Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars jump

Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars jump

We’re almost done with two full weeks of the 2022 NFL schedule and several teams bounced back in a big way in Week 2 of the season, earning big jumps in our NFL power rankings ahead of Week 3.

Among the big risers? The Arizona Cardinals, who came together for an overtime win over the Las Vegas Raiders, the Detroit Lions, who overwhelmed the Washington Commanders, and the Jacksonville Jaguars, who stopped the Indianapolis Colts.

Check out how we rank the 32 NFL teams heading into Week 3 of the 2022-23 season, from lowest to highest. Previous ranking in brackets.

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Atlanta is 0-2, but it has been close in both games this season. He has a great game against the Seahawks next.

Carolina in 0-2, but their losses were combined with five points. Many other major losses could come his way.

The Texans could not say to the Broncos, but there is a game to be won against the Bears in Week 3.

Big props to the Jets for somehow coming back to defeat the Browns. We didn’t see that coming.

28. Seattle Seahawks (26)

Seattle didn’t look good in San Francisco. How did the Seahawks beat the Broncos in Week 1?

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27. Indianapolis Colts (15)

The Colts are 0-1-1 after being embarrassed in Jacksonville. We had to release them after that performance.

The Patriots are 1-1 after a 17-14 win over the Steelers, but they have issues.

Yes, the Giants are 2-0. They could be 3-0 after hosting the Cowboys in Week 3. Should we rank them higher? We’re not sold on their beginnings, yet.

Can this team hang with the Bills on Monday night? We don’t have to wait long to find out.

23. Jacksonville Jaguars (31)

We’re rewarding this team for the way they absolutely handled the Colts in Week 2. Well done Jacksonville. The future looks bright.

The Bears came back down to earth in a Week 2 loss to the Packers. They are 1-1, but wins may be difficult this season.

21. Las Vegas Raiders (20)

Yes, the Raiders are 0-2, but we think this team is still a good team. Maybe it’s not as good as we thought at the start of the season.

20. Denver Broncos (21)

This team has not impressed on a 1-1 start to the season. Still, the Broncos are 1-1.

The Browns somehow allowed the Jets to beat them in an epic collapse (or epic comeback depending on your perspective).

Maybe life really is after Dak Prescott’s injury for the Cowboys?

17. Washington Commanders (16)

We’re not quite sure what to make of the Chiefs yet, so we’ll leave them in place after their loss to the Lions.

Last week we wrote that Bengals fans didn’t have to worry about the 0-1 start. At 0-2, they should be worried now.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers (12)

The Steelers defense is impressive. What worries us is Pittsburgh’s chances the rest of this season.

New Orleans didn’t look good in its Week 2 loss to the Buccaneers, but the Bucs could make a lot of teams look bad this season.

13. Arizona Cardinals (23)

Are we raising the Cardinals too much? Probably. That comeback win over the Raiders is deserved, though.

12. Detroit Lions (22)

This team looked good in their Week 1 loss to the Eagles. He looked even better in the Week 2 win over the Commanders.

11. San Francisco, 49ers (14)

Trey Lance is out, but the 49ers had an insurance policy at quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo.

10. Green Bay Packers (13)

We know that it was too early to panic in Green Bay after the Packers’ Week 1 loss, although we are not sure how impressive the beating of the Bears really is.

9. Minnesota Vikings (9)

Like the other teams on Monday night, the Vikings are staying where they are until we see how they perform this week.

8. Baltimore Ravens (7)

Lamar Jackson and the Ravens fall one spot after allowing the Dolphins to rally against them. We are still high on Baltimore.

7. Miami Dolphins (8)

Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins move up a spot after a great comeback against the Ravens. Maybe they should move up more.

6. Philadelphia Eagles (6)

We’re keeping the Eagles right here ahead of their Monday night game against the Vikings, which will be a good barometer for Philadelphia.

5. Los Angeles Rams (5)

The Rams bounced back from their loss to the Bills with a win over the Falcons. A showdown with the Cardinals looms.

4. Los Angeles Chargers (4)

Justin Herbert’s stature looms large over the Chargers, who remain at No. 4 after a close loss to the Chiefs.

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3)

The Buccaneers appear to be the top seed in the NFC two weeks into the 2022 NFL season.

2. Kansas City Chiefs (2)

The Chiefs beat what we think is a very good Chargers team on Thursday night to move to 2-0.

1. Buffalo Bills (1)

We are keeping No. 1 with them until we see the outcome of their game on Monday night against the Titans. We’re guessing they’ll stay No. 1 after we see that result.

Contact Jeremy Cluff at jeremy.cluff@arizonarepublic.com. Follow him on Twitter @Jeremy_Cluff.

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This article originally appeared on The Arizona Republic: NFL power ratings Week 3: All 32 teams ranked after Week 2 games

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