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NFL Top 10: Week 3

Story posted September 28, 2022 in

Another week of NFL action is in the books, and some teams are already showing what they’re capable of.

After three weeks, here are the top 10 teams:

 

1. Philadelphia Eagles (3-0)

The Philadelphia Eagles seem unstoppable right now.

Jalen Hurts has emerged as a true MVP candidate, as he sets out to prove he is Philadelphia’s quarterback of the future. He has taken the Eagles offense to new heights already this year.

Wide receivers A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith have also shined thus far, giving Hurts two lethal targets to tear apart opposing defenses.

In addition, Philly’s defense has played very well, giving up only 15 total points over their last two games.

 

2. Buffalo Bills (2-1)

The Bills lost to the Dolphins this past week, but this was in large part to their entire starting secondary missing the game due to injuries.

The Bills still have MVP frontrunner Josh Allen at the helm and Stefon Diggs as his top offensive target, along with fellow wide receivers Gabe Davis and Isaiah McKenzie.

As soon as the defense heals up, Buffalo should return to being the most dominant team in the league.

 

3. Miami Dolphins (3-0)

The Dolphins beat the Ravens two weeks ago after trailing by 21 points, and followed up the impressive comeback by beating the Bills last weekend, proving that this team is capable of contending with anyone.

Tua Tagovailoa has played well this year as he sets out to prove he’s the Dolphins’ next franchise quarterback.

Wide receivers Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill have torn opposing defenses apart so far, and the duo is just getting started.

 

4. Kansas City Chiefs (2-1)

The Chiefs are coming off a tough loss to the Colts, but still remain one of the league's most feared teams.

Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce lead the way for the Chiefs’ high-powered offense, and they can contend with anyone as long as that holds true.

If they fix little mistakes like missed PATs and muffed punts that led to their loss last week, they should be able to get back on track quickly.

 

5. Green Bay Packers (2-1)

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers may have found a new favorite target, as wide receiver Romeo Doubs broke out last week with eight catches for 73 yards and a touchdown.

The offense also got All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari back last week, which should give the offense a tremendous boost.

 

6. Los Angeles Rams (2-1)

The Rams have bounced back from their demoralizing Week 1 loss against the Bills in a big way, winning their last two games.

Their offense led by Cooper Kupp and star studded defense led by Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey leave them poised to go on a run.

 

7. Baltimore Ravens (2-1)

Quarterback Lamar Jackson is playing out of his mind right now after an offseason full of contract disputes.

As he sets out to prove he deserves the money he was looking for, he leads one of the NFL’s most dangerous offenses through three weeks.

 

8.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1)

Tom Brady and the offense is still trying to find its way, but has gotten the job done in the process, sitting at 2-1 after a narrow loss to the Packers this week.

When wide receivers Chris Godwin and Julio Jones are back healthy, and Mike Evans comes off his one-game suspension this week, their offense should be back to one of the league’s best.

Their defense also continues to dominate, allowing the fewest points in the NFL through Week 3.

 

9. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-1)

Head coach Doug Pederson seems to have figured out what Urban Meyer couldn’t last season.

Quarterback Trevor Lawrence is playing great so far and wide receiver Christian Kirk and running back James Robinson are also playing significant roles in this offense, as they’ve dominated their last two opponents, outscoring them 62-10.

 

10. Minnesota Vikings (2-1)

Head coach Kevin O’Connell has the offense producing through the first three weeks of the season.

Led by superstar wide receiver Justin Jefferson, the offense should only continue to get better.

If the defense begins to play a touch better, they could leap into top five consideration very soon.

 

Jonathan Hartley is a second-year majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact him, email jdh6293@psu.edu.