Following Week One of the NFL season finally in the books, many story lines began to evolve. Some team’s blew away expectation, while some floundered under the spotlight. Here are my power rankings going into Week Two of the 2022 NFL Season:
#1: Buffalo Bills (1-0)
Not much to say, the Bills are truly a complete football team.
#2: Kansas City Chiefs (1-0)
Did Anyone actually doubt Patrick Mahomes? Because if you did he proved you completely wrong.
#3: Los Angeles Chargers (1-0)
The Chargers defense played great against the Raiders, if this time is firing on all cylinders they might be the most scary team in the league.
#4: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0)
The Bucs played a solid game against the Cowboys, very much what I expected from a Tom Brady led team.
#5: Philadelphia Eagles (1-0)
The Eagles offense had a great game in Week 1, however the defense concerned me, they can’t beat good teams giving up that many points.
#6: Minnesota Vikings (1-0)
The Viking made a big statement in Kevin O’Connell’s first game. The defense looked great and the offense was finally unpredictable.
#7: New Orleans Saints (1-0)
The Saints had a comeback win against the Falcons, Jameis played pretty well. Not much to say about the Saints.
#8: Los Angeles Rams (0-1)
The Rams looked bad on Thursday, however I think they are a better team than advertised. They won’t be as dominant as they were last season but this is still a good team.
#9: Baltimore Ravens (1-0)
The Ravens are a good team but the injuries continue to pile on just like last season.
#10: Green Bay Packers (0-1)
Aaron Rodgers did not look good on Sunday, and it looks like he hasn’t built up chemistry with his new receivers yet, the Packers will continue their slow start to the season.
#11: Las Vegas Raiders (0-1)
I was never on the Raiders AFC West Champions hype train, Derek Carr just isn’t that guy for them to win this division, especially with that O-Line.
#12: Cincinnati Bengals (0-1)
After a disappointing first game for the Bengals and Joe Burrow the Bengals have fallen a bit. I don’t think the Bengals will completely fall off, but it will be a tough task for them to repeat last season’s success.
#13: Indianapolis Colts (0-0-1)
What a disappointing game for the Colts, however the Offense did look like it seemed to click in the fourth quarter.
#14: Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0)
The Steelers got a big upset on Sunday against the Bengals, but they lost TJ Watt for a month, Trubisky didn’t look good. I expect this team to compete for a playoff spot, but I don’t think they take that next step with Mitch Trubisky at QB.
#15: Miami Dolphins (1-0)
The Dolphins true test comes next week against the Ravens, I expect them to beat the Patriots, next week we will most likely find out if this team is legit.
#16: Denver Broncos (0-1)
Another team who lost to one of the worst teams in the league is the Broncos, losses like these can’t happen if you want to compete in the Stacked AFC West.
#17: San Francisco 49ers (0-1)
After a rough Week 1 for Trey Lance and the 49ers, I’m questioning this team, and if Trey Lance is ready.
#18: Tennessee Titans (0-1)
I thought the Titans were an underrated team heading into the season, their loss Week 1 was very disappointing, and it might be time for a change in Tennessee.
#19: Arizona Cardinals (0-1)
The Cardinals got destroyed by the Chiefs in Week 1, Since the Cardinals defense and coaching is bad, the offense will have to carry them, and when the offense isn’t clicking they’re a bad team.
#20: Washington Commanders (1-0)
The Commanders are exactly the team I predicted them to be, Carson Wentz’s volatile play could lead them to upsetting some good teams, but it could also lead to them losing to teams worse than them. Good win on Sunday for them, Jahan Dotson looked great.
#21: New England Patriots (0-1)
The Patriots will be a mediocre team this whole season, compete in most games, maybe pull out a few upsets, but won’t win more than 8 games.
#22: New York Giants (1-0)
After a surprising upset win and comeback against the Tennessee Titans in Week 1, the Giants are on the right track to start the season. Brian Daboll looks to be a great coach, and Saquon looked great. Lot to be excited about if you’re a Giants fan.
#23: Cleveland Browns (1-0)
The Browns without Deshaun Watson are an incomplete team with mediocre coaching that might be able to compete with good teams, and beat the weaker teams.
#24: Detroit Lions (0-1)
I feel most Lions games will play out like they did on Sunday, this team will compete, but won’t have enough talent to win the game. Dan Campbell has built a great foundation and culture in Detroit, and they have an exciting future.
#25: Carolina Panthers (0-1)
I’m not going to completely write off the Panthers, but they looked bad on Sunday, especially Baker Mayfield. They have Potential, but I don’t think they will reach it.
#26: Seattle Seahawks (1-0)
After the Seahawks upset the Broncos in Week 1, there will probably be some overreactions. The Seahawks aren’t a good football team and Geno Smith is not a good QB, however the Seahawks won’t he in contention for the #1 pick like some thought.
#27: Dallas Cowboys (0-1)
The Dallas Cowboys without Dak Prescott, and with all of their piling on injuries are a bad football team with poor coaching.
#28: Jacksonville Jaguars (0-1)
The Jaguars at the moment are not a good football team, but they will continue to get better every week this season, they definitely showed positive flashes in Week 1.
#29: Houston Texans (0-0-1)
This team played a lot better than expected on Sunday, but I’m still not sold on the Houston Texans being anything more than a 4 to 5 win team.
#30: Chicago Bears (1-0)
Let’s not be fooled by the Bears Week 1 win, they’re not a good team, and to be honest they didn’t play like a good team on Sunday, they won a really sloppy game in conditions that they probably won’t play in again this season. However, I did like a few small things I saw from this team.
#31: New York Jets (0-1)
Let’s face it, in 2022 a team with Joe Flacco starting at QB can’t compete, the reason they aren’t last is because of good young talent on this team. They need Zach Wilson back to compete.
#32: Atlanta Falcons (0-1)
This team put up a good fight against the New Orleans Saints in Week 1, but they crumbled quickly in the second half, and showed what type of team they actually were. I can’t imagine a team led by Marcus Mariota getting much better than this.