“The Reality Check” Week 4 NFL Power Rankings

September 28, 2011 | Glenn Clark

16. Atlanta Falcons (LW: 9)

I picked them to win the Super Bowl. Do Super Bowl winners lose 13-10 to the Bucs?

15. New York Giants (LW: 18)

If they follow up a win in Philly with a loss in Phoenix no one in the world will be surprised.

14. Dallas Cowboys (LW: 16)

They’ll of course need better receiver play. And to figure out how to snap the ball.

13. Philadelphia Eagles (LW: 6)

They can’t win without Michael Vick. But you already knew that.

12. Oakland Raiders (LW: 17)

A visit from the Pats follows last week’s visit from the Jets. At least they don’t have a tough schedule.

11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 14)

With Indy headed to town for Monday Night Football, the Bucs get the earliest bye week in the NFL.

10. Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 11)

If you’ve ever blocked anything, you might be able to start on their O-Line.

9. New York Jets (LW: 5)

They’re good enough to win at M&T Bank Stadium Saturday night. I just hope they don’t.

8. Houston Texans (LW: 4)

The Saints are good. I wouldn’t worry too much.

7. Buffalo Bills (LW: 12)

With the Bengals next, I assume we’ll be looking at a 4-0 team. How is that possible?

6. San Diego Chargers (LW: 6)

I don’t really know what to make of them only barely getting past the Chiefs. I’ll just sit on this for a week.

5. Baltimore Ravens (LW: 8)

I prefer the “good” Ravens to the “bad” Ravens.

4. Detroit Lions (LW: 7)

I wish my team had Calvin Johnson.

3. New England Patriots (LW: 2)

I doubt Tom Brady throws four interceptions too many times.

2. New Orleans Saints (LW: 3)

They’re capable of winning just about every game by the same 40-33 score.

1. Green Bay Packers (LW: 1)

The earth is also round.