The 2022 NFL season is 2 weeks younger, and loads of groups are making an early impression.
Nick Wright and his “Committee” debuted their Week 3 NFL tiers on Wednesday’s “First Things First,” and the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs remained atop the remainder of the league within the Week 2 version of the train.
Let’s dive into the tiers, starting on the backside.
MUST-WIN WEEKEND: Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks, Las Vegas Raiders, Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers, Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets
Wright’s ideas: “All of these teams are either winless or 1-1. The five losers of these five games will be off the tiers for the remainder of the season. At zero wins through three weeks, you’re at 6% to make the playoffs. The teams with wins there are Seattle, who’s terrible, New Orleans, who stinks, and I tried to tell you guys — we all know the Bears and Jets are no good.”
Chiefs & Bills headline Nick’s NFL Tiers heading into Week 3
Nick Wright unveils his NFL Tiers heading into Week 3.
TURN ON REDZONE: Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos, Washington Commanders, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers
Wright’s ideas: “Turn on RedZone. What do I mean? If this game is your local game, you turn to your buddy and you’re like, ‘Hey, see what’s on RedZone.'”
OVERSATURATED: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants
Wright’s ideas: “In my work life, I’m oversaturated with Cowboys talk, even though they’re not that interesting of a team. In my personal life, I take a daily walk to the bodega to buy a loosie cigarette and right there all the guys are Giants fans, and they get so mad at me. ‘Oh, you said we were going to lose. We’re 2-0 now, Nick.’ And I’m like, ‘Alright, you know what, I don’t need to deal with your Daniel Jones commentary while I’m trying to walk my wonderful dog.'”
MUST-SEE TV: Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars
Wright’s ideas: “The Cardinals and Lions are just fun to watch. You don’t know if they’re good, but they’re definitely exciting. The Browns are inventing new ways to lose. And the Jaguars, let’s be honest, the Prince [Trevor Lawrence], you got to watch him. What is he going to do next? Is he going to get the Jaguars to the playoffs already? Oh, I think he is.”
QB AWAY: San Francisco 49ers, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings
Wright’s ideas: “These are three excellent rosters, potentially three excellent coaches. I obviously need to see more from the two rookie head coaches, but I like what I’ve seen so far. Unfortunately for them, all three of these teams have a defined ceiling because their quarterbacks are Jimmy Garoppolo, Tua Tagovailoa and Kirk Cousins.”
NOT QUITE RIGHT: Inexperienced Bay Packers, Baltimore Ravens, Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles
Wright’s ideas: “Green Bay got a nice win this weekend, but did anyone think they were overwhelming against the Bears? I didn’t. The Ravens, what was all of our thoughts on the Ravens going into the year? ‘Well, they won’t be as injured as last year.’ And then it turns out, ‘No, maybe they will be.’ They’re already that banged up.
“The Rams, I didn’t like how they performed on the very finish of that recreation towards the Falcons. It is 28-3, the sport is over, after which swiftly you want Jalen Ramsey to avoid wasting the day. The Eagles, one may argue, do not should be right here. That is possibly the Committee’s personal biases. I do not know if the committee can belief what we’re seeing from Jalen Hurts simply but.”
LEGIT CONTENDERS: Los Angeles Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Wright’s ideas: “Nobody ought to penalize the Chargers for being 4 level canine and shedding by three factors in Arrowhead. No person ought to penalize them for that. The Bucs, however, though the offense is not buzzing, the protection has been so dominant, and also you consider the offense will get higher because the yr goes on. They really feel like respectable contenders.”
SEPTEMBER CHAMPS: Buffalo Bills
Wright’s ideas: “Have you ever ever seen a workforce be extra spectacular by two weeks? Oh my god, do they ever punt? Josh Allen, he had essentially the most spectacular incompletion Dan Orlovsky’s ever seen. I do know they received no Tremendous Bowl banners to hold at Orchard Park. They have a bunch of AFC Championship banners. Dangle this one, man. Best September workforce ever.”
DISRESPECTED FAVORITES: Kansas Metropolis Chiefs
Wright’s ideas: “By no means has a workforce had the very best coach in soccer, the very best quarterback in soccer, a revamped, drastically improved protection, and but no person aside from the Committee has the center to name them the very best workforce within the league.”
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