Now that week six of the 2022 NFL season is in the books, it’s time for everyone’s favorite purposeful exercise: the NFL Power Rankings! What distinguishes these categories from others is that they are the only ones truly subtleties in the entire universe. So let’s take a look at how all 32 teams stack up before week seven.
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1 – Buffalo Bills (last week: 1) – first team in DVOA overall. Difference #1 in the differential point. Bills are a juggernaut. Buffalo justified his lead by winning at KC. The Bills are not far from winning their last three trips to Arrowhead, a place where it’s not easy to play.
2 – Philadelphia Eagles (LW:2) – By defeating Dallas, the Eagles confirmed that they are the best in the NFC. Jalen Hurts and offense led a major campaign right after Birds’ 20-0 lead was reduced to three points. Philly’s defense also came up big on the night with three quick bites. The Eagles have advanced by at least 14 points every week this season. And they haven’t even played a full game yet.
3 – Kansas City Chiefs (LW:3) – A captain can’t kick himself very Tough after losing to a superior opponent while being hit hard in high school. They will be fine to move forward. But the prospect of losing the No. 1 seed to Buffalo could prove costly in the post-season.
4 – Minnesota Vikings (LW: 5) – The Vikings stand alone as the second best team in the NFC. Their only loss came via the first team in their conference. They didn’t always win convincingly and some of the biggest auditions still lie ahead. At the moment, they are in a good position as the favorites to win the NFC North.
5 – Baltimore Ravens (LW:4) – He missed me talking to Lamar Jackson MVP after watching him waste a game like he did at MetLife Stadium. The Ravens likely squandered their chances of earning the top seed, which could have helped the struggling quarterback in the playoffs.
6 – The Dallas Cowboys (LW: 6) – Cowboys fans seem to be raving about the merits of a “moral victory” in their loss to the Eagles. A defeat in which they did not even cover the spread. While it’s true that Dallas still has a positive outlook with an easy schedule ahead, a loss to Philly was extremely devastating to their chances of winning the NFC East and the top seed. The Cowboys are happy to get Dak Prescott back, but let’s remember he didn’t look good before time wasted. Was he really cured, or would there be traces left from his thumb injury?
7 – New York Giants (LW: 11) – Still having a hard time buying good giants… but they are without a doubt a respectable team hanging around. All their gains were by 1 point, which is usually unsustainable over the course of a larger sample size. They are due to their misfortune at some point. But they have a way to win more games in the near future with JAX, SEA, HOU, and the next DET.
8 – San Francisco 49ers (LW: 7) – San Fran missed the next six defensive players in Atlanta: Nick Bosa, Emmanuel Mosley, Jimmy Ward, Aziz El Shaer, Javon Kinlaw and Eric Armstead. Some important contributors are there. Niners need to have good health.
9 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (LW: 8) – Tell me that Bucs feel good. You can not. They are very bad. Tom Brady looks miserable.
10 – Los Angeles Chargers (LW: 10) – Their last two wins were about surviving against inferior opponents of good looks. Using Justin Herbert as Alex Smith is baffling; He only hit 4.2 yards per attempt on Monday night. I know the ribs might be a factor, but maybe let him use his own arm talent?
11 – Miami Dolphins (LW: 9) – Too high for a team that has lost three times in a row? Probably. But it’s not like there are great alternatives underneath. It is clear that the restoration of Tua Tagovailoa leads to an improvement in the appearance of the dolphins.
12 – Los Angeles Rams (LW: 13) – They eventually beat Carolina by 14 points but the Rams slipped to PJ Walker at the end of the first half. They didn’t regain the lead until late in the third quarter. The point is: Los Angeles is still shaky. Not scoring many style points.
13 – Cincinnati Bengals (LW: 14) – Ja’Marr Chase is out for the first time since Week 1. If he can keep staying hot, the Bengals will be in good shape. Baltimore’s bad loss left Sensei alive for a possible repeat in North Asia.
