Pre-Week 4 Power Rankings
The Evil Empire continues its reign of tyranny over the NFL galaxy with the Sith Lord's prodigy looking better than ever at 42. Next up is a trip to a far-flung corner of space known as Buffalo. No problem.
What Super Bowl hangover? Did we really expect anything less than a stellar coaching job out of Sean McVay? This team is going to be just fine and will be there or thereabouts come January.
This defense is proving itself week in and week out now. And how about the additions of pass-rushers Preston and Za'Darius Smith? They combined for five sacks and a forced fumble last week.
There should not be too much shame in losing on the road at Arrowhead. This is an exciting team that will win many more than they lose this year and they are the AFC North front-runners.
Josh Allen is a work in progress at quarterback but that development is proving exciting to watch. The defense is one of the better units in the league and this could be a wild card team in the AFC.
- The 49ers are another team powered to early season success thanks to their defense. The Niners survived five turnovers last week to advance to 3-0 and that was down to strong defensive play.
Road wins don't come much more satisfying than the one recorded by the Saints in Seattle. It was a total team win with touchdowns coming on offense, defense and special teams.
The Bears showed signs of offensive life in their Monday night demolition of Washington. And we already know their defense is elite. They remain a true playoff contender in the NFC.
Hang in there, Cleveland fans. This was always going to be a tough start to the year but this talented team needs to stick together and ride it out. Baker Mayfield could play better, though.
This offensive line cannot welcome the suspended Taylor Lewan back quickly enough. They are giving up way too many sacks and are sliding in the wrong direction after a big Week 1 win.
Much has been made of no sacks and no turnovers for the defense through three games. But it should also be noted that Joe Flacco is not playing great either. Philip Lindsay is a stud, though.
Whenever I see Kyler Murrary in action I think I';m watching Kevin Hart playing quarterback. This slender, narrow-shouldered passer should not be on the receiving end of eight sacks in a game.
With the season close to being flushed down the toilet and with empty seats in their thousands, I see no reason why Washington would not turn to Dwayne Haskins at quarterback. It's time.
Three quarterbacks in three weeks has not helped the Jets or head coach Adam Gase and that is a pretty reasonable excuse for such a miserable start. That said, Gase's seat is warming.