SB Nation NFL Power Rankings: Ravens #4

Peter Aiken - Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens were ranked 3rd in last week's SB Nation's NFL Power Rankings, but slipped to 4th this week despite winning once again to move their record to 4-1.

The Baltimore Ravens were ranked 3rd in last week's SB Nation's NFL Power Rankings, but slipped to 4th this week despite winning once again to move their record to 4-1. They were "leapfrogged" by the San Francisco 49ers, according to the story, and for a pretty hard reason to argue with. The 49ers beat their previous two opponents by a combined score of 79-3. Meanwhile the Ravens struggled mightily to edge the Kansas City Chiefs 9-6.

The Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons, both remaining undefeated, hold down the top two spots, respectively. After the 49ers and the Ravens come, in order, the Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers. The love for Pittsburgh is interesting, considering there are seven teams who currently have better records than them yet are ranked lower.

One could argue the Bears deserve to be ranked ahead of the Ravens, as they demolished Dallas in Dallas and then Jacksonville in Jacksonville. Neither the Cowboys nor the Jaguars are among the toughest teams in the league but both wins were on the road and we all saw what happened to the Ravens on the road in Kansas City.

Here's what they said about the Ravens' ranking:

4. Baltimore Ravens (LW: 3, 4-1): The Ravens offense was contained in Kansas City but let's not forget their defense is elite, too. They held the Chiefs to two field goals on the day.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Baltimore Beatdown

You must be a member of Baltimore Beatdown to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Baltimore Beatdown. You should read them.

Join Baltimore Beatdown

You must be a member of Baltimore Beatdown to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Baltimore Beatdown. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker