SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 21:  Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams celebrates after a touchdown by Todd Gurley #30 in the first quarter of during their NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on September 21, 2017 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Week 4 NFL Power Rankings

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Three weeks in and we have two teams that are one step ahead of the rest -- the Los Angeles Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs. One was expected to be here, and, the other, many thought was likely a year away.


With three of last week's Top 5 losing last week, there's a bit of a shakeup near the top.


Sorry Dolphins fans, but you again just miss out on making the list. All you'll have to do is beat the Patriots (tied for No. 5 last week) at Gillette Stadium and we promise to save a spot for you. 


Also, just missing the cut were the Buccaneers (No. 4 last week), the Packers, the Vikings, the Bengals, the Ravens and the Falcons (in no specific order). With the Panthers and Redskins on a bye this week, we'll have to wait and see what they look like coming off a week off.


Here are the top 5 NFL teams, according to TheDuel.com's Power Rankings.

5. New Orleans Saints (2-1) >> Last Week: NA

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With so many teams having flaws and/or losses to teams in the middle of the figurative pack this early in the season, this one goes straight to the eye test. Coming off a 43-37 overtime win over the Falcons in Atlanta, the Saints offense is just too good to leave off this list. We could be completely wrong here with the Saints placing CB Patrick Robinson on injured reserve. But in a shootout, I'll take the Saints nine times out of 10.

4. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-1) >> Last Week: 3

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When you lose to a team like the Tennessee Titans that is splitting reps at QB and you put up a grand total of six points at home, you're bound to drop in the rankings a bit. But since the Jags remain a Super Bowl contender, they only fall one spot. With Leonard Fournette expected back this week against the Jets, expect Jacksonville's offense and their team as a whole to start trending up again very quickly.

3. Philadelphia Eagles (2-1) >> Last Week: T-5

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Carson Wentz is back and the Eagles looked a lot like the team this past Sunday that went 11-2 with him under center prior to his season-ending injury last year. The supporting cast remains top-notch and they're only going to get stronger as the season goes on. The defending champs are winning without key pieces, which pushes them into the Top 3 despite no Jay Ayayi, Darren Sproles or Alshon Jeffrey. Now imagine how good this team can be when those guys return.

2. Kansas City Chiefs (3-0) >> Last Week: 2

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The Chiefs are 3-0 and have scored an NFL-leading 118 points through three games. Led by now-MVP candidate Patrick Mahomes and his league-leading 13 touchdowns, the Chiefs have the offense to win a title. It's their defense, and the 92 points they've given up, that needs to catch up a bit before they can sit atop our rankings.

1. Los Angeles Rams (3-0) >> Last Week: 1

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It's the combo of offense AND defense that keeps the Rams at No. 1 again this week. Averaging 34 points a game while only giving up only 36 total points through three weeks, it's no wonder the Rams look like the team to beat. Facing a Vikings team on Thursday night that just got shellacked by the Bills, look for the Rams to keep on rolling despite likely being without their top two corners for the contest.

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