. This is how bad the bottom of the NFL is right now.

21

Carolina Panthers 1-2

Last rank: 27th

Carolina has shown major fight so far this year and some talent to boot. Not a good team, but a feisty one.

20

Miami Dolphins 1-2

Last rank: 24th

If you don’t love Ryan Fitzpatrick, you don’t love football. Fantastic TV.

19

Los Angeles Chargers 1-2

Last rank: 18th

Tough loss at home for the Chargers. Carolina is the kind of team Los Angeles needs to beat at home to fight for a playoff spot.

18

Las Vegas Raiders 2-1

Last rank: 16th

The offense can make some plays, even with a limited Derek Carr. The defense, however, is a mess. The Patriots ran all over the Raiders to the tune of 250 yards.

17

Cleveland Browns 2-1

Last rank: 19th

A loss to Baltimore. Wins over Cincinnati and Washington. This week, a trip to Dallas to face a solid-but-not-great team. Let’s see where the Browns are at.

16

Dallas Cowboys 1-2

Last rank: 13th

Let’s say Mike McCarthy isn’t going to fix everything. Also, the defense is a complete tire fire.

15

Indianapolis Colts 2-1

Last rank: 17th

Getting the Jets is like landing on Free Parking and getting $75 for just being coherent.

14

Chicago Bears 3-0

Last rank: 15th

We keep it real in these rankings. Kudos to the Bears for winning, but this is the softest 3-0 in NFL history.

13

San Francisco 49ers 2-1

Last rank: 14th

Man, credit the Niners for destroying the Giants despite playing their second team. San Francisco hasn’t been home in two weeks, sustained a litany of injuries and still won by 27 points. That’s talking.

12

New Orleans Saints 1-2

Last rank: 7th

Drew Brees and the defense do not look good. Rough combination for a team with dreams of the Super Bowl.

11

Arizona Cardinals 2-1

Last rank: 9th

This was the classic look-past loss for a young team. The Cardinals are good. They have real talent. Kyler Murray is a stud. Unfortunately, they lost at home to an inferior team in a clunker.

10

Los Angeles Rams 2-1

Last rank: 10th

The Rams lost to Buffalo, but such an impressive showing to battle back from 28-3 down. Los Angeles isn’t going anywhere in the NFC race.

9

New England Patriots 2-1

Last rank: 12th

The Patriots have no front seven or passing weapons. Yet, they’re 2-1 and running for 200+ yards with ease. If they keep the score close, the Pats will be a problem most weeks.

8

Tennessee Titans 3-0

Last rank: 11th

Tennessee has beaten the Broncos, Jaguars and Vikings ( a combined 1-8) by six points. Not sure if that’s indicative of a future issue, but the Titans are undefeated.

7

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-1

Last rank: 8th

After stumbling out of the gate, Tom Brady and the Buccaneers have the look of an outfit with ample weapons and a terrific defense. They’ll be fine.

6

Buffalo Bills 3-0

Last rank: 6th

Josh Allen is playing great, the defense will come around and the coaching is superb. Buffalo looks the part of a potential contender in the AFC.

5

Pittsburgh Steelers 3-0

Last rank: 5th

Want to see more from the Steelers. Look, 3-0 is 3-0, but the defense is inconsistent and Ben Roethlisberger has been middling so far. There’s more here.

4

Green Bay Packers 3-0

Last rank: 4th

The Seahawks rank one spot better because they can’t be dropped for a good win over Dallas, but the Packers have the most complete team in the NFC right now.

3

Seattle Seahawks 3-0

Last rank: 3rd

Russell Wilson looks absolutely ridiculous. The defense is completely MIA, which is a major concern, but the offense can score with anybody.

2

Baltimore Ravens 2-1

Last rank: 2nd

Not dropping Baltimore. The Ravens lost to the best team in football. Lamar Jackson looked terrible, and the defense got beat bad, but Baltimore is a great squad.

1

Kansas City Chiefs 3-0

Last rank: 1st

The best team in football. Patrick Mahomes is absurd. Andy Reid is a wizard. The defense is underrated. It’s an incredible, incredible group.