2022 NFC South NFL Power Rankings

Let the powers be ranked!

#4

Atlanta Falcons (7-10)

(-1) The Falcons were bad in every stat but passing offense, and now they've lost Matt Ryan. Drake London was a good addition, but Mariota is unproven and the Falcons D is still heavily suspect and in need of a pass rush.  

STATS

-The Falcons had the 26th ranked offense and the 29th ranked defense

-Their best unit was their passing offense which ranked 25th in TDs and 18th in yards/attempt

-Their worst unit was their passing defense, which ranked 25th in yards per attempt and last in sacks with only 18 all season. 

#3

carolina panthers (5-12)

(+1) Christian McCaffery is back from an ankle injury and the Panthers signed Ikey Ekwonu to protect the QB.  Expect Darnold to do well this year as he finally gets proper weapons and protection. 

STATS

-The Panthers offense was ranked 29th and their defense 21st in the league. 

-Their best unit was their passing defense which ranked 6th in the league in yards per attempt and 13th in TDs allowed

-their worst unit was their passing attack, which ranked 32nd in yards per attempt and had the most interceptions thrown all year.

#2

new orleans saints (9-8)

(+/- 0) The Saints are going through a culture change with the retirement of Sean Payton, but did well in free agency and in the draft. Winston is super talented, but still needs to refine his game.  

STATS

-The New Orleans Saints were ranked 19th on offense and 4th on defense last year. 

-Their best unit is their rushing defense which ranked 1st in the league in yards per attempt

-Their worst unit is their rushing attack, which ranked 28th in yards per attempt and 24th in TDs. 

#1

tampa bay buccaneers (13-4)

(+/- 0) The Bucs drafted a good replacement for Suh and Marpet while getting Shaq Mason in free agency. Look for Tompa Bay to run it back. 

STATS

-The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had the 2nd ranked offense and 5th ranked defense in the league.

-Their best unit is their passing attack, which ranked 1st in yards and TDs

-Their worst unit is their rushing defense, which ranked 15th in yards per attempt and 5th in TDs allowed.