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2022 NFL Power Rankings: Week 1

Just like that, the 2022 NFL season is upon us. To be upfront with you all, with many business matters, working on upgrades to Fantasy Consigliere, and then my own fantasy football draft, there simply has not been enough time to do a write up for each team for the Week 1 power rankings. Listen to The Wolf Sports Show tomorrow (episodes release every Thursday during the NFL season) for thoughts on all 32 teams. And check back tomorrow for the season preview with playoff, Super Bowl, and award picks.


For the power rankings, I say this every year: despite what you might hear on television or on Twitter, no one can really know how these teams will be until they hit the field. And it might take teams a bit to find their footing early in the year. With that said, here are my initial power rankings.


1. Buffalo Bills

2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

3. Los Angeles Rams

4. Cincinnati Bengals

5. Green Bay Packers

6. Los Angeles Chargers

7. Kansas City Chiefs

8. Philadelphia Eagles

9. Las Vegas Raiders

10. Dallas Cowboys

11. Tennessee Titans

12. Indianapolis Colts

13. San Francisco 49ers

14. Baltimore Ravens

15. Denver Broncos

16. New England Patriots

17. Miami Dolphins

18. Pittsburgh Steelers

19. Minnesota Vikings

20. New Orleans Saints

21. Arizona Cardinals

22. Detroit Lions

23. Jacksonville Jaguars

24. Carolina Panthers

25. Atlanta Falcons

26. Washington Commanders

27. New York Giants

28. Cleveland Browns

29. Seattle Seahawks

30. Houston Texans

31. New York Jets

32. Chicago Bears