2022 NFL energy rankings, Week 10: Vikings operating away in NFC North
There was a playoff rematch in Tampa. And the AFC East has all of the sudden grow to be very fascinating. It’s the newest version of the NFL Energy Rankings.
Six groups have been off in Week 9. And for the second time this 12 months, an NFL head coach misplaced his job. There may very well be a star rising in Chicago. And it’s been a tough 12 months in Tampa however a veteran quarterback confirmed he nonetheless has that comeback magic.
Let’s take a look at the NFL Power Rankings on the midway level.
Carolina Panthers 2-7
Final week: L, 42-21 at CIN
Final rank: twenty seventh
The Panthers have been in Cincinnati for the primary time since 2014. And Steve Wilks’ membership might have regretted making the journey. The group was overwhelmed early and infrequently because the Bengals took a 35-0 first-half lead.
P.J. Walker hit on solely three of his 10 passes for 9 yards and was picked off twice. Baker Mayfield got here in and threw for 155 yards and two touchdowns and made the ultimate rating considerably respectable. However Carolina’s protection gave up 464 whole yards.
Indianapolis Colts 3-5-1
Final week: L, 26-3 at NE
Final rank: twenty fourth
The Colts could be with out operating again Jonathan Taylor as soon as once more as they traveled to Foxborough. The group’s offensive woes continued because the membership was restricted to a mere 121 whole yards on 60 performs (2.0 common).
Quarterback Sam Ehlinger was sacked 9 occasions and the Colts have been 0-for-14 on third down and 0-for-2 on fourth down. And on Monday, Frank Reich was relieved of his head-coaching duties and changed by former Colts’ heart Jeff Saturday.
Houston Texans 1-6-1
Final week: L, 29-17 vs PHI
Final rank: thirty first
Lovie Smith’s group performed properly towards the unbeaten Eagles on Thursday night time. However the one-win membership couldn’t get the job executed and their run protection continues to be a significant subject. Houston wasted a fantastic outing by rookie operating again Dameon Pierce, who totaled 27 carries for 139 yards within the shedding effort. Second-year quarterback Davis Mills did throw a pair of landing passes. However he was additionally sacked 3 times and threw two extra interceptions.
Las Vegas Raiders 2-6
Final week: L, 27-20 at JAC
Final rank: twenty eighth
The Raiders’ offense was a no-show at New Orleans every week in the past. Josh McDaniel’s group was again on the highway at Jacksonville. And there was a well-known feeling to this contest because the Silver and Black owned a 17-0 lead within the second quarter.
However for the third time this 12 months, the Raiders couldn’t maintain such a bonus. Las Vegas’ defensive unit wound up permitting 403 whole yards – together with 168 yards on the bottom – and fell to 0-5 on the highway in 2022.