NFL power rankings, teams 4-1:
4. LA Chargers
If we are going on past results then it is impossible to rank the LA Chargers this high. However, if we are just going off of talent on the roster and the chances of winning in 2022, this is the right spot for the Bolts.
The Chargers have a top-3 quarterback in the league who is destined to win an MVP award if his team succeeds this season. They have a receiving corps with two top-20 guys, an offensive line that is now above league-average, and most importantly, a much deeper defense that is more in line with Brandon Staley's vision.
Now the question becomes if the team can avoid the Chargers curse of ultimately disappointing us all. This year is different. At least that is the hope.
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Every NFL fan thought they were finally getting a break from having to watch Tom Brady but nope, the greatest of all time is back and he will likely lead the Bucs to another division title and a spot in the NFC Championship Game.
The Bucs did lose some talent this offseason, especially in Rob Gronkowski retiring, but knowing him he will be back in December. Regardless, they are talented enough to win it all.
2. Buffalo Bills
The favorites in the AFC, the Buffalo Bills are geared for a Super Bowl run after falling short in the playoffs against the Chiefs last season. Josh Allen is a top-five quarterback in the league, the team is well-coached and it is really talented. If the Chargers are going to make a Super Bowl run, they have to go through Buffalo.
1. LA Rams
While we ranked the defending AFC Champions 10th, it is really hard to not rank the defending Super Bowl Champions first. While the LA Rams did lose some talent this offseason, they have proven time and time again that they can pivot and they did just that by bringing in Allen Robinson, who will probably have 1,000 yards in 2022.
The offense is still electric and the defense still has Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey. In a super-thin NFC, the Rams are the obvious favorites to play in the Super Bowl once more.