My NFL Top 10 Power Rankings as of September 20th, 2022!
Typically I like to wait a few weeks before making my list, but so much excitement happened I felt obligated to make this Power Rankings! So here’s my top 10 NFL teams. Also, check out my college rankings when you are done with this post.
#10 Cardinals- A majority of the league is 1-1 meaning competition for the number 10 spot was intense. I’m not sure if I’m in the minority about the Cardinals or not here. However, Murray proved he can be an elite QB when needed. The NFC is wide open. Hopkins comes back in a month or so. And the West doesn’t look that great. The NFC can be there’s for the taking.
#9 Vikings- I firmly believe in my top 8, my last two leave a lot to be desired though. If I had made this list in Week 1, Vikings would be near my top 5 and my 3 Seed in the NFC. A week later and Cousins proved he is just not that guy when the lights are on. I doubt they’ll face a corner nearly as good as Slay anytime soon. This means I am projecting the Vikings to bounce back and probably settle for the 4 Seed now. Their date with the Lions could cost them so serious ground if they trip up next week.
#8 Rams- This morning they were my 6. As the day has gone on, I’ve dropped them a little. They got embarrassed by the Bills to start the season and didn’t exactly gain confidence in the 2nd half of the Falcons game. They need a good showing for 4 quarters here soon. They get the benefit of the doubt as super bowl champions.
#7 Ravens- I think the Ravens can still compete for the 1 Seed in the AFC but that Fourth quarter against the Dolphins was rough. Will the Ravens defense get it going as the season goes on? We will see. The offense should remain fine.
#6 Dolphins- September 25th cannot come soon enough! The Dolphins will host the Bill’s this week in a game that should be pretty telling. One more electric week and there will be no denying them a top 5 spot.
#5 Chargers- I’m extremely bullish on the Chargers this season. However, this early start is going to be a slog. They just aren’t healthy. Their run game is underdeveloped for now. And miraculously, if they had just slowed down a bit, Herbert never throws a pick six. If the Chargers sealed their week 2 fate with a win, we would be talking about them as the number 2 team. For now, we wait. Their next 6 opponent’s are Jags, Texans, Browns, Broncos, Seahawks and Falcons. I’m expecting a 5-1 run, 4-2 at worse before the season cranks up the difficulty.
#4 Eagles- Eagles are going neck to neck with the Bucs for the number 1 NFC team. It’s a close race through 2 weeks. If Hurts continued to develop, I’ll take the Eagles. If the Bucs offense finally gets clicking, I’ll take the Bucs. Will we have a better answer next week? Maybe.
#3 Buccaneers– Truthfully, Eagles are my number 1 for the NFC, but if I bet against Brady he will go and win another Super Bowl. I refuse to be the motivation for Brady winning another one. With all of that said, their offense is lack luster but their defense has been one of the best so far. It almost seems as if the Bucs vs Packers is going to be a slapping match this year.
#2 Chiefs- This debate will probably be a 2 headed race all year. I would give the substance edge to the Chiefs. They beat the Cardinals and the Chargers, two teams in my top 10 list. I have to take off some points considering they had no business beating the Chargers. Herbert just cannot get over the Mahomes Wall, a feat only Brady and Burrow have done so far.
# Bills- Bills get the nod for the way they are dismantling people. Titans look well on their way to a top 5 pick this year, true. However, they embarrassed the Rams on opening day. These two teams are so good that even a lose or two between now and their matchup in October probably won’t knock them out of the top 10.
So right now I think Chiefs and Bills are the best of the AFC with the Ravens and Chargers trying to catch up. The NFC looks like it’s the Bucs to lose but Eagles could make it interesting. Shout out to the Lions and Giants for making strong cases, too. Lions take on Vikings and Giants take on Cowboys. Each of them competing to Crack the top 10 next week!