Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars jump

Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars jump

We’re almost two full weeks into the 2022 NFL schedule, and some teams bounced back in a big way in Week 2 of the season, earning big jumps in the NFL power rankings ahead of Week 3.

Among the big lifters? The Arizona Cardinals, who rallied for an overtime win over the Las Vegas Raiders, the Detroit Lions, who impressed against the Washington Commanders and the Jacksonville Jaguars, who shut out the Indianapolis Colts.

Here’s how we rank the 32 teams in the NFL heading into Week 3 of the 2022-23 season, from lowest to highest. Previous ranking in parentheses.

Week 3 NFL Odds:

Atlanta is 0-2, but has been close in both of its games this season. He has a very profitable game against the Seahawks next.

Carolina is 0-2, but its losses have been combined by five points. He could have many other close losses.

30. Houston Texans (29)

The Texans couldn’t say with the Broncos, but they have a winnable game against the Bears in Week 3.

NFL Week 3 picks, predictions:

29. New York Jets (32)

Major props to the Jets for somehow coming back to beat the Browns. We didn’t see that coming.

28. Seattle Seahawks (26)

Seattle didn’t look good in San Francisco. How did the Seahawks beat the Broncos in Week 1?

27. Indianapolis Colts (15)

The Colts are 0-1-1 after an embarrassment in Jacksonville. We had to leave them after that show.

What changed;: NFL Power Rankings Before Week 2 | Week 1

The Patriots are 1-1 after a 17-14 win over the Steelers, but they have issues.

Yes, the Giants are 2-0. They could be 3-0 after hosting the Cowboys in Week 3. Should we have them ranked higher? We’re still not sold on their beginnings.

Can this team hang with the Bills on Monday night? We don’t have to wait long to find out.

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23. Jacksonville Jaguars (31)

We give this team credit for the way they absolutely handled the Colts in Week 2. Way to go, Jacksonville. The future looks bright.

The Bears came back down to earth in their Week 2 loss to the Packers. They are 1-1, but wins can be hard to come by this season.

21. Las Vegas Raiders (20)

Yes, the Raiders are 0-2, but we think this team is still a good team. Maybe not as good as we thought at the beginning of the season.

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20. Denver Broncos (21)

This team has not impressed in their 1-1 start to the season. However, the Broncos are 1-1.

The Browns somehow allowed the Jets to beat them in an epic collapse (or epic comeback depending on your point of view).

18. Dallas Cowboys (17)

Maybe there really is life after Dak Prescott’s injury for the Cowboys?

17. Washington Commanders (16)

We’re still not sure what to do with the Commanders, so we’ll leave them a spot after they lose to the Lions.

16. Cincinnati Bengals (11)

Last week we wrote that Bengals fans didn’t need to worry about the 0-1 start. At 0-2 they should now be worried.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers (12)

The Steelers defense is impressive. It’s the offense that worries us about Pittsburgh’s chances the rest of this season.

14. New Orleans Saints (10)

New Orleans didn’t look good in their Week 2 loss to the Buccaneers, but the Bucs can make a lot of teams look bad this season.

13. Arizona Cardinals (23)

Are we getting too high on the Cardinals? Probably. However, this comeback win over the Raiders deserves to be rewarded.

12. Detroit Lions (22)

This team looked good in their Week 1 loss to the Eagles. It looked even better in a Week 2 win over the Commanders.

11. San Francisco 49ers (14)

Trey Lance is out, but the 49ers had an insurance policy at quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo.

10. Green Bay Packers (13)

It’s too early to panic in Green Bay after the Packers’ Week 1 loss, though we’re not sure how impressive beating the Bears is.

9. Minnesota Vikings (9)

Like the other teams on Monday night, the Vikings are staying where they are until we see how they perform this week.

8. Baltimore Ravens (7)

Lamar Jackson and the Ravens are down a point after allowing the Dolphins to rally against them. We are still high in Baltimore.

7. Miami Dolphins (8)

Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins move up a spot after an impressive comeback against the Ravens. Maybe they should go higher.

6. Philadelphia Eagles (6)

We’re keeping the Eagles right here ahead of their Monday night game against the Vikings, which will be a good barometer for Philadelphia.

5. Los Angeles Rams (5)

The Rams bounced back from their loss to the Bills with a win over the Falcons. A showdown with the Cardinals looms.

4. Los Angeles Chargers (4)

Justin Herbert’s spot is big over the Chargers, who remain at No. 4 after a narrow loss to the Chiefs.

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3)

The Buccaneers look to be the cream of the NFC crop two weeks into the 2022 NFL season.

2. Kansas City Chiefs (2)

The Chiefs beat what we believe is a very good Chargers team on Thursday night to go 2-0.

1. Buffalo Bills (1)

We’re keeping them No. 1 until we see the outcome of their Monday night game against the Titans. We’re guessing they’ll stay at No. 1 after seeing this result.

Contact Jeremy Cluff at jeremy.cluff@arizonarepublic.com. Follow him on Twitter @Jeremy_Cluff.

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This article originally appeared in the Arizona Republic: NFL power rankings Week 3: Ranking all 32 teams after Week 2 games

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