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Only two teams remain unbeaten while the other contenders take a trip to the drawing board.

the San Francisco 49ers He kept the ball rolling with a 35-16 win over the Arizona Cardinals while he was Philadelphia Eagles They barely survived at home 34-31 against the Washington leaders in overtime.

But the week wasn’t so kind to other teams like the Miami Dolphins, who after scoring 70 points last week to take a 3-0 lead, were dealt a blow when the Buffalo Bills won 48-20.

Then there are the Cincinnati Bengals, who have managed to look worse with each passing week and lost 27-3 to the Tennessee Titans to fall to 1-3. Maybe something has to change sooner rather than later.

Let’s sort it all out with our NFL power rankings heading into Week 5:

32. Chicago Bears (0-4): Justin Fields posted arguably the best game of his career only for Chicago to take a 28-7 lead over the previously winless Broncos. Chase Claypool watched from home. The weather is getting worse in the Windy City.

31. Carolina Panthers (0-4): Kirk Cousins ​​played horribly and the Panthers showed nothing. Who will win the Bears vs. Panthers matchup?

30. Denver Broncos (1-3): Should the Broncos be proud of their performance? Let’s see how they use this momentum boost.

29. New England Patriots (1-3): Is this the worst? New Britain Has it looked under Bill Belichick? It would have been 0-4 if the New York Jets had Aaron Rodgers.

28. Las Vegas Raiders (1-3): Rookie Aidan O’Connell got his chance, but he didn’t raise the floor more than Jimmy Garoppolo as Las Vegas lost three in a row.

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27. Cincinnati Bengals (1-3): Aside from Joe Burrow’s injury, there’s no logical reason for Cincinnati to be this bad. Maybe they need to change somewhere soon.

26. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2): Mike Tomlin has already stated the need for change. It sums up Pittsburgh despite a 2-2 start.

25. New Orleans Saints (2-2): Shockingly, Derek Carr doesn’t move the needle. Jameis Winston should get a chance at some point.

24. Atlanta Falcons (2-2): Their defense can compete, but Desmond Ryder unfortunately hasn’t made any strides.

23. New York Giants (1-2): The sample size here will have to wait until the Seattle game on Monday.

22. Washington Commanders (2-2): An inspiring effort against Philadelphia, but they have been giving up a lot of points for three weeks in a row.

21. Arizona Cardinals (1-3): Joshua Dobbs and the Cardinals are battling, even if the talent gap between them is wide.

20. Indianapolis Colts (2-2): The Colts won both games away from home, but lost both at home. Anthony Richardson needs receivers who can catch.

19. Tennessee Titans (2-2): Ask South Asia in any form right now and it probably makes sense.

18. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-2): Jaguar He should They won this division due to their playoff run last year, but they haven’t shown it yet.

17. Houston Texans (2-2): Maybe DeMeco Ryans is building something special, and his next three games will be against non-Tampa Bay NFC South teams. Why not go 5-2?

16. Minnesota Vikings (1-3): The Vikings weren’t entirely bad or convincingly good. No. 16 seems fair.

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15. Seattle Seahawks (2-1): How Seattle handles the Daniel Jones test will greatly impact their move here.

14. Los Angeles Rams (2-2): Sean McVay should be thrilled Puka Nakoa. A 23-0 lead against Indianapolis doesn’t feel right.

13. New York Jets (1-3): The man is so Planes The defense is good, and they could have stolen the win against Kansas City.

12. Cleveland Browns (2-2): Deshaun Watson wasn’t at his level in Houston, but Dorian Thompson-Robinson’s first start was not one to remember.

11. Green Bay Packers (2-2): It wasn’t a pretty show Thursday, but the Packers have something cooking on the slow stove.

10. Los Angeles Chargers (2-2): Justin Herbert didn’t have a good game by his standards, however Chargers The defense intensified amid serious injuries.

9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-1): They have tough games on the calendar, but the Bucs can — and should — make the NFC South their own.

8. Baltimore Ravens (3-1): The Ravens are a strange loss for Gardner Minshew and the Colts are far from undefeated. Their schedule for the next few weeks is also very favorable.

7. Miami Dolphins (3-1): You never want to lose 48-20 to a rival amid talk of a title contender, however Dolphins They must bounce back and show that they can handle adversity.

6. Kansas City Chiefs (3-1): It was clear from week one but the Chiefs didn’t look like the defending champions. But they had Patrick Mahomes and that was enough.

5. Detroit Lions (3-1): The Lions were brave and won a prime-time game at Lambeau. This looks…different?

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4. Buffalo Bills (3-1): Buffalo feet a statement vs. Miami, culminating in their third consecutive defeat. Josh Allen without a turnover can take the Bills to the Promised Land.

3. Philadelphia Eagles (4-0): Yes, it’s an undefeated start to Philly, but some of their results could easily have been losses. They need more assurance in their approach.

2. Dallas Cowboys (3-1): The absence of Trevon Diggs was unmissable against New England’s weapons, but except for this point against Arizona, this Cowboys The team makes their own games. This is what the Eagles are missing.

1. San Francisco 49ers (4-0): He was controlled and composed in all four dominating victories — signs of a true Super Bowl contender. Next week against Dallas is the first big test.

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