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NFL Power Rankings Week 4: Steelers climb back into Top-10 after Monday night win

The Pittsburgh Steelers were a unanimous Top-5 team heading into the regular season, but not anymore. These days, they’re just trying to stay in the Top-10.

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NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

After two weeks of the regular season in the books, the Pittsburgh Steelers were as inconsistent as any team in the league. After an opening week tie with the Cleveland Browns, followed by a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Steelers had shown it all — amazing offense, head-scratching play calling and shoddy defense, among others.

Needless to say, the Steelers experienced a precipitous drop in the weekly NFL Power Rankings because of their poor play which resulted in a 0-1-1 record heading into Week 3. However, a 30-27 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football has the Steelers on the rise.

In reality, these rankings mean nothing, but they’re great for conversation and debate. This week, the Steelers saw themselves claw their way back into the Top-10.

With a Week-4 matchup with AFC North rivals, the Baltimore Ravens, looming on Sunday Night Football, the Steelers will be looking for their first home win of the season and they need to put up a good performance if they aim to resurrect their rankings status.

Check out the rankings, and let us know what you think in the comment section below!

ESPN

1. Los Angeles Rams
2. Kansas City Chiefs
3. Philadelphia Eagles
4. Jacksonville Jaguars
5. New Orleans Saints
6. New England Patriots
7. Pittsburgh Steelers
“The Steelers have been penalized at least 12 times in every game so far and have been called for 37 penalties total, worst in the NFL. The next closest team? The Bills, with 28 penalties.”
8. Miami Dolphins
9. Minnesota Vikings
10. Green Bay Packers

USA Today

1. Los Angeles Rams
2. Kansas City Chiefs
3. New Orleans Saints
4. Philadelphia Eagles
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6. Atlanta Falcons
7. Carolina Panthers
8. Jacksonville Jaguars
9. Miami Dolphins
10. Pittsburgh Steelers
“They’re on pace to commit 197 penalties, which speaks to a lack of discipline. But at least they’re no longer on pace for zero Ws.”

SB Nation

1. Los Angeles Rams
2. Kansas City Chiefs
3. Jacksonville Jaguars
4. Philadelphia Eagles
5. Miami Dolphins
6. Minnesota Vikings
7. New Orleans Saints
8. Atlanta Falcons
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10. Carolina Panthers
...
16. Pittsburgh Steelers

NFL.com

1. Los Angeles Rams
2. Kansas City Chiefs
3. Philadelphia Eagles
4. Jacksonville Jaguars
5. Carolina Panthers
6. New Orleans Saints
7. Pittsburgh Steelers
“Clutch Steelers football in prime time, that’s what that performance was on Monday night. Vintage. Vintage Ben Roethlisberger, too -- looked a lot more like the 2008 postseason run than the knuckleball showing on the muddy pitch in Cleveland Week 1. The defense was resilient, though obvious problems exist in the secondary. The pass rush made its presence known in Tampa, personal fouls and all. Methinks all those personal foul calls are a personal foul.”
8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9. Minnesota Vikings
10. Miami Dolphins