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NFL Power Rankings: 49ers Climb Into the Top 5

The 49ers are climbing up the NerdBall NFL Power Rankings. Here's how the teams stack up after four weeks of football.

Welcome to the NerdBall NFL Power Rankings. We love data here, and produce many statistics to help you identify those edges needed to help you win your fantasy leagues and make money playing DFS or betting on NFL games. One of the key stats we bring to you are out team NEFF ratings, a statistical analysis of team performance that allows us to rank the 32 NFL teams to show you who’s statistically good (and not so good).

In these weekly power rankings, I am going to take those NEFF rankings and look to layer on my own tape review of each team to give an alternative view of how the teams in the NFL should be ranked, with some short commentary over why the teams are ranked where they are.

Without further ado, let’s get into my NFL power rankings heading into Week 5.

RankTeamLast Week+/-NEFF RankONEFF RankDNEFF RankNotes
1Buffalo Bills
10222Gutsy comeback win over the Ravens keeps them in top spot
2Philadelphia Eagles
20153The only unbeaten team left but I'd still pick the Bills if they faced off today
3Kansas City Chiefs
306415Impressive win on the road in Tamps keeps the Chiefs at number 3
4Tampa Bay Buccaneers
519214Move up despite the loss to the Chiefs
5San Francisco 49ers
1273231That defense is terrifying and will keep the 49ers in every game
6Miami Dolphins
4-2181029The Tua situation is worrying but steady Teddy an keep them on track
7Minnesota Vikings
81131225Ground out a win against a top defense in London
8Green Bay Packers
917711Steadily improving and face a beat up Giants in London in Week 5
9Baltimore Ravens
7-28623A second blown big lead for the Ravens has them dropping
10Dallas Cowboys
1334175The Cooper Rush experience is doing enough to compliment a strong defense
11Los Angeles Rams
6-5272917Big fallers this week after a toothless offensive display against the 49ers
12Los Angeles Chargers
14210921Took care of a poor Texans team depsite the injury issues
13Cleveland Browns
11-25318The Browns could/should be 4-0 but need to finish better
14Jacksonville Jaguars
10-412176Drop for the Jaguars after blowing an early lead and struggling against the Eagles
15Cincinnati Bengals
19411166Arrow up for the Bengals who face the Ravens in Week 5
16New Orleans Saints
15-1162014Battled hard despite the injuries but need to get healthy to compete
17Arizona Cardinals
18122827Ran through a poor Panthers team to keep pace in the NFC West
18Atlanta Falcons
224291327The Falcons are certified frisky and continue to be competitive each week
19Denver Broncos
17-220258Should have done better against the Raiders and now Russ is banged up
20Tennessee Titans
244231926Back to their winning style though the Burks injury leaves them one-dimensional on offense
21Pittsburgh Steelers
20-1202219Steadily dropping but can Pickett help turn the tide?
22Detroit Lions
16-614132The best offense and worst defense makes for a team that’s dropping into the bottom third
23New England Patriots
21-2151422Ran the Packers close despite the QB injuries but looking like an also ran in 2022
24New York Giants
23-1312613Somehow 3-1 but in for a rude awakening in London this week. QB injuries a major concern
25New York Jets
261262820Zach is back and catching touchdowns. Start of a new looking Jets?
26Washington Commanders
25-1172324Looking worse each week and in need of inspiration
27Las Vegas Raiders
292281529Great result against the Broncos but still a long way to go for Vegas
28Seattle Seahawks
313251131Looking good on offense under Geno Smith but still major issues on defense
29Carolina Panthers
27-2233110Looking scarily bad on offense with Baker. Not a good team
30Indianapolis Colts
28-2323015Were struggling on offense and now Jonathan Taylor looks banged up. Arrows down for Indy
31Chicago Bears
30-1293212Currently the lowest rated offense since the Josh Rosen Cardinals in 2018. Enough said
32Houston Texans
32019269Still the worst looking team, though Dameon Pierce is legit

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