NFL Power Rankings based on Super Bowl odds prior to Week 3 (Officially Tua Time? Bengals in Trouble?)
The theme of NFL Week 2?
The Miami Dolphins were led by a wild game from quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, scoring 28 points in the fourth quarter to erase a 21-point deficit and beat the Baltimore Ravens 42-38. Tagovailoa threw for 469 yards and six points in the win, but he wasn’t the only quarterback to lead a comeback…
Joe Flacco and Kyler Murray also picked up insane wins, with the Arizona Cardinals erasing a 20-point deficit and Flacco and the New York Jets scoring twice in the final minutes, recovering an onside kick in the process. , to beat the Cleveland Browns 31-30.
The NFL just doesn’t disappoint with these wild finishes, and it’s led to a major shake-up in our NFL Power rankings. Here’s where everyone is at as we prepare for Week 3:
Dominance. The Buffalo Bills needed less than three quarters to force in-game saves on both sides and easily get rid of the Titans in Week 2.
I think it’s safe to say the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes will be fine without Tyreek Hill… Mahomes now has seven scores and no picks in 2022.
It’s been bad for the Buccaneers, but they’re 2-0. Mike Evans is suspended for next week’s game with the Packers, which could be a problem.
Yes, the Chargers lost to the Chiefs, but they remain in 4th place. Justin Herbert’s rib injury could make or break this season, however.
Jalen Hurts is the real deal, and so is this Eagles defense. Philly looks like the NFC East favorite through the first two weeks.
The Packers got back to basics, feeding Aaron Jones all night on Sunday Night Football, leading to an easy win over the Bears.
The Rams looked like they were riding for an easy win, but they nearly ruined it with a fumble from Cooper Kupp. There are a lot of things that need to be cleaned up by the defending champions.
Tua Tagovailoa put a TO DISPLAY against the Ravens, finding Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle again and again for six scores. Mike McDaniel’s club looks dangerous…
The Ravens have taken a huge lead in Miami, but Lamar Jackson continues to show he’s an MVP candidate.
Trey Lance finished the season with an ankle injury, but the 49ers have the best insurance policy in football with Jimmy Garoppolo ready to go in his place.
Kyler Murray orchestrated a huge comeback win in Week 2, and now the Cardinals have some momentum heading into Week 3 against the Rams.
The Broncos have scored just 32 points in two weeks, and Nathaniel Hackett continues to make simple practice mistakes. However, a victory in week 2 is better than a defeat…
Kirk Cousins and the Vikings looked awful in prime time, as Darius Slay owned the Vikings QB all night. Maybe I was too high in this team after a win.
Should we invoke the theory of Ewing for the Dallas Cowboys? It’s way too soon, but beating the Bengals was a huge win for the team without Dak Prescott.
The Bengals are 0-2 after losing to Cooper Rush and the Cowboys… Joe Burrow’s new offensive line hasn’t been better than last season’s team.
The Saints’ defense was solid against the Bucs, but an injured Jameis Winston couldn’t help turning the ball over, which bodes ill for the future.
Other losing teams put the Browns up 1-1, but this team missed a perfect chance to go 2-0 in Week 2.
The Patriots still don’t look good on offense, but the defense has allowed just two touchdowns all season.
Is Matt Ryan washed? The Colts didn’t score against the Jags, and Ryan threw three picks, making them 0-1-1 on the season.
Josh McDaniels’ team is 0-2 after blowing a 20-0 lead against the Cardinals in Week 2. Yikes.
The Steelers offense is lousy, and the offensive line can’t do anything for Najee Harris in the running game.
Another week, another victory for Brian Daboll’s Giants. They haven’t outplayed anyone, but New York at least looks competent this season.
The Amon-Ra St. Brown season? The Lions receiver outplayed the Commanders, scoring two runs and rushing for over 170 yards in a win.
The COs couldn’t handle the Lions, and the second-half pick of Carson Wentz killed any momentum Washington had to make a comeback.
Trevor Lawrence throws it and the Jags block the Colts? Things are looking bright for the first place Jacksonville Jaguars.
Maybe it’s time for Malik Willis in Tennessee. The Titans have been dismantled by the Bills and have absolutely no offense with teams capable of stacking the box against Derrick Henry.
The Bears didn’t let Justin Fields throw the ball much in Week 2, a curious move as the team got worked up by the Packers.
Well, the Seahawks came down to earth in a loss to the 49ers. It could be a long season if the offense gets stuck in the mud, which it has since the first half against Denver in Week 1.
I’m not ready to claim the Jets as a playoff team, but the team’s impressive comeback in Week 2 and the emergence of Garrett Wilson are definitely positive signs for Zach Wilson’s return.
The Texans had plenty of chances to beat the Denver Broncos, but they fell short, leaving Lovie Smith without a win for two weeks.
The Panthers can’t buy a win under Matt Rhule, and his teams are a shocking 1-25 when allowing more than 17 points. How is it possible? It would be a shock if he is in Carolina more than this season.
Well, the Atlanta Falcons nearly came back to beat the Los Angeles Rams, but Marcus Mariota threw in a late game pick. The NFC South is tough this season.
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