2022 NFL Power Rankings Week 4: Dolphins and Eagles take top spots

Eagles, Jalen Hurts. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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Dolphins and Eagles shockingly top NFL Power Rankings for Week 4

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2. Philadelphia Eagles

It’s starting to look like the Philadelphia Eagles are for real. Jalen Hurts has looked great in every game this season and just threw it all over the Washington Commanders at home. He finished with 340 yards and three touchdowns. DeVonta Smith continues to grow as a player as he had 169 yards and a touchdown on eight receptions. He even started to hear MVP chants after his latest showing.

Defensively, they had an unreal nine sacks on Carson Wentz who struggled against his old team. Brandon Graham led the way with 2.5 but five others got in on the fun including fellow veteran Fletcher Cox and young edge rusher Josh Sweat.

Right now, the Eagles are the favorites in the NFC East and had won their past two games by a combined 48-15.

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1. Miami Dolphins

Looking at the stats, it’s hard to see how the Miami Dolphins pulled off a win in Week 3. At home against the Buffalo Bills, Miami had just 15 first downs compared to 31 for Buffalo. They also had just 39 total plays against 90 and were more than doubled in yardage as the Bills had 497 compared to just 212 for the Dolphins.

Despite all of this, they fought every second of the way and somehow took a 21-17 lead when Chase Edmonds ran in a touchdown from three yards out. There was a scare as the defense held Buffalo near the goal line but then had their punt blocked by the punt protector’s backside, resulting in a safety. Again, the defense did just enough, keeping Isaiah McKenzie from getting out of bounds and the clock ran out on the Bills.

They’re now the top team in the AFC and while Tua Tagovailoa (who was just 13-of-18 for 186 yards) continues to be inconsistent, they keep finding ways to win — and all three wins have been over good teams.

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