The NFL offense rankings are the glamour list of the league. While laying the smackdown on defense is great, scoring with the rock is the name of the game. And defense may win championships, but offense is what fills the stadiums.
Here you will find our latest top 20 of the premier offensive units in the NFL. However, because of the physical violence and competition level in the league, the rankings will surely churn up new orders throughout the season. Now, feast your eyes on the latest NFL offensive rankings following Week 2 of the 2022 NFL season.
20. New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints offense has a whole bunch of potential in the passing game with Michael Thomas and Jarvis Landry split out from quarterback Jameis Winston. However, the group has offered up mixed results thus far in the new season. While they put up some strong numbers in Week 1 versus the lowly Atlanta Falcons, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers put a clamp on things and kept the crew in check in Week 2. Not to mention their deep backfield still hasn’t gotten going yet. However, expect a better showing in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers.
19. San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers spent the entire summer preparing for the Trey Lance era. That is no longer the plan after the 2021 first-round pick broke his ankle in Week 2. Now, Jimmy Garoppolo is back in the starting spot and has already logged the team’s first win of 2022. Now, instead of some early growing pains with a young QB, the 49ers could rise up the rankings with ole reliable back in charge and greater expectations to be better now.
18. Indianapolis Colts
Matt Ryan and his new squad showed some good things in their season opener despite only earning a tie against the Houston Texans. However, in Week 2 the team was completely shut down by the Jacksonville Jaguars and mustered up a goose egg. With Jonathan Taylor — the best rusher in the league in 2021 — on the roster, it is just a matter of time before the old veteran and the team’s various weapons get on track and put up more consistent performances.
17. Jacksonville Jaguars
With new head coach Doug Pederson leading the team, Trevor Lawrence and the offense have been far more competent in 2022. Not to mention, off-season addition Christian Kirk has started to deliver and was a beast in their Week 2 dominance of the Colts. This group still hasn’t scratched the surface of their upside with a pair of strong running backs that haven’t made the sort of impact they have to potential to.
16. Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos offense and QB Russell Wilson were actually hit with boos during the team’s home opener in Week 2. There are a lot of expectations that come with adding a Super Bowl-winning signal-caller still in their prime. However, this group has had some odd hiccups at times that might be as much on the coaches as the players. Nevertheless, their running backs have gotten off to a strong start this season and it’s unlikely that Wilson will be kept quiet for very long.
15. Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Burrow sitting out the entire preseason to recover from an appendectomy has had a serious effect on his production to start the season. After being ranked at the top of our list to start the year, his four interceptions and being sacked 13 times have led to a free fall for the Cincinnati Bengals offense in the rankings. However, there is just way too much firepower in this group not to get their act together and start dropping big numbers on opponents soon.
14. Green Bay Packers
The slow start for Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers offense was to be expected. There were communication issues between him and his young receivers during the summer, and not having a superstar talent like Davante Adams around anymore was always going to have an effect. With that said, Aaron Jones has gotten off to a strong start and one the passing attack really gets going the Packers could very quickly turn into a dangerous unit.
13. Arizona Cardinals
Kyler Murray was spectacular at times in the team’s Week 2 comeback win against the Las Vegas Raiders. While they stumbled in a major way in their season debut versus the Kansas City Chiefs, the Arizona Cardinals showcased their potential against the Silver-and-Black. They look primed to rise in the top-20 but will get resistance in a matchup with the Los Angeles Rams next.
12. Washington Commanders
The Washington Commanders have a heck of a talented wide receiver corps. and displayed the depth and dangers in this group over their first two games. There is no more proof of how talent-rich they are than the fact that QB Carson Wentz has actually looked pretty good so far in 2022. While they didn’t get the W in Detroit, it wasn’t the offense’s fault. This group is formidable and might get even better when Brian Robinson gets back on the field.
