NFL Power Rankings: The cellar
A team with two wins finds itself at the bottom of the NFL’s barrel and for good reason. The Carolina Panthers haven’t beaten anyone outside of the NFC South. They’re dealing with a mid-season quarterback carousel. Their interim head coach is not a recipe for success.
It hasn’t mattered whether they’ve fielded Baker Mayfield, P.J. Walker, or Sam Darnold as their starting quarterback. This is a team that is still in rebuilding mode, and sadly, they may be rebuilding for quite some time.
The Houston Texans turned heads in Week 1 of the 2022 season by tying with the Indianapolis Colts to close a game where most expected to see the Texans get handled by their division rival. Rookie rusher Dameon Pierce has been phenomenal. He has already exceeded over 500 yards rushing while averaging over 30 totes per game.
On the other side of the ball, Houston’s defense hasn’t been able to stop the run, and that has been the death knell for this team. The Texans are currently allowing 186 rush yards per game. That’s the worst in the league by 30 yards.