An honest pre-camp full 2022 NFL Power Ranking: Where does Miami land?

ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 09: Josh Allen #17 . (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
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2022 NFL Power Ranking
Sep 26, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /

. Los Angeles Rams. 1. team. 51. .

The Rams are the defending Super Bowl champions and they didn’t lose much this past off-season. The Rams will be the team to beat in the NFC but the measuring stick between the Rams and other NFL teams is not as big as it could have been. There are only a few elite teams in the NFC and the Rams are at the top of that list.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 2. team. 48. . .

The Buccaneers have a straight shot for the NFC South division title. The rest of the division is not looking good in terms of quarterback play and Tom Brady has to be thrilled at the cakewalk that stands in front of him. Getting to the Super Bowl, however, won’t be easy though.

. Buffalo Bills. 3. team. 16. .

The Buffalo Bills will enter the 2022 season as the odds on favorites to win the AFC. It isn’t a huge margin between them and the Chiefs but for now, the Bills have made the moves that you would expect from a team that is close and there is no reason to believe that a deep playoff run is inevitable.

Kansas City Chiefs. 4. team. 124. . .

The gap between the top of the AFC West and the bottom has closed significantly this year and the Chiefs are going to find it hard to run the table in the division. For now, they are the most experienced team in the West but they are going to find it hard to hold this spot as the season continues, maybe even starts.

49. . . . Green Bay Packers. 5. team

For now, there are no other teams ready to challenge the Packers in the NFL North and while the Vikings might be the closest, it’s distant. The Packers get a bump simply from Aaron Rodgers but the loss of DaVonte Adams is going to hurt and I’m not sure they have done enough this off-season to ensure a deep run in the postseason.