As the NFL season is days away, all 32 teams are preparing for their Week 1 opponents. The preseason came and went, and now the wait is over. Football is back. Now, before any games are officially played, let’s focus on offense in our latest NFL Power Rankings.
This may be premature before we see any games played yet, but the glaring question is this: which team has the best offense in the league? Many have different opinions on the matter, and everyone’s list will have different varieties. Regardless, let’s take a look at our offensive rankings for all 32 teams.
NFL Power Rankings: The Cream Of The Crop, The League’s Top 10 Offenses
No. 1 Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills not only have the league’s best offense but also the NFL’s best team. Led by quarterback Josh Allen, the Bills’ offense has a great balance of playmaking wide receivers and running backs to move the chains.
No. 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers have had the league’s best offense the past two seasons and have the potential to be in that category again in 2022. They began with arguably the league’s best wide receiver duo (Mike Evans and Chris Godwin) and added veteran Julio Jones and Russell Gage to the mix. Oh yeah, they have the greatest quarterback of all time under center.
No. 3 Los Angeles Rams
Since trading the farm for quarterback Matthew Stafford last season, the Rams’ offense has been one of the best in football. This offense is ready to defend its title. With top wide receiver Cooper Kupp, adding Allen Robinson via free agency, and a healthy returning Cam Akers at running back, this offense is ready to repeat last year’s success. The only thing stopping this well-oiled machine would be unexpected injuries.
No. 4 Los Angles Chargers
This Chargers’ offense does not get enough credit for how good they are and how much better they are going to be this season. This offense is about to take off this season, thanks to a healthy Keenan Allen, an extended Mike Williams, and versatile running back Austin Ekeler. Not to mention they’re led by quarterback Justin Herbert, who’s already receiving MVP-level hype.
No. 5 Kansas City Chiefs
For the past four seasons, the Chiefs’ high-powered offense has been at nearly the top of the league in every offensive category. This offense may look a little different this season. Tyreek Hill is now in Miami, and a new plethora of wideouts are taking over. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes still has tight end Travis Kelce at his disposal and newly signed Juju Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling to throw to and versatile running backs.
No. 6 Cincinnati Bengals
Coming off their Super Bowl loss to the Rams, the Bengals offense has become one of the league’s most high-powered scoring machines. Third-year quarterback Joe Burrow has emerged as an under-the-radar MVP candidate due to his offensive counterparts. Pick your poison. Running back Joe Mixon is one of the league’s best. Along with wideouts Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd, pick your poison.
No. 7 Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles’ offense has drastically improved this offseason and added some much-needed playmakers. They traded for Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Brown, who will team up with DeVonta Smith to provide quarterback Jalen Hurts with two game-changing players The running back duo of Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell are expected to split carries.
No. 8 Green Bay Packers
The Packers’ offense took a hit this offseason when they traded star wideout Davante Adams to the Raiders but re-signed franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a long-term extension. Don’t worry Packers fans; the team still has running back duo Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon to make plays. The wide receiver room is led by Allen Lazard, Sammy Watkins, and rookie Romeo Doubs.
No. 9 San Francisco 49ers
The boys from the Bay are back and ready to show the league why they will be a force this season. The keys to the car have been given to Trey Lance, who is ready to take this multifaceted offense for a 17-week spin around the league. He has elite weapons, with wideout Deebo Samuel back for the long term, Brandon Aiyuk and tight end George Kittle ready to lay the smackdown, and Elijah Mitchell taking on the running back duties.
No. 10 Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens offense is known for one thing: quarterback Lamar Jackson’s always being a big play away from changing any given game. With a returning J.K. Dobbins, he will provide a spark to the running game. Tight end Mark Andrews leads the way in the receiving game as the team is relying on young wideouts Rashod Bateman and Devin Duvernay to step up in a very big way.
NFL Power Rankings: Who’s On The Cusp Of Being Elite?
