Everyone loves power rankings, right? I mean except for the people who actually have to produce them on a regular basis (thanks for that contribution to society, Pete Prisco).
Thank goodness I don’t have to come up with them very often. But I do like to delve in occasionally, particularly this time of year. I love me a good divisional power rankings. Seems to set people off, create a stir and get folks after me in my mentions. Always strikes me as odd (do Titans fans, for instance, truly feel a call to defend the almost-always-crappy AFC South, and if so, why?). There aren’t really divisional allegiances and alliances for the most part, and these teams are generally heated rivals, but I do find it enjoyable when those fanbases that normally would be attacking one another decide to turn their collective ire at me for disrespecting the particular quartet of teams they happen to share the standings with.
But, as with all power rankings – someone has to be at the top of the list and someone has to be at the bottom. That’s just how it goes (again, thank Prisco, the inventor of them). And who am I to stand between, say, Panthers fans and Falcons fans binding together for anything at all, even if it’s to let a writer know what a jackass he is for believing their team’s inability to compete will thus hold down the overall quality of football being played in the NFC South this season? Heck, I give them credit for still having a pulse about those franchises at all. Give me anger and angst over apathy any day.
So, in the spirit of bringing people together, here are my 2022 divisional power rankings. I’m sure you will hate them.
1. AFC West
Do I really need to belabor this point? Did you pay attention to the offseason? And yeah, the Chiefs still reside here. And they have been good for at least the AFC title game since Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes started hanging out on a regular basis. Any of…
Source link : https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nfl-divisional-power-rankings-loaded-afc-west-even-better-urban-meyer-ouster-keeps-afc-south-out-of-cellar/
Author : Jason La Canfora
Publish date : 2022-05-25 11:43:35
Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.