NFL power rankings: preseason Week 4

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The NFL season is fast approaching. Preseason is nearing its end, cuts are starting to be made and New England Patriots fans are eager for Week 1 to arrive. To help fill the dog days of summer, read on for this NFL power rankings before Week 4 of the preseason.

The criteria used include how teams fared last season, offseason additions and subtractions, notable preseason performances and last but not least, injuries. A serious injury to an important player(s) will have a negative effect on a team in these NFL power rankings.

Of course, it’s still early and we shouldn’t overreact too much. But NFL power rankings are too fun to wait until September.

Be sure to check back on Musket Fire each week during the regular season for an updated NFL power rankings. We’ll get one out to you before Week 1 starts, too, so look out for that.

Let’s start in the cellar and work our way upstairs.

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