Felger & Mazz

Felger & Mazz

Week 3 of the NFL got underway on Thursday night, which means it’s time for Mazz’ updated tiers after week 2 of the 2022 NFL season!

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  • Tier One

    ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 19: Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates after defeating the Tennessee Titans in the game at Highmark Stadium on September 19, 2022 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Joshua Bessex/Getty Images)

    (Photo by Joshua Bessex/Getty Images)

    Buffalo Bills

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Kansas City Chiefs

  • Tier Two

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Head coach Mike McDaniel of the Miami Dolphins talks with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa #1 of the Miami Dolphins in the second half against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 18, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

    (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

    Green Bay Packers

    Los Angeles Chargers

    Los Angeles Rams

    Miami Dolphins

    Philadelphia Eagles

    San Francisco 49ers

    Cincinnati Bengals

    Baltimore Ravens

  • Tier Three

    DENVER, COLORADO - AUGUST 27: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Denver Broncos runs onto the field before a preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings at Empower Field at Mile High on August 27, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

    (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

    Minnesota Vikings

    Denver Broncos

    Las Vegas Raiders

    Tennessee Titans

    Indianapolis Colts

    Arizona Cardinals

    Dallas Cowboys

  • Tier Four

    PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA - SEPTEMBER 18: Mac Jones #10 of the New England Patriots looks to throw a pass during the first half in the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium on September 18, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

    (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

    New England Patriots

    Pittsburgh Steelers

    New Orleans Saints

    New York Giants

    Cleveland Browns

    Seattle Seahawks

    Detroit Lions

    Jacksonville Jagaurs

  • Tier Five

    CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - AUGUST 26: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Carolina Panthers throws a pass in the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills during a preseason game at Bank of America Stadium on August 26, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Eakin Howard/Getty Images)

    (Photo by Eakin Howard/Getty Images)

    Carolina Panthers

    Atlanta Falcons

    New York Jets

    Washington Commanders

    Houston Texans

    Chicago Bears

     

  • Transcript

    Mazz: So tier one. Here we go. We’ve lost one of the four teams. We now have only three in tier one, the Buffalo Bills, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kansas City Chiefs. That’s it. Nobody else on tier one. Bills are obviously a wagon. The Chiefs just beat the Chargers at home. Tampa Bay’s offense hasn’t played great, but their defense looks awesome.

    Felger: Tier two, please.

    Mazz: Okay, tier two Packers remain on tier two, down from tier one. Chargers and Rams. I don’t think the Rams look good. The Rams don’t look good at all.

    Matt McCarthy: And they nearly blew that game to Atlanta, right?

    Mazz: Yeah, so they don’t look right to me. So they don’t belong in that top tier anymore. And I moved a few teams up to tier two, the Dolphins, the Eagles, now on the second tier along with the Bengals and Ravens, who I’m keeping there for the time being, the Bengals. And San Francisco 49ers now in tier two, because they have had a significant upgrade at quarterback, as we all know. So time to take the Niners seriously. With the way that division looks, with the weakening of the Rams, San Francisco to me is the favorite to win that division. And, you know, I would take them seriously.

    Felger: Move along. Tier three.

    Mazz: Tier three, three teams have dropped down. The Vikings, who got their asses kicked in Philadelphia, the Broncos who look like garbage, and the Raiders whom I like, But you know the facts are the facts. They are winless at this stage, the Raiders are, they’re now in tier three, along with Tennessee, Indianapolis, the Cardinals and the Cowboys who dropped down. I just don’t like the way Dallas looks offensively.

    Felger: Didn’t they look good last week?

    Mazz: Yeah, but again, it’s really more of the offense. Defensively they played very well and you should give the Cowboys credit, by the way, because they have faced Brady and Burrow in the two games and their defense has been good. I just don’t know if they really have the offensive horses, even with Prescott, to be to be an elite team in the league this year.

    Felger: Tier four, please.

    Mazz: Tier four, it’s a thick group now. Steelers, Patriots, Saints, Giants, the Browns, who won last night, but big deal. You beat Pittsburgh, Seattle and the Detroit Lions and the Jags.

    Felger: Oh, you’ve moved two of those guys up haven’t you?

    Mazz: I moved them up. The Jags also up to tier four. Jacksonville, to me that was nothing to sneeze at. Beating the Colts like they did. I know the Colts have looked like garbage, but Jacksonville’s been competitive in both games. I mean, they’re better than, I think, the real dregs of the league. And, you know, Trevor Lawrence, high end talent. Keep an eye on them. We’ll see how it goes this week they’re at the Chargers.

    Felger: Here’s the bottom tier or tier five, please.

    Mazz: Okay. These are the suck bag teams in the league and for all intents and purposes, they’re going to stay there barring some sort of miracle. Panthers, Falcons, Jets, Texans, Commanders and Bears. I’ll give you one team to keep an eye on….Washington could move out of there. Let’s see what happens. Do you realize Carson Wentz is tied for the league lead in touchdown passes? Second in the league in yards?

    Felger: I did not. Who knew?

    Mazz: Carson Wentz is playing extremely well for the Commanders and this week at home against his former team with Philadelphia.

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