NFL Offense Power Rankings 2022

Last Updated: Jan 23, 2023

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Entering Week 13 of the 2022 NFL season, the league’s landscape looks vastly different than it did ahead of the season opener.

Although some NFL teams are living up to the hype, there are some surprises on the offensive side of the ball when it comes to teams exceeding expectations.

Consequently, some teams are failing to live up to the off-season hype. Here are our latest NFL Offensive Power Rankings for all 32 teams including the good, the bad, and the Denver Broncos.

(Note: NFL odds used here are current as of Friday, Dec. 2, at noon ET according to the listed sportsbook.)

NFL Offense Power Rankings

32. Denver Broncos

If somebody told you the Broncos would field the worst offensive scoring offense in the NFL in 2022, you’d likely fall off your chair. However, that is the world we live in.

The Russell Wilson trade and the hire of first-year head coach Nathaniel Hackett have been abominations, to say the least. Wilson cooking 14.3 points per game is a disgrace.

Perhaps many over-valued Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, and what Russ had left in the tank.

The Broncos are also the third-worst team in third-down percentage (28.2). Denver might have to blow it up, at least at head coach, come the season’s end.

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31. Houston Texans

We expected the Houston Texans to be a bad football team, and they have lived up to those expectations in 2021.

The project came to a much-needed screeching halt after the team turned to Kyle Allen in Week 12.

Allen did not fare any better than his predecessor. Somehow, the Texans made Brandin Cooks, their best wide receiver, a ghost.

Cooks is on pace for one of his worst seasons as a pro.

If there is a bright spot, it comes at the hands of rookie running back Dameon Pierce. With 788 rushing yards and six carries for over 20 yards, Pierce leads all rookie backs in those categories.

30. Los Angeles Rams

We have all heard of Super Bowl hangovers, but the Rams re-wrote the book. The Rams have face-planted on both sides of the football, but especially on offense.

Although injuries have played a role, losing Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp, and Allen Robinson, the Los Angeles offense failed to get going when all of their weapons were healthy. Meanwhile, the Robinson free-agency signing looks like a bust right out of the gate.

With no answer in the running game or the offensive line, the Rams will enter the offseason in rebuild mode with those two important parts of their offense.

The Rams’ offense is a bottom-five unit in total yards per game (279.8), rushing yards per game (79.7), rushing yards per play (3.5), sacks allowed (38), and points per game (16.2).

29. Indianapolis Colts

Once again, the Colts are paying the price for overspending on a retread quarterback. So much so that the team’s horrendous offensive play led to the firing of head coach Frank Reich.

The onus may not all be on Reich (cc: Chris Ballard), but somebody has to pay the price for fielding an offense putting up 15.8 ppg, tying them for the second-fewest in that category with Houston.

To make matters worse, the once touted Colts’ offensive line has fallen apart, allowing a league-high 43 sacks through 12 weeks. They are also a bottom-five team with a 36% third-down percentage.

The Colts are still paying the price for the Andrew Luck retirement and probably should have never let go of Jacoby Brissett.

28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

I have the Buccaneers ranked lower than they should be, but that is because they are drastically underperforming compared to the talent they have.

When you employ Tom Brady, Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, and Leonard Fournette, you should not be the sixth-worst team in scoring (18.2 ppg).

While injuries along the offensive front decimated this unit beginning in the preseason, Tampa should be better, especially since they are allowing the second-fewest sacks in the NFL (17).

Ranked dead last in rushing yards per game (73) and per play (3.3), the problem starts there.

27. Green Bay Packers

The Packers are another underperforming team. However, this is a Brian Gutekunst problem more than anyone else.

How do you trade Davante Adams while allowing Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown to walk in free agency and not replace them with more than rookie talent and Sammy Watkins?

It seems like it has been one of the rare seasons where the enemy defense was daring Aaron Rodgers to throw the football, fully understanding the issues they had at pass-catcher and the fact that the future Hall of Famer seldomly trusts young players.

26. Carolina Panthers

The Panthers are another team that plays on the retread quarterback merry-go-round. It resulted in the early firing of Matt Rhule, which was needed.

He never worked at the NFL level.

