25. Houston Texans (1-2)
Last Week: 28 (+3)
Houston beat up the Jacksonville Jaguars. I like what I am seeing from CJ Stroud and his rookie protégé Tank Dell. Perhaps the Texans have more fight in them than we were expecting. With the Pittsburgh Steelers coming to town, they will have an opportunity to showcase their offense against a talented defense. We will learn a lot.
26. New York Jets (1-2)
Last Week: 25 (-1)
The Jets went from being a media darling to existing in the power ranking basement in a matter of two weeks. With the Chiefs coming to town, the anguish looks like it is here to stay. The Jets are going to make a change at quarterback, right? Zach Wilson is comparable to Brodie Croyle in the dark days of Chiefs history.
27. New York Giants (1-2)
Last Week: 26 (-1)
The Giants look outmatched. That's really all there is to say. Offensively, they are bad. Defensively, they are bad. They are bad. Everything is bad.
28. Las Vegas Raiders (1-2)
Last Week: 23 (-5)
The Raiders now have one win and it happens to be against the worst team in the NFL, the Denver Broncos. In that matchup, the Raiders clung to a one point victory. Since then they have been utterly useless. If this misfortune continues, it is likely going to be the end of the Josh McDaniels experiment in Las Vegas.
29. Arizona Cardinals (1-2)
Last Week: 32 (+3)
After much maligning and talk of tanking for Caleb Williams, the Cardinals shocked the world by beating the Dallas Cowboys, who were expected to win big. The Cardinals have a chance to prove the doubters wrong if they can beat the 49ers next week. Winning two games in a row against good opponents seems like an impossibility at this time but we can expect the Cardinals to give it their all.
30. Carolina Panthers (0-3)
Last Week: 31 (+1)
Andy Dalton should probably stay the starter while they continue to build the talent around Bryce Young. The Panthers showed some fight but ultimately showed what we already knew. Their defense is not quite good enough to carry their bumbling offense. Carolina is just going to be a little short all year long.
31. Chicago Bears (0-3)
Last Week: 30 (-1)
It's been a weird start for the Bears. Their defensive coordinator abruptly resigned and their quarterback was already, in Week 3, griping about the playcalling. To make matters worse, they got drilled by the Chiefs. Now, they have a series of winnable games that might determine Justin Fields' future with the team. If they come out of the four-game stretch of playing the Broncos, Commanders, Vikings, and Raiders without a win, it is probably time to clean house.
32. Denver Broncos (0-3)
Last Week: 29 (-3)
There is a new bottom-of-the-power-ranking king. It's the Broncos. Sean Payton is a historically great coach and even he couldn't have this team prepared enough to not give up 70 points to the Dolphins. Russell Wilson is there for the long-term and the Broncos are going to be bad for just as long.