Welcome back NFL Fans! Week 7 of the 2022 season is behind us, and it’s time to recalculate the NFL Power Rankings for Week 8. @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. @TheBrysh Power Rankings are also used to calculate weekly predictions, which will be published as well. Week 7 predictions for @TheBrysh were 8/14, for a season total of 61/107 or 57% on straight up wins. As the weeks progress, the numbers get dialed in and the predictions become even more dependable.
WEEK 7 RECAP
THURSDAY NIGHT GAME
The Arizona Cardinals hosted the New Orleans Saints this week, which was hoped to be an impressive display of scoring talent. This game did not disappoint, with a total of 76 points on the board! The Cardinals capitalized on the opponent’s errors, including intercepting the Saints QB Andy Dalton 3 times, and 2 were returned for TD’s. The Saints struggled to the end, but the Card’s took it 42-34. The Cardinals sit at 8th and Saints remain at 12th in the NFC PR’s.
EARLY SUNDAY GAMES
Three games on Sunday resulted in no meaningful adjustment to individual PR’s: The Dallas Cowboys hosted the Detroit Lions, and treated them to a 24-6 beating; The New York Giants met the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field, the Giants took the match 23-17; Monday night saw the home field Miami Dolphins slip past the Pittsburgh Steelers 16-10.
Atlanta Falcons @ Cincinnati Bengals The Bengals hosted the Falcons with hopes of exposing a questionable Atlanta pass defense. ‘Cincy QB Joe Burrow threw for 481 yards, an 81% completion rate and 3:0 TD to INT ratio, for a 35-17 win. Bengals climb to 3rd, Falcons drop to 13th.
Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans This looked like a low intensity sleeper from the get-go. Neither offense was able to put together an impressive performance, in the end the Titans held out for a 19-10 victory. The Titans climbed 1 spot to 8th, the Colts stay put at 11th in the PR’s.
Green Bay Packers @ Washington Commanders The only thing more surprising than the Commanders climbing out of the NFC cellar, is the Packers sinking to the bottom. Washington owned the 2nd half to take it 23-21. The Redskins are at 15th, Packers are 11th in the NFC.
LATE SUNDAY GAMES
Cleveland Browns @ Baltimore Ravens @TheBrysh expected the Ravens to mash Cleveland, but they never got their pass or run game “clicking”. The Ravens defense stole the show with 5 QB sacks and 3 forced fumbles to win 23-20. Ravens hold onto 5th, Browns climb a notch to 12th.
NY Jets @ Denver Broncos The Jets continue to exceed expectations with their 5th win this year, @TheBrysh never envisioned 5 wins all season. Jets RB Breece Hall left the game with a knee injury, but not before a masterful 62 yard TD run. Jets and Broncos hold their spots in the PR’s.
Houston Texans @ Las Vegas Raiders The Raiders are still overrated, but did impress us with a 38-20 thrashing of the Texans. Raiders RB Josh Jacobs rushed for 143 yards and 3 TD’s to lift his team to 7th in the AFC, while the Texans remain in 15th in the PR’s.
Seattle Seahawks @ LA Chargers The Chargers got a “double-whammy” this weekend when they lost 37-23, AND lost CB JC Jackson to a knee injury. Seattle’s offense controlled the tempo with a solid run game for the win. Chargers drop to 9th in the AFC, ‘Hawks are 6th in the NFC.
Kansas City Chiefs @ San Francisco 49’ers @TheBrysh predicted a 49’ers UPSET, and damn was I wrong! San Fran’ is slowly slipping, while Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes shows what he’s capable of. Mahomes’ 423 yds led KC to a 44-23 win, Chiefs are 2nd in the AFC, 49’ers are 3rd in the NFC.
MONDAY NIGHT GAME
Chicago Bears @ New England Patriots Despite a promising start to the game, Patriots QB Bailey Zappe got “Zapped” by the Bears in an ugly 33-14 loss. Zappe really disappointed his fans with only 185 yards passing, and giving up 2 interceptions and losing a fumble. Da Bears capitalized on the Pats’ mistakes, and established ball control with 243 yards rushing. The Bears get a huge boost to 7th in the NFC, while the Patriots drop to 4th in the AFC PR’s.
Written by: Jack Cameron @TheBrysh
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