Bouncing between Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, and P.J. Walker, the Panthers saw the writing on the wall and began planning for the future by trading Christian McCaffrey.

Since those changes, the quarterback play hasn’t improved, but the offense has more spark behind D’Onta Foreman‘s running.

Dead last in quarterback rating (76.3), third-down percentage (27.1), and possession (27:27), the Panthers can only go up from here.

25. Pittsburgh Steelers

While there was a chance that the Steelers’ offense could be better if Mitchell Trubisky worked out, it did not come to fruition.

Despite immense talent around them, both Trubisky and Kenny Pickett have struggled this season with the second-lowest QBR (76.6) in the NFL.

Though beginning to show signs of improvement, another foot injury to Najee Harris did not help the offense’s cause either.

The Steelers have pieces, but still need more help to put it all together.

24. Washington Commanders

The Commanders won the Carson Wentz sweepstakes this offseason and nearly lost their season because of it.

However, following injuries and the normal poor play from Wentz, the Commanders have found a spark once again with Taylor Heinicke. Maybe the Commanders should give Heinicke a legit shot sometime?

It’s not all bad in Washington, as they are currently the No. 1 team in possession (32:45), which shows they can convert first downs and control the pace of the game with a rushing attack that is finally getting going with a two-headed monster of Brian Robinson and Antonio Gibson.

23. New England Patriots

The Patriots entered the year with question marks on offense. Notably with their offensive coordinator and wide receiver position.

While they are scoring the 12th-fewest points per game (20.8) in the NFL, which may be better than what most projected them for, New England’s offense is as hot and cold as it gets.

Their bright spots to build off of come in the form of Rhamondre Stevenson and Jakobi Meyers. The Pats do need to figure out their offensive coordinator this offseason, however, if they are going to take any drastic steps forward in the future with Mac Jones.

22. Tennessee Titans

The Titans are the Titans. While they are scoring the seventh-fewest points per game (19), this is what we expect from Tennessee.

They are the NFL’s perennial bad team with a good record. They find a way to get it done, though it’s ugly.

While we are not seeing the elite Derrick Henry, the Titans are still 12th in rushing (122.8 ypg). What has been hindering the Titans was the loss of A.J. Brown.

Offseason additions Robert Woods and Austin Hooper look like shells of themselves, while rookie Treylon Burks is just starting to get going after missing time with a toe injury.

21. New York Giants

Early in the season, the Giants saw a spark from Saquon Barkley, which has resulted in better-than-normal quarterback play from Daniel Jones despite lackluster play at wide receiver.

While the Giants have found ways to win games, the recent decline in Barkley is not helping. Injuries are also beginning to take their toll.

The Giants also need help on the offensive line. The fact that they have given up the sixth-most sacks (33) correlates with the fact that they are fifth in passing yards per game (180.3).

Brian Daboll is doing his best with what he has to work with.

Bet Tip: Saquon Barkley to win NFL Comeback Player of the Year (+200) at FanDuel Sportsbook.

20. New Orleans Saints

Despite starting Andy Dalton for most of the season as well as injuries to Michael Thomas and Jarvis Landry, the Saints’ offense has looked competent at times this year.

This has a lot to do with Chris Olave, who is 11th in the NFL in receiving yards while also leading all rookies in that category.

Bet Tip: Chris Olave to win NFL OROY (+500) at BetMGM.

19. New York Jets

The Jets were popping earlier this season. It had nothing to do with Zach Wilson either, who was recently benched.

Since losing Breece Hall, who looks like the real deal, for the year with a knee injury, the New York offense has not looked the same. They are winning games with their defense.

The Jets have too much talent, especially at wide receiver, to be a bottom-five team in QBR (81.6) and third-down percentage (34.4).

If Mike White is not the answer, the Jets should be in the quarterback business this offseason.

18. Jacksonville Jaguars

In Year 1 under Doug Pederson, Trevor Lawrence has taken a step forward. He has the 10th-best QBR (93.4) while taking the sixth-fewest sacks (21).

While the offense has talent all over the field, the Jags are aware they needed an alpha wideout for the future, which is why they traded for Calvin Ridley.

Despite being 16th in points per game (22.2), the Jaguars have a lot to be excited about moving forward.

