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1. Kansas City Chiefs (4-0)
Only unbeaten team left ranks third in points and afirst in yards. Alex Smith is having an MVP type season. Kareem Hunt is early favorite for (offensive) Rookie of The Year.
2. Atlanta Falcons (3-1)
Atlanta ranks sixth in points scored and fourth in yards gained. They average 2.37 points per drive while their defense gives up 1.85 points per. Really good offense, defense is better than we think.
3. Buffalo Bills (3-1)
The Bills defense has allowed one passing touchdown, while collecting six interceptions. Buffalo leads the NFL with only 54 points allowed in four games.
4. Detroit Lions (3-1)
The Lions defense have tied for forcing the most turnovers in the league (11). They rank fourth with only 70 points allowed in four games.
5. Denver Broncos (3-1)
The Broncos rank first in yards and rushing yards allowed with zero touchdowns given up on the ground. They are also the third ranked rushing team in the league.
6. Pittsburg Steelers (3-1)
Pittsburg is ranked second in yards and points allowed. They also rank second in pass yards and passing touchdowns allowed.
7. Green Bay Packers (3-1)
Aaron Rodgers leads the league with 10 passing touchdowns. Green Bay ranks sixth in points allowed.
8. New England Patriots (2-2)
The Patriots rank second in points scored and first in yards gained. They also rank second to last in points allowed and dead last in yards allowed.
9. Philadelphia Eagles (3-1)
The Eagles ranks third in rushing and third in total yards.
10. Los Angeles Rams (3-1)
Jared Goff averages 268 passing yards per game with seven touchdowns and one interception. The Rams have scored the most points (142) in the NFL .
11. Carolina Panthers (3-1)
Carolina allows 4.9 yards per play on defense. They rank fourth in both points (tied) and yards allowed. Their offense is coming together too.
12. Houston Texans (2-2)
Deshaun Watson has revitalized Houston. The Texans are ranked fourth in points scored. They rank fifth in yards allowed.
13. Seattle Seahawks (3-1)
Russel Wilson has scored eight total touchdowns. Seattle ranks fourth in pass yards allowed.
14. Dallas Cowboys (2-2)
Dallas has allowed one rushing touchdown all season. They’ve only scored three themselves
15. Oakland Raiders (2-2)
The Raiders doesn’t rank in the top 20 in both rush yards gained and rush yards allowed. They also have that distinction (not in the top 20s) in both pass yards gained and allowed. Derek Carr injury is huge.
16. Washington Redskins (2-2)
The Redskins have forced seven turnovers on the season while giving up seven themselves.
17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1)
The Bucs have scored 71 points in three games.
18. Minnesota Vikings (2-2)
The injury to running back Dalvin Cook is huge. The Vikings averaged 4.0 yards per carry with him as the starter.
19. New Orleans Saints (2-2)
The Saints have zero turnovers this season. They rank 28th in yards given up.
20. Tennessee Titans (2-2)
Titans rank sixth in rushing. The Marcus Marriotta injury will hinder them severely
21. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-2)
The Jags rank 30th in passing yards but second in rushing yards. They rank first in pass yards allowed and dead last giving up the most rushing yards in the league.
22. Arizona Cardinals (2-2)
The Cardinals rank 22nd in points scored and 20th in points allowed.
23. Baltimore Ravens (2-2)
Baltimore is tied with a league high 11 forced turnovers which is great. Only two teams turn it over more than them which is very bad.
24. New York Jets (2-2)
The Jets have won two straight games. They’ve given up more turnovers (seven) than they’ve forced (four).
25. Cincinnati Bengals (1-3)
The Bengals rank third in both points and yards allowed. They rank 27th in both points and yards gained.
26. Los Angeles Chargers (0-4)
Phillip Rivers ranks sixth in passing yards (1,107 ) and the defense ranks sixth in passing yards allowed (768). They also rank 29th in rushing and 31st in rush yards allowed.
27. Chicago Bears (1-3)
The Bears have scored eight offensive touchdowns and have ten turnovers. Mitchell Trubisky gets the start in week five.
28. Miami Dolphins (1-2)
The Dolphins average 8.3 points per game. Good luck trying to get wins with that offense.
29. Indianapolis Colts (1-3)
The Colts rank 30th in yards allowed and last in points allowed (four game total).
30. New York Giants (0-4)
The G-men have allowed 95 points this season while only scoring 60 points themselves.
31. San Francisco 49ers (0-4)
San Francisco has scored (only) five touchdowns on offense while giving the ball up six times. They rank near the bottom in points and yards allowed.
32. Cleveland Browns (0-4)
The Browns have turned the ball over ten times while forcing only five turnovers themselves. They rank 28th in points scored and 29th in points allowed.