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

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54. . . Previous: 12th. Philadelphia Eagles. 8. team

8. Philadelphia Eagles

After adding Jordan Davis, Haasan Reddick, Nakobe Dean, and retaining Fletcher Cox, the Philadelphia Eagles defense was supposed to be great. That wasn’t the case in Week 1 as they surrendered 181 yards on the ground to the Detroit Lions. The Lions were also able to put up 35 points, and while the Eagles still won by three, getting gashed by one of the worst offenses in the NFL isn’t good.

What was good was the debut for A.J. Brown. The former Titans wideout had 155 yards on 10 receptions, helping the offense move the chains at ease.

In the end, they got the win, which is what matters most, but they need to be better against Minnesota next week if they want to keep winning.

. . Previous: 3rd. Cincinnati Bengals. 7. team. 56

7. Cincinnati Bengals

All offseason we heard about how the Cincinnati Bengals improved offensive line was going to take the defending AFC champs to new heights. It’s only one game but the early returns are far from encouraging.

Cincinnati gave up seven sacks and that constant pressure had a lot to do with Joe Burrow throwing four picks and losing a fumble. To be fair, they were facing an elite line with the Steelers and fought back from a 17-3 deficit to force overtime.

They couldn’t close it out, and last year’s superhero kicker Evan McPherson missed a 29-yard field goal that would have set them up with a 1-0 start. They’re still a team to watch but if this offensive line plays the way they did in Week 1 all season, it will be hard to repeat in the AFC.