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

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Previous: 8th. Denver Broncos. 8. team. 45. .

8. Denver Broncos

This offseason, the Denver Broncos made a move for Russell Wilson as the former Seattle quarterback was ready for a change of scenery. He now joins a team that’s built to win. The one thing that could slow him and the Broncos down is the talent in their own division as three teams in the AFC West are about to be named in the top-10.

Previous: 7th. Los Angeles Chargers. 7. team. 13. .

7. Los Angeles Chargers

One of the hottest young quarterbacks in the NFL right now is Justin Herbert. He can keep his team in a shootout with anyone but now, he has a much better defense around him.

The Los Angeles Chargers added J.C. Jackson and Khalil Mack in the offseason, adding them to a defense that already had Derwin James and Joey Bosa.

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6. Green Bay Packers

This should be an interesting season for the Green Bay Packers, who traded Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders in the offseason. Even without him, they’re still one of the best teams thanks to Aaron Rodgers and an impressive defense.

They could also see a huge jump from Allen Lazard, who could end up as their top wideout this season. No matter who ends up as the top pass catcher, this is a team no one should bet against as long as No. 12 is under center.

5. team. 48. . . Previous: 4th. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

5. Tampa Bay Bucs

Tom Brady retired for a quick minute but then returned after a few weeks. He’s now 45 years of age but fresh off a 5,316-yard campaign. He’s won more Super Bowls than any other player and as long as he’s on the roster, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should be taken seriously.

As impressive as Brady is, there are plenty of other weapons on this team. They have Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Julio Jones on offense as well as a defense that’s been getting an infusion of youth as of late. They should run away with the NFC South, and once they’re in the postseason, they’re going to be hard to beat.