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
2022 NFL Power Rankings, Tua Tagovailoa. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

59. . . Previous: 9th. Miami Dolphins. 4. team

4. Miami Dolphins

Tua Tagovailoa has heard the criticism and he might have put a lot of it to rest. Also needing to be silenced might be the criticism thrown at Tyreek Hill for saying Tua was more accurate than Patrick Mahomes.

Yes, it’s just one game but it was one of the most exciting games in recent memory. The Ravens entered the final quarter with a 35-14 lead and Tua hit three touchdowns — two to Hill — to tie things up at 35. Baltimore took the lead back with a 51-yard touchdown but touchdown No. 6 ended it as Miami’s signal-caller hit Jaylen Waddle for the winner.

They’re now 2-0 and while everyone was looking at Buffalo, Cincinnati, the Chargers, Kansas City, and Denver, Miami is sitting there at 2-0 proving they’re for real.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 3. team. 48. . . Previous: 3rd

3. Tampa Bay Bucs

This hasn’t looked like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers team we’re used to seeing. Not only are they running the ball more, but they’re not lighting up the scoreboard. In Week 1, they had just 19 points, and then in Week 2, they scored just 20.

However, they’ve been amazing on defense with just 13 points surrendered over their first two games. This weekend, they made life miserable for their former No. 1 overall pick, Jameis Winston, sacking him six times while recording three picks.

It’s clear this is Todd Bowles’ team now as he’s winning with defense first. What’s scary though is that they still have Tom Brady and a ton of offensive weapons, so if they needed to score in a hurry, they could.