NFL Power Rankings of the entire AFC after the 2022 preseason

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Baltimore Ravens. 6. team. 26. . .

No. 6 AFC Preseason NFL Power Rankings: Baltimore Ravens
2021 Record: 8-9

Noise from the media should motivate Lamar Jackson to have an impressive fifth season. It’s simple, the Ravens are as good as No. 8. In 2021, Jackson finished the season with 13 interceptions – recording his career high in turnovers. A refocused Lamar with the help of Rashod Bateman and Mark Andrews will allow Greg Roman to capitalize down the field.

On defense, Calais Campbell and Michael Pierce expect to eliminate opposing running schemes. In 2021, Baltimore’s defense allowed only 1,436 yards on the ground – ranking first against the run. If the team’s secondary develops during the season, the Ravens will have a chance to make noise in the playoffs.

. Las Vegas Raiders. 5. team. 28. .

No. 5 AFC Preseason NFL Power Rankings: Las Vegas Raiders
2021 Record: 10-7

A Derek Carr and Davante Adams connection makes the Raiders a must-watch team in the upcoming season. With the help of Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller, Las Vegas will be a top-10 offense. Offensive coordinator Mick Lombardi has other options than passing the football. His unique running back depth will help his offense run smoothly.

Josh Jacobs, Zamir White, and Ameer Abdullah’s preseason performances left fans wanting to see more – showing signs of a balanced Raider offense. Power on the defensive line will help the Raiders manage games this season. Maxx Crosby and Bilal Nichols are defensive linemen with high motors that plan to make opposing quarterbacks uncomfortable this season.