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2022 NFL Power Rankings – Week 10

Chargers Stay, Rams Drop

 

November 10, 2022

Mike Nowak - LA Chargers

Linebacker Drue Tanquill led Chargers with 10 Tackles vs Falcons

1. Philadelphia Eagles (8-0): Running back Miles Sanders is quietly having a very good season with the Eagles. Sanders is 7th in the NFL in rushing yardage with 656 yards, he has six rushing touchdowns and is averaging 5.0 yards per carry. Next: -11 vs Washington Commanders – Mon, Nov. 14 – O/U: 44 (ATS: 5-3 – O/U: 5-3)

2. Buffalo Bills (6-2): The Bills have lost twice this season, and both losses are within the division. They have a one game lead in the division but are 0-2 within the division. That could be an issue for the Bills when determining the AFC East champion. Next: -5.5 vs Minnesota Vikings - Sun, Nov. 13 – O/U 45.5 (ATS: 4-3-1 – O/U: 1-7)

3. Kansas City Chiefs (6-2): The Chiefs have the top passing offense in the NFL and the leading candidate for MVP after Week 9. The Chiefs beat the Titans on Sunday Night and their game in Week 11 against the Chargers at SoFi Stadium has been moved to Sunday Night as well. Next: -9.5 vs Jacksonville Jaguars - Sun, Nov. 13 – O/U: 50.5 (ATS: 3-5 – O/U: 4-4)

4. Dallas Cowboys (6-2): The Cowboys trail the Eagles by two games in the NFC East, which means they would be on the road for the playoffs if they don't catch them before the end of the season. The NFC East is the wrong division to be in this year. Next: -5.5 at Green Bay Packers - Sun, Nov. 13 – O/U: 43 (ATS: 6-2 – O/U: 3-5)

5. Minnesota Vikings (7-1): It took tight end T.J. Hockenson less than a week to become familiar with quarterback Kirk Cousins and the Vikings offense. Hocksenson was acquired five days earlier in a trade with the Lions and in his debut against the Commanders caught 9 passes for 70 yards in the Vikings victory. Next: +5.5 at Buffalo Bills – Sun, Nov. 13 – O/U: 45.5 (ATS: 3-4-1 – O/U: 4-4)

6. Seattle Seahawks (6-3): The Seahawks have won four in a row and have a 1.5 game lead over the second-place 49ers, a 2.5 game lead over the third place Rams and a three-game lead over the last place Cardinals. The Seahawks were picked to finish last in the division and had an over/under of 5.5 wins. Next: +2.5 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Sun, Nov. 13 – O/U: 44.5 (ATS: 6-3 – O/U: 5-4)

7. Miami Dolphins (6-3): Wide receiver Tyreek Hill is on a record pace this season for receiving yardage (2,000+ yards). Hill has been everything the Dolphins and their fans could have hoped for when they acquired him from the Chiefs in the offseason. He is also a favorite of fantasy football owners. Next: -3.5 vs Cleveland Browns - Sun, Nov. 13 – O/U: 48.5 (ATS: 4-5 – O/U: 4-5)

8. Baltimore Ravens (6-3): The Ravens easily handled the Saints anemic offense on Monday Night, winning 27-13. The Ravens are in first place in the AFC North, with a one game lead over the Bengals. Quarterback Lamar Jackson is leading the Ravens in rushing yardage with 635 yards and that is probably not a good thing. Next: Bye – Following week: N/A vs Carolina Panthers – Sun, Nov. 20 – O/U: N/A (ATS: 4-4-1 – O/U: 3-6)

9. New York Giants (6-2): The Giants come off a bye week and will be at home for the next two weeks with the Texans coming in on Sunday and the Lions the following Sunday. If they win both games, they will bring an 8-2 record into Jerry's World for a Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Cowboys. Next: -6.5 vs Houston Texans – Sun, Nov. 13 - O/U: 40.5 (ATS: 6-2 – O/U: 2-6)

10. New York Jets (6-3): The Jets continue to find ways to win, defeating the Bills 20-17 on Sunday to improve to 6-3. Quarterback Zach Wilson is 5-1 as a starter, yet for the season has thrown just four touchdown passes along with five interceptions. The defense is the key for the Jets. Next: Bye – Following week: N/A at New England Patriots - Sun, Nov. 20 – O/U: N/A (ATS: 6-3 – O/U: 3-6)

11. San Francisco 49ers (4-4): With a lineup that includes running back Christian McCaffrey, wide receiver Deebo Samuel, tight end George Kittle, edge rusher Nick Bosa, linebacker Fred Warner, and a good offensive line, the 49ers are the one team no one should want to meet up with in the playoffs. Next: -7 vs Los Angeles Chargers – Sun, Nov. 13 – O/U: 45.5 (ATS: 4-4 – O/U: 3-5)