14 – New England Patriots (LW: 16) – Billy Zappy 2-0 at the start of the game. His success stats so far: 51/70 (72.9% completion rate), 4 TD, 1 IQ, 111.4 pass rating. Bates has officially found the new Tom Brady. Well, maybe not, but maybe Zappe can play.
15 – New York Jets (LW: 20) – Zach Wilson doesn’t even look good but he hasn’t been important to jets lately. The rest of their list plays well. Bryce Hall? More like a monster hall.
16 – Green Bay Packers (LW: 12) – Will the Packers make the playoffs? They look like an ass now. And they have the seventh hardest remaining powerhouse in the NFL. There is always a chance that Aaron Rodgers will start cooking but there is no indication that this is about to happen any time soon.
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17 – The Tennessee Titans (LW: 19) – The Titans will return from their farewell to host Indy. A great opportunity for them to prove that they are the best team in South Asia. The rest feature can be a good boost to them.
18 – Denver Broncos (LW: 17) – We’ve had a lot of primetime Broncos this season. And we’re all worse off because of that. Aesthetic rubbish. Russell Wilson still looks cooked.
19 – New Orleans Saints (LW: 18) – At least the Saints have a high draft pick to look forward to in the 2023 NFL Draft. Haha, just kidding, they currently owe their overall No. 9 pick to Philly. But the good news for the saints is that their division and conference are fairly open.
20 – Atlanta Falcons (LW: 26) – Marcus Mariota didn’t exactly carry the Falcons to victory considering he only attempted 14 passes. But he was very effective by completing 13 of them for two landings and 144.6 passes. Mariota also had a quick result. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Hawks are fun.
21 – Seattle Seahawks (LW: 27) – Kenneth Walker III was a Michigan beast and was looking good early on in Seattle. It scores 5.5 yards per carry.
22 – Pittsburgh Steelers (LW: 28) – Bet on Mike Tomlin as an underdog at your own risk. The Steelers may not be that good but they are still far behind.
23 – Indianapolis Colts (LW: 29) – Indy has a chance to beat off a slow start to the season by defeating Tennessee to take the top spot in the division. The Colts were swept away by their South Asian rivals last year.
24 – Jacksonville Jaguars (LW: 15) – The Jags lost a game as Trevor Lawrence only had two incomplete points. Of course, he only had 136 net yards. Jacksonville will need more of it. And more than their defense.
25 – Detroit Lions (LW: 22) – They come back from their farewell as seven-point underdogs in Dallas. Black stares 1-5 in the face.
26 – Leaders of Washington (LW: 23) – Leaders defeated Chicago but were not overtaken by them. Washington excelled and broke with the incompetence of its opponent’s red zone. Leaders will have to turn to Taylor Hynek with him Carson Wentz suffers a finger injury. Might that actually be an upgrade for them?
27 – Las Vegas Raiders (LW: 25) – The Raiders will return from their farewell to play in Houston. chance for them to win their second.
28 – Arizona Cardinals (LW:21) – Stealing this from my ex-manager Joel Thurman: “I suppose Cardinals fans must be the most depressed in the NFL right now. I pushed QB and you smelled good this year.” There is hope for Arizona since the return of DeAndre Hopkins could make a huge impact. But it may not be enough.
29 – Cleveland Browns (LW: 24) – Not doing a good enough job of circulating water in the absence of Deshaun Watson. The Browns are currently thirteenth in the AFC playoff with matches against Baltimore, Sensei, Miami and Buffalo. More losses to come. The damage may already have been done before Watson’s return.
30 – Chicago Bears (LW:30) – People want to talk about Justin Fields not getting enough help. And there is certainly truth in that. But it also doesn’t help itself. The toppling of a narrow end wide open in the end zone left four points on the field.
31 – Houston Texans (LW: 31) – The Texans are back from their farewell to host Las Vegas.
32 – Carolina Panthers (LW: 32) – The Panthers held out for the Super Bowl champions for a brief period before eventually losing decisively. Maybe things won’t get any better for Carolina. They would be wise to sell some of the pieces they have won now. Trading Robbie Anderson was a start.
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