No. 11 Miami Dolphins
The South Beach crew is all new this season. This team made a lot of noise this offseason by adding an offensive-minded head coach in Mike McDaniel and making a trade to bring the fastest wide receiver to South Florida in Tyreek Hill. Chase Edmonds will take over the running back duties. The biggest question is the play of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. It is make or break for him this season and the team has set him up for success. It’s all on him now.
No. 12 Denver Broncos
The Broncos are brand new, literally; new ownership, new head coach, and a new quarterback. The team sold the farm to acquire Russell Wilson for the foreseeable future to lead this underrated offense. With Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon at running back and Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick, and KJ Hamler as young, hungry, and reliable pass catchers, this offense could be a force to be reckoned with this coming season.
No. 13 New Orleans Saints
The Saints’ offense has been one of the best in football for the last decade, but things have changed. Drew Brees has been replaced by Jameis Winston, and Sean Payton has been replaced by Dennis Allen, and the offense can still make some noise. Versatile running back Alvin Kamara is a big run or multiple catch game waiting to happen, while the wide receiving room is having Michael Thomas return healthy, along with Jarvis Landry and rookie Chris Olave.
No. 14 Cleveland Browns
The Browns’ offense is one that has so much potential but can’t seem to put it all together. The Baker Mayfield era is over, and it’s the Deshaun Watson show after he served his 11-game suspension. The team is led by one of the best backs in the game, Nick Chubb, while Kareem Hunt sits behind him. The team traded for wideout Amari Cooper to be the team’s number one receiver and team up with Donovan Peoples-Jones and tight end David Njoku.
No. 15 Indianapolis Colts
After the Carson Wentz experiment failed, the Colts offense has finally found their quarterback, and head coach Frank Reich can’t be happier. Matt Ryan is at center, and his supporting cast couldn’t be better. With the league’s best back in Jonathan Taylor taking over the league, and young wideouts Michael Pittman Jr, Parris Campbell, and Alec Pierce, this team could be a scary team to face this season.
No. 16 Minnesota Vikings
This Vikings offense has some of the best talent the NFL has to offer but seems to never be a consistent unit. With a new head coach to help the offense, quarterback Kirk Cousins is back with one of the best supporting casts in football. The formula exists; they just need to apply it consistently.
No. 17 Las Vegas Raiders
Place your bets on the Raiders’ offense. That is because this group is about to go all-in on the blackjack table. This offense is ready to light up the NFL strip under new head coach Josh McDaniels. How do you stop this offense? Derek Carr enlisted the help of his college best friend, Davante Adams. He still has one of the best slot receivers in the game in Hunter Renfrow. In addition, you still have a top-three tight end in Darren Waller. How do you stop this offense? Oh, and the team has three running backs who can make plays.
No. 18 Washington Commanders
The Commanders have playmakers on offense and now have a new quarterback. Carson Wentz is the guy now, and his supporting cast is a good one. The versatility of running back Antonio Gibson will be huge while the receiving corps is led by Terry McLaurin, who is a big play waiting to happen. Wideouts Curtis Samuel and Jahan Dotson can help open up more opportunities for this offense to thrive.
No. 19 New England Patriots
The Patriots offense hasn’t been the same since Tom Brady set sail for Tampa Bay, and a lot of questions to be asked. Second year quarterback Mac Jones takes on the role as the leader of this offensive group. With two versatile backs Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson and adding wideouts DeVante Parker and speedy rookie Tyquan Thornton to team up with Kendrick Bourne, Nelson Agholor and Jakobi Meyers, the offense has a chance to silence the critics.
No. 20 Dallas Cowboys
America’s team has a very talented offense that has potential. Quarterback Dak Prescott is back and ready to compete, along with running backs Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard. Amari Cooper is now in Cleveland, and CeeDee Lamb is the guy now, along with Michael Gallup, rookie Jalen Tolbert, and redzone monster Dalton Schultz.
Who’s outside of the Top 20 in this year’s NFL Power Rankings?
No. 21 Tennessee Titans
What once was one of the league’s top scoring offenses now looks totally different. Yes, Derrick Henry is still here to rule his kingdom, but some of his soldiers are gone. A.J. Brown flew to the Eagles and has been replaced by Robert Woods. This team has a lot of work to do.
No. 22 Arizona Cardinals
Quarterback Kyler Murray got his extension, and now the offense can focus on coming together. James Conner takes over as the team’s number one back, while the receiving options are limitless. The Cards have a chance to put up video game numbers this season, led by DeAndre Hopkins, Rondale Moore, Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, and tight end Zach Ertz.
No. 23 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh said goodbye to the Big Ben era and welcomed Mitchell Trubisky as their new guy. The offense has plenty of options to be successful with running back Najee Harris, and wideouts Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool, George Pickens and tight end Pat Freiermuth.
No. 24 Detroit Lions
Dan Campbell’s bunch went through a summer of hard knocks, literally, and the offense was front and center. Quarterback Jared Goff leads this potentially flashy offense, which features a pair of top-10 running backs in D’Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams. The wideouts are led by standouts Amon-Ra St. Brown, D.J. Chark, and Josh Reynolds.
No. 25 Carolina Panthers
Baker Mayfield is now the leader of the pack, and he leads an offense that just can’t find ways to put up points. Arguably one of the most versatile backs in the game today, Christian McCaffrey can’t stay healthy, and wideouts D.J. Moore and Robbie Anderson work hard but fail to put points on the board. Potential is there, but not shown on a consistent basis.
NFL Power Rankings: The Bottom Of The Barrel
No. 26 New York Jets
“Gang Green” has assembled quite a core of talent on this offense over the last few seasons but has yet to show anything for it. Second-year quarterback Zach Wilson must step up this season to improve this offense as a whole. The team added running back Breece Hall in the draft and wideout Garret Wilson to join Corey Davis, Elijah Moore, and Braxton Berrios in the receiver room, while also adding two tight ends, C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Conklin.
No. 27 New York Giants
Big Blue has made the correct changes to help enhance and fix this offense. Head coach Brian Daboll is an offensive guru who knows what works. Running back Saquon Barkley is looking for a bounce back year, while wideouts Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney, Sterling Shepard, and Wan’Dale Robinson look to provide playmaking ability. Of course, all that means nothing if quarterback Daniel Jones does not get better.
No. 28 Jacksonville Jaguars
The boys of Duval County are a young offensive group looking to strike the league faster than a summer storm in Florida. Head coach Doug Pederson is tasked with helping groom second-year quarterback Trevor Lawrence. His supporting cast sees two backs in James Robinson and college teammate Travis Etienne, and wideouts Christian Kirk, Zay Jones, Marvin Jones Jr., and tight end Evan Engram hungry to make noise.
No. 29 Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons’ offense has taken a drastic hit, and this offense is less than appealing. Quarterback Marcus Mariota now leads the Dirty Birds flock, which includes running back Cordarrelle Patterson, wideouts Drake London, Bryan Edwards, and tight end Kyle Pitts. There’s much work to do for this offense.
No. 30 Houston Texans
The Texans’ offense has shown some promise but is overall very weak. Second-year quarterback Davis Mills has his work cut out for him, but he is up for the challenge. The offense has rookie Dameon Pierce as their starting running back and receivers led by the consistent Brandin Cooks, Nico Collins, and Phillip Dorsett.
No. 31 Chicago Bears
The Bears’ offense has taken a turn for the worse since last season. Second-year quarterback Justin Fields’ options to throw to have dwindled to none. The running back position is solidified with David Montgomery, but besides wideout Darnell Mooney and tight end Cole Kmet, this bunch is destined to be at the bottom of the league.
No. 32 Seattle Seahawks
This Seahawks offense is destined to be the worst in the NFL in 2022. Geno Smith barely beat out Drew Lock for the starting quarterback position, and because of that, the supporting cast will struggle. Rashaad Penny and Kenneth Walker will most likely split carries, and D.K Metcalf and Tyler Lockett will have to work extra hard without Russell Wilson throwing them the ball.
*Top Photo: WallpaperAccess