Week 4 is under wraps and there are five teams that have remained undefeated through the first quarter of the 2013 NFL season: the New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, And the Denver Broncos. Some of these undefeated teams have played better than others which is why its time to throw them into my NFL rankings of power.
Number 1: Denver Broncos (4-0) – The Broncos remain in my top spot after another impressive defeat of the Philadelphia Eagles. The Broncos beat the Eagles 52-20 on Sunday in extraordinary fashion, setting the franchise record for the most points in a single regular season game. This Peyton Manning led offense has looked dominant, even unstoppable at times. They have scored a whopping 179 points through four games, a feat that hasn’t been done since the 1962 Dallas Cowboys. Ironically, the Broncos play the struggling Cowboys next week in Dallas. I once again expect the Broncos to remain in the top spot, unless they let their foot of the gas pedal for some unforeseen reason.
Number 2: New Orleans Saints (4-0) – Who saw this one coming? I knew that Saints would be better, but this team has looked a lot like the old 2009 Saints team that went on to win the Super Bowl against Manning’s Colts. Shall I say potential rematch? Realistically its too early to tell, but if the Saints and the Broncos keep it up than there is no reason as to why that can’t happen, right? Whats certain is that the Saints have the most explosive offense in the league behind the Broncos. This Saints team is proving how could of a coach Sean Payton really is. He is the frontrunner for the coach of the year in my mind. Of course Roger Goodell would never allow that to happen due to his personal vengeance against the Saints organization. Regardless of Goodell’s antics, Sean Payton has turned this previously worst defense in the league, into a formidable one.
Number 3: Seattle Seahawks (4-0) – Lets face it, the Seahawks got lucky and barely squeaked out a win against the Houston Texans last Sunday. However, they do deserve some credit after coming back from a 20-3 halftime deficit. That shows some resiliency, especially on the road. I question their offense though. Russel Wilson has looked rusty and could really use a some more playmakers on his side of the ball. Hopefully Percy Harvin can become Wilson’s go to guy. But then again were talking about Percy Harvin here so who knows.
Number 4: Kansas City Chiefs (4-0) – Alright lets be serious, who REALLY saw this one coming? I know I sure as hell didn’t. The Chiefs have gone from being the worst team in the league under Romeo Crennel, to becoming a legitimate contender under new head coach Andy Reid. I am not a fan of their Alex Smith led offense, but their defense has looked like the real deal thus far. Keep an eye out on the AFC West this year, especially for both the Kansas City vs. Denver games. All early indications point towards those games being a duke-out between to AFC heavy weights.
Number 5: New England Patriots (4-0) – The Pats have been impressive this year, even though Tpm Brady hasn’t had much to work with. The loss of Vince Wilfork is a big blow to their defense though. Many experts consider Wilfork to be the anchor of that defense. Mind that this defense is the better of the two units for the Patriots. I predict that they’ll lose their next game against the Cincinnati Bengals. (Its a prediction Pats fans, don’t get mad alright).
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- Texans drop to 12th in latest power rankings (khou.com)