2022 NFL Power Rankings Week 1: Bills ready to make a run

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. Previous: 30th. Chicago Bears. 28. team. 57.

28. Chicago Bears

Justin Fields looked to be in full command of the offense when he was on the field this preseason but the Chicago Bears still have done next to nothing to help him grow. Not only did they stick him with Matt Nagy despite already knowing he had one foot out the door, but now they’ve given him a defensive-minded coach in Matt Eberflus and spent their top picks in the 2022 NFL Draft on defensive players.

There aren’t many offensive weapons with Equanimeous St. Brown, Darnell Mooney, and Byron Pringle as their top wideouts. They also traded Khalil Mack, so this might not be their year.

. . Previous: 31st. Jacksonville Jaguars. 27. team. 52

27. Jacksonville Jaguars

Trevor Lawrence also looked better in the preseason and while he does have an offensive-minded coach in Doug Pederson, it’s still hard to believe in the Jacksonville Jaguars. They continue to look as though they’re turning a corner only to spend the next several years on the decline. Even if they’re now getting to the point they look promising, they need to prove they can break the cycle they have been in.

50. . . Previous: 26th. Detroit Lions. 26. team

26. Detroit Lions

There are plenty of people that believe in Dan Campbell, but I haven’t seen it yet. Right now, he seems like a walking cliché, and he still has Jared Goff as his quarterback.

Detroit does deserve some credit since they landed Aidan Hutchinson and Jameson Williams but Campbell needs to show he’s more than just a guy who yells about toughness and biting knee caps. He needs to prove he’s a coach that can out scheme teams and find ways to win.

36. . . Previous: 27th. Seattle Seahawks. 25. team

25. Seattle Seahawks

Without Russell Wilson, the Seattle Seahawks had a competition between Geno Smith and Drew Lock. The winner was Smith but the loser is the Seattle fan base.

They should have gotten into the Baker Mayfield sweepstakes because he’s a better option than either player they have now. They’re just good enough to not be terrible which is actually terrible since it hurts their chances of landing a top-tier rookie quarterback.