We're about to kick off Week 9 of the 2022 NFL season, and you know what that means! It's time for more NFL power rankings.
The Bengals just got obliterated by the Browns in primetime, but we're not totally holding that against them. Apparently, the Browns just have Joe Burrow's number; he's literally never won a matchup against them. Weird, right? This game was a wash for me. Fuh-get about it. Never happened. Onto Week 9.
The team will be without star receiver Ja'Marr Chase for the time being and they're managing some injuries on defense, so they slid a bit in this week's rankings. I'm not ready to count them out on making a second-half push à la 2021 if they get healthy.
Week 9 FanDuel Odds: Panthers vs. Bengals -7.5
Geno Smith and the Seahawks continue to prove us wrong week after week. So, instead of looking foolish for another week, we're welcoming our fearless NFC West leader to the top 10.
Week 9 FanDuel Odds: Seahawks +120 vs. Buccaneers -142
Out with the LA Chargers and in with their coastal neighbors, the San Francisco 49ers. It's been an uphill battle (get it? hills!) with the number of injuries this team has managed. Still, as the defense gets healthier, the path to a Lombardi trophy gets clearer. Can Jimmy G do enough to not lose them the ring this time? Time will tell.
Odds to win Super Bowl LVII: +1300 (Bet $10 to win $130) — Fourth-best odds among NFL teams!
The Ravens started off Week 8 very slowly. The offense looked stagnant and stale. Lamar Jackson looked broken. Then, they made some halftime adjustments. What a difference 12 minutes can make, huh?
This crew came out blazing, outscoring the Bucs 24-12 in the second half. Jackson's connection with rookie TE Isaiah Likely looked solid stepping in with Rashod Bateman and Mark Andrews injured. It also didn't matter who was running the ball; they just looked good doing it. Factor in the acquisition of Roquan Smith, and we're all-in on Baltimore to make a post-season run.
Week 9 FanDuel Odds: Ravens -2.5 vs. Saints
Tua Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill, and Jaylen Waddle might be the most unstoppable trio in the NFL. Full stop. It's a fun team to watch. Now they add LB Bradley Chubb into the mix on defense to help get some pressure up front, and suddenly, they're in business!
Week 9 FanDuel Odds: Dolphins -5 vs. Bears
The Vikings already have a powerhouse on offense with Justin Jefferson, Dalvin Cook, Adam Thielen and yes, even above-average QB Kirk Cousins. Then, they made a splash play ahead of the NFL trade deadline that none of us saw coming by acquiring TE T.J. Hockenson ahead of the trade deadline. On defense, they've been able to get pressure on opposing QBs and are more than capable of stopping the run. This team is kinda balanced. And we kinda dig it. We have to imagine Kirk likes it too.
Week 9 FanDuel Odds: Vikings -3.5 vs. Commanders
The defense has been humming all season long. Now the offense is too with #DakBak! We still have beef with Jerry Jones and his obsession with Ezekiel Elliott, but there are just too many
Odds to win Super Bowl LVII: +1400 — Tied for fifth-best odds in the NFL!
Welcome back, Patrick! We missed you. As good as the Cowboys have looked, they've got nothing on you... yet.
Week 9 FanDuel Odds: Jaguars vs. Chiefs -9.5
Josh Allen reminded us that he is human in Week 8. He also reminded us that the Bills are dominant enough on all ends to make up for things when he's having an off day (by his standards). Rally on, Bills Mafia.
Week 9 FanDuel Odds: Bills -12.5 vs. Jets
The Eagles have yet to trail in the second half this season. They've played seven games. How is this even possible? Jalen Hurts, A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, Miles Sanders, James Bradberry, Darius Slay, Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, and more — that's how.
Week 9 FanDuel Odds: Eagles -14 vs. Texans