NFL energy rankings: Packers take No. 2, Giants in search of wins
The fourth week of the NFL season is full. After a wild week full of stories and schedule modifications, the place does every group stand heading into Week 5?
Let’s dive in.
1. Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (4-0)
Final week: Win vs. New England 26-10
Subsequent week: vs. Las Vegas
The Chiefs’ offense had its points towards a stout Patriot protection, so it was the protection that made the performs, with a Frank Clark strip-sack and Tyrann Mathieu pick-six being the 2 largest performs in KC’s second straight win over Invoice Belichick.
2. Inexperienced Bay Packers (4-0)
Final week: Win vs. Atlanta 30-16
Subsequent week: BYE
The Packers proceed to look extra well-rounded than they’ve in years, and Aaron Rodgers continues to look glorious. Typically, getting your quarterback assist doesn’t must imply shopping for him a receiver.
3. Seattle Seahawks (4-0)
Final week: Win at Miami 31-23
Subsequent week: vs. Minnesota
Russell Wilson wasn’t at his greatest, however the protection (lastly) was higher—and star nook Shaquill Griffin made the performs ultimately, with an enormous choose and move breakup late to place the highway win to mattress.
4. Buffalo Payments (4-0)
Final week: Win at Las Vegas 30-23
Subsequent week: at Tennessee
Josh Allen’s rising, Stefon Diggs is balling, and Buffalo’s pulling on all cylinders proper now. We’ll see in the event that they get to point out in Nashville this week—no certainty but given the circumstances there.
5. Pittsburgh Steelers (3-0)
Final week: BYE
Subsequent week: vs. Philadelphia
So this was a bizarre one, with the awkward, compelled Week 4 Bye adopted by a go to from a hobbled, however nonetheless resourceful Philly group on faucet. Issues don’t loosen up from there. They’ve Cleveland, Tennessee, Baltimore and Dallas on deck.
6. Tennessee Titans (3-0)
Final week: BYE
Subsequent week: vs. Buffalo
One other Titan went on the COVID-19 listing on Monday, and time is operating brief for the bleeding to cease in the event that they’re gonna get Sunday’s house date in.
7. Baltimore Ravens (3-1)
Final week: Win at Washington 31-17
Subsequent week: vs. Cincinnati
The Ravens obtained proper towards their neighbors to the south on Sunday. And whereas it wasn’t probably the most spectacular win, lots of people chipped in.
8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-1)
Final week: Win vs. Los Angeles Chargers 38-31
Subsequent week: at Chicago
The Bucs seemed scary from the final minute of the primary half on towards the Chargers, and have an opportunity to show that momentum round—even with rising tight finish O.J. Howard—immediately, with a Thursday nighter towards the Bears on faucet.
9. Indianapolis Colts (3-1)
Final week: Win at Chicago 19-11
Subsequent week: at Cleveland
The NFL’s greatest protection was smothering once more, and Jonathan Taylor’s settled in because the offense’s centerpiece. The Colts are good already, and getting higher.
10. New England Patriots (2-2)
This week: Loss at Kansas Metropolis 26-10
Subsequent week: vs. Denver
The Patriots actually managed the tempo of the sport, and if not for a pair Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham miscues, this one may’ve come all the way down to the wire.
11. Los Angeles Rams (3-1)
This week: Win vs. New York Giants 17-9
Subsequent week: at Washington
Brandon Staley’s protection has made performs again and again by the primary quarter of the season, and so it was once more Sunday, with a Darious Williams choose placing away the Giants.
12. New Orleans Saints (2-2)
Final week: Win at Detroit 35-29
Subsequent week: vs. Los Angeles Chargers
I’m cautiously optimistic on the place the Saints are popping out of Detroit, with Tre’Quan Smith and Emmanuel Sanders rising as legit choices for Drew Brees within the passing sport, which is precisely what he wanted.
13. Cleveland Browns (3-1)
Final week: Win at Dallas 49-38
Subsequent week: vs. Indianapolis
Invoice Callahan is a magician, and Jedrick Wills seems to be like a home-run draft choose, and instantly all that optimism misplaced is again in Cleveland.
14. Chicago Bears (3-1)
Final week: Loss vs. Indianapolis 19-11
Subsequent week: vs. Tampa Bay
The schedule stiffens from right here, and the validity of their 3-0 begin will proceed to be examined, as will Nick Foles.
15. Philadelphia Eagles (1-2-1)
Final week: Win at San Francisco 25-20
Subsequent week: at Pittsburgh
Accidents have decimated Philly once more, which has meant a who’s who of who? starring for Philly once more. Jordan Mailata, Alex Singleton and Travis Fulgham (?) all performed large roles in Sunday’s large highway win.
16. San Francisco 49ers (2-2)
Final week: Loss vs. Philadelphia 25-20
Subsequent week: vs. Miami
If Jimmy Garoppolo can’t go Sunday, we have now a brand new quarterback controversy on our arms—Mullens v. Beathard!
17. Las Vegas Raiders (2-2)
Final week: Loss vs. Buffalo 30-23
Subsequent week: at Kansas Metropolis
The Raiders have come again to Earth a bit however confirmed struggle in making the Payments play 60 minutes to get their win in Vegas.
18. Minnesota Vikings (1-3)
Final week: Win at Houston 31-23
Subsequent week: at Seattle
The passing sport got here to life on Sunday, and Justin Jefferson seems to be like he’s forward of schedule as Diggs’s alternative.
19. Dallas Cowboys (1-3)
Final week: Loss vs. Cleveland 49-38
Subsequent week: vs. New York Giants
Dak Prescott obtained away with a couple of would-be picks, protecting the loss to Cleveland from being even worse. The Cowboys’ protection is an issue, and never in a great way.
20. Carolina Panthers (2-2)
Final week: Win vs. Arizona 31-21
Subsequent week: at Atlanta
The Panthers have been feisty in Weeks 1 and a couple of, and have simply been good since. And whatever the early outcomes, Matt Rhule’s program is in a superb place.
21. Arizona Cardinals (2-2)
Final week: Loss at Carolina 31-21
Subsequent week: New York Jets
I’ll have gotten a bit forward of myself on the Playing cards by two weeks. I nonetheless like a variety of their younger expertise.
22. Los Angeles Chargers (1-3)
Final week: Loss at Tampa Bay 38-31
Subsequent week: at New Orleans
The Chargers appear to have discovered their quarterback—Will they preserve taking part in him?
23. Cincinnati Bengals (1-2-1)
Final week: Win vs. Jacksonville 33-25
Subsequent week: at Baltimore
Nothing’s rattled Joe Burrow to date. We’ll get to see Sunday if a visit to Baltimore will.
24. Washington (1-3)
Final week: Loss vs. Baltimore 31-17
Subsequent week: vs. Los Angeles Rams
That was one brave effort teaching on Sunday from Ron Rivera
25. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3)
Final week: Loss at Cincinnati 33-25
Subsequent week: at Houston
The group’s encouraging begin has turn into a factor of the previous, and we’re proper again into questioning concerning the group’s future once more.
26. Detroit Lions (1-3)
Final week: Loss vs. New Orleans 35-29
Subsequent week: BYE
If there’s excellent news right here, it’s that the schedule softens a bit over the month after the bye, so the Lions can construct some momentum.
27. Houston Texans (0-4)
Final week: Loss vs. Minnesota 31-23
Subsequent week: vs. Jacksonville
The group actually might wind up rallying behind Romeo Crennel, just like the 2011 Chiefs did when he took over as interim coach in KC.
28. Miami Dolphins (1-3)
Final week: Loss vs. Seattle 31-23
Subsequent week: at San Francisco
Pay attention to educate Brian Flores addressing the QB state of affairs now, vs. a month in the past. It certain seems like Tua Tagovailoa’s time is coming.
29. Denver Broncos (1-3)
Final week: Win at New York Jets 37-28
Subsequent week: at New England
Not one of the best spot to have to enter Foxborough in—with the Patriots coming off a loss.
30. Atlanta Falcons (0-4)
Final week: Loss at Inexperienced Bay 30-16
Subsequent week: vs. Carolina
At the least they didn’t blow a lead this week, I assume.
31. New York Giants (0-4)
Final week: Loss at Los Angeles Rams 17-9
Subsequent week: at Dallas
The trouble struggle remains to be there, the wins aren’t.
32. New York Jets (0-4)
Final week: Loss vs. Denver 37-28
Subsequent week: vs. Arizona
Not quite a bit to say right here.