Week 4 NFL standings for the 2010 season aren’t what people thought was going to take place. The current NFL standings are a mess to put it bluntly, with quite a few surprises in the mix, but also some familiar teams in familiar places that show they aren’t quite ready to compete yet. The most obvious surprises of the current NFL standings are the Kansas City Chiefs leading the AFC West and the Pittsburgh Steelers leading the AFC North. These are two teams that were supposed to struggle out of the gate, and yet they are both 3-0 heading into week 4 of the NFL schedule.
With Ben Roethlisberger out due to his suspension, many thought that the Steelers were going to struggle to win even two of their first four games. It turns out that a patch-work offense can work just fine when you have a defense that can shut down the other team. That is exactly what the Pittsburgh defense has done, giving up only 33 points in the first three games, while the team has been able to score 72 points to the good. It is a very impressive beginning to their season, and one that is much needed with both the Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens inside that AFC North division.
Out west the Kansas City Chiefs are now 3-0, and most importantly they have beaten the San Diego Chargers already this season. It means they hold a very nice tie-breaker for now, and that could be important later in the schedule. Right now, the Kansas City defense is just as impressive as Pittsburgh’s, only giving up 38 points in their first three games, and giving their offense the chance to get on the field enough times to score some points. There are kinks in the armor when it comes to that offense, but the results speak for themselves through these first three weeks of the NFL season.
How about some results that aren’t surprising at all, with the Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, and Detroit Lions all posting 0-3 records so far. They are four struggling franchises, and a quick fix isn’t going to help any of them right now. The only other team that hasn’t won a game yet is the San Francisco 49ers, that have been embarrassing terrible at scoring points, averaging less than 13 per game so far. Other interesting 2010 stories have the Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys both winning their first games on Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks sitting at 2-1, and the Chicago Bears at 2-0 heading into Monday night’s game. So far the 2010 NFL season has been extremely interesting, and that can only lead to even better things as the schedule progresses.