30. Washington (-5)
The immutable law of my power rankings is that someone in the NFC East has to be near the bottom and if it is hard to pick who should be the lowest, find the team that most recently lost to another NFC East opponent.
In all seriousness, Washington dealt with a brutal injury that knocked out their starting QB Kyle Allen and 3 turnovers from Alex Smith were enough to sink the ship. It isn’t all his fault, you could just as easily blame penalties and poor play from the second and third level of that defense, but either way, it was a loss.
I should say that Washington has built a San Francisco-like defenisve line, now they just need to worry about…most of the offense.
29. L.A. Chargers (-7)
I have to confess, I have been so enthralled in watching Justin Herbert be fun and exciting, that I haven’t paid attention to the Chargers’ actual ability to win a game. While that really isn’t what these power rankings are supposed to judge, how high can I keep a team that only has two wins all season and one is against the Jaguars and another is against the Cincinnati Bengals that only happened because their kicker forgot how to use his legs.
Despite the Raiders seemingly trying to give the game away at points, the Chargers just couldn’t snatch victory from the familar jaws of defeat and this was the week where I finally had to punish them for it.