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Big Brother Power Rankings: Texans on Top, Jets and Chiefs in Trouble

The Saints and Panthers gave spirited efforts to stave off elimination, but neither could make the necessary plays in the end. New Orleans joins Cleveland as the only winless teams, both of whom have been voted out of the Power Rankings. I’m not sure that we have to worry about a 9-3 run from New Orleans but they should play more like last week and win some games. Carolina is 6th in Advanced NFL Stats predictive rankings, but so long as Ron Rivera is making decisions, we should probably be okay.

There were some movers this week as we get more information. The biggest droppers are the Jets (disaster, Revis out), Cowboys (offense continues to struggle, bad loss), and Seahawks (overrated by me last week). The biggest risers this week are the Vikings, who backed up their win over the 49ers with a road win at Detroit, surging past the Lions; and the Redskins and Rams, who shot up out of eviction danger zone with wins this past weekend.

The Texans still look like the class, Atlanta survived, and Baltimore, New England and San Francisco took care of business. Chicago and Denver solidified their standing, showing that early losses are fine if they come against good opponents. Arizona continues to be ranked lower in my rankings, but they didn’t exactly scream top five team, though the Dolphins are better than we could have expected through four weeks.

We will axe two more from the power rankings this week, since we didn’t have any two weeks ago. The nominees are affected by the bye weeks, as Oakland and Tampa Bay are off and won’t be on the block. The Jets slip in, and could be facing trouble against the Texans, though the Chiefs (Baltimore), Jaguars (Chicago) and Titans (Minnesota) all have worse records and bad matchups. The Colts get the last nomination by default, though they will probably be safe unless there are a slew of upsets.

  1. Houston Texans (4-0) [at NY Jets, last week:1]
  2. Atlanta Falcons (4-0) [at Washington, last week:2]
  3. Baltimore Ravens (3-1) [at Kansas City, last week:3]
  4. San Francisco 49ers (3-1) [vs. Buffalo, last week:5]
  5. New England Patriots (2-2) [vs. Denver, last week:4]
  6. Chicago Bears (3-1) [at Jacksonville, last week:12]
  7. Green Bay Packers (2-2) [last week:6]
  8. Denver Broncos (2-2) [last week:13]
  9. Arizona Cardinals (4-0) [last week:7]
  10. Philadelphia Eagles (3-1) [last week:16]
  11. New York Giants (2-2) [last week:10]
  12. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2) [last week:8]
  13. Minnesota Vikings (3-1) [last week:21]
  14. Cincinnati Bengals (3-1) [last week:17]
  15. San Diego Chargers (3-1) [last week:15]
  16. Miami Dolphins (1-3) [last week:20]
  17. Seattle Seahawks (2-2) [last week:9]
  18. Dallas Cowboys (2-2) [last week:11]
  19. Buffalo Bills (2-2) [last week:19]
  20. Washington Redskins (2-2) [last week:27]
  21. Detroit Lions (1-3) [last week:18]
  22. St. Louis Rams (2-2) [last week:30]
  23. Indianapolis Colts (1-2) [last week:22]
  24. New York Jets (2-2) [vs. Houston, last week:14]
  25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3) [bye week, last week:28]*
  26. Tennessee Titans (1-3) [at Minnesota, last week:26]
  27. Oakland Raiders (1-3) [last week:23]*
  28. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3) [vs. Chicago, last week:25]
  29. Kansas City Chiefs (1-3) [vs. Baltimore, last week:24]

ELIMINATED

Carolina Panthers (1-3)

New Orleans Saints (0-4)

Cleveland Browns (0-4)

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