The NFC East is definitely not at least four weeks into the 2022 NFL season.
The Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants all posted impressive wins in Week 4 of the NFL on Sunday. The Eagles moved to 4-0 with their victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, making them the only undefeated team in the NFL.
The Cowboys (without quarterback Dak Prescott) beat the Washington Commanders to improve to 3-1. The Giants beat the Chicago Bears to also improve to 3-1.
The top three teams in the NFC East are 10-2 combined so far this season, by far the highest mark for the top three teams in any NFL division. The top three NFC North teams (Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears) and the top three AFC East teams (Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills, New York Jets) are both combined 8-4.
Find out how we rank the 32 NFL teams heading into Week 5 of the 2022-23 season, from lowest to highest. Previous ranking in parentheses.
NFL Week 5 Odds:
32. Houston Texans (31)
Lost to the Chargers, 34-24. The Texans, at 0-3-1, are now the only NFL team without a win. When will they win their first game? Houston has the Jaguars, Raiders, Titans and Eagles on deck.
31. Carolina Panthers (30)
Lost to the Cardinals, 26-16. Baker Mayfield and the Panthers haven’t looked good this season, but they’ve only been outscored by seven points in their four games so far in 2022.
30. Washington Commanders (24)
Lost to the Cowboys, 25-10. The Commanders opened the season with a 28-22 victory over the Jaguars. Luge has been tough since with three straight losses.
29. Pittsburgh Steelers (23)
Lost to the Jets, 24-20. The Steelers brought Kenny Pickett to QB on Sunday and it didn’t really help. The rookie threw three picks in the loss to New York.
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28. New England Patriots (25)
Lost to the Packers, 27-24 (OT). Maybe we should reward the Patriots for their narrow loss at Green Bay with their third-string QB. I have a feeling it’s going to be a long season in New England.
27. New Orleans Saints (22)
Lost to the Vikings, 28-25. The Saints came close to forcing OT with a long field goal attempt in London. This team has lost three games in a row and has been hit hard by injuries.
26. Las Vegas Raiders (32)
Beat the Broncos, 32-23. Las Vegas finally entered the win column in Week 4. It might be hard to follow with another win at the Chiefs on Monday Night Football.
25. Indianapolis Colts (16)
Lost to the Titans, 24-17. The Matt Ryan era in Indianapolis didn’t start well. The Colts have just 57 points so far this season, the fewest for a team that has played four games.
24. Detroit Lions (19)
Lost to the Seahawks, 48-45. The Lions continue to rack up plenty of points (140, the most in the league). The problem is that they also allowed 141, also the most in the league.
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23. New York Jets (29)
Beat the Steelers, 24-20. Zach Wilson returned for New York and somehow led the Jets to a victory in Pittsburgh. Interestingly, this team is 2-0 on the road and 0-2 at home.
22. Seattle Seahawks (28)
Beat the Lions, 48-45. Geno Smith looked awfully good on Sunday in the win over the Lions. The problem is, everyone has looked good against the Detroit defense so far this season.
21. Atlanta Falcons (27)
Beat Browns, 23-20. Atlanta has two straight wins to move to 2-2, tied with the Buccaneers for the NFC South’s best record. They play in Tampa Bay on Sunday.
20. Tennessee Titans (26)
Beat the Cols, 24-17. Let’s give Tennessee credit. After a tough 0-2 start, the Titans are 2-2 and tied for the lead in the AFC South heading into a winnable game against the Commanders in Week 5.
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19. Chicago Bears (14)
Lost to the Giants, 20-12. It’s not the result the team wanted against New York in Week 4, but Chicago is still a surprise at 2-2 this season.
18. San Francisco 49ers (18)
The 49ers take on the Rams in Week 4 Monday Night Football and could see an overnight bump in the standings with a win. A win in San Francisco would also put all four teams in the division at 2-2.
17. Denver Broncos (12)
Lost to the Raiders, 32-23. Denver is 2-0 at home and 0-2 away. Russell Wilson and company have the Colts at home in Week 5.
16. Arizona Cardinals (21)
Beat the Panthers, 26-16. The Cardinals didn’t look good at all in the first half of Week 4. They looked like a completely different team in the second. Which team will show up against the undefeated Eagles in Week 5?
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15. Cleveland Browns (11)
Lost to the Falcons, 23-20. The bad news? Cleveland’s loss to Atlanta. Good? The Browns are tied with the Ravens and Bengals for the AFC North Division lead at 2-2.
14. Los Angeles Chargers (20)
Beat the Texans, 34-24. It was against the Texans, but a win is a win. Maybe playing in Houston was just what Los Angeles needed to get back on track.
13. Jacksonville Jaguars (9)
Lost to the Eagles, 29-21. The Jaguars got off to a quick start against the Eagles, but couldn’t resist the pressure from Philadelphia. Still, a lot to like about what we see of Jacksonville in the future.
12. Baltimore Ravens (7)
Lost to Bills, 23-20. Baltimore couldn’t hold the lead against Buffalo at home, where, interestingly, the Ravens are 0-2 this season. They can host the Bengals in a Week 5 AFC North showdown.
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11. Cincinnati Bengals (17)
Beat the Dolphins, 27-15. We may have been two short of the defending champions AFC at the start of Week 4. Two straight wins got things going in Cleveland.
10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5)
Loss against the Chiefs, 41-31. The Buccaneers have lost back-to-back games after their impressive 2-0 start, but have the option to run with the Falcons, Steelers and Panthers over the next three weeks.
9. New York Giants (15)
Beat Bears, 20-12. The Giants are somewhat 3-1 this season with their showdown against the Packers in London next Week 5.
8. Dallas Cowboys (13)
Beat Commanders, 25-10. Yes, Dak Prescott is the Cowboys QB, but Cooper Rush is certainly doing a great job right now. All he does is win.
7. Minnesota Vikings (10)
Beat the Saints, 28-25. The Vikings are 3-1 and yet we believe their offense can still be much better this season. They could be very difficult in 2022.
6. Miami Dolphins (2)
Lost to the Bengals, 27-15. The Tua Tagovailoa controversy hangs over this franchise. Still, Miami is 3-1 this season.
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5. Green Bay Packers (8)
Beat the Patriots, 27-24 (OT). It wasn’t pretty, but the Packers beat the Patriots in Week 4. We’re not quite sold on this team yet, but 3-1 is 3-1.
4. Los Angeles Rams (6)
The Rams take on the 49ers on Monday Night Football in a game that will have a big impact on the NFC West’s early-season standings.
3. Kansas City Chiefs (4)
Defeat Buccaneers, 41-31. The Chiefs bounced back nicely from their loss to the Colts with a win over the Buccaneers that included trickery and special plays near the goal line.
2. Buffalo Notes (3)
Beat the Ravens, 23-20. Are the bills AFC class? They could be after their win from behind against the Ravens.
1. Philadelphia Eagles (1)
Beat the Jaguars, 29-21. The only undefeated team in the NFL in four games. They feel like the most complete team in the NFL right now heading into their Week 5 game against the Cardinals.
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