Tabeek's NFL Power Rankings: Top five remain intact, Falcons slide

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That's a wrap on Week 3 of the NFL season, and we're starting to figure out the identities of a lot of these teams.

When it comes to the unbeatens, the Patriots, Chiefs, Rams, Cowboys and Packers are looking more and more like legitimate contenders. Now, as far as the 49ers, Bills and Lions are concerned, well, I'm not buying it. Not yet, anyway. I need to see more.

The top five teams in this week's Wildly Important NFL Power Rankings remain the same. The biggest difference in the top 10, however, is that the Bears are back – jumping from the 18 spot all the way up to 10th – while the Seahawks take a tumble, down No. 6 to 11th.

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When it comes to the Falcons, well, we're still in a holding pattern.

A week after moving up to the 12th spot, the Falcons fall back to No. 16 after coming up short in Indianapolis on Sunday. Atlanta, however, find a nice groove in its offense during the second half and Falcons fans can only hope it's a sign of things to come. What they don't want to see anymore is the color yellow, as in penalty flags. The Dirty Birds have been flagged 35 times in their first three games.

So, without further ado, it's time for the Week 4 edition of my power rankings. Enjoy.

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1. Patriots (3-0)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
Will the Patriots finally be tested this week? Unbeaten Bills up next.1
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2. Chiefs (3-0)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
Super Mahomes and Co. take on the UNBEATEN Lions next. Wait, what?2
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3. Rams (3-0)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
It wasn’t pretty, but they did what they had to do in Cleveland.3
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4. Cowboys (3-0)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
They’ll square off vs. the Saints in NOLA on ‘SNF’ … this should be fun.4
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5. Packers (3-0)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
They’re on a nice roll right now and host the banged-up Eagles on ‘TNF.’5
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6. Saints (2-1)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
Who needs Drew Brees? They didn’t against the Seahawks, anyway.7
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7. Vikings (2-1)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
Dalvin Cook might be the best running back in the league right now.8
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8. Texans (2-1)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
Nice win on the road against the Chargers. DeShaun Watson is good at football.9
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9. 49ers (3-0)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
They squeaked one out against a desperate Steelers team and they’re … 3-0.10
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10. Bears (2-1)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
There’s the Bears defense we expect to see week in and week out. Watch out.18
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11. Seahawks (2-1)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
A late rally against Brees-less Saints wasn’t enough. Tough (and rare) home loss.6
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12. Bills (3-0)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
Bills are unbeaten, but we’ll find out what they’re made of this week vs. Patriots.17
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13. Ravens (2-1)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
They played the Chiefs tough in a hostile environment. Big one vs. Browns next.11
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14. Colts (2-1)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
Jacoby Brissett was dialed in vs. the Falcons. Can they keep it going vs. Raiders?16
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15. Lions (2-0-1)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
Say what you want about the Lions, but they’re unbeaten. They handed it to Philly.24
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16. Falcons (1-2)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
The offense found a nice groove in second half vs. Indy. A sign of things to come?12
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17. Eagles (1-2)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
The Eagles are still limping since their visit to Atlanta. Big one vs. the Packers next.13
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18. Browns (1-2)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
Here they are sitting at 1-2 needing a win against their hated rivals on the road. Good luck.15
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19. Jaguars (1-2)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
They appear to be back on track thanks to a mustached-rookie named Gardner Minshew.31
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20. Giants (1-2)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
Big Blue fans are suddenly feeling less blue now that Daniel Jones is behind center.28
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21. Buccaneers (1-2)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
Speaking of Big Blue, tough home loss. It’s gets even tougher with trip to L.A. up next.21
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22. Panthers (1-2)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
A feel-good win with backup Kyle Allen leading the charge (four touchdowns!).22
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23. Chargers (1-2)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
So many close losses … It seems like this happens every single year with the Chargers.19
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24. Titans (1-2)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
That huge Week 1 win over the Browns seems like a long time ago, doesn’t it? A-T-L next.14
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25. Raiders (1-2)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
Speaking of that oh-so-distant Week 1 … the Raiders have dropped two straight since.23
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26. Steelers (0-3)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
Ever wondered what life without Big Ben would be like? Not great, Bob.20
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27. Cardinals (0-2-1)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
It’s been a tough rookie season for Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury. Seahawks are looming.26
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28. Redskins (0-3)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
This is shaping up to be another long season in D.C. A win over the Giants would help. A lot.25
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29. Jets (0-3)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
The bye week couldn’t get here soon enough for the Jets.30
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30. Broncos (0-3)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
Joe Flacco was sacked six times against the Packers. They’ve got to clean that up in a hurry.29
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31. Bengals (0-3)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
The worst start by a first-year Bengals coach was Sam Wyche losing his first five in 1984. Just sayin.27
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32. Dolphins (0-3)TABEEK'S TAKEPREVIOUS
Well, it was at least 10-6 at halftime before the wheels came off. Again.32
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