12. Los Angeles Chargers (5-3): The 20-17 win over the Falcons on Sunday felt and looked like a playoff win for the Chargers. The injury riddled Chargers brought wide receiver Michael Bandy off the practice squad on Sunday. He started and caught five passes in the game. Cameron Dicker kicked a 37-yard field goal with no time on the clock for the win. Dicker was signed to the practice squad last week and elevated to replace an injured kicker. It has been that kind of season for the Chargers. Next: +7 at San Francisco 49ers, Sun, Nov. 13 – O/U: 45.5 (ATS: 5-3 – O/U: 4-4)

13. Tennessee Titans (5-3): The Titans lost a game they should have won on Sunday Night. Rookie quarterback Malik Willis was forced to start due to an injury to starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Willis completed 5 of 16 passes for 80 yards and looked in over his head in the 20-17 loss to the Chiefs in Kansas City in overtime. Next: -3 vs Denver Broncos – Sun, Nov. 13 – O/U 39 (ATS: 6-2 – O/U: 2-6)

14. New England Patriots (5-4): The Patriots had a total of 203 yards in offense, but still were able to blowout the Colts, 26-3. The Colts offense produced 121 yards in offense. A game that should have been on the Pac-12 Network. Next: Bye – Following week: N/A vs New York Jets – Sun, Nov. 20 – O/U: N/A (ATS: 5-3-1 – O/U: 4-5)

15. Cincinnati Bengals (5-4): Running back Joe Mixon, who played his high school football in Oakley, California, scored five touchdowns on Sunday in the easy win over the Panthers. Mixon had 153 yards rushing and 58 yards in receiving in the rout of the Panthers. Next: Bye – Following week: N/A at Pittsburgh Steelers - Sun, Nov. 20 – O/U: N/A (ATS: 6-3 – O/U: 3-5-1)

16. Atlanta Falcons (4-5): The Falcons lost a heartbreaker to the Chargers, 20-17. Despite being 4-5 on the season, the Falcons are tied for first place in the NFC South with the Bucs. If the Rams had held on to a late lead, they would be all alone in first place. Next: -3 at Carolina Panthers – The, Nov. 10 – O/U: 44.5 (ATS: 6-3 – O/U: 5-4)

17. Cleveland Browns (3-5): The Browns are coming off their bye week and heading into a tough stretch, with four of the next five games on the road. Quarterback Deshaun Watson should come off suspension and return to action for the game against the Texans in Houston on December 4th and won't that be wild. Next: +3.5 at Miami Dolphins – Sun, Nov. 13 – O/U: 48.5 (ATS: 4-4 – O/U: 5-2-1)

18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-5): Rookie tight end Cade Otton had five receptions for 68 yards, including a one-yard touchdown pass reception with nine seconds remaining to win the game against the Rams, 16-13. Otton, a fourth-round draft pick out of Washington, had a big 28-yard reception on the last drive to set up the winning score. Next: -2.5 vs Seattle Seahawks - Sun, Nov. 13 – O/U: 44.5 (ATS: 2-6-1 – O/U: 2-7)

19. Washington Commanders (4-5): The Commanders three-game winning streak came to an end in a tough 20-17 loss at home to the Vikings. The Commanders probably need a bye week at this point of the season, but that will not come until Week 14. Their next opponent is going to be a challenge. Next: +11 at Philadelphia Eagles – Mon, Nov. 21 – O/U: 44 (ATS: 4-4-1 – O/U: 3-6)

20. Los Angeles Rams (3-5): The Rams sat on a lead late in the game in Tampa Bay, giving quarterback Tom Brady a lifeline and he took it, as the Bucs came from behind late to defeat the Rams, 16-13. The Rams played not to lose and that is exactly what they did. Next: -3 vs Arizona Cardinals – Sun, Nov. 13 – O/U: 43.5 (ATS: 2-5-1 – O/U: 2-6)

21. Arizona Cardinals (3-6): The Cardinals will appear on the series, Hard Knocks in Season, beginning Wednesday, November 9th. The timing could not be worse. They are 3-6 after their latest loss to the Seahawks and struggling. But it should be entertaining, something the Cardinals are not on the field. Next: +3 at Los Angeles Rams - Sun, Nov. 13 – O/U: 43.5 (ATS: 4-5 – O/U: 4-4-1)

