NFL Power Poll – Week 4
Frank Coyle/ Head Scout
NFL Power Poll – Rams and Chiefs Head Conferences
Saints’ QB Drew Brees and Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes Hot Early Starts
Teams of the Week – Browns over Jets, Titans over Jaguars
Upset of the Week – Bills over Vikings 27-6
Players of the Week
Offense – QB Drew Brees – Saints
Defense – DE J.J. Watt – Texans
Rookies of Week
QB Josh Allen – Bills
WR Calvin Ridley – Falcons
Games of Week #4 –
Minnesota Vikings (1-1-1) at LA Rams (3-0)
Rams Look to Take NFC leadership in the early season
Miami Dolphins (3-0) at New England Patriots (1-2)
Dolphins must prove contenders with big AFC East contest
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NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1 -3-0 Rams
Rams’ are loaded for run at the title.
#2 – 3-0 Chiefs
Chiefs putting up big numbers behind QB Patrick Mahomes. Looking to add impact veterans
#3- 2-1 Eagles
Eagles starting QB Carson Wentz returned for win over Colts.
#4 – 2-1 Jaguars
Jaguars’ were handed by an underrated Titans club.
#5 – 1-1-1 Vikings
Vikings were smoked by the Bills. Look to rebound in huge NFC matchup Thursday night with Rams.
#6 – 1-2 Falcons
Falcons lost a shootout with South rival the Saints last week. Face the Bengals at home this week.
#7 – 2-1 Broncos
Broncos host the Chiefs this Monday night in a tough AFC West matchup.
#8 – 2-1 Bengals
Bengals look to recover from Ravens loss with trip to Atlanta.
#9 – 1-2 Patriots
Pats host the Dolphins in key early AFC East matchup.
#10 – 2-1 Panthers
Panthers beat a good Bengals team last week. Get an early bye this weekend.
#11 – 2-1 Bucs
Bucs came up short vs the Steelers. QB Fitzpatrick still warrants starting here.
#12 – 2-1 Ravens
Ravens jumped on the Broncos in an important AFC matchup. Face tough road game with Steelers Sunday night.
#13 – 3-0 Dolphins
Dolphins have a chance here to take AFC East leadership with a win in New England.
#14 – 2-1 Saints
Saints’ Drew Brees won a shootout with the Falcons. Goes on the road to face the GMen.
#15 – 1-1-1 Packers
The Packers have more problems them visible. Face key home game with Bills.
#16 – 2-1 Bears
The Bears are learning to win the close games.
#17 – 1-1-1 Steelers
Steelers’ beat the Bucs to get into the win column. Host Ravens this week.
#18 – 2-1 Titans
New HC Mike Vrabel has the Titans playing hard with nice early results.
#19 – 2-1 Redskins
Redskins beat the Packers Sunday. Bye week before heavy NFC matchups.
#20 – 1-2 Chargers
Chargers host the 49ers in a vital game to stay with the West leaders.
#21 – 1-2 Seahawks
Seahawks won big game at home vs the Cowboys. Travel to Arizona for divisional matchup.
#22 – 1-2 Giants
Giants played well behind a strong Eli performance. Host the Saints in a huge NFC contest.
#23 – 1-2 Cowboys
The Cowboys host the Lions in an important matchup to get to .500.
#24 – 1-2 Jets
Jets’ travel to Jacksonville in another tough road matchup.
#25 – 1-2 Lions
Lions beat the Patriots Sunday night for huge victory. Travel to Big D for a key NFC contest.
#26 – 1-1-1 Browns
Browns finally win with victory over the Jets. Face the winless Raiders on the coast.
#27 – 1-2 Colts
Colts cane up just short vs the Eagles. Host the winless Texans in tough South matchup.
#28 – 0-3 Texans
Texans’ JJ Watt is back, but they have a lot of problems, especially on offense.
#29 – 1-2 49ers
The 49ers lose QB Jimmy Garoppolo for the season. Club relies on young CJ Beathard once again.
#30 – 1-2 Bills
Bills jumped the Vikings bones Sunday. Travel to Green Bay to get to .500.
#31 – 0-3 Raiders
Raiders host the Browns in hopes of winning their first game for new HC Jon Gruden.
#32 – 0-3 Cardinals
Cardinals lost tough game to Bears. Change to rookie QB Josh Rosen with Seattle coming to town.
Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites