Felger & Mazz

Felger & Mazz

Week 8 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

    Buffalo Bills

    (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)

    Buffalo Bills

    Kansas City Chiefs

    Philadelphia Eagles

    Dallas Cowboys

  • Tier 2

    CINCINNATI, OHIO - OCTOBER 23: Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals during player introductions before the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Paul Brown Stadium on October 23, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

    (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

    Cincinnati Bengals

    Baltimore Ravens

    New York Giants

    Minnesota Vikings

    Miami Dolphins

  • Tier 3

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 09: Head coach Robert Saleh of the New York Jets looks on during the game against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on October 09, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Edward Diller/Getty Images)

    (Photo by Edward Diller/Getty Images)

    Los Angeles Chargers (down from tier 2 in week 7)

    San Francisco 49ers (down from tier 2 in week 7)

    Green Bay Packers (down from tier 2 in week 7)

    New York Jets

    Tennessee Titans

    Los Angeles Rams

    Seattle Seahawks

  • Tier 4

    Patriot coaches Joe Judge and Matt Patricia confer as they talk with QN Bailey Zappe as QB Mac Jones studies his play list on his wrist after Jones was replaced by Zappe during the 2nd quarter. (Bob Breidenbach/USA Today Network)

    (Bob Breidenbach/USA Today Network)

    New England Patriots (down from tier 3 in week 7)

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers (down from tier 3 in week 7)

    Indianapolis Colts (down from tier 3 in week 7)

    New Orleans Saints

    Arizona Cardinals

    Atlanta Falcons

    Jacksonville Jaguars

    Denver Broncos

    Las Vegas Raiders

  • Tier 5

    Sep 11, 2022; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson (7) eyes the Cleveland Browns offense during the second half at Bank of America Stadium. Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

    Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

    Pittsburgh Steelers

    Carolina Panthers

    Houston Texans

    Washington Commanders

    Chicago Bears

    Detroit Lions

    Cleveland Browns

  • Transcript

    Mazz: Tier one, tier one.

    Felger: Oh there’s been movement!

    Mazz: Tier one remains unchanged.

    Felger: Oh, wait a minute, I thought there was movement?

    Mazz: Nope! These teams are still in the same spot. Buffalo, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Dallas. All tier one teams. In fact, I will tell you right now, there wasn’t anybody that moved up in the tiers this week.

    Felger: Tier two.

    Mazz: Tier two. You asked a question the other day, who’s the third best team in the AFC and what did I tell you? Cincinnati. Cincinnati is in tier two now. The Bengals are on the rise again. They’ve got a soft schedule coming up. They’re in there with Baltimore, the Giants six and one, New York Giants, Minnesota, the most unimpressive five and one team, or one loss team in football, and I sneak Miami into tier two for this reason, they’re unbeaten with Tua at quarterback. When Tua plays basically the whole game, they’re unbeaten. So let’s see how it shakes out with Miami, but I think they are to be taken seriously, that could change quickly, they’re at the bottom of tier two, but those are the five teams.

    Jim Murray: I hate Tier two.

    Felger: I’m not impressed either. Tier three please.

    Mazz: Ok, tier three. Here we go. Again, teams have only moved down this week. So in tier three, the Chargers have moved down. San Fran has moved down.

    Jim Murray: Oh, that’s big of you.

    Mazz: Green Bay has moved down.

    Felger: Rightfully so.

    Mazz: The Jets in tier three, they were there a week ago. They won again.

    Felger: They should be threaing upward mobility

    Mazz: Tennessee. The Rams, who were off last week staying in tier three. And Seattle is in tier three. They’ve stayed there. We’ll see how they shake out this week. If I’m not mistaken, the Seahawks have the Giants.

    Jim Murray: They do.

    Mazz: And that’s a good game in Seattle. So Seattle’s four and three. The Giants have one loss. The Giants have not lost a road game this year. Seattle has a great home field advantage, so that’s a good match up. You know, you could see somebody jump up or jump down this week depending on the outcome of that game.

    Felger: Okay, tier four, this is where the Patriots have been stuck all season long. Is there any movement? Will the Patriots remain in tier four or go ahead?

    Mazz: Well, actually, the Patriots last week climbed into tier three.

    Felger: Oh, they did.

    Mazz: They have moved back down to tier four.

    Felger: Rightfully so.

    Mazz: Along with Tampa Bay, they’ve completely crapped the bed..

    Felger: Wait a minute, you’re putting the Pats and the Bucs on the same tier?

    Mazz: I am.

    Felger: Oh, that’s wrong.

    Mazz: Tampa Bay lost to Carolina last week.

    Jim Murray: They should both be tier five. Those crap teams.

    Felger: Oh, stop it.

    Mazz: Tampa Bay lost a loss against Pittsburgh the week before. Tampa Bay’s had too many bad losses for me to take them seriously. Indianapolis dropped to four, sinking like a stone. They could be five before long.

    Felger: Yeah, they should be.

    Mazz: And then New Orleans, Arizona, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Denver and Vegas, all in Tier four. These are teams that have been disappointing that aren’t very good.

    Felger: All right. Let’s get to tier five, also known as the Patriots schedule.

    Mazz: Correct. And again, this tier is garbage. Pittsburgh. Carolina. Houston. Washington. Chicago. Detroit. Cleveland. That’s right, the bulk of the Patriots schedule is in tier five.

    Felger: And they’re still three and four.

    Mazz: Including their only three victories of the season. That loss to the Bears really hurt. You got to beat the tier five teams.

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