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TNT NFL power rankings -- Week 4

Here's my NFL power rankings for this week. I moved the Seattle Seahawks up to No. 17 from No. 25 after last week's win at home over San Diego, the same as other national reporters have done this week.

Don Banks of Sports Illustrated moves Seattle up to No. 17 as well.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports has Seattle at No. 18.

ESPN's NFL power rankings has the Seahawks ranked 19th overall.

Adam Caplan of Fox Sports has the Seahawks ranked No. 17.

1. Indianapolis (3) (2-1): With Texans and Titans both at 2-1, Colts won’t run away with AFC South this year.

2. Pittsburgh (12) (3-0): The Steelers defense is carrying this team, with safety Troy Polamalu once again playing at a Pro Bowl level.

3. New Orleans (1) (2-1): If Garrett Hartley makes an easy field goal in overtime last week against Atlanta the Saints are still undefeated.

4. Cincinnati (4) (2-1): Offense is still finding its way, but defense is legit.

5. New England (5) (2-1): Pats averaging a league-leading 30 points a contest.

6. Green Bay (2) (2-1): Packers smarting after a penalty-filled loss on the road against Chicago, but Detroit at home should be soothing balm.

7. N.Y. Jets (9) (2-1): LaDainian Tomlinson showing he still some gas left in the tank.

8. Chicago (14) (3-0): Good start has head coach Lovie Smith off the hot seat.

9. Atlanta (13) (2-1): Tough win on the road at New Orleans and overtime loss at Pittsburgh in season opener shows Falcons are for real.

10. Baltimore (6) (2-1): Ravens the top-ranked defense, giving up a league-low 244 yards a contest.

11. Houston (8) (2-1): Receiver Andre Johnson’s ankle injury slowing down Texans’ high-octane offense. 12. Philadelphia (10) (2-1): Vick-McNabb matchup will be must-watch TV.

13. Kansas City (21) (3-0): Are the Chiefs for real are doing it with smoke and mirrors? Should find out after bye week when K.C. travels to Indy.

14. Tennessee (16) (2-1): Vince Young averaging 112.7 yards passing a contest, lowest among starting QBs right now.

15. Miami (11) (2-1): Dolphins’ defense will be tested by Pats QB Tom Brady.

16. Arizona (17) (2-1): Cardinals banged up and facing a motivated Chargers team on the road.

17. Seattle (25) (2-1): Hawks would be giddy to go into bye week 3-1 if they can get a rare road win at St. Louis.

18. Tampa Bay (20) (2-1): Bucs one of the surprise teams in the league, tied with Saints and Falcons atop the NFC South heading into their bye week.

19. San Diego (7) (1-2): Chargers looking to shore up special teams issues after Leon Washington returned two kickoffs for TDs last week.

20. Minnesota (15) (1-2): Vikings a little banged up, and get a chance to rest during the bye week. Favre’s communication with new WRs is still an issue.

21. Dallas (19) (1-2): Cowboys finally look like playoff contender last week against Houston.

22. N.Y. Giants (18) (1-2): Injuries to DE Mathias Kiwanuka and Osi Umenyiora will affect team’s ability to rush the passer.

23. Denver (22) (1-2): Broncos could be looking at 1-5 – face Titans, Ravens and Jets in consecutive weeks. 24. Jacksonville (23) (1-2): Jags coach Jack Del Rio’s seat is getting warmer.

25. Washington (24) (1-2): It will be interesting to see what kind of reception QB McNabb gets from Philly fans.

26. Oakland (29) (1-2): Raiders wondering why they made Sebastian Janikowski the highest-paid kicker in league history after he missed game-winning chip shot at Arizona last week

27. St. Louis (32) (1-2): Sam Bradford is helping to fill seats in St. Louis – Rams avoid local blackout for third straight home game.

28. Carolina (26) (0-3): Jimmy Clausen or Matt Moore? It doesn’t matter who’s at QB, Panthers still losing.

29. San Francisco (27) (0-3): Niners looking like a team with a lack of direction at the top.

30. Detroit (28) (0-3): Lions run defense has been awful, giving up a league-worst 149 yards a contest on the ground.

31. Cleveland (30) (0-3): How much longer before Mike Holmgren ditches the Eric Mangini experiment and returns to the sideline?

32. Buffalo (31) (0-3): At least the Bills scored some points against New England last week.