Rams Lead Week 4 NFL Power Rankings After Defeating Bucs

  • The Los Angeles Rams lead the Week 4 power rankings after defeating the Buccaneers as 1-point underdogs.
  • The Green Bay Packers (+145) and the Los Angeles Chargers (+260) enter the power rankings with Week 3 underdog wins.

NEW YORK – The NFL’s Week 3 slate shook up the landscape of the league yet again, with many of the league’s top teams falling on Sunday. Most notably, the Kansas City Chiefs fell to the Los Angeles Chargers 30-24, and the Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Cincinnati Bengals, with both teams going to 1-2 on the season, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Francisco 49ers each sit at 2-1 after losing their first games of the year in Week 3.

Los Angeles Rams (3-0, 2-1 ATS)

The Los Angeles Rams claimed the top spot in the power rankings after they defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-24 on Sunday. Most online sportsbooks opened with the Rams favored by 2.5 points but closed with the Rams as 1-point underdogs and (-105) moneyline odds.

With featured back Darrell Henderson, Jr. out, newly acquired Sony Michel led the rushing attack, tallying 67 rushing yards on 20 carries and pulling in 3 receptions for an additional 12 yards. Michel surpassed his rushing yards prop of 48.5 yards, his carries prop of 13.5, and his receiving yards prop of 11.5 with his performance.

Quarterback Matthew Stafford tallied 343 passing yards and 4 touchdowns for the night, exceeding his passing yardage O/U of 318.5 yards with another impressive performance.

His primary target, wide receiver Cooper Kupp, tallied 9 catches for 96 yards and 2 touchdowns as he went beyond his receptions prop (6.5) and reception yards prop (85.5).

The Rams look to hand the Arizona Cardinals their first loss of 2021 in Week 4.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1, 1-2 ATS)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were dealt their first loss by the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday as 1-point favorites with (-115) moneyline odds.

Quarterback Tom Brady threw for 435 yards, easily surpassing his passing yardage O/U of 314.5. Despite the massive yardage total, he only found the end zone once after tossing 9 touchdowns in the first two games.

Eight separate Bucs pass-catchers tallied multiple receptions in the game, with Mike Evans pacing the team with 8 receptions and 106 yards, blowing by his props of 4.5 receptions and 63.5 receiving yards.

The run game was suspect, however, with the team tallying just 13 carries. The only rushing touchdown was scored by wide receiver Chris Godwin.

However, the Bucs will look to add another win against the New England Patriots in Week 4.

Cleveland Browns (2-1, 2-1 ATS)

The Cleveland Browns dismantled the Chicago Bears 26-6, easily covering as 7.5-point favorites with (-340) moneyline odds.

The Browns’ defense was the star in this one, holding the Bears to just 47 yards of total offense. The pass rush took advantage of Justin Fields’ inexperience in his debut, racking up nine sacks and limiting Fields to just 1 total passing yard.

The Bears’ run game was not much better, tallying just 46 yards. David Montgomery came up short on his 60 total rushing yards prop set by online gambling platforms with only 34 on the day.

The Browns’ offense was led by their rushing attack, with both Nick Chubb (84 rushing yards) and Kareem Hunt (81 rushing yards) surpassing their rushing yardage props of 74 and 37.5 yards respectively on the day.

Quarterback Baker Mayfield also completed multiple passes to six separate receivers, led by Hunt (6 receptions for 74 yards, bypassing his props of 2.5 catches and 14.5 yards).

The Browns take on the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4.

Green Bay Packers (2-1, 2-1 ATS)

The Green Bay Packers defeated the San Francisco 49ers 30-28, winning outright as 3-point underdogs with (+145) moneyline odds.

Wide receiver Davante Adams led the offense as Aaron Rodgers’ primary target, tallying 12 receptions on 18 targets for 132 yards and a touchdown, surpassing his 8.5 receptions and 84.5 receiving yards props.

Running back Aaron Jones was also instrumental to the offense, racking up 82 yards rushing and a touchdown on 19 carries, blowing by his rushing yards (57.5) and rushing attempts (14.5) props.

The Packers take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 4.

Los Angeles Chargers (2-1, 2-1 ATS)

The Los Angeles Chargers enter the power rankings after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 30-24 as 7-point underdogs with (+260) moneyline odds.

Running back Austin Ekeler was the focal point of the offense, tallying 55 rushing yards on 11 carries; he was also heavily featured in the passing game, hauling in all six of his targets for 52 yards and a touchdown, exceeding his receiving props of 5.5 catches and 40.5 reception yards.

Veteran pass-catcher Mike Williams also continued his early-season tear, hauling in 7 receptions for 122 yards and 2 touchdowns.

The San Diego secondary was an enormous factor in this victory, intercepting Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes twice.

The Chargers take on the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 4.