2022 NFL Power Rankings Week 4: Dolphins and Eagles take top spots

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8. Minnesota Vikings

As long as they don’t play in prime time, the Minnesota Vikings are a pretty good team. They won in Week 1 against the Green Bay Packers but then were blown out on Monday Night Football by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Looking to rebound against the Detroit Lions, Minnesota found themselves trailing 28-14 in the final quarter but then they turned it up a notch. Alexander Mattison ran in a six-yard touchdown to cap off a 57-yard drive and then Kirk Cousins made it look easy, going 56-yards in just three plays following a missed field goal from Austin Seibert.

The winning pass was from 28-yards out as he hit K.J. Osborn from 28-yards out, which came right after another 28-yard catch put them in position for that throw.

They’re now tied with the Bears and Packers but already have the head-to-head over Green Bay and Chicago isn’t exactly scaring anyone despite the record.

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7. Tampa Bay Bucs

Tom Brady suffered his first loss of the 2022 season as he and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers managed just 12 points against the Green Bay Packers. After scoring on a pair of 45-yard field goals, they entered the fourth quarter down 14-6 but finally got into the end zone with 14 seconds left.

Brady hit Russell Gage on a play that nearly didn’t count as they got the snap off as the play clock was turning to zero. Then after the touchdown, they were hit with a delay of game, forcing them to go for two from the seven-yard line.

An onside kick ensued but the Pack grabbed it and left Tampa Bay with a win. The Bucs are still one of the top teams in the NFC but this loss could hurt them when going for the No. 1 seed as the year goes on.