The NFL season is finally among us after months of anticipation since the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals to win Super Bowl LVI. For many there is no clear-cut favorite that is sure to win it all this season. There's a mix of formidable teams, and sleepers that makes this upcoming 2022-2023 season the most exciting in quite some time. Let's dive into the rankings and ultimately decide who will reign supreme when the dust settles.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Kansas City Chiefs
San Francisco 49ers
The Rams are the defending champs and deservedly hold the top spot heading into the season. With their Offense and Defense being almost unstoppable headlined by Cooper Kupp & Aaron Donald, the chance of a repeat is high in LA.
Tampa Bay lost Antonio Brown and Rob Gronkowski, but brought in Julio Jones, adding to their offensive firepower that few in the league can match. They do have injuries at the offensive line that could be worrisome down the line, but with Tom Brady at the helm, his teams always seem to have a chance. Brady + Talent = lots of wins.
Kansas City hasn't been talked about a lot this off-season. The main talks were about star Wide Receiver Tyreek Hill signing with the Dolphins this summer, but this is still a very dangerous team. Patrick Mahomes is a once in a generation Quarterback, and surrounding him with speedy guys like, newly acquired Juju Smith-Schuster, and All-Pro Tight End Travis Kelce is all he needs. Look for Kansas City to once again be playing when January comes.
The Bengals might have the most gifted team in the league. They came close to winning the Super Bowl if it wasn't for some all-time great plays made by Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp in Super Bowl LVI. With Burrow at the lead and targets like Jamarr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Joe Mixon, the Bengals will pick up right where they left off.
It feels like this is the Oakland Raiders year. After acquiring arguably the best Wide Receiver in the league in Davante Adams, the Raiders are immediately pushed into win-now mode. Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller are no slouches either, this stacked offense has very high potential. Don't be surprised if Derek Carr wins MVP.
San Francisco has all the talent to win the Super Bowl, their offense is well stacked, backed by Deebo Samuel, and their defense is just as formidable with Nick Bosa running the crew. The only question mark is how Trey Lance will fair as the starting Quarterback this upcoming season. It was very smart for the 9ers to keep Jimmy G as an insurance policy just in case you need a veteran to win a close game. Don't be surprised if the 49ers represents the NFC this season.
Josh Allen has something to prove this year and so does the rest of the Bills roster. The Bills have been on the verge of getting to the Super Bowl for a few years now and they're ready to get over the hump.
The Dolphins look primed for a great year with the addition of Tyreek Hill. Hill and Jaylen Waddle will look to Tua Tagovailoa to keep up with their speed and get them the ball. The Dolphins secondary is quietly becoming one of the best in the league and will look to shake things up in the AFC East this season.
The Eagles have a young roster but, they are very talented as well. With Jalen Hurts getting more reps under his belt, and the acquisition of A.J Brown to pair with Devonta Smith, the Eagles look ready to own the NFC East this season. Did we mention the Eagles' front seven?
The Browns have went through a lot with the Deshaun Watson situation, but, this team on paper is one of the most talented in the league. Deshaun Watson will return after his 11-game suspension and when he does the league may very well be in trouble. Not to mention the defense with studs like Denzel Ward, and Myles Garrett
Super Bowl Predictions
Super Bowl LVII will be headlined by the Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Buccaneers win the Super Bowl and Tom Brady wins his eighth and final ring as he retires. (for good this time)