Over the course of the 2017 NFL Season, I will be giving you my weekly NFC power rankings. I will also highlight a few teams that stood out to me from the previous week.
Week 4 NFC Power Rankings:
Teams To Watch:
The team that dropped most in my power rankings is also the team who’s window seems to be closing the fastest. After the 2013 season, multiple Super Bowl’s seemed to be in the cards for this team. After four years of spending money on defense and poorly drafting offensive talent, the Seahawks no longer look like the NFC title game lock that they used to be. They have the defensive pieces locked up for the next few years so they will have a little time to get the rest of the team right, I am just not sure that can happen in the middle of a season.
New York Giants:
Eli Manning bought himself a lot of time after two championships with the Giants but it’s starting to become apparent that time is running out. His arm was never the strongest and it doesn’t seem like he can make all the throws he used to make. This situation also reminds me of the Bears of 2013-14 under Marc Trestman. I think Giants players and New York media are starting to realize head coach Ben McAdoo might be in over his head. I could be wrong and this team could turn it around, but I think a slide further down the standings and rankings is more likely. Also, despite all of the nonsense (most of which is overblown anyway), Odell Beckham Jr. is one of the most dynamic talents to ever grace the field in the NFL.
It was nice to see the Bears finally get a win against the Steelers last week. What was not fun, was seeing Mike “Check Down” Glennon hold this offense back. I hate to beat a dead horse but the Bears run game finally got going and they still almost lost the game. A competent QB would’ve won that game by two touchdowns. Glennon threw for 101 yards, most of which came on the Tarick Cohen screen in OT. I’m not going to beat around the bush either, it’s time for a change at QB. Give the kid a chance. The Bears front 7 is ferocious and the DBs have improved every week. Kyle Fuller even looks like a solid starter in this league. The Bears might not have good receivers but every team has a bad unit and that seems to be the excuse for Glennon’s poor play. What I am really getting at is that this team could be a .500 team that challenges for a playoff spot if they had a starting QB playing.