11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense has been hampered by Chris Godwin’s injuries. They have also struggled at times early in the season, but that may also be more based on the caliber of competition than offensive deficiencies. Tom Brady’s extended time away from the team in the summer could have had an effect as well. In the end, when Brady is calling the plays and at full strength, the Bucs’ offense is a handful for most teams around the league.
10. Minnesota Vikings
Justin Jefferson has continued his ascension to elite status in 2022, as he has been a monster to kick off the Minnesota Vikings campaign. However, the same can’t be said for Kirk Cousins and running back Dalvin Cook. After pushing around the Packers to open the season, the offense was big brothered a bit by the Philadelphia Eagles. Nevertheless, the Vikings have a talented group and remain an offensive force in the NFL.
9. Los Angeles Rams
Despite elbow issues that had Los Angeles Rams fans worried, QB Matthew Stafford and the offense seemed to really get rolling in Week 2. As is the case with being the best at his position, Cooper Kupp has remained a pass-catching superstar in the new season. If the team can get more out of the rushing game, the Rams could once again be a scary group as the season plays out.
8. Las Vegas Raiders
The Las Vegas Raiders are off to a disappointing 0-2 start this season, mostly because the defense has not delivered as consistently as the offense. Despite the poor start, the offense has been strong, with superstar acquisition Davante Adams and veteran Darren Waller leading the way. Josh Jacobs has also delivered numbers, but his usage has been far lower than expected. If given more opportunities, Jacobs should bring a balance to the offense and make them a nasty dual threat.
7. Los Angeles Chargers
Justin Herbert continues to look like a budding superstar in the new season and his crew of receivers has delivered despite some injuries. However, after taking a nasty hit late in their loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the young star will have to play through a fracture to his rib cage. How that affects his play in the weeks ahead, and if it can get worse will be a major storyline.
6. Detroit Lions
Jared Goff and the Detroit Lions’ offense has been one of the truly pleasant surprises in the opening weeks of the NFL season. The veteran QB has been rock solid, but running back D’Andre Swift and receiver Amon-Ra St-Brown have been absolute game-changers in 2022. If those two can keep it up, the Lions may be legit playoff contenders and one of the biggest stories of the season.
5. Baltimore Ravens
Lamar Jackson is in a contract year and as you would expect from any athlete aiming for a big contract, he has been fantastic. Through the air and, of course, on the ground. However, he has been the best thing the Baltimore Ravens offense has had in the ground game. With that said, the team’s receivers have been better than expected and have helped to make this crew a formidable bunch early in the season.
4. Miami Dolphins
Tua Tagavailoa has been pretty darn good to start the 2022 Miami Dolphins campaign. The Alabama alum was rock solid in their win over the Patriots in Week 1, and a wrecking machine in their Week 2 comeback victory versus the Ravens. However, we can’t overlook the fact that Tyreek Hill has been everything the team wanted when they traded for him in the spring, and Jaylen Waddle has been a beast wingman.
3. Kansas City Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs offense have quieted all the doubters. They lost an elite pass-catching talent in Tyreek Hill and continue to chug along as a dominant offense because of the brilliance of Mahomes. Barring some major injuries, Andy Reid and the boys should continue to be one of the premier scoring squads in the game throughout the 2022 NFL season.
2. Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Hurts has been outstanding through the air and on the ground in year three. Not to mention that Miles Sanders has offered up another strong threat in the rushing game, and AJ Brown has everything the organization hoped for when they traded for him on draft night. With the season-altering injury to Dak Prescott, the Philadelphia Eagles have to be a favorite to win the NFC East because of their deadly offensive offering.
1. Buffalo Bills
Sure, getting some more out of the running attack would be great, but there really isn’t much to complain about when it comes to the Buffalo Bills’ offense. Josh Allen is on track to be a serious MVP candidate and Stefon Diggs has been an absolute animal in the passing game. While former offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has helped to make the New York Giants an early season surprise, the Bills’ offense has not missed a beat in 2022.
This article was originally published on Sportsnaut.com and is republished here with permission.