This could be one of the best offenses in the NFL in 2023.

17. Arizona Cardinals

Loaded with talent everywhere, the Cardinals should field one of the best offenses in the NFL. However, they are 17th (22.2) in points per game instead.

With the 10th-worst team QBR (85.6) while allowing the 11th-most sacks (31) and the ninth-worst third-down percentage (37.7), there are glaring issues in Arizona. Whether it is Kliff Kingsbury or Kyler Murray, something has to give in the desert.

Give most quarterbacks the weapons Murray has and they’d put up elite numbers. Injuries and suspensions have played their roles, but Kingsbury could be on his way out in the offseason.

16. Chicago Bears

I am giving a nod to the Bears’ offense. They started the year slow, but then Justin Fields took over.

Fields has taken such an enormous step forward that he looks like the best quarterback from the 2021 class. He is doing so with lackluster pass-catchers.

The Bears have the NFL’s No.1 running attack, averaging 29.3 more yards per game than the next-best team.

15. Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons have vastly exceeded expectations on offense. Despite rollercoaster quarterback play from Marcus Mariota, the Falcons have the 14th-best scoring offense in the NFL.

They are doing so despite the losses to Kyle Pitts and Cordarrelle Patterson.

While he has come under scrutiny this season, the success the Falcons are having is a testament to Arthur Smith.

14. Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers are another team that is immensely talented and even has the dream quarterback to play maestro.

So, why are they only scoring the 13th-most points per game (22.9)? The answer may be Brandon Staley, a defensive head coach on a team built to play offense.

We know the passing game works, the Chargers are sixth in passing yards per game (262.2) and allow the seventh-fewest sacks (22), but there is room for improvement when it comes to running the football.

The Chargers are running for the third-fewest yards per game (85.8).

13. Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens may be ninth in scoring at a 25 ppg rate, but I couldn’t tell you how they do it. While they played well early, the Ravens have been erratic of late.

The second-best running team in the NFL at 162.7 rushing yards per game, the Ravens continue to be one of the worst passing units in the league. Perhaps the Marquise Brown trade was a bad idea?

Still, when you have the sixth-best third-down percentage (45.7) with the fourth-most possession time (32:20), good things are going to happen when you have Lamar Jackson at the helm no matter what he has around him.

12. Detroit Lions

While the Lions deploy one of the worst defenses in the NFL, they have an outstanding offense that is ninth in the NFL in scoring (25 ppg).

And although they have the controversial Jared Goff under center, the Lions are the 12th-best team in passing yards (233.5) and 10th in rushing (129.5).

This is one of the most productive offenses the Lions have fielded in a while. It will only get better if/when Jameson Williams makes his debut.

11. San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers took a massive swing this offseason, committing to Trey Lance over Jimmy Garoppolo, which nearly blew their entire campaign.

Even before the injury, Lance didn’t look the part while Garoppolo continues to win football games.

While they are scoring the 15th-most points per game (22.6), I rank the 49ers higher because they are coming on of late notwithstanding their struggle to score against the Saints in Week 12.

With talent all over the offensive side of the ball, this is a team that can pop at will, especially with new addition Christian McCaffrey.

10. Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders are a dumpster fire on defense, but employ one of the best offenses in the NFL. While Josh McDaniels is doing something right, his job could still be in danger.

Even though this hasn’t been the best version of Derek Carr, he is making the most out of his new weapon Davante Adams, throwing for the 10th-most passing yards (240.7 ppg) and scoring the 10th-most points (24.1 ppg).

Add in Josh Jacobs, who leads the NFL in rushing yards (1,159), the Raiders have found a way to get it done on offense.

9. Minnesota Vikings

I have the Vikings ranked as the ninth-best offense despite being 12th in scoring (23.8ppg).

This is because the team has the firepower to score immensely when they need to, which is what was showcased in Buffalo a few games ago.

With household names at nearly every position, the Vikings’ offense is built for a January run.

8. Cleveland Browns

Big props to the Cleveland Browns, a team fielding the 11th-best scoring offense at 23.9 with Jacoby Brissett under center.

With an offense loaded with star-studded assets at every level, the sky is the limit once Deshaun Watson makes his highly anticipated and criticized Week 13 revenge game return.

