NFL Power Rankings of the entire AFC after the 2022 preseason

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. . . Tennessee Titans. 10. team. 35

No.10 AFC Preseason Power Rankings: Tennessee Titans
2021 Record: 12-5

Derrick Henry’s production has kept the Titans relevant. Since 2013, Tennessee’s bruiser has accumulated more than 7,000 yards of total offense. Injuries sidelined No.22 in the middle of the season, forcing Mike Vrabel’s offense to find a new identity. AJ Brown became a receiver the team could lean on in Henry’s absence. The trade with the Philadelphia Eagles sent Brown to greener pastures, leaving the Titans’ front office to assess the state of the franchise.

Acquiring Robert Woods, Austin Hooper, and rookie Treylon Burks in the offseason will help Ryan Tannehill progress the offense if Henry gets hurt again. Despite the latest additions, many wonder if the Titans have enough star power to make a push for the AFC South title.

. . New England Patriots. 9. team. 47.

No.9 Pre-Season Rankings: New England Patriots
2021 Record: 10-7

Finding a replacement quarterback for Tom Brady would be impossible for most franchises, but New England’s front office has managed to do a decent job. Expectations are high for second-year quarterback Mac Jones after he shredded opposing defenses during his rookie debut. At the end of the 2021 season, Jones finished with 3,801 yards passing and 22 touchdowns – ranking in the top fifteen among quarterbacks in both categories.

Having a dependable quarterback heading into the season should help New England reclaim the AFC East. Additions on defense like Marcus Jones should help Matthew Judon and company keep opposing offenses out of the endzone.