Ron Glover’s NFL Power Rankings: Week 4

Things have officially gone haywire in our current NFL Power Rankings. Last week I threw the Bills, Lions and Redskins bouquets last week by placing all three in my top 10. So what happens??? The Bills come back from 21 down to defeat the Patriots and the Lions comeback from 20 down at the half ON THE ROAD to put the Vikings season in dire straits. The Skins put on a good showing but came up short against the Cowboys.

Time’s yours…



1. Green Bay Packers (3-0) (1) – You knew when Jermichael Finley was healthy again it would only spell trouble for opposing secondaries. He is probably the most difficult matchup in the League at this point. 

2. Detroit Lions (3-0) (5) – Will Detroit be the new Big D if they handle the Cowboys this Sunday?

3. Buffalo Bills (3-0) (6) – A well-deserved win last week, no time to celebrate the letdown looms as the Bengals await.

4. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1) (9) – Withstood an all-out assault from Dwight Freeney to escape Indy with a win.

5.  New Orleans Saints (2-1) (7) – Won a track meet Sunday against the Texans that could’ve easily gone the other way.

6. San Diego Chargers (2-1) (13) – The AFC West will not be handed to the Chargers this season. Facing a dangerous Miami team this week.

7. New England Patriots (2-1) (2) – Four picks and the inability to stop the run doomed the Patriots. Next up: Run DMC and the hot Raiders.

Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (80) leaps over New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer (33) during the first quarter of an NFL football game at the Louisiana Superdome Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, New Orleans. The Saints beat the Texans 40-33. Photo: Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer / © 2011 Houston Chronicle

8. Houston Texans (2-1) (4) – Went tooth and nail with one of the NFC’s elite. With Arian Foster returning Sunday, the Texans are on their way. 

9. Oakland Raiders (2-1) (18) – Yeah, I moved them up NINE spots. Hue Jackson outcoached Rex Ryan to the point that he’s got Joe Namath talking.

10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1) (12) – Held off the Falcons on the road, waiting to hear Raheam Morris’ name mentioned in any converation concerning head coaches.

11. New York Jets (2-1) (3) – So much for that warmup game in Oakland, now it’s right into the fire against the Ravens Sunday.

12. Dallas Cowboys (2-1) (15) – Tony Romo should backhand the fool that compared him to John Wayne. Romo has had one more Black person shed tears for him (T.O.) than the Duke has.


13. New York Giants (2-1) (17) – Just when you think Tom Coughlin is on his way out the door he finds a way to rally his team. He isn’t credited enough for that.

14. Baltimore Ravens (2-1) (15) – A win against the Jets Sunday would put the Ravens back in my good graces.

15. Washington Redskins (2-1) (8) – With the way things are shaping up in the NFC East, this Redskins team is going to be there at the end.

16. Atlanta Falcons (1-2) (10) – The third best team in the NFC South.

17. Philadelphia Eagles (1-2) (11) – If this is a dream season, why does it look like Elm St.

18. Tennessee Titans (2-1) (20) – An opportunity Sunday to win a tough game on the road against the Browns. Big loss with Kenny Britt gone for the season.

19. San Francisco 49’ers (2-1) (22) – Frank Gore is the key to victory against a poor set of linebackers in Philly.

20. Chicago Bears (1-2) (16) – The Bears better wake up in a hurry.

21. Cleveland Browns (2-1) (27)

22.  Carolina Panthers (1-2) (25)

23. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2) (19)

24. Seattle Seahawks (1-2) (32)

25. Arizona Cardinals (1-2) (21)

26. Denver Broncos (1-2) (23)

27. Cincinnati Bengals (1-2) (26)

28. Indianapolis Colts (0-3) (29)

29. Miami Dolphins (0-3) (24)

30. Kansas City Chiefs (0-3) (31)

31. Minnesota Vikings (0-3) (30)

32. St. Louis Rams (0-3) (28)

18 Responses to “Ron Glover’s NFL Power Rankings: Week 4”

  1. Temple3 says:

    It’s amazing to me that Seattle could scrape by with a win against Arizona and jump 8 spots…but everyone else lost or were equally unimpressive. Crazy league at the bottom. Every team from 25-32 has either been a Super Bowl contender, playoff contender, or “hot pick” for a team on the rise in the last 2-3 years.

    The line between very good and very bad is razor thin in the NFL. And people assign “idiot” and “genius” tags as if closing that gap is child’s play.

    Kudos for doing Power Rankings.

    By the way, I don’t think the Steelers are the 4th best team in the league. They haven’t played a solid GAME (as opposed to a half or quarter) since late last season. (That 24-0 shutout of Seattle doesn’t count.) 17 turnovers in 5 of their last 6 games. Not winning football.

  2. Ron Glover says:

    Thanks for being the guiding light in this thing for me week in and week out.

    Looking at this now, the Saints are probably 4th best, followed by the Chargers and Texans.

  3. Temple3 says:

    I like the Raiders more than the Chargers right now. I really like Richard Seymour as an anchor and leader for that team. I like their “revenge” angle against the Pats this weekend. Until they lose a division game, they’re my favorite to win it again.

