2022 NFL Power Rankings Week 3: Dolphins shock the league, Raiders spiral downward

2022 NFL Power Rankings, Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
2022 NFL Power Rankings, Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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2022 NFL Power Rankings
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Previous: 16th. Dallas Cowboys. 12. team. 123. .

12. Dallas Cowboys

There might not be a harder team in the NFL to figure out. When the Dallas Cowboys are expected to be good, they struggle to put points on the board. When they’re counted out, they pull off an unexpected win.

This weekend, it was the latter as they shocked the Cincinnati Bengals with a 20-17 win despite being without Dak Prescott. Backup quarterback Cooper Rush led the final drive and Brett Maher drilled a 50-yarder to win it, but the defense was the story.

For the second week in a row, Dallas faced an elite offense and kept them under 20-points. Micah Parsons was a monster, racking up two sacks — giving him four on the season — and Trevon Diggs made a huge tackle to get the ball back for his offense with just over a minute to play.

Their one weak spot is wide receiver but if Noah Brown continues to play as he did in Week 2, that might not be an issue for long.

26. . . Previous: 6th. Baltimore Ravens. 11. team

11. Baltimore Ravens

It really seemed as though the Baltimore Ravens were on their way to a 2-0 start. They had a 35-14 lead over the Miami Dolphins heading into the fourth quarter as Lamar Jackson was playing out of his mind. Then, Tua Tagovailoa and Tyreek Hill decided to turn it up a notch.

They scored 28 points and Tua hit Jaylen Waddle for the go-ahead touchdown with 14 seconds left. It was a shocking loss for Baltimore and cost. them a chance of taking an early lead in the AFC North with both Cleveland and Pittsburgh losing on Sunday. Instead, they’re now in a crowded race and have to figure out how to tighten things up after surrendering six touchdown passes.