Most Surprising NFL Teams of 2017 After Week 4

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The Top Ten

1 Detroit Lions Detroit Lions The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference North division.

Detroit is another mediocre team that is tied with the Packers in the Green Bay dominated North. They look solid enough to make the playoffs again. - Randomator

Yes, and that's the point with Detroit, they made the playoffs last year, so I'm not too surprised by them. This franchise has seen much go wrong over a very, very long period of time. I've watched much of it because I'm a Viking fan, so you almost feel sorry for them and their fans having suffered so long. Still the only team to go 0-16. Take heart Lions fans, I think you finally have the management and coaching in place to compete in the NFL. Hell, that's 3 straight over my Vikings anyway - Ned964

2 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills The Buffalo Bills are a professional American football team based in the Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area that competes in the National Football League.

Buffalo looks solid for once. They beat Denver and Atlanta. They are 3-1 and leading the division that New England dominates. Don't look now but could this be the year they finally make the playoffs? - Randomator

I think this team has really surprised. I hope it continues, as the Patriots winning this division has become so predictable, and that has become boring to me. I really don't think the Bills can keep ahead of NE, but it sure would be fun to watch them make a run at it. - Ned964

It would be hilarious as hell if they won the division. - Randomator

3 Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams The Los Angeles Rams are a professional American football team based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

LA has got off to a decent 3-1 start with win over Dallas. Gurely looks amazing right now and Jared Goff actually looks like a real QB. Keep it up and they are winning the division - Randomator

I'm stunned when the Rams were not originally on the 10 I'm like how has the Rams not been a surprise especially that offense is just stunningly good. - htoutlaws2012

4 Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional football franchise based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference East division.

One thing I know from being an Eagles fan is to not get your expectations too high when they get off to a good start. So I'm excited, but cautiously excited for the rest of the season - phillysports

The Eagles have looked surprisingly decent so far. They are 3-1 and leading the NFC East. Carson Wentz looks like a decent QB now. The defense is decent too. Keep it up and they are making the playoffs - Randomator

Yeah, they do surprise me so far. I knew they had pockets of very good players, but they are better than I imagined. Tip my hat to the management for cleaning up the Chip Kelly mess so quick. Still, I wonder just how good they would be if they still had Shady McCoy - Ned964

I totally see potential in Philly - Randomator

5 Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars The Jacksonville Jaguars are an American professional football franchise based in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Jags are in the log jam in the AFC South. They beat Houston and Baltimore. They look better than normal. Maybe they could be around.500 this year? - Randomator

I agree with with the comments here. As for being a "Jekyll and Hyde" team, I think they are so young that we can expect that for some time. There is no doubt in my mind that this defense is ridiculously loaded with young talent, and if they can stay healthy, it's just a matter of time before they dominate, at least on that side of the ball. - Ned964

Amazing last 3 weeks against some good defenses.

They just destroyed Pittsburgh 30-9 at Pittsburgh. One of the toughest places to play. Fournette was a total beast. The Defense was able to contain the offensive trio of Big Ben,Brown and Bell. Don't look now but they have some hope - Randomator

Bet money they make the playoffs
With the easiest schedule ever they will be 12-4 by the end of the season

They aren't very consistent right now. Otherwise I would probably believe in them enough - Randomator

6 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference West division.

They stunned New England on their home turf and are the last remaining undefeated team. Alex Smith looks like a legend. Could this be the year they finally make it past the second round? Maybe make it to the Super Bowl? - Randomator

Alex Smith is showing shades of Montana, finding the receivers and being a true leader.

Even dealing with a few injuries Alex Smith has been a legend so far - Randomator

Hunt has been a beast this season so far - Gametheorysucks

7 Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans The Tennessee Titans are a professional American football team based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference South division.

Another loaded with young talent team that can go either way each week. The future looks bright - Ned964

8 New York Giants New York Giants The New York Giants are a professional American football team located in the New York metropolitan area.

This team is still winless and in last place one year after making the playoffs. If they don't turn the ship around they are going to be eliminated - Randomator

No, its over when your 0-4, and you have to win 12 straight games not happening I'm saying there done right now. - htoutlaws2012

After losing to the Chargers and OBJ going down the Giants season is officially over. - Randomator

9 Washington Redskins Washington Redskins The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Nothing surprising here. A slightly above average team in a division that is very unforgiving. I do think they have drafted well recently, but the way they have drug out this Kurt Cousins situation is mind boggling. There are many teams that would do anything for a QB with his talent, and I fear that it may be too late for Washington to keep him. - Ned964

Kirk Cousins and the Redskins put up a hell of a fight vs KC. They may have lost but this is a team not to be taken lightly. - Randomator

Washington is much better than I thought they were defensively improved, and with a lot of passion like the Eagles. They will keep every team to a close game whether they are victorious or not remains to be seen. - htoutlaws2012

10 New England Patriots New England Patriots The New England Patriots are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston region.

