Felger & Mazz

Felger & Mazz

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Week 7 of the NFL gets underway on Thursday night, which means it’s time for Mazz’s updated tiers after week 6 of the 2022 NFL season!

  • Audio

  • Tier 1

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lincoln Financial Field on September 19, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

    (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

    Buffalo Bills

    Kansas City Chiefs

    Philadelphia Eagles

    Dallas Cowboys

  • Tier 2

    HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 02: Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers drops back to pass in the second quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on October 02, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

    (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

    Los Angeles Chargers

    Baltimore Ravens

    New York Giants (up from tier 3 in week 6)

    Minnesota Vikings (up from tier 3 in week 6)

    Cincinnati Bengals (up from tier 3 in week 6)

    San Francisco 49ers

    Green Bay Packers

  • Tier 3

    CLEVELAND, OHIO - OCTOBER 16: Bailey Zappe #4 of the New England Patriots attempts a pass during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 16, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

    (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

    New England Patriots (up from tier 4 in week 6)

    New York Jets (up from tier 4 in week 6)

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers (down from tier 2 in week 6)

    Los Angeles Rams

    Indianapolis Colts (up from tier 4 in week 6)

    Seattle Seahawks (up from tier 4 in week 6)

  • Tier 4

    NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - OCTOBER 09: Andy Dalton #14 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass against the Seattle Seahawks at Caesars Superdome on October 09, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

    (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

    New Orleans Saints

    Arizona Cardinals

    Atlanta Falcons

    Las Vegas Raiders

    Jacksonville Jaguars

    Denver Broncos

  • Tier 5

    Justin Fields

    (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

    Pittsburgh Steelers

    Carolina Panthers

    Houston Texans

    Washington Commanders

    Chicago Bears

    Detroit Lions

    Cleveland Browns (down from tier 4 in week 6)

  • Transcript

    Felger: Who are the best teams in the league Mazz, tier one? Any movement.

    Mazz: So no movement in tier one. And here is why…they all played each other last week. So Buffalo played Kansas City. Philadelphia played Dallas. Both games ended up being very competitive. The home team won both of those games, I’m sorry, no, Buffalo won the road game in Kansas City but Buffalo was favored. So I should say the favorite won both of those games. And the Dallas game was a blowout at halftime. But I thought the Cowboys actually showed a lot of balls playing their way back into that game.

    Felger: Tier two, Anthony.

    Mazz: Okay. We’ve had some movement, had some additions to tier two, because at the end of the day, I cannot ignore one loss records. So moving up into tier two this week, the New York Football Giants, five and one, you got to take them for real. Every week I keep saying the Giants are due to lose and they don’t lose. So the Giants, the Vikings, whom I don’t love, but again, one lost the record is what it is. And I think the Bengals are the third best team in the AFC. They won against New Orleans last week, so they’re on that level now with the Chargers, the Ravens, the Niners, the Dolphins and reluctantly I’m leaving the Green Bay Packers in tier two, but I wanted to move them to tier three.

    Jim Murray: This tier stinks.

    Felger: I can’t wait to see who’s in the third tier.

    Mazz: Tier three moving up into tier three, the Patriots.

    Felger: Ohhhhhhh.

    Mazz: What, you don’t think the Patriots are a tier three team? They’re three and three.

    Felger: I thought you’d hold your water a little bit better than this, but go ahead.

    Mazz: Sit tight. I held plenty of water. That’s coming up in a minute. Just sit tight. Patriots, Jets, Colts, Seahawks, all now in tier three, along with Tennessee, the Rams and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have dropped down a tier three that teams in trouble.

    Mazz: Tier four. These are bad teams, but not the total suck bag teams in the league. New Orleans, Arizona, Atlanta.

    They’re better than this.

    Mazz: Atlanta out of tier five, I considered tier three for them. Murray.

    Jim Murray: Okay.

    Mazz: But your little fetish with the city of Atlanta, whatever it is, is like, you know, they’re still the Falcons. The Raiders, the Jags, the Broncos who have plummeted in these tiers from the beginning of the year.

    Felger: Here comes tier five, also known as the Patriots schedule this month.

    Mazz: Exactly. There you go. So while the Patriots didn’t move up to tier three, I would note to our listeners that their only victories this season are against teams in tier five, which now includes Pittsburgh, Carolina, Houston, Detroit, Cleveland. Those are two of the last two Patriots victories, along with the Steelers and the Patriots next victory, the Chicago Bears.


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