2022 NFL Power Rankings Week 2: Chiefs and Bills make a statement, Cowboys fall on their face

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The Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills made a statement and the Dallas Cowboys fell flat, which alters the 2022 NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 2

Week 1 started with a bang as the Buffalo Bills headed to Southern California and got a huge win over the Los Angeles Rams. Another statement win came courtesy of the Kansas City Chiefs, who proved they can throw it all over the field even without Tyreek Hill.

While they both proved they’re even better than they were a year ago, another playoff team from 2021 went in the complete opposite direction. The Dallas Cowboys had a chance to prove they belonged as they hosted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but their offensive struggles left them reeling as they fell flat on their faces.

See how all the action shakes up the Week 2 edition of the 2022 NFL Power Rankings.

2022 NFL Power Rankings Week 2

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New York Jets. 32. team. 30. . . Previous: 30th

32. New York Jets

Joe Flacco started against his former team and no one really cared. Flacco might have brought the Ravens a Super Bowl back in his heyday but right now, he’s just a dude trying to hold things down until Zach Wilson is healthy. On Sunday, he managed 307 yards passing but the New York Jets lost 24-9.

Head coach Robert Saleh is still trying to get things figured out. He’s proven to be a great defensive mind as a coordinator — and they did a good job keeping the Baltimore offense from going off — but their offense continues to be an issue. Wilson returning should help, but the question is how much.

50. . . Previous: 26th. Detroit Lions. 31. team

31. Detroit Lions

Close just isn’t good enough. On Sunday, the Detroit Lions fought back from a 31-14 deficit only to lose 38-35. Head coach Dan Campbell said the fact they fought back was a positive but he wasn’t happy with that.

Jared Goff was a little more direct in saying they were able to move the ball but shot themselves in the foot far too many times in their loss to the Eagles.

"“We could have scored 50 out there,”” said Goff, who made some difficult throws and missed some open receivers. “”That’s a really good team, give them credit, but we shot ourselves in the foot all day.” — ESPN.com"

D’Andre Swift ran for 144 yards but the defense had no answers for the Eagles’ offense. They gave up 96 yards to Miles Sanders on the ground and 90 to Jalen Hurts. As if that wasn’t enough, A.J. Brown went for 155 yards through the air. It could be another long season in Detroit.