Week 3 was a massive weekend in the NFL, both on and off the field. We saw many of the season’s best games and a major shakeup in the power rankings, with lots of unexpected results leading to big shifts.
The Kansas City Chiefs and the Atlanta Falcons, both undefeated, are the top teams in the power rankings. Both squads look like contenders so far. However, teams like the Baltimore Ravens and the Seattle Seahawks slipped out of the top 10 in each power rankings.
The Ravens lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars, 44-7, in London. Baltimore’s defense couldn’t keep Jacksonville’s offense out of the end zone, and it’s offense looked lost at times. Seattle is coming off 33-27 loss against the Tennessee Titans. The Seahawks’ defense couldn’t stop the Titans’ rushing attack.
On the other hand, teams like the Los Angeles Rams and the Minnesota Vikings are climbing up different power rankings each week. The Rams and Vikings are coming off Week 3 victories and are both 2-1. Los Angeles defeated the the San Fransisco 49ers, 41-39, Thursday night. And the Vikings, without quarterback Sam Bradford, knocked off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 34-17.
ESPN.com has the Atlanta Falcons as the top team heading into Week 4. And Washington, after beating the Oakland Raiders in Week 3, climbed up to 14. The Chiefs are No. 1 on Yahoo Sports’ power rankings, and the Vikings are listed at No. 11. SB Nation released its Hope Rankings for Week 4, and the Chiefs are at the top of that list. Also, Washington is in the top five.