Although the Browns’ 2022 season may be lost barring a run and a lot of help, we will see a glimpse into 2023 for the final stretch of the campaign.

7. Seattle Seahawks

While the Seahawks are scoring the fourth-most points per game (26.5), it is hard to rank them any higher than seventh.

Despite Geno Smith taking a shocking step forward, he has had his letdown spots.

The same can be said for Kenneth Walker, who following an eye-popping start to his RB1 reign after the Rashaad Penny injury, has cooled off of late.

6. Dallas Cowboys

Last season, the Cowboys had the best offense in the NFL. Early in 2022, the Cowboys looked to have taken a drastic step back.

After making it through the Dak Prescott injury and surviving with Cooper Rush, the Cowboys are beginning to look like themselves since the QB1’s return.

A top-eight team in rushing (139.2 ypg), third-down percentage (43.3), and points (25.4 ppg), while allowing the fewest sacks in the NFL (14), the Cowboys will be a force in January.

Bet Tip: Cowboys to win the NFC (+350) at FanDuel Sportsbook

5. Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals got off to a slow start and have been without Ja’Marr Chase for a good chunk of the year, but are still one of the most powerful offenses in the NFL.

Despite struggling to run the ball at times while conceding the second-most sacks (42), Joe Burrow‘s arm has carried them to a position to make another playoff run.

Chase’s return will certainly bolster an offense ranked in the top six in total yards (367.1 ypg), passing yards (270.8 ypg), QBR (102), third-down rate (47.1), and scoring (25.9 ppg).

4. Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins are one of the biggest surprise teams in the NFL, especially offensively. Despite the addition of Tyreek Hill this offseason, much of the consensus wrote off Tua Tagovailoa.

Now, Tagovailoa is in the NFL MVP conversation, leading an offense that is third in total yards per game (386.7) and sixth in points (25.6 ppg).

The fact that these numbers are so good and Tagovailoa missed two games says a lot about what Mike McDaniel has done for this offense.

Bet Tip: Tua Tagovailoa to win NFL MVP (+500) at BetMGM

3. Buffalo Bills

The Bills are doing what we have expected from them from the get-go. They are an elite offense.

However, they are also a flawed offense. They are a top-eight team in rushing, but that has more to do with Josh Allen than their scheme.

Perhaps it takes a step forward if they feature James Cook more.

It is also troubling that the Bills’ offense is a top-three unit in giveaways (20).

2. Philadelphia Eagles

Jalen Hurts has emerged as one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL. We knew he could get it done with his legs, but in the wake of the addition of A.J. Brown, he has also showcased his arm talent.

Contrary to the Bills, the Eagles can also run the football with their running backs and not just their signal caller.

Philly’s offense has also turned the football over 10 times, good for third-fewest in the league.

1. Kansas City Chiefs

We all questioned the state of the Chiefs’ offense sans Tyreek Hill. It has not skipped a beat, as it is also the best-scoring offense in all of the land (29.6 ppg).

Although Kansas City’s offense is fairly one-dimensional with a below-average running game, Patrick Mahomes is still leading the NFL in passing. His offense is also second in third-down rate (51.2).

It is no surprise that Andy Reid’s offense once again reigns supreme in the NFL and is doing so without an alpha wide receiver.

Mahomes is playing like a point guard with the way he is distributing the football.

Bet Tip: Chiefs to win the 2023 Super Bowl (+430) at FanDuel Sportsbook


Anthony Cervino

Anthony Cervino is an NFL Writer and Betting Analyst for The Game Day. He is also a lifelong NFL savant and self-proclaimed league historian. In the industry, Anthony has excelled in both the fantasy football and sports betting space with fantasy his proverbial bread and butter. Anthony has made appearances on SiriusXM, amongst other publications. He is also the co-creator of the FF Faceoff (Faceoff Sports Network) and the FF Faceoff Mental Health Podathon partnered with the Hayden Hurst Foundation. Industry Clout: 15th most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros ECR for both draft and in-season accuracy (2019) | 8th most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros ECR for sleepers (2020) | 13th most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros ECR for in-season accuracy, including 2nd at quarterback and 3rd at tight end (2021).

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