    If the Texans beat the Steelers at home, they’ll deserve some credit for it — but I’m not sure what it all means. The Steelers simply are not dominating on the line of scrimmage — and that’s where they have to win games.

  4. michelle says:

    Ron I wouldn’t have the Lions in my top 5. I’d replace them with the Raven. The Chargers would drop down a few spots to 🙂

  5. Ron Glover says:

    Thanks for gracing us with your presence Michelle, I hope all is well. You’re probably right on both teams although I would like to see the Lions hang around the Top 10 this season.

  6. Temple3 says:

    Last week I said the Lions were over their heads…but I’m not so sure. I mean they beat the Packers last year, and were an overturned touchdown call away from beating the Bears in CHICAGO in Week 1. So, the Lions were actually pretty decent LAST YEAR. They beat Tampa in Tampa last year to knock them out of the playoffs, then beat them again in Tampa this year to put the Bucs in the hole if it comes down to conference records.

    What are we talking about with the Lions? They are essentially an NFC version of the Tennessee Titans, and they have a Schwartz and a Vanden Bosch to prove it. Imagine the Titans with a young, FOCUSED Albert Haynesworth (only better) AND Calvin Johnson in place of any receiver they’ve ever had, plus 2 tight ends that can run and catch in Pettigrew and Scheffler…and you have a pretty damned good team. They’ll probably win 12 games this year…maybe more — as long as Stafford stays healthy.

  7. Just so the fam knows. Whitlock went off on me on his podcast with Bomani Jones. Dig the 12 and 50 minute marks.

  8. Origin says:

    Brotha Mizzo I saw that yesterday. I follow you and Dwil on twitter so I saw all the ruckus that went on yesterday. I haven’t been able to get on hear and discuss it until today.

    In saying all of that Whitlock is a punk ass self-hating uncle Tom bitch. For him to not only mention you once but multiple times in that podcast was a punk move beyond punk moves. But that doesn’t even surprise me. This is a man who called the black men and women that went to the all star game in Vegas thugs and baby mommas. This is a man that shitted on Mcnair after he was murdered. This is a man that called Serena fat and lazy (ain’t that a trip a fat lazy bastard calling someone fat and lazy. This is a man that called Ms. Vivian Stringer a golddigger along with other names.

    However I see he acknowledge Dwil with a post after Brotha Wilson cut a chunk of bacon fat out of his ass. He had no choice since Dwil been riding his ass for 5 years like a trainer riding an elephant at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

    Anyway brotha Mizzo keep on doing what you do. I have been supporting this site since ’08 and will keep on supporting it. I get information and knowledge that I wouldn’t get anywhere else. There is more to a sports website than posting picks of naked men and skinny women with fake breast that ain’t a sports website thats a soft core porn / gossip site. Technically black folks have successful sites like that………ithey are called worldstarhiphop and mediatakeout.

  9. What’s your twitter handle O?

  10. Miranda says:

    Jason Whitlock sure does hate the skin he’s in. Pity.

  11. Origin says:

    Mizzo I don’t have a Twitter account, been meaning to create one but I haven’t. I just get on you and dwils twitter page and check for any updates. I use you guys twitter pages to catch any updates on the sports and political fronts. Often times you guys break news before I ever see it anywhere else… Kobe signing with the italian team yesterday.

    Miranda I don’t know what to say about that fool. I think he is the type of sell out that Dick Gregory mentioned on TVone once. He mentioned tongue and cheek that some of these Uncle Toms are like that because when they were young they were turned down by sistas (or black folks just didn’t like them) because they were square or straight up bustas. Then when they become adults they want to take all that hate out on black people. Even though Mr. Gregory mentioned this as a joke there is some truth in that statement.

    Whitlock is perfect example of this IMO especially taking into account the comments he has said over the years about black women (he continuously attacks how Serena looks). Yeah growing up the dude had to be a no game having square ass busta.

    Oh and did you guys know this fool not only has a regular twitter account but he also has an alias twitter account. What a clown how can anyone take this fool serious.

  12. Origin says:

    Can we get someone to drop squad that fool??

  13. Miranda says:

    Origin, we’d need a van with some mighty good shocks.

  14. Temple3 says:

    If the Panthers don’t come back to win this game, the media may begin to talk about their RECORD, as if Newton is incapable of making plays.

    The Panthers just had a FGA blocked and still trail 24-20. Newton led them on an 8+ min. drive out of the half — and had one touchdown pass to Shockey nullified by penalty and another dropped by Steve Smith.

    So — don’t get it twisted. People who don’t watch the games shouldn’t comment on the players or the games.

  15. I got his van right here…

    That penalty was bogus on Shockey T3 but it is what it is.

  16. Temple3 says:

    Andy Dalton got himself a real win over the Bills. Marvin called it last week.

  17. Temple3 says:

    NFC East choko-rama: Dallas and Philly not gittin’ it done.

  18. Temple3 says:

    Richard Seymour needs to calm down. Belichick and Kraft aren’t in between the lines. Tom Brady KNOWS he’s gonna get his ass kicked today — win or lose.

    If refs called offensive pass interference, NE would be in trouble.

    I’d say the Steelers are probably the 15th best team in the league, give or take a few places. They’re not elite this year. Run offense and run defense are simply too weak.