The Worst and Best NFL Teams This Season So Far
The NFL season is reaching its end, and enough is known about the teams now to understand who’s for real and who needs to start packing for the off-season. With some legendary performances already, the competition for the Big Game was fiercer than ever. Of course, several teams have plenty to work on before they are ready for primetime.
Now that it’s the season’s home stretch, it’s a good time to take stock of the NFL rankings from the 2022-23 season. Which were the best NFL teams of 2022? Which weren’t so hot? When putting together NFL team rankings 2022, you’ll get a good idea of which teams have crushed the competition and are ready for a big post-season and which teams need to rethink their strategy.
Best NFL Teams 2022
The cream of the crop in the NFL this past season was obvious. These five teams were on a different level compared to their peers. They are:
The Chiefs were led, once again, by star Patrick Mahomes. He threw for an incredible 5,250 yards, 41 touchdowns, and just 12 interceptions. In fact, his total output of 5,614 offensive yards is the most by a quarterback in a single season in NFL history. His presence will consistently make the Chiefs a threat. The Bills also had a tremendous season led by their star quarterback, Josh Allen. In a highly anticipated rematch from last year’s postseason, the Bills beat the Chiefs in Kansas City earlier in the season. That will quickly become a fierce rivalry as long as these two quarterbacks are in the league.
After a slow start, the Cincinnati Bengals revisited the form that saw them make the Big Game last season. With dangerous weapons like Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins, as well as star Joe Burrow at quarterback, the Bengals have set the foundation to be successful for years to come. Led by an MVP-like performance from quarterback Jalen Hurts, the Eagles got off to a flying start to establish themselves as the class of the NFC. Though they struggled with injuries later in the season, they are still explosive. The combination of A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith at wide receiver is hard to beat.
The 49ers were a team in transition all season but still found a way to dominate. They started the season with Trey Lance at quarterback; after he injured his right ankle, the Niners turned to veteran Jimmy Garoppolo. After he broke his foot, the team turned to rookie Brock Purdy. Purdy was the last pick in the 2022 draft, earning him the moniker of Mr. Irrelevant. Irrelevant no longer, he’s been quite good for the Niners, who rely on a stout run game and defense.
Worst NFL Teams 2022
These teams are at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to talent and execution. This is not a list you want to be on. They are:
The Bears have been pleased by the progress of their starting quarterback, Justin Fields, but the rest of the team needs a lot of work. Arizona came into the season with a lot of talent, but injuries to Kyler Murray, their excellent quarterback, led them to be discombobulated. Right after the season ended, they fired coach Kliff Kingsbury. The Houston Texans showed signs of competitiveness but simply didn’t have enough depth on their roster to consistently win. The Indianapolis Colts fired their coach midway through the year, turning to former player Jeff Saturday, who had never coached above the high school level in his life. He showed he wasn’t ready for primetime. The Broncos spent a lot of money and talent acquiring Russell Wilson in the offseason, but he played well below expectations.
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