Seattle Sports Hell 2022 NFL Power Rankings #4

How many weeks in a row will the top team lose and fall in my rankings?! I can’t wait to find out!

High Tier

1 – Minnesota Vikings
2 – Kansas City Chiefs
3 – Philadelphia Eagles
4 – Dallas Cowboys
5 – Buffalo Bills
6 – Miami Dolphins

The Vikings impressed the shit out of me by going on the road and taking it to Buffalo. The Bills disappointed the shit out of me by blowing it at the end. Either way, part of me wonders if Kansas City shouldn’t be the top-ranked team here. But, the Vikes are on a roll and deserve all the glory. Philly had to lose sometime, losing at home to a pretty solid Washington team isn’t the worst thing in the world. And, kudos to the Dolphins, who look pretty great with Tua in there!

Medium-High Tier

7 – Baltimore Ravens
8 – San Francisco 49ers
9 – Tennessee Titans
10 – L.A. Chargers

The upper tiers are starting to dwindle, while the lower tiers are starting to balloon. I like these teams right where they are.

Medium Tier

11 – Cincinnati Bengals
12 – Tampa Bay Bucs
13 – Seattle Seahawks
14 – New York Giants
15 – Washington Commanders

Couple of missed opportunities for the likes of the Bengals and Seahawks not moving up a tier. The Bengals were on a BYE, so that would be idiotic to jump them a level when they didn’t even play. Also, part of me wonders if Washington isn’t too low! Who’da thunk it?

Medium-Low Tier

16 – Green Bay Packers
17 – Atlanta Falcons
18 – New England Patriots
19 – New York Jets
20 – Arizona Cardinals
21 – L.A. Rams
22 – Chicago Bears

Is that Packers win over the Cowboys the start of a breathtaking turnaround? Or is it just a fluke? The Falcons really biffed it against an inferior Panthers team. The Pats and Jets were on a BYE last week and I gotta admit, they were NOT missed on my TV screens. The Rams are a flat-out joke. And the Bears are more impressive and fun to watch with Fields running all over the place, but they’re not winning games, which hurts their stock.

Low Tier

23 – Detroit Lions
24 – New Orleans Saints
25 – Cleveland Browns
26 – Denver Broncos
27 – Indianapolis Colts
28 – Jacksonville Jaguars
29 – Pittsburgh Steelers
30 – Las Vegas Raiders
31 – Carolina Panthers
32 – Houston Texans

I might be a little hard on the Browns. I enjoy those plucky Lions! I think the Saints will be a lot better when they come to their senses and start Jameis again. The Broncos are going to need to do A LOT to get to my predicted 12 wins. The Colts won with Jeff Saturday as their coach! Because the Raiders are fucking atrocious! Of these teams, I think the Steelers have the potential to move up significantly. If Kenny Pickett can get going, and T.J. Watt can stay healthy, I’m not saying they’re a playoff team, but they could certainly play spoiler to one.

#11 – Max Unger

To see the full list of the 30 most important Seahawks in 2013, click here.

I always wonder about these Pro Bowl centers.  Like, do they get noticed because people are legitimately focusing on the offensive line, trying to figure out who the best linemen are?  Or, do they just look at the teams with the best rushing numbers and pick guys at random?  I feel like centers are only chosen based on how good the quarterback is.  Would we know as much about Jeff Saturday if he wasn’t the guy hiking the ball to Peyton Manning?  I doubt it!

All of that up there might be the dumbest thing I’ve ever written, but does that make it any less true?

Either way, we apparently have one of the best centers in football.  I’m sure that’s true, because the Seahawks were one of the best rushing teams in the game last year!  When you package him with a solid left tackle in Okung, and various space fillers in Tom Cable’s system, and you’ve got yourself quite the package.

Center is important, really, because he’s the first line of defense for the quarterback.  At the moment just before the snap, the center is the closest thing between the quarterback and the nearest defender.  More than that, he’s down there in the trenches, trying to move the very biggest individuals on the football field out of the way so our running backs can do their stuff.  He double teams guys, then peels off and takes down linebackers at the next level … he does it all!

I don’t know.  To be honest, I find it hard to give that much of a damn about the center position.  As long as he doesn’t bobble a bunch of snaps, I’m happy.  So, way to go Max Unger, All Pro!  Here’s to a decade of dominance!