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NFL Power Rankings Week 4 – What Are the Latest Team Power Rankings 2021

Posted: Sep 29, 2021Last updated: Sep 30, 2021

Week 3 was a great week of football as there were several games that came down to the final seconds and to the final kick. Heading into Week 4, we are finally starting to get a good grasp of the contenders and the pretenders this season. So which teams could actually make a playoff run this year and which teams should already start thinking about where they will be vacationing in January? Here are the Week 4 power rankings and odds.

All playoff lines and odds used in the NFL power rankings series are provided via BetMGM Sportsbook as of Tuesday, September 28.

NFL Power Rankings for Week 4

32. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-3) ↔️

  • Playoffs Odds: +2500
  • Super Bowl Odds: +100000

Things couldn’t be worse in Jacksonville right now. Trevor Lawrence is struggling and there aren’t many positives to point to if you are a fan of the Jaguars. This is a team that is several years away from competing in the AFC.

31. New York Jets (0-3) ↔️

  • Playoffs Odds: +3500
  • Super Bowl Odds: +100000

The Jets can’t block anyone, which makes it really hard to evaluate Zach Wilson fairly. Still, he needs to play better and his playmakers need to be more reliable. The Jets still need a few more productive offseasons before they can think about making the playoffs.


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30. Detroit Lions (0-3) ↔️

  • Playoffs Odds: +3500
  • Super Bowl Odds: +100000

The Lions continue to be really frisky, nearly beating the Ravens in Week 3. Dan Campbell has his team playing really hard and Jared Goff appears to be a competent quarterback in their system. The 0-3 record is tough, but Detroit is significantly better than Jacksonville and New York.

29. Houston Texans (1-2) ↔️

  • Playoffs Odds: +1600
  • Super Bowl Odds: +100000

With Tyrod Taylor under center, this team would be ranked much higher, but Davis Mills doesn’t inspire a ton of confidence. Still, Houston has enough talented players on both sides of the ball to compete with a lot of teams.

28. Chicago Bears (1-2) ⬇️ 6

  • Playoffs Odds: +400
  • Super Bowl Odds: +15000

The Bears just don’t do anything particularly well right now. The defense can be okay in spurts, but they can certainly be exposed through the air. Until Chicago gets competent quarterback play from either Justin Fields or Andy Dalton, it’s going to be a long season for the Bears.

27. New York Giants (0-3) ↔️ 

  • Playoffs Odds: +650
  • Super Bowl Odds: +30000

The Giants have one of the worst offenses in the NFL and it’s not all that surprising. Jason Garrett is among the worst offensive coordinators in the league and until they make a change, they will continue to fall down our rankings.

26. Atlanta Falcons (1-2) ⬆️ 2

  • Playoffs Odds: +500
  • Super Bowl Odds: +15000

It took a last-second field goal against the Giants for the Falcons to get their first win of the season. The offense just isn’t clicking right now and it looks like Matt Ryan is really struggling to throw the ball down the field. They have a lot of talent on offense, but they need the offensive line and Ryan to play better if they want to go on a run.

25. Philadelphia Eagles (1-2) ⬇️ 5

  • Playoffs Odds: +300
  • Super Bowl Odds: +8000

The Eagles have a lot of really nice pieces on the offensive and defensive line, but Jalen Hurts continues to be their biggest question mark. He is a fine NFL quarterback, but is he the type of player you build a franchise around? After three weeks, the answer is starting to look more and more like a “no."

24. Washington Football Team (1-2) ⬇️ 3

  • Playoffs Odds: +225
  • Super Bowl Odds: +10000

Going into the year, Washington needed their defense to be elite in order to get back into the playoffs. They are currently allowing 30.7 points per game this season and that just isn’t going to cut it. Taylor Heinicke has been solid at quarterback, but he hasn’t been good enough to overcome his bad defense.

23. Miami Dolphins (1-2) ⬆️ 3

  • Playoffs Odds: +130
  • Super Bowl Odds: +10000

Jacoby Brissett made a few huge plays in Week 3, as the Dolphins took the Raiders to overtime in Las Vegas. But this is still an offense that doesn’t inspire much confidence.

22. Indianapolis Colts (0-3) ⬆️ 1

  • Playoffs Odds: +185
  • Super Bowl Odds: +8000 

Yes, the Colts are winless, but their schedule has been brutal to start the year. They’ve also lost multiple Pro Bowl players due to injury, but they’ve been in every game so far. If they can get through the next couple of weeks and find a few wins, they will still have an outside shot of making the playoffs in the AFC.

21. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2) ⬇️ 9

  • Playoffs Odds: +375
  • Super Bowl Odds: +6600

The Steelers were without several defensive starters in Week 3 and it showed. The Bengals scored 24 points on just 40 plays (two kneel-downs). The bigger concern is Ben Roethlisberger, who looks just about done. They will take on the Packers in Week 4, which is shaping up to be a must-win game for Pittsburgh considering how well the rest of the division is playing right now.

