This week's Rankings are inspired by the many upsets that happened in week #3. I'm mean, Kansas City won IN New Orleans, and the 49ers lost to the Vikings? Detroit loses to the Titans in a wild game, and the Eagles get spanked in the desert by the resurgent Cardinals. The only thing upsetting about the Green Bay loss to Seattle was the officiating, but that's a story we all hope will fade into the past very soon with the return of the regular referees, right?
The most amazing thing about these Rankings is the presence, for however short a time, of two NFC West team in the Top 5 (3 in the top 15). No longer a division NFL teams can take for granted, it will be interesting to see how this season plays out. The emergence of new "weak" divisions is almost as shocking as anything else. The NFC Sout has been dismal so far, though Tampa Bay is playing everyone tough. The AFC West is still the worst division in the nFL by a increasing margin, some of which can be laid a the feet - or lack of arm strength - of Peyton Manning in Denver. In the AFC East, the Patriots are stumbling and McHoody-ing, which has to have many scratching their heads. Wild days ahead I say, so let's take a look at have
Junior, er, uh, I mean Eric did this week. Here's teams 1 through 16. We'll post the 17 to 32 teams tomorrow.
NFL Power Rankings - Week #4 - 1 through 16
The Week #4 Power Rankings are so different than the ones I did in week #1, it's amazing. The difference is vastly increased when you consider that I didn't even make this week's ranking at all. The great and powerful Eric Nagel joins me this week, and the team positions chosen are his. We all know Eric as the great front page writer he is, but many don't know that he and I have lots in common. No Eric, I'm not your father. Yes, we have the same Yugo-shaped birthmark on our butts, yet I'm sure that's waaaay more common than you think. We're bother fabulously handsome and vastly intelligent though, so maybe a DNA test? Hmm... SON! Give us a hug!