Welcome back NFL Fans! Week 2 of the 2022 season is wrapped up, and @TheBrysh has recalculated the NFL Power Rankings for Week 3. @TheBrysh Power Rankings (PR’s) are calculated using a proprietary algorithm, @TheBrysh Power Rankings are also used to calculate weekly predictions, which will be published as well.
NFL Power Ranking Accuracy
Week 2 predictions for @TheBrysh were 12/16, bringing the season total to 20/31, or 65% on straight up wins. We had some great action this week, so let’s recap Week 2, and see where the PR’s land going into Week 3.
Thursday Night Game
What a great way to break into Week 2, with a showdown between the top teams in the AFC West. Two words for LA Chargers QB Justin Herbert, “Flak Jacket”! The Chiefs were favored to win this one, but the Chargers but up a great fight. The fourth quarter is when the Chiefs put the game away, but they did not dominate and can’t climb above 2nd in the PR’s. The determined effort from the Chargers is worthy of boosting them to 4th in the AFC.
Early Sunday Games
Four early games on Sunday did not produce out of the ordinary results, or changes in the Power Ratings. The Detroit Lions beat the hapless Washington Commanders 36-27. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cruised past the New Orleans Saints 20-10. The Carolina Panthers and NY Giants battled to a gritty 16-19 finish. The New England Patriots beat the Steelers 17-14 in Pittsburgh.
The Indianapolis Colts were shutout by the Jaguars 24-0 in Jacksonville. The Colts were expected to win this game, the disappointing finish drops them to 12th, while the Jaguars are still the cellar dwellers of the AFC in 16th place.
The NY Jets wiggled past the Cleveland Browns, but still can’t climb out of 15th. The Browns didn’t cover the spread and wind up at 11th.
The Miami Dolphins were the most impressive performance of the early Sunday games. Miami climbs all the way to 6th, while the Ravens drop to 7th in the AFC.
Late Sunday Games
The LA Rams put up big numbers on Sunday, beating the Atlanta Falcons 31-27. The Falcons are lucky to hold on to 15th, while the Rams climb to 9th in the NFC.
The San Francisco 49’ers dominated the Seattle Seahawks 27-7 to regain some of their status by moving up to 4th in the NFC. The Seahawks were nowhere near covering the spread, and disappointed @TheBrysh for failing to pull off the upset, Seattle drops to 9th place.
@TheBrysh predicted an upset in the Cincinnati vs Dallas match, and the Cowboys came through winning 20-17. Although the Dallas Cowboys pulled off a slim victory, they drop 1 notch due to the outcome of other games. The Bengals remain at 5th in the AFC.
The favored Denver Broncos beat the Houston Texans 16-9. Denver remains at 8th and the Texans are still 14th in the AFC.
The Arizona Cardinals beat the hyped up Raiders in Las Vegas 29-23 on Sunday afternoon. The win lifts the Cardinals to 6th in the NFC, whereas the Raiders remain at 13th place.
On Sunday night the Green Bay Packers unloaded on the visiting Chicago Bears 27-10. Da’ Bears are stuck at 11th, but the Packers move up to 5th in the NFC.
Monday Night Games
The Tennessee Titans were decimated by the Buffalo Bills 41-7. The Bills remain the top team in the AFC, and probably the entire NFL. The Titans have not lived up to their expectations so far, they drop to 10th in the AFC, but are still potential leaders of a pathetic South Division.
The Minnesota Vikings visiting the Eagles in Philadelphia was destined to agitate the upper echelon of the NFC PR’s. The Eagles were favored over the Vike’s, and pulled off a compelling 17 point victory. I’m not ready to put the Eagles at the top, but they are definitely worthy of 2nd in the NFC. The Vikings drop 2 spots to 7th, but are still an NFC contender.
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Written by: Jack Cameron @TheBrysh