Pittsburgh Steelers Bet Tip: If you believe the Steelers will bounce back once T.J. Watt returns to the lineup, Over 6.5 Wins at BetMGM feels like a safe bet. Don’t count out Pittsburgh just yet.

20. Seattle Seahawks (1-2) ⬇️ 15

  • Playoffs Odds: +110
  • Super Bowl Odds: +3000

Seattle’s defense has really struggled over the last two games, allowing a combined 66 points to the Titans and the Vikings. Russell Wilson is playing fine, but he isn’t able to overcome that defense. Until the Seahawks figure out a way to slow down the opponent’s rushing attack, things could get ugly in Seattle.

19. Minnesota Vikings (1-2) ⬆️ 6

  • Playoffs Odds: +160
  • Super Bowl Odds: +5000

If it weren’t for a short missed field goal, the Vikings would be sitting at 2-1 and would be much higher on this list. Still, they were able to get a much-needed win in Week 3 and that was without Dalvin Cook. The schedule gets really tough for the Vikings over the next few weeks (49ers, Rams), but this is a solid team capable of hanging with just about everyone.

18. Cincinnati Bengals (2-1) ⬆️ 6

  • Playoffs Odds: +350
  • Super Bowl Odds: +15000

The biggest storyline in Cincinnati is how well the defense has performed this season. Despite a few injuries to their secondary, they are finding ways to create turnovers and get off the field. If Joe Burrow can continue to be protected on offense, this team has a chance to be pretty good this season. The arrow is pointing way up for the Bengals after their Week 3 win against the Steelers.

17. New England Patriots (1-2) ⬇️ 2

  • Playoffs Odds: +175
  • Super Bowl Odds: +6600

The offense isn’t quite clicking yet under Mac Jones, but the defense is still among the best in the NFL. If Jones can improve at all as the season progresses, the Patriots should be a fringe playoff team. Still, they are in danger of falling too far behind in the AFC if they can’t pull off the Week 4 upset against the Buccaneers on Sunday Night Football.

16. Denver Broncos (3-0) ⬆️ 3

  • Playoffs Odds: -190
  • Super Bowl Odds: +3000

Denver is 3-0, but they’ve played arguably the softest schedule in the NFL this season. They’ve also been costly wins as they’ve lost Jerry Jeudy, Bradley Chubb and KJ Hamler with injuries.

Give Teddy Bridgewater credit, though. He’s playing the best football of his career and has been more aggressive than ever. We will learn a lot about this team over the next few weeks as they will take on the Ravens, Steelers and Raiders.

Jameis Winston, QB, New Orleans Saints

Jameis Winston and the New Orleans Saints’ big win over the Patriots moves them up the NFL Power Rankings Week 4. (Image: USA TODAY Sports)


15. New Orleans Saints (2-1) ⬆️ 1

  • Playoffs Odds: -105
  • Super Bowl Odds: +3000

No team in the NFL is more difficult to figure out right now than the Saints. They dominated the Packers and Patriots, but were embarrassed by the Panthers. The defense appears to be their biggest strength, but can Jameis Winston and the rest of the offense improve as the season goes on? If the answer is yes, the Saints are legitimate Super Bowl contenders in the NFC.

14. Tennessee Titans (2-1) ⬆️ 3

  • Playoffs Odds: -400
  • Super Bowl Odds: +2500

The Titans have won back-to-back games after getting back to a more balanced style of offense. In those two games, Derrick Henry totaled 381 yards and three touchdowns. If he continues to play at that level, the Titans should run away with the AFC South. However, the injury to A.J. Brown makes this team a lot less appealing for the next month or so.

13. Carolina Panthers (3-0) ⬆️ 5

  • Playoffs Odds: +115
  • Super Bowl Odds: +5000

The Panthers will be without Christian McCaffrey for the next few weeks, which means it’s up to Sam Darnold to lead the offense. To his credit, he’s playing the best football of his career as he appears more confident in what he is seeing. Carolina’s schedule is pretty soft over the next month, so don’t be surprised if they continue to have a really strong record well into November.

12. Arizona Cardinals (3-0) ⬇️ 2

  • Playoffs Odds: -150
  • Super Bowl Odds: +2500 

Arizona is undefeated, but there are still some reasons to be concerned. Kyler Murray is still too turnover-prone and the defense can be gashed through the air. However, this is still a really good and talented team. We will find out a lot about the Cardinals once they start playing some divisional games, as the NFC West is the best division in the NFL.

11. San Francisco 49ers (2-1) ⬇️ 3

  • Playoffs Odds: -225
  • Super Bowl Odds: +1400

The 49ers are one 51-yard field goal miss away from being 3-0, but they left Aaron Rodgers too much time in Week 3. Still, this is a really well-balanced team that should be a near-lock to make the playoffs.