22. Indianapolis Colts (3-5-1): The Colts fired head coach Frank Reich in a surprising move and in even more surprising move, replaced him with ESPN analyst and former Colt pro bowl center Jeff Saturday. This was despite the fact that the Colts have two former head coaches on their staff in defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, and assistant coach John Fox. Strange move but they are the Colts. Next: +6.5 at Las Vegas Raiders – Sun, Nov. 13 – O/U: 42.5 (ATS: 3-6 – O/U: 1-8)

23. Denver Broncos (3-5): It was felt that around the NFL that when head coach Nathaniel Hackett was hired, he would also be able to bring Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers with him. That didn't happen and the Broncos ended up with Hackett and Russell Wilson, which has not gone well. Rodgers has not played well with the Packers without Hackett. The winners have turned out be the Seahawks and the Vikings. Next: +3 at Tennessee Titans - Sun, Nov. 13 – O/U: 39 (ATS: 3-5 – O/U: 1-7)

24. Chicago Bears (3-6): Through nine games, quarterback Justin Fields has thrown for 1,322 yards and rushed for 602 yards. The Bears have decided that a running quarterback is what they do best on offense. Short term, it is a good move. Long term, we shall see. Next: -3 vs Detroit Lions - Sun, Nov. 13 – O/U: 48.5 (ATS: 4-4-1 – O/U: 5-4)

25. Green Bay Packers (3-6): The Packers have a five-game losing streak after their stunning 15-9 loss to the Lions in Detroit. The Packers are suddenly circling the drain and their struggling offense will not get a break this Sunday, when the Dallas Cowboys come to Green Bay. Cowboy head coach Mike McCarthy, the former Packer head coach, is going to enjoy this game. Next: -5.5 vs Dallas Cowboys - Sun, Nov. 13 – O/U: 43 (ATS: 3-6 – O/U: 3-6)

26. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6): The Jaguars had lost five in a row but used a visit from the Raiders to get well, coming from behind to win, 27-20. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence completed 25 of 31 passes for 235 yards and one touchdown, while also rushing for 53 yards. Lawrence would look good in a silver and black uniform. Next: +5.5 at Kansas City Chiefs - Sun, Nov. 13 – O/U: 50.5 (ATS: 3-6 – O/U: 4-5)

27. New Orleans Saints (3-5): The Saints need a quarterback. Andy Dalton and Jameis Winston are not the answer for the Saints if they want to get back to the playoffs. Unfortunately for the Saints, they do not have a first-round draft pick in next year's draft. That pick was traded to the Eagles. Next: -2.5 at Pittsburgh Steelers – Sun, Nov. 13 – O/U: 40.5 (ATS: 3-6 – O/U: 5-4)

28. Carolina Panthers (2-7): Interim head coach Steve Wilks fired cornerbacks coach Evan Cooper and defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni after the Panthers blowout loss to the Bengals. Pasqualoni, the former Syracuse head coach, was hired in the offseason by the Panthers. Next: +3 vs Atlanta Falcons - Thu, Nov. 10 – O/U: 44.5 (ATS: 3-6 – O/U: 4-5)

29. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-6): Running back Najee Harris rushed for 1,200 yards last season and had 74 receptions for 467 yards. This season through eight games Harris has 361 yards rushing and 24 receptions for 112 yards. The offensive line has been horrendous for the Steelers. Next: +2.5 vs New Orleans Saints – Sun, Nov. 13 – O/U: 40.5 (ATS: 3-4-1 – O/U: 3-5)

Brevin Townsell - LA Rams

Linebacker Bobby Wagner led Rams with 13 tackles vs Bucs

30. Las Vegas Raiders (2-6): For the third time this season, the Raiders blew a three-score lead to lose a game. This time the Raiders blew a 17-0 lead at Jacksonville in a 27-20 loss. The Raiders fired a playoff coach and hired Josh McDaniels to run the team. It is safe to say that is not working well. Next: -6.5 vs Indianapolis Colts - Sun, Nov. 13 – O/U: 42.5 (ATS: 3-5 – O/U: 4-3-1)

31. Detroit Lions (2-6): The Lions pulled out a win against the suddenly hapless Packers, 15-9. Quarterback Jared Goff threw for two touchdowns and the defense came up with three interceptions off of four-time MVP Aaron Rodgers, two in the red zone. This game was the epitome of the NFL maxim, "On Any Given Sunday." Next: +3 at Chicago Bears – Sun, Nov. 13 – O/U: 48.5 (ATS: 4-4 – O/U: 5-3)

32. Houston Texans (1-6-1): The city of Houston is celebrating the Astros winning the World Series, so the Texans are flying under the radar for now. The city barely noticed or cared about their loss to the Eagles. But that will not last. Next: +6.5 at New York Giants – Sun, Nov. 20 – O/U 40.5 (ATS: 4-3-1 – O/U: 4-4)

 

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