Welcome back NFL Fans! Week 1 of the 2022 season is behind us, and it’s time to recalculate the NFL Power Rankings for Week 2. @TheBrysh Power Rankings (PR’s) are calculated using a proprietary algorithm, each week the PR calculations will be represented in a 1-16 rating for each Conference.
NFL Week 2
@TheBrysh Power Rankings are also used to calculate weekly predictions, which will be published as well. Week 1 predictions for @TheBrysh were 8/15, not a great start to the season but at least it’s above .500. Wait until the 4th and 5th weeks when the numbers get dialed in and the predictions are even more dependable.
The easiest division winner of this season is, without a doubt, the Buffalo Bills. New England is lively with QB Tua Tagovailoa and WR Tyreek Hill, a definite playoff contender. The Dolphins have shifted from defensive to offensive philosophy, let’s see what that brings. What can you say about the Jets that Fallon hasn’t touched on already?
The Super Bowl Hangover will be the scapegoat for the declining Cincinnati Bengals this year. The Baltimore Ravens have already take over the PR lead for the division. The Steelers are on the climb after a victory against the Bengals, but how far do they climb? Cleveland is destined to the basement, at least until Deshaun Watson returns.
The AFC South is shaping up to be a really weak division in the NFL. Critics feel that the Colts are the team to beat, but they were disappointing, as were the Texans in Week 1. The Titans blew a lead against New York, and the Jaguars lost to the lowly Washington Commanders.
The Kansas City Chiefs take on the LA Chargers Thursday night, I like KC in this one but LA should put up a good fight. Denver lost Monday night where they were favored over the Seahawks. The Las Vegas Raiders are surrounded by mystique, but are really a very ordinary team.
I really like the battle for first in this division, with the under-rated Dallas Cowboys and the talented Philadelphia Eagles, we will know more on Week 6. The Giants may be over-rated at 12th, but Week 1 was a big upset win for them. Washington won their first game of the season…against another 16th place team.
The Packers have won the last 3 division titles, but this year the Vikings look capable of unseating them. The Chicago Bears have a new Coach and General Manager this season, maybe that will supply some ambition? The Detroit Lions are deep in the rebuilding phase, don’t expect them to rise from 4th in the division.
Tampa Bay was forecast as the division Champion of the NFC South, and with the surrounding teams I can’t argue with that. The New Orleans Saints definitely lose steam this year without QB Dree Brees and coach Sean Payton. Will the addition of QB Baker Mayfield solve Carolina’s offensive woes? Without QB Matt Ryan, the Atlanta Falcons are destined to 4th in the division.
The Seattle Seahawks were thought to be at a disadvantage this season with the loss of franchise QB Russell Wilson, but they upset the favored Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football. The LA Rams dropped a disappointing 31-10 game to the Bills, looks like Super Bowl hangover again. The Cardinals have the most talented roster in the division, but got blown-out by the Chiefs 44-21. San Francisco was favored against the lowly Bears, and looked very ordinary in a 10-19 loss.
Written by Jack Cameron @TheBrysh