10. Dallas Cowboys (2-1) ⬆️ 3

  • Playoffs Odds: -300
  • Super Bowl Odds: +2500

Dallas leads the NFL in takeaways as their defense looks vastly improved under Dan Quinn. The offense continues to be among the best in the NFL as Dak Prescott has been fantastic in the first three weeks of the season. It would be a shock if the Cowboys didn’t run away with the NFC East this season.

9. Kansas City Chiefs (1-2) ⬇️ 7

  • Playoffs Odds: -500
  • Super Bowl Odds: +600

There is no reason to panic yet if you are the Chiefs. They’ve had a difficult schedule to start the year and the defense needs some time to get up to speed. However, Kansas City needs Patrick Mahomes to start playing better. If that happens, everything will fall back into place relatively quickly.

Kansas City Chiefs Bet Tip: The Chiefs are -110 to win the AFC West right now at BetMGM. That is probably the lowest those odds will be all season long. It’s not a bad time to jump on them after their slow start.

8. Baltimore Ravens (2-1) ⬆️ 1

  • Playoffs Odds: -300
  • Super Bowl Odds: +1600

No team in the NFL has lost more players due to injury and COVID-19 protocol than the Baltimore Ravens this year. And yet, they just find ways to win games. If the Ravens can get healthy by December or January, they will have a legitimate shot to make a Super Bowl run with how good they are on offense and special teams.

7. Las Vegas Raiders (3-0) ⬆️ 4 

  • Playoffs Odds: -105
  • Super Bowl Odds: +3000

The Raiders are 3-0 for the first time since 2002. That year, they made the Super Bowl and took on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Could that happen again?

Okay, it’s a bit too premature to be talking about the Super Bowl with the Raiders, but Derek Carr is playing the best football of his career. More importantly, the defense is finding ways to make plays with Gus Bradley as the defensive coordinator. The Raiders should be a playoff team in 2021-2022.

6. Los Angeles Chargers (2-1) ⬆️ 8

  • Playoffs Odds: -115
  • Super Bowl Odds: +1800

You can make a strong case that the Chargers should be 3-0 right now. Their Week 2 loss to the Cowboys was mostly due to turnovers and their own mistakes, but their win over the Chiefs in Kansas City showed they can play with anyone in the AFC right now. It’s not crazy to think of the Chargers as the favorites in the AFC West after three games. Also, Justin Herbert is playing like the best quarterback in the AFC. That certainly doesn’t hurt.

Los Angeles Chargers Bet Tip: Whether the Chargers win the division remains to be seen, but this team appears to be a lock to make the playoffs. Take L.A. at -115 to make the tournament this year.

5. Green Bay Packers (2-1) ⬆️ 2 

  • Playoffs Odds: -350
  • Super Bowl Odds: +1400

There is still some concern about the defense for the Packers, but Aaron Rodgers is just too good right now. He and Davante Adams are nearly impossible to stop and with Aaron Jones running well, Green Bay continues to be a legitimate Super Bowl contender.

4. Cleveland Browns (2-1) ↔️

  • Playoffs Odds: -250
  • Super Bowl Odds: +1400

The Browns have so many different paths to victory and they showed that in Week 3. They allowed fewer than 50 total yards against the Bears as they created nine sacks. It also helped that Odell Beckham Jr. returned to the lineup, making that offense even more dangerous.

3. Buffalo Bills (2-1) ⬆️ 3 

  • Playoffs Odds: -700
  • Super Bowl Odds: +900

Buffalo’s Week 1 loss against the Steelers continues to look like one of the flukiest outcomes so far this season. Josh Allen is starting to play like an MVP candidate once again and the defense is finding ways to make big plays.

Buffalo appears to be the best and most well-rounded team in the AFC after three weeks. Their schedule is also very favorable over the next few weeks, so don’t be surprised if their Super Bowl and playoff odds rise significantly.

2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1) ⬇️ 1 

  • Playoffs Odds: -800
  • Super Bowl Odds: +600

Yes, Tampa Bay lost for the first time in what feels like forever. But this is still a really good team that is likely to make it to the NFC Championship game, at worst. They do need to solve some of their issues in the run game and secondary, but the Buccaneers are going to be just fine.

Look for Tampa Bay and Tom Brady to bounce back in a big way in New England in Week 4.

1. Los Angeles Rams (3-0) ⬆️ 2

  • Playoffs Odds: -650
  • Super Bowl Odds: +800

How could you not be impressed with the Rams’ Week 3 win over the Buccaneers? Matthew Stafford went toe-to-toe with Tom Brady and outplayed him. Los Angeles just looked so much faster and better coached.

Now, that doesn’t mean they are going to win the Super Bowl in 2021-2022, but they are the clear-cut best team in the NFC after three weeks.

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