2022 NFL Power Rankings: Rams, Bills look like teams to beat entering training camp

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills - Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
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Jun 15, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) drops back to pass during minicamp at the ADPRO Sports Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports /

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2. Buffalo Bills

No team had a more frustrating end to the season than the Buffalo Bills did in 2021. They won the AFC East for the second season in a row following an 11-6 campaign. They then lost in the second round of the playoffs to the Kansas City Chiefs, despite an unbelievable performance from Josh Allen.

The Bills quarterback was unstoppable and continued to take his team down for one score after another, giving Buffalo a 36-33 lead after throwing his fourth touchdown pass of the night. With only 13 seconds left, it appeared they had the game won but then the defense let them down twice.

Not only did they allow Kansas City to get into field goal range but they also couldn’t get the ball back for the offense as Allen had to watch as they were defeated.

This led to a rule change for overtime, which is still terrible — the perfect answer is in the NCAA overtime rules but the NFL refuses to admit this and acts as though they know better. As for the Bills, they also went out and improved the defense by adding Von Miller and Kaiir Elam.

Throw in the fact that Gabriel Davis broke out as a star in the playoffs and they still have Stefon Diggs and this team could be one of the most exciting — and well-rounded — in the league.

Time will tell if it’s enough, but for now, they look like the top team in the No. 1 team in the AFC and come in at No. 2 in these 2022 NFL Power Rankings.