2013 NFL standings, Week 4: Seven undefeated teams remain

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Eight teams entered Week 3 with perfect records, and all but one escaped with the zero in the loss column intact.

Eight teams entered Week 3 with a perfect record and all but one escaped with a zero still in the loss column. The Houston Texans dropped to 2-1 with a 30-9 drubbing at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens, leaving seven teams with a 3-0 record through the first three weeks.

Historically, over 75 percent of teams that earn a 3-0 record to start the year end up in the postseason. Alternatively, fewer than 3 percent of 0-3 teams make the playoffs, which spells trouble for the NFL's six teams with winless records through three games.

Here are the divisional standings as of Monday morning.


AFC East Standings

W L T PF PA
New England 3 0 0 59 34
Miami 3 0 0 74 53
New York Jets 2 1 0 55 50
Buffalo 1 2 0 65 73

(updated 9.24.2013 at 9:54 AM ET)


Another year and another good Patriots team, but with just 59 points through three games it hasn't quite been the usual New England formula. Instead, it bears asking whether or not this team would even be 3-0 if it didn't face two rookie quarterbacks in Weeks 1 and 2, and a winless Buccaneers team in Week 3.

A Sunday Night Football matchup against the Atlanta Falcons should tell us plenty about the Patriots.


AFC North Standings

W L T PF PA
Baltimore 2 1 0 71 64
Cincinnati 2 1 0 75 64
Cleveland 1 2 0 47 64
Pittsburgh 0 3 0 42 76

(updated 9.24.2013 at 9:54 AM ET)


The only team in the AFC North that was unable to earn a victory in Week 3 was the Pittsburgh Steelers, who now sit alone in the division's cellar. Even the Trent Richardson-less Cleveland Browns were able to pull out a win against the Minnesota Vikings.


AFC South Standings

W L T PF PA
Houston 2 1 0 70 82
Indianapolis 2 1 0 68 48
Tennessee 2 1 0 60 56
Jacksonville 0 3 0 28 92

(updated 9.24.2013 at 9:54 AM ET)


Prior to the season, the Houston Texans would've been one of the easier picks for a division winner, but they certainly didn't look the part in a bad loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Instead, the AFC South looks like it could be in for one of the better divisional races of the season, as the Colts looked like the real deal against the San Francisco 49ers and the Tennessee Titans are off to a winning start as well.


AFC West Standings

W L T PF PA
Kansas City 3 0 0 71 34
Denver 3 0 0 127 71
San Diego 1 2 0 78 81
Oakland 1 2 0 57 67

(updated 9.24.2013 at 9:54 AM ET)


The AFC West is the only one of only two divisions that still has two undefeated teams and both have looked the part. A look at the points against column tells all you need to know about the Kansas City Chiefs, and a look at the points for column does the same for the Denver Broncos.


NFC East Standings

W L T PF PA
Dallas 2 1 0 83 55
Philadelphia 1 2 0 79 86
New York Giants 0 3 0 54 115
Washington 0 3 0 67 98

(updated 9.24.2013 at 9:54 AM ET)


"We're in the SEC of the NFL." - Washington Redskins GM Bruce Allen in preseason. Welp.


NFC North Standings

W L T PF PA
Chicago 3 0 0 95 74
Detroit 2 1 0 82 69
Green Bay 1 2 0 96 88
Minnesota 0 3 0 81 96

(updated 9.24.2013 at 9:54 AM ET)


The Chicago Bears have a chance to take a two-game lead over the rest of the NFC North already, as they'll travel to face the Detroit Lions in Week 4. With a win, they'll be in the driver's seat. A loss would bunch up the standings for the whole division, and it'd be foolish to brush off the Green Bay Packers already.


NFC South Standings

W L T PF PA
New Orleans 3 0 0 70 38
Atlanta 1 2 0 71 74
Carolina 1 2 0 68 36
Tampa Bay 0 3 0 34 57

(updated 9.24.2013 at 9:54 AM ET)


Seven teams will enter Week 4 with an unbeaten record, but no more than six will have a chance to continue on their undefeated paths as the Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints will meet on Monday Night Football. Two games behind the Saints in the standings are the Falcons, a team that entered the year as NFC Championship favorites and still might be, despite losses to the aforementioned Saints and Dolphins.


NFC West Standings

W L T PF PA
Seattle 3 0 0 86 27
San Francisco 1 2 0 44 84
St. Louis 1 2 0 58 86
Arizona 1 2 0 56 79

(updated 9.24.2013 at 9:54 AM ET)


Like the Atlanta Falcons, a 1-2 start for the San Francisco 49ers probably isn't what the team had in mind. Particularly bad for the 49ers has been their offense that has managed to score just 10 points in the last two weeks.

The 49ers better work out their kinks quickly, as the Seahawks look to be hitting their stride. After leaning on the defense to get to a 2-0 record, it was 45 points from the Seattle offense that gave the team a Week 3 win, albeit against the hapless Jacksonville Jaguars.

A road trip to face the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts in Weeks 4 and 5 will test the Seahawks even more.

More from SB Nation NFL:

NFL Debrief: 49ers flailing, Browns surprising

Rashad Johnson loses part of finger covering punt

Aldon Smith entering rehab following DUI

NFL Week 3 scores, recaps and highlights

Adrian Peterson's daughter is a world-class troll

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.