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The Week 4 NFL Power Rankings from 97.5 The Fanatic have a lot of movement among the top teams. However, the number one team isn’t about to change.

Last Week’s Power Rankings

Philadelphia Eagles Outlook

Jalen Hurts showed some improvement with 277 yards in a Week 3 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He still has a long way to go if the Eagles want to regain form as one of the top offensive attacks in the NFL.

The offense still ran efficiently with an excellent rushing attack. D’Andre Swift carried the load once again. He followed his 175-yard performance in Week 2 with 130 yards on 16 carries in Week 3. 

Sean Desai has the defense rolling once again. Jalen Carter and Jordan Davis have formed an excellent tandem on the defensive front. Fletcher Cox and Milton Williams have added in great contributions of their own for the best interior in the NFL.

The city of Philadelphia’s passion will inevitably lead to intense scrutiny, but don’t sound any alarms about the preseason’s #1 team in the 97.5 The Fanatic rankings. The Eagles have improved their performance every week of the 2023 season. They won’t give up the top spot without a legitimate reason.

Week 4 NFL Power Rankings

The Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers both looked impressive in the first two weeks, justifying major jumps into higher spots just behind the Eagles. However, one of the two expected NFC powers has already suffered a bad loss. Are the 49ers going to be the next team on the wrong side of a major upset?

The Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills have recovered from Week 1 losses, and they’re looking impressive as Super Bowl contenders just like everyone predicted during the preseason. The Cincinnati Bengals are back in the win column.

Best Matchup of Week 3

The Miami Dolphins put on a show with a 70-20 victory over the Denver Broncos. Their offense is potent, and they look like a true threat to the top teams in the AFC.

  • 1. Philadelphia Eagles (3-0)

    Jalen Hurts

    Win 25-11 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Last Week: 1

    They’re still rolling with the most talented roster in the NFL. Why doesn’t the slow start in the passing game knock them out of the top spot? Imagine when this passing attack does (inevitably) improve.

  • 2. San Francisco 49ers (3-0)

    Nick Bosa of the San Francisco 49ers

    Win 30-12 vs. New York Giants
    Last Week: 3

    Brock Purdy still might not scare you, but the 49ers keep winning with him under center. That December 3 matchup at Lincoln Financial Field is looking pretty enticing.

  • 3. Kansas City Chiefs (2-1)

    Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs

    Win 41-10 vs.Chicago Bears
    Last Week: 4

    The Week 1 letdown is a thing of the past for the Super Bowl champs. They did what they’re supposed to do against one of the NFL’s worst teams. (insert Taylor Swift joke here)

  • 4. Miami Dolphins (3-0)

    Tyreek Hill of the Miami Dolphins

    Win 70-20 vs. Denver Broncos
    Last Week: 5

    By now, you’ve heard the Dolphins scored the most points in an NFL game since 1966. They’ll now prepare for teams with much more fight in them than the Broncos.

  • 5. Dallas Cowboys (2-1)

    Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys

    Win 28-16 vs. Arizona Cardinals
    Last Week: 2

    Style points in the first two games didn’t help the Cowboys stay unbeaten in the desert. Eagles fans might actually thank Jonathan Gannon this week.

  • 6. Buffalo Bills (2-1)

    Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills

    Win 37-3 vs. Washington Commanders
    Last Week: 6

    The preseason predictions are starting to make more sense. The better team rolled in a no-brainer.

  • 7. Cincinnati Bengals (1-2)

    Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals

    Win vs. Los Angeles Rams
    Last Week: 9

    Joe Burrow suited up. He saved the season. Put the panic alarms on hold.

  • 8. Baltimore Ravens (2-1)

    Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens

    Loss 27-24 vs. Indianapolis Colts
    Last Week: 7

    A hot start and a big win over the Bengals led to a letdown against Shane Steichen and the Colts. It’s nothing they won’t recover from.

  • 9. Seattle Seahawks (2-1)

    Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks

    Win 37-27 vs. Carolina Panthers
    Last Week: 11

    The Seahawks never look like the best team on paper. That’s why they play the games.

  • 10. Detroit Lions (2-1)

    Dan Campbell of the Detroit Lions

    Win 20-6 vs. Atlanta Falcons
    Last Week: 12

    They’re not as good as the Week 1 win over the Chiefs, but they look poised to take hold of the NFC North.

  • 11. New Orleans Saints (2-1)

    Derek Carr of the New Orleans Saints

    Loss 18-17 vs. Green Bay Packers
    Last Week: 10

    The Saints still look like the favorite in the NFC South. They certainly don’t look like a Super Bowl contender though.

  • 12. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2)

    Trevor Lawrence of the Jacksonville Jaguars

    Loss 37-17 vs. Houston Texans
    Last Week: 8

    The Jaguars are the first contender that justifies panic. Eagles fans know that Doug Pederson has recovered from ugly starts before. However, he needs major improvement, and he needs it fast.

  • 13. Green Bay Packers (2-1)

    Jordan Love of the Green Bay Packers

    Win 18-17 vs. New Orleans Saints
    Last Week: 14

    The Packers escaped with a win in a matchup of NFC middlings. They still have a lot to prove.

  • 14. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1)

    Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers

    Win 23-18 vs. Las Vegas Raiders
    Last Week: 15

    T.J. Watt was dominant once again. However, the Steelers don’t look as complete as some AFC contenders, especially on offense.

  • 15. Los Angeles Chargers (1-2)

    Justin Herbert of the Los Angeles Chargers

    Win 28-24 vs. Minnesota Vikings
    Last week: 16

    The Chargers stayed afloat for now. The two losses look like much more important indicators than the one victory, however.

  • 16. New York Jets (1-2)

    Sauce Gardner of the New York Jets

    Loss 15-10 vs. New England Patriots
    Last Week: 13

    The Jets survived the injury to Aaron Rodgers with an impressive Week 1 victory. It’s been all downhill from there.

  • 17. New York Giants (1-2)

    Daniel Jones of the New York Giants

    Loss 30-12 vs. San Francisco 49ers
    Last Week: 17

    The magic from 2022 just might have dried up. Can the Giants really keep pace with the 3-0 Eagles and a formidable Dallas team?

  • 18. Cleveland Browns (2-1)

    Deshaun Watson of the Cleveland Browns

    Win 27-3 vs. Tennessee Titans
    Last Week: 28

    The Browns have a decent overall outlook. The uncertainty of the Deshaun Watson era still looms, but a 2-1 record has them in decent shape.

  • 19. Los Angeles Rams (1-2)

    Cooper Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams

    Loss 19-16 vs. Cincinnati Bengals
    Last Week: 18

    They lost to a desperate Bengals team facing a must-win situation. They’re down two games in the NFC West standings with a loss against the division leaders.

  • 20. Atlanta Falcons (2-1)

    Bijan Robinson of the Atlanta Falcons

    Loss 20-6 vs. Detroit Lions
    Last Week: 19

    The Falcons have a reasonable outlook in the NFC South, especially with the Buccaneers coming back to Earth against the Eagles.

  • 21. New England Patriots (1-2)

    Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots

    Win 15-10 vs. New York Jets
    Last Week: 23

    The Patriots avoided the basement in the AFC East. However, will they have enough to compete with the Dolphins and the Bills for the top spot?

  • 22. Tennessee Titans (1-2)

    Derrick Henry of the Tennessee Titans

    Loss 27-3 vs. Cleveland Browns
    Last Week: 20

    The Titans might be a tough team this year, but they had a major gaffe on Sunday.

  • 23. Indianapolis Colts (2-1)

    Jonathan Taylor of the Indianapolis Colts

    Win 22-19 vs. Baltimore Ravens
    Last Week: 26

    It’s not often that Justin Tucker misses a game-winning field goal. Give Shane Steichen credit, but the Colts still have a lot to prove.

  • 24. Washington Commanders (2-1)

    Joshua Harris of the Washington Commanders

    Loss 37-3 vs. Buffalo Bills
    Last Week: 22

    Washington came back to Earth against the Bills in a similar fashion to the Buccaneers. They now face another tough matchup at the Linc on Sunday. Things down look so hot for Josh Harris right now.

  • 25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1)

    Mike Evans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Loss 25-11 vs. Philadelphia Eagles
    Last Week: 21

    The fairytale start is over. The Eagles pushed a makeshift offensive line around, and the Bucs have a lot of questions left to answer.

  • 26. Minnesota Vikings (0-3)

    Kirk Cousins of the Minnesota Vikings

    Loss 28-24 vs. Los Angeles Chargers
    Last Week: 24

    They simply don’t look like they’re in a position to approach an excellent 13-4 record in 2022. Were they really that great last year anyway?

  • 27. Houston Texans (1-2)

    Will Anderson Jr. of the Houston Texans

    Win 37-17 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
    Last Week: 30

    C.J. Stroud continues to improve, and an impressive win against the Jaguars gives the Texans a big jump.

  • 28. Las Vegas Raiders (1-2)

    Davante Adams of the Las Vegas Raiders

    Loss 23-18 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
    Last Week: 27

    The Raiders couldn’t pull out an ugly win. They might have too many pretty wins this season either.

  • 29. Ariziona Cardinals (1-2)

    Jonathan Gannon of the Arizona Cardinals

    Win 28-16 vs. Dallas Cowboys
    Last Week: 31

    The Cardinals aren’t tanking just yet, and they hooked the Eagles up with a big-time upset.

  • 30. Denver Broncos (0-3)

    Russell Wilson of the Denver Broncos

    Loss 70-20 vs. Miami Dolphins
    Last Week: 25

    The coaching change didn’t solve everything. Did it even solve anything? Sean Payton has some work to do if he wants to salvage the Russell Wilson era in Denver.

  • 31. Chicago Bears (0-3)

    Justin Fields of the Chicago Bears

    Loss 41-10 vs. Kansas City Chiefs
    Last Week: 29

    The vibes aren’t very good around Justin Fields and the Bears. They’re looking for a miracle at this point.

  • 32. Carolina Panthers (0-3)

    Bryce Young of the Carolina Panthers

    Loss 37-27 vs. Seattle Seahawks
    Last Week: 32

    Bryce Young will experience growing pains this season. Three losses have sunk Carolina into a tough spot with a bad outlook (at least for 2023).

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