Week 4 NFL Power Rankings: Bucs go down, down, down

Reviewing all the major national power rankings and what they say about the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay is falling down, but they're not out.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to fall in the power rankings, making it all the way down to 23rd on average this time. It's a downward trend when you're losing, and the Bucs are no exception that trend. They'll have a chance to turn it around on Sunday, but can they beat Robert Griffin III and his Redskins?

SB Nation - 23rd (Up from 24th):

Seven-point loss in New York and a six-point loss in Dallas. Tough road trip.

ESPN - 20th (Up from 21st):

The Bucs rank last in yards per game, yards per play and third-down conversion rate.

Fox Sports (Brian Billick) - 23rd (Down from 18th):

At least Greg Schiano is a man of his word. During his postgame press conference, he said that he wanted to be known for a team that wins game, not a team that goes hard on kneel down plays. Well, I suggest you start winning games then.

CBS Sports (Pete Prisco) - 26th (down from 24th):

The offense just seems way too conservative at times. Let Josh Freeman throw it some more.

NFL.com (Elliot Harrison) - 21st (down from 18th):

If Greg Schiano gets his offense as fired up as his victory-formation defense, the Bucs will have more than a shot against the Redskins, who can't stop anybody. On another note, what an impressive game by defensive lineman Michael Bennett. The guy completely destroyed the Cowboys' O-line. Four tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble is a pretty good line for a guy who was cut by the Seahawks a few seasons back.

NFL.com Power Poll - 22nd (down from 21st)

Pro Football Talk - 24th (down from 22nd):

Crashing victory formation provides a nice diversion from a loss.

Pro Football Weekly - 21st:

Bottled up Dallas' run game. Freeman had game to forget.

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