Felger & Mazz

Felger & Mazz

Week 2 of the NFL gets underway on Thursday night, which means it’s time for Mazz’ updated tiers after week 1 of the 2022 NFL season!

  • Audio

  • Tier 1

    Josh Allen

    (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)


    Buffalo Bills

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Kansas City Chiefs

    Los Angeles Chargers

  • Tier 2

    Kirk Cousins

    (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

    Green Bay Packers

    Los Angeles Rams

    Denver Broncos

    Las Vegas Raiders

    Cincinnati Bengals

    Baltimore Ravens

    Minnesota Vikings

  • Tier 3

    Sep 11, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) throws the football during the second quarter as New England Patriots linebacker Matthew Judon (9) defends during the second quarter at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

    Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

    Miami Dolphins

    Pittsburgh Steelers

    Philadelphia Eagles

    Tennessee Titans

    Indianapolis Colts

    San Francisco 49ers

    Arizona Cardinals

    Dallas Cowboys

  • Tier 4

    MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 11: Mac Jones #10 of the New England Patriots takes the field before the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)

    (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)

    New England Patriots

    New Orleans Saints

    New York Giants

    Cleveland Browns

    Seattle Seahawks

  • Tier 5

    HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 10: Davis Mills #10 of the Houston Texans throws the ball during the first half against the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

    (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

    Carolina Panthers

    Atlanta Falcons

    Detroit Lions

    New York  Jets

    Jacksonville Jaguars

    Houston Texans

    Washington Commanders

    Chicago Bears

  • Transcript

    Felger: Let’s go, Mazz.

    Mazz: Okay, tier one. We’ve had a change in tier one.

    Jim Murray: Oh, change in tiers. Tiers. Tiers.

    Mazz: Okay. Last week, the Bills, the Bucs and the Chiefs were all in tier one. They remain there.

    Felger: I’m sorry. So now don’t confuse me. Just give me this week.

    Mazz: Okay…Bills, Tampa. Kansas City. The Chargers.

    Felger and Murray: Oh.

    Felger: So who did you have there in fourth? I’m sorry.

    Mazz: Rams were there. The Rams are out.

    Jim Murray: So there’s still L.A. tiers, but different kind of L.A. tiers.

    Mazz: Yeah, you can only have one L.A. team at a time in the top tier.

    Felger: Chargers already? Just like that. Top tier?

    Mazz: Chargers are good. I’ll tell you what I didn’t realize some of the additions they made on defense and shame on me, I don’t know how somehow this slipped through the cracks. Do you know they have Khalil Mack? I missed that somehow.

    Jim Murray: And some people think he’s washed up. I think he had three sacks last week.

    Felger: Tier two.

    Mazz: Tier two…Green Bay.

    Felger: Still?

    Mazz: Yup. Rams. Broncos. Raiders. Bengals. Ravens. And moving up from tier three, Minnesota Vikings.

    Felger: Mm. Discuss.

    Mazz: Okay. So look, I can’t dump the Packers all the way down to tier three based on one loss. I can’t do it. I can’t do it to Denver either or the Bengals, for that matter. I believe in those teams. Those are good teams. They had bad starts.

    Felger: Tier three.

    Mazz: Tier three. Miami. Pittsburgh. Philly. Tennessee. Indy. The Niners. The Cardinals. And moving down into tier three, Dallas. I had Dallas in tier two. Dallas is now in tier three. That team’s in trouble. They look like garbage. They lost a quarterback. Sinking like a stone. They get their ass kicked this week, I might have them in tier four.

    Felger: Tier four, please.

    Mazz: Tier four. Patriots. Saints. Giants. Cleveland Browns. And up from tier five, the Seahawks. Seattle look legit to me last week. And I say legit, like the defense, they played hard. Now they lost Jamal Adams, that’s a big blow. Geno Smith wasn’t a complete incompetent out there. Looked like a team that played hard, again, had some, you know, there is some talent on the offense. They got some players on the offense. Pete’s good at scheming defense. I thought they were going to be one of the worst teams in the league, I think you may have underestimated their ability. You know, they might be respectable-ish. 7-10, you know, 8-9 somewhere in that area. I thought they were going to be like five and 12. I thought they were going to be complete garbage.

    Felger: Tier five, please.

    Mazz: Okay. The dregs of the league, the absolute garbage. Panthers who’ve moved down from tier four. I had them a little higher, they got beat by Cleveland at home. Baker Mayfield still looks like a sick bag, so I took them out. They’re down to tier five. Falcons. Lions.

    Jim Murray: Oh, Mazz.

    Mazz: Jets. Jags. Let me finish the tier Murray. Texans. Commanders. Bears.

    Jim Murray: I hate these tiers…tiers….

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