In the past few days leading up to the start of the 2022 NFL regular season, I've given out my official preseason rankings as well as my predictions for how each division will shake out by the end of the year. If you want to check out either of those articles, you can do that here:
Final Standings & Playoff Teams Predictions
Today, I'll be discussing my projections for a few other notable season-ending accolades that should be even tougher to nail down than the predictions I've made so far. Here are the topics on which I'll be providing my best estimations in this article:
Let's go ahead and dive right in.
It's time for one of my favorite activities of the NFL preseason - predicting where each team will finish in the standings when the regular season wraps up. It's always a tough task, as you never really know how a team will perform on the field regardless of how they look on paper. Injuries, suspensions, and other off-the-field issues can also play a role, but I'm going to do my best to nail these standings and playoff picture despite all the potential for parity.
I did a decent job with my predictions at the start of 2021, but there were certainly some teams I completely whiffed on. Here's a brief summary of the accuracy of my projections I made a year ago:
Let's go ahead and improve upon those numbers in 2022. Keep reading if you want to see exactly how the league will shake out come January.
x - clinch division
y - clinch wildcard
We're less than a week from the NFL's opening day, and now that the preseason has concluded, I figured it's an excellent time for my first official power rankings for the 2022 season. The first rankings list is always the toughest, as you're required to do a lot of speculation as to how you think teams will perform once the pads are on and the games matter. But regardless, I'll do my best to deliver the most accurate and informative power ranking prediction on the internet.
The rankings lists I make are a representation of how good I think each team is in relation to the rest of the league at this current moment. I'll track the progression of my rankings throughout the season by updating this list every four weeks, so that we get a reasonable amount of action to watch and assess in between each list.
I compiled a season guidebook for each of the 32 teams in the league where I laid out everything you need to know about each team in one article. You can find those in the "NFL" section of the website, and while some of my predictions given in those have changed slightly over the last few weeks, those guidebooks will serve as a general guide for how I've ranked the following teams.
Let's go ahead and dive into the breakdown of the league as we enter Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season.
1. Los Angeles Rams (12-5 last season)
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