NFL Power Rankings (Week 5): How high can the Philadelphia Eagles fly?
NFL Power Rankings: Tier 7 (the ‘where’s the reset button?’ tier)
While the Bears are 2-2, it would be incredibly disappointing for them to be anything less when you put that number into context. Their two wins have come at home. The first win of 2022 was a game against the San Fransisco 49ers in what was one of the rainiest games in NFL history. They’ve also beaten the Houston Texans, who, as mentioned earlier, have yet to beat anyone.
The Josh McDaniels era of the Las Vegas Raiders has gotten off to a slower-than-expected start. Newly acquired wide receiver Davante Adams has added three touchdowns and just under 300 yards receiving on 26 catches to the cause. The Raiders have also managed to have a top-ten scoring offense through week four, but Vegas is 1-3. Adams can’t do it alone.
The Detroit Lions have been a tough out for every team that they’ve faced in 2022. Unfortunately, they’ve only crafted a disappointing 1-3 record for their efforts. Their offense has scored an NFL-best 35.0 points per game, but the defense has allowed a league-worst 35.3 points per game. It’s hard t win games when that happens. They may be on the right path, but for now, they’re still one of the NFL’s bottom-feeders.
The Seattle Seahawks have done a better job than what was expected of them. A fire has been lit under quarterback Geno Smith and the rest of the locker room, but despite a season-opening win over the Denver Broncos (and Geno Smith’s three-to-one touchdown-to-interception ratio (six TDs, two picks), there isn’t enough evidence to justify describing the Haks as anything other than a middle-of-the-pack franchise at best.