Did Kansas City break New England? The Pats are 2-2 and tied with the Jets... let that sink in for a moment. Could this be the madden curse? Super bowl hangover? Or Tom Brady's last season approaching? Or will they pull another super bowl run? - Randomator

I have been a fan of how this organization has pieced together champions over the last 17 years, and there have been some bad defenses before (I know, let the cheating accusations chime in now) but I am also tired of it frankly. It's always cool to have some new blood in there. - Ned964

Our defense sucks... but at least we have Brady. Hoping we can improve, and win our division.

This is the Patriots who overcame a 28-3 lead by Atlanta in the super bowl. Knowing New England they will. - Randomator

The Contenders

11 New York Jets New York Jets The New York Jets are a professional American football team located in the New York metropolitan area.

Lol. It probably has to be the biggest surprise that this team is 2-2. I mean, didn't they just gut the team right before everyone's eyes this off-season and preseason? They say NFL teams don't tank, but the Jets clearly tried to do just that, and they are 2-2. Go figure - Ned964

Everyone predicted they would start out with no wins, they have found 2 wins, and are temporarily above the patriots LOL what a Jets thing to do. - htoutlaws2012

The fact that they are beating the Giants record - Randomator

12 Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football franchise based in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference West division.

Seattle has so far been very inconsistent. The legion of boom doesn't feel the same and the offense just has inconsistency written all over it. - Randomator

Once again the offensive line of there's is the big reason why they have not gone back to the super bowl, while they still have a chance to turn it around the Rams are the ones to challenge them all year. - htoutlaws2012

This team screams inconsistency - Gametheorysucks

13 Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers The Carolina Panthers are a professional American football team based in Charlotte, North Carolina, that competes in the National Football League.
14 Houston Texans Houston Texans The Houston Texans are a professional American football team based in Houston, Texas. The team competes in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference South division.

Deshaun Watson looked elite already and he may be the key to the Texans' success in the playoffs. They already have an elite defense to back him up. They look awesome right now - Randomator

With JJ watt going down the Texans defense took a massive hit. - Gametheorysucks

15 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns compete in the National Football League as a member team of the American Football Conference North division.

No way this team is going anywhere. I see 3 wins at most - Randomator

Yeah nothing surprising about this team literally the same team with a terrible set of coaches pushing them back I feel sorry for them at this point horrid since 1999. - htoutlaws2012

This is a joke relax

No surprise here - Gametheorysucks

16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Bucs. They would appear to have everything in place offensively to really be unstoppable, yet they misfire. Maybe they just need time to jel. I kinda hope so, they could be a lot of fun to watch if they get in sync. - Ned964

After last night's game I say there very competitive, but they need to hit on all cylinders consistently if they can do that look out Carolina, and Atlanta. - htoutlaws2012

17 San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

I am not too surprised but they did have a good game against the Rams and pushed the Cardinals to OT. So I guess that's something - Randomator

Again unsurprising, but maybe I expected too much of an improved team that is not to be in year one under Kyle Shanahan. - htoutlaws2012

18 Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals The Arizona Cardinals are a professional American football franchise based in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Not that surprised. They weren't very good last year. This team's playoff chances are drying up fast. Pun not intended. - Randomator

I'm somewhat surprised how terrible they are this year compared to last year where they at least had a running game that this team will not have for 8 to 9 games of the season. - htoutlaws2012

Carson Palmer is not as good as he once was. Larry Fitzgerald is probably the only decent player on the team this year - Gametheorysucks

19 Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football franchise based in Oakland, California. The Raiders began playing in 1960 as a member club of the American Football League; they have been a member club of the National Football League since the 1970 AFL–NFL merger.

Not too surprised but then again Carr is out which if last years playoffs told us anything about this team it's that without him they suck. On the bright side he should only be out for 6 weeks at max. - Randomator

Well this is a team many were very high on (me included) getting to the super bowl, and now it looks to be the Chiefs all along. - htoutlaws2012

20 Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers The Pittsburgh Steelers are a professional American football team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that competes in the National Football League.
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