2014 Week 4 NFL power rankings

By Zac Wassink
Zac Wassink
Zac Wassink
Member PFWA. Freelancer/NFL columnist since 2006. Believer in Cleveland sports miracles. Soccer nerd.
September 23, 2014 Updated: April 23, 2016

Casual National Football League fans couldn’t complain about the Super Bowl rematch they were treated to during Week 3, as the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks produced the game of the week. Elsewhere around the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys came back from behind to stun the St. Louis Rams, the Cleveland Browns turned a win into a loss, and a different AFC North team jumped to the top of NFL power rankings.

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2014 Week 4 NFL power rankings

32. Oakland Raiders (0-3): The Raiders can build on the fact that they weren’t blown out at New England. Sometimes, it’s the little things that matter.

31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-3): I was happy to be able to go to bed early on Thursday evening. Thanks, Tampa Bay.

30. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-3): It’s time. The Blake Bortles era has (finally) arrived.

29. Minnesota Vikings (1-2): It’s time. The Teddy Bridgewater has (unexpectedly) arrived.

28. Tennessee Titans (1-2): Too many people are picking on the Titans this week. Literally every opponent loses in Cincinnati during regular season play these days.

27. Cleveland Browns (1-2):  Cleveland gave Baltimore gifts and then the game at home. Same old Browns

26. St. Louis Rams (1-2): The Rams surrendered 34 points during the final three quarters of play in a choke-job against the Cowboys. That’s the type of defeat that sinks a season.

25. Houston Texans (2-1): Who would have guessed that the Houston defense would be responsible for the team’s loss at the Giants? That was an ugly performance.

24. New York Giants (1-2): It’s nice that the Giants won a game before Week 7. Now, let’s see them notch a victory against a good team that shows up.

23. Miami Dolphins (1-2):  No, no it isn’t yet time for the Dolphins to give up on Ryan Tannehill. That time could, however, be here sooner than later. 

22. Washington Redskins (1-2): Kirk Cousins played well against the Eagles. Too bad for him that his defense did not.

21. New York Jets (1-2): Refs don’t win games, and refs don’t lose games. That said, the referees took six points from the Jets at the end of the first half of the game against the Bears. That error undeniably cost the Jets big. 

20. San Francisco 49ers (1-2): The offense can’t score. Jim Harbaugh may already have a foot out the door en route to a move to Michigan. It’s bad times for the Niners right now.

19. Green Bay Packers (1-2): There’s no way the Packers are this bad…right? Of course that’s right. Maybe. Possibly.  

18. Kansas City Chiefs (1-2): KC was the biggest surprise of Week 3, going to Miami and blowing out the Dolphins. Don’t forget just how bad the Chiefs looked in Weeks 1 and 2, however, before you send them up further in your NFL power rankings. 

17. New Orleans Saints (1-2): The Saints found their first win of the season, but they still don’t look right. New Orleans should be dominating teams like Minnesota at home.

Zac Wassink
Member PFWA. Freelancer/NFL columnist since 2006. Believer in Cleveland sports miracles. Soccer nerd.