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NFL Power Rankings Week 4: Pittsburgh Steelers tumble in the latest rankings

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost and, as a result, they plummeted down in many Power Rankings.

Pittsburgh Steelers v Chicago Bears Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Steelers were defeated in overtime by the Chicago Bears in Week 3, and as a result they have dropped in the most recent NFL Power Rankings.

Of course, these rankings don’t mean anything when it comes to the actual game on the field, but they’re always good for some debate and discussion among the fan base. While some websites will embrace the knee-jerk reaction after a week of NFL football, others take a bigger-picture look when a team might win a key game or lose in embarrassing fashion as the Steelers did on Sunday.

Time to get to the rankings heading into Week 4, and let the debate begin in the comment section below:

ESPN

1. Atlanta Falcons
2. Kansas City Chiefs
3. New England Patriots
4. Green Bay Packers
5. Denver Broncos
6. Pittsburgh Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger: 55.4 Total QBR. Roethlisberger's Total QBR over the past three seasons has been 20 points worse on the road than at home. The Steelers play four of their first six games on the road this season and still have trips to Baltimore and Kansas City in the coming weeks. Roethlisberger's relatively slow start could get a lot slower as a result.”

7. Oakland Raiders
8. Detroit Lions
9. Dallas Cowboys
10. Tennessee Titans

CBS Sports

1. Atlanta Falcons
2. Kansas City Chiefs
3. New England Patriots
4. Green Bay Packers
5. Philadelphia Eagles
6. Washington Redskins
7. Minnesota Vikings
8. Pittsburgh Steelers

“Where is the explosive offense? They just haven't looked right. They head into a big division game with the Ravens this week, averaging just 21.3 points per game.”

9. Oakland Raiders
10. Tennessee Titans

NFL.com

1. Kansas City Chiefs
2. Atlanta Falcons
3. New England Patriots
4. Detroit Lions
5. Tennessee Titans
6. Philadelphia Eagles
7. Washington Redskins
8. Oakland Raiders
9. Minnesota Vikings
10. Green Bay Packers
...
13. Pittsburgh Steelers

“Did the real Steelers ever come out of the locker room Sunday? Yes, actually, they did. While we all wait for Pittsburgh to perform like the Super Bowl contenders everyone predicted them to be, the harsh reality is, this is precisely what the Steelers have been in the Mike Tomlin era. While there can be no doubt that the quality margins between the 32 teams are slimmer than ever, Pittsburgh has been consistently inconsistent against lesser opponents -- particularly on the road -- throughout the 11 seasons Tomlin has been running the ship. To Tomlin's credit, he usually gets this group ready for the postseason. Last year, they needed a heroic A.B. stretch just to make the playoffs. Can they even get close this year? Well, let's not overreact. Have you seen the AFC North?”