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)
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20. Cleveland Browns

What a difference 1:55 can make. The Cleveland Browns had a 30-17 lead with that much time on the clock and they somehow managed to lose to the New York Jets.

Joe Flacco found Corey Davis running free for a 66-yard touchdown as the Browns issues with communication in the secondary continued to be a major issue. After recovering the onside kick, New York again carved through their secondary en route to a 31-30 win.

Rookie kicker Cade York is surely upset with himself right now since he missed the final extra point following Nick Chubb’s third touchdown. Had he hit that one, the Jets would have tied the game, instead of winning it outright. As it stands, they fell to 1-1 but the good news is that no one else in the AFC North is undefeated right now, so it’s an even battle still.

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19. Arizona Cardinals

Week 2 had a couple of comebacks including the Arizona Cardinals shocking the Las Vegas Raiders. Up 20-0 at the half, the Raiders gave up 16 points in the final quarter, which included the Cards connecting on two-point conversions following touchdowns.

They were able to force overtime but had a turnover on downs, giving Las Vegas the chance to take the win back. But the Arizona defense had other plans. Isaiah Simmons knocked the ball loose from Hunter Renfrow and Byron Murphy scooped it up before running it in for a 59 yard touchdown.

Arizona needed this one after suffering a 44-21 blowout to the Chiefs in Week 1. Had they again struggled offensively and suffered a blowout, things could have gone bad in a hurry.