Make sure to visit FansOfFans weekly as we reveal our NFL power rankings of the best teams during the 2022 NFL season. Today we rank the Top-10 teams of Week 1.
1. Kansas City Chiefs
Tyreek Hill who? More like Kelce, JuJu, Valdes-Scantling, and Moore. If you were on the KC roster, you got a piece of the pie. This game was over in the 3rd quarter, when the Chiefs led the Cardinals 37-7. Mahomes finished the game throwing 5 TDs, going 30-39 and 360 yards with a QBR of 144.2. Granted all of this damage was done against a depleted Cardinals, but a win is a win, and until another team puts on a display like this one, expect the Kansas City Chiefs to stay atop the FansofFans power rankings.
2. Buffalo Bills
There’s a good argument that Josh Allen and the Bills should be #1 here. I mean they made a healthy SuperBowl champion look like a JV high school team (with the exception of Kupp and Donald). Josh Allen looked more comfortable than ever, Gabe Davis picked up exactly where he left off in the Divisional Playoff game, and Stephon Diggs absolutely obliterated Jalen Ramsey. Hey, I guess next time the media asks the Rams about your competition, show a little humility.
3. Los Angeles Chargers
Young Justin Herbert picked up just where he left off in 2021, going 26-of-34 for 279 yards with three touchdowns to get revenge on the team that kept him from reaching his first postseason. Herbert was slinging it all over the field, hitting 3 different receivers for TDs, with WR#1 Keenen Allen looking as good as ever. Not to mention the defense intercepting Carr 3 times and sacking him another 6, come Thursday we may really see which team owns the AFC West.
4. Philadelphia Eagles
It’s hard to imagine how the Tennessee Titans wouldn’t be here instead of the Philadelphia Eagles………had A.J Brown still been with the former. But considering how Philadelphia dominated the Lions on Sunday without so much as a target to it’s 2021 #1 wide receiver, it’s hard to not get excited about what this team can do in the NFC East this year.
5. Minnesota Vikings
Week 1 was a good week for rookie head coaches, going 4-1 (6-3-1 if we’re just talking coaches with new teams), but having an extraordinary receiver like Justin Jefferson (who went 184 yards on 9 receptions) makes it so so so easy. Especially when you just came from coaching 2021’s Superbowl MVP Triple Crown winner.
6. Bay Buccaneers
So maybe the 19-3 win in Dallas was more a defensive effort than anything, but after going 18-27 with a TD in year 23, we can finally put the whole “does Brady still have it” question to rest. Couple that with a vintage Julio Jones performance (looking better than he ever did with Tennessee), and history may just repeat itself this year.
7. Baltimore Ravens
The Lamar Jackson “Prove It” year is officially underway, and it got off to a good start with 3 TD passes in a win over the Jets on the road. With a few more performances like this, the Ravens might have to increase that reported $250 million offer they made at the end of the offseason.
8. Miami Dolphins
Speed on the outside was a threat from the new look Miami Dolphins during the offseason, and that threat became a reality for Patriots when they got torched by Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle for 94 yards and 69 yards respectively.
9. Las Vegas Raiders
Vegas may be the only team on this list that lost it’s game in Week 1, but anybody would’ve struggled going up against the juggernaut that is the Los Angeles Chargers. However the Raiders put up a fight, and Mr. Davante Adams looked just as good as he always has. Honestly he looked as comfortable in Week 1 as I’ve ever seen him, and things can only get better from here. After the game, Derrick Carr admitted that he may have been a bit too aggressive, and I totally agree. If he slows up, takes what the defense gives him, and allows his playmakers to make plays, there’s no telling what this Raiders team may look like down the stretch.
10. Pittsburgh Steelers
Looks like the Superbowl hangover may be a real thing, and we saw two examples of it in Week 1. T.J. Watt and co proved why the Bengals may still be the little brother in the division.
What say you? Do you agree with the Week 1 Power rankings? Who do you think will enter the top 10 in Week 2? Let us know in the comments below!