Welcome back NFL Fans! Week 4 of the 2022 season is behind us, and it’s time to recalculate the NFL Power Rankings for Week 5. @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.
Week 4 Record
@TheBrysh Power Rankings are also used to calculate weekly predictions, which will be published as well. Week 4 predictions for @TheBrysh were 8/16, for a season tally of 34/63 or 54% on straight up wins. As the weeks progress, the numbers get dialed in and the predictions become even more dependable.
THURSDAY NIGHT GAME
The Cincinnati Bengals donned the black and white helmets to host the Miami Dolphins. QB Joe Burrow led the Bengals to a 27-15 victory, the often sacked Burrow was only taken down once in the game, allowing him to pick up 287 passing yards and 2 TD’s. The victory was overshadowed by Miami QB Tua Tagovailoa being removed from the field on a stretcher with an apparent concussion. The Bengals climb to 4th in the AFC, the Dolphins remain at 7th.
The outcome of 4 games on Sunday did not lead to any notable changes in the PR’s this week. The Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Commanders 25-10, the Buffalo Bills won 23-20 over the Baltimore Ravens, the Arizona Cardinals beat the Carolina Panthers 26-16, and the New England Patriots lost to the Green Bay Packers 27-24. The NY Giants hosted the Chicago Bears on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, the Giants were victorious 20-12. The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 29-21.
EARLY SUNDAY GAMES
The Minnesota Vikings took on the New Orleans Saints this week, neither team would enjoy a home field advantage as the game was played at Tottenham Stadium in the UK. The is was a narrow 28-25 victory for the Vikings, thanks to a missed last-second field goal attempt by Saints kicker Wil Lutz. The Saints drop to 11th in the NFC, while the Vikings sit at 8th.
The Cleveland Browns traveled to Atlanta to play the Falcons on Sunday. The Falcons would capitalize on Browns errors throughout the game, including failing to TD in the red zone, a face-mask penalty, and several defensive coverage mistakes. Atlanta pulled out a 23-20 win to climb to 13th, leaving the Browns to drop to 10th in their divisions.
The Seattle Seahawks pulled off a 3 point victory in Detroit over the favored Lions. The Seahawks 48-45 win lifts them to 9th in the NFC, while the Lions drop to 14th in the NFC.
Tennessee Titans would defeat the Indianapolis Colts 24-17. The Colts QB Matt Ryan had a disappointing game where he lost 3 fumbles to the Titans. Tennessee capitalized to rise to 8th and the Colts remain at 12th in the AFC.
Finally climbing out of the AFC cellar, the NY Jets surprised all with a win in Pittsburgh over the Steelers 24-20. Another unfortunate incident overshadowed this game’s outcome, when a fan fell from an elevator and died in the hospital. The Jets climb to 15th and Pittsburgh slides to 13th.
After a disappointing performance last week, the LA Chargers picked up a 34-24 win visiting the Houston Texans. The Chargers were lead by RB Austin Ekeler who rushed for 2 TD’s and caught a pass for a 3rd TD. The Chargers move up to 6th, the Texans drop to 16th.
LATE SUNDAY GAMES
The Las Vegas Raiders finally came out of their shell with a win over the Denver Broncos 32-23. The Broncos failed to show up for the 2nd half of the game, they punted away any chance of a win and drop to 9th in the PR’s while the Raiders climb to 11th in the AFC.
Chiefs Patrick Mahomes wins the battle of the quarterbacks against Bucc’s Tom Brady 41-31. Tampa Bay’s defense was expected to hold back the Chiefs offense, but Kansas City amassed over 400 yards. Chiefs hold on to 2nd in the AFC and Tampa Bay is 2nd in the NFC.
MONDAY NIGHT GAME
The San Francisco 49’ers were underdogs against the defending Super Bowl Champion LA Rams. Unfortunately, another game is overshadowed by an unnecessary display when a protestor entered the field. Rams LB Bobby Wagner took it on himself to level the protestor, rather than let the authorities handle it. The protestor has filed assault charges against Rams players involved. The 49’ers won the game 24-9 and climb to 1st in the NFC while the Rams remain at 6th.
Written by: Jack Cameron @jackcameron1970
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