Felger & Mazz

Felger & Mazz

With Mazz out this week, Paul Perillo steps in to give his NFL tiers before week 18 kicks off on Saturday.

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  • Tier 1

    DENVER, COLORADO - DECEMBER 11: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with fans after defeating the Denver Broncos 34-28 at Empower Field At Mile High on December 11, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

    DENVER, COLORADO – DECEMBER 11: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with fans after defeating the Denver Broncos 34-28 at Empower Field At Mile High on December 11, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

    Buffalo Bills

    Kansas City Chiefs

    San Francisco 49ers

    Cincinnati Bengals

    Philadelphia Eagles

  • Felger: Tier one?

    Paul Perillo: So tier one, I think is pretty straightforward, there’s one semi-controversial pick but, Buffalo, Kansas City, San Francisco, Cincinnati, and I’m going to leave Philadelphia in there with the caveat that it has to be with (Jalen) Hurts.

    Felger: So is that the controversy? Like Philly is the controversy?

    Paul Perillo: