Week Six of the NFL season saw several teams move to 3-3 on the year. With Week Seven here those teams will try to right their season and improve on the 2022 NFL Power Rankings. This list was calculated by the averages of the three contributors and writers for this article. The contributors for Week Seven are Xavier Santos, David Loaiza, and Dylan Hargis.
2022 NFL Power Rankings: Week Seven
1. Philadelphia Eagles 6-0 (-)
As the last undefeated team in the league, they deserve to be number one in our rankings. They are likely a tier below the Chiefs and Bills but are alone atop the NFC. They are deep and should end the year as the number-one seed in the conference as long as they don’t suffer a long-term injury at the quarterback position.
2. Buffalo Bills 5-1 (-)
The Bills have beaten the Chiefs the last two times they played in the regular season but lost the game that counted. For this year, their defense probably gives them the edge over Kansas City while their offense gives them the edge over the rest of the AFC.
3. Kansas City Cheifs 4-2 (-)
Let’s be honest, we are ready to watch Kansas City and Buffalo face off in the AFC Championship game. Anything other than that would likely be a disappointment. We thought some other teams would join them in the first tier but it appears to be a two-horse race.
4. Minnesota Vikings 5-1 (-)
Are the Vikings good? If Bill Parcells is to be believed, you are what your record says you are. Their 5-1 record tells us they’re good but they may be at the top of a very long and very mediocre 2nd tier behind Philadelphia on the 2022 NFL Power Rankings.
5. New York Giants 5-1 (+3)
There aren’t enough superlatives in the world to describe the job that Brian Daboll is doing. Their game plan is funky and weird and with a roster that lacks talent, it is precisely how the Giants need to attack their opponents. They won’t make any noise this year but give Schoen a full offseason to reshape this roster and they could compete for the division title as soon as next season.
6. Los Angeles Chargers 4-2 (+3)
#FreeJustinHerbert Seriously, the Charger coaching staff has a Corvette and has decided to only drive it in school zones. I understand that the offensive line is injured but they have to find ways to move the pocket and let some plays develop down the field. You execute the Charger game plan when you don’t trust your quarterback. They have Justin freaking Herbert. It’s embarrassing.
7. Dallas Cowboys 4-2 (-1)
Talk of a potential quarterback controversy was always foolish. Dak Prescott is far and away the better player and should help take this Dallas team to the next level. They should challenge Philly for the division title and stay near the top of the 2022 NFL Power Rankings.
8. New York Jets 4-2 (+8)
The Jets are a house of cards as a whole but their defense is legitimate. It’s not clear if Zach Wilson or the coaching staff is the issue but they need to improve on that side of the ball if they hope to continue their winning ways.
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-3 (-4)
The Buccaneers are a mess. The offense looks awful while the defense couldn’t get off the field against Mitch Trubisky. And yet, I think they’ll be fine. I expect a much different Buccaneers team come the playoffs.
10. Cincinnati Bengals 3-3 (+2)
The Bengals are struggling to generate a push in the run game and are asking Joe Burrow to bail them out of too many third and longs. Until they can achieve some level of balance, their offensive line will continue to struggle in pass protection.
11. Baltimore Ravens 3-3 (-4)
The Ravens had a ten-point lead at the start of the fourth quarter and two big mistakes from Lamar Jackson and the offense let the Giants get another comeback win. The main concern after the game? The Ravens have had leads of 10+ points in all of their three losses this season.
12. New England Patriots 3-3 (+7)
It’s Zappe time, at least while Mac Jones finishes his recovery. The late-round quarterback had his best game so far on Sunday with 24 passes completed for 309 passing yards and two passing touchdowns. The Patriots rank ninth in rushing yards and third in rushing touchdowns and there are no signs that this offense is being stopped anytime soon.
13. Miami Dolphins 3-3 (-)
The quarterback troubles kept going on, Skylar Thompson had to leave the game early because of a thumb injury and Teddy Bridgewater had to enter the game. The Dolphins have had three consecutive weeks going down in the 2022 NFL Power Rankings with three consecutive losses. Early in the week, Tua was cleared to back on the field and is expected to start in the next game against the Steelers.
14. Green Bay Packers 3-3 (-4)
Last week the Giants, this week the Jets. It has been two horrible losses for the Packers and their expectations of competing for a championship. On Sunday, they were limited to 10 points and with each game, Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon are less involved in the offense. The offense is struggling, the defense has been underachieving and the mood of Packers fans is on the floor.
15. Los Angeles Rams 3-3 (-)
After two straight losses, the Rams beat the Panthers 24-10 to get to a .500 record and start rolling before some divisional games. Allen Robinson and Darrell Henderson had some production with one score for each after weeks of being forgotten in the offense. The Rams are lucky that the rest of the division is also struggling on the 2022 NFL Power Rankings.
16. Tennessee Titans 3-2 (-2)
17. Atlanta Falcons 3-3 (+3)
With each week, the Falcons seem like a more serious contender for one of the wild card spots in the postseason. They can compete against anyone in the league and the win against the 49ers on Sunday proves it. The rushing offense hasn’t stopped it’s production despite losing Cordarrelle Patterson and the defense gets enough stops and turnovers to get the wins. They climb on the 2022 NFL Power Rankings.
18. Indianapolis Colts 3-2-1 (+3)
After several offensive disappointments from the Colts and Matt Ryan, they finally showed out on Sunday. The veteran quarterback completed 42 passes for 389 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions or sacks. This game gave the fans some hope to compete for the division but we still need more performances like this one to see if we can take them seriously as a playoff team.
19. Seattle Seahawks 3-3 (+3)
The Seahawks had a big win on Sunday to stay alive in the division. For most of the season, Geno Smith and the offense have been the deciding factor for the Seahawks but against the Cardinals, it was the defense that showed up to move them up the 2022 NFL Power Rankings.
20. San Francisco 49ers 3-3 (-9)
We already talked about the Falcons and it’s time to talk about the loser of the game, the San Francisco 49ers. The team struggled with their rushing offense and had Jimmy Garoppolo throw 41 passes. In addition, the injuries keep pilling up for the team with linebackers Fred Warner and Dre Greenlaw, safety Talanoa Hufanga and end Samson Ebukam suffering injuries during the game.
21. Arizona Cardinals 2-4 (-4)
The problems we saw with the team last season have come out in full force to start this year. We aren’t ready to completely blame Kyler Murray, but we absolutely will blame the coaching for the Cardinals.
22. Jacksonville Jaguars 2-4 (-4)
We see the progress this team has made with better coaching, but talent is going to be a problem this year. The main focus needs to be getting Trevor Lawrence better on the field and preparing him for when the roster matches his potential. They fall on the 2022 NFL Power Rankings.
23. New Orleans Saints 2-4 (+1)
The team had the game against Cincinnati in the bag, but hilariously bad tackling throughout the game was the team’s downfall. Instead, they got to watch Joe Burrow once again stake his claim as the King of Louisiana.
24. Cleveland Browns 2-4 (-1)
Blaming this team’s struggles on Jacoby Brissett would be lazy and frankly just wrong. The coaching is dreadful and somehow their decision-making is even worse. This is the Cleveland Browns we are all used to!
25. Denver Nuggets 2-4 (+2)
This team moving up despite a loss should really highlight how bad the teams below them are. Russell Wilson is barely a shade of his former self and we can’t even begin to break down the problems with the coaching staff. This is an awful football team.
26. Pittsburgh Steelers 2-4 (+5)
Show me someone who had Mitch Trubisky coming into the game and beating the Buccaneers and I will show you an ever-hopeful Steelers fan or a liar. Wins like this won’t come often this year and for now, they move up some on the 2022 NFL Power Rankings.
27. Las Vegas Raiders 1-4 (-1)
28. Chicago Bears 2-4 (-3)
Thursday Night Football is either cursed, needs to be canceled, or both. The Bears had victory in their hands but literally dropped it. Despite that, this team has looked awful virtually all year. Somehow there are worse teams in the NFL.
29. Detroit Lions 1-4 (-1)
30. Houston Texans 1-3-1 (-1)
31. Wahington Commanders 2-4 (-1)
This team won on Thursday Night Football, but we felt like everyone including us lost on Thursday. Carson Wentz is set to miss a few weeks and the team might look even worse in that span.
32. Carolina Panthers 1-5 (-)
Wait…… You’re telling us the Carolina Panthers are still a football team? Well, they could’ve fooled us there.
*The biggest movers of the week are the New York Jets (+8) and the San Francisco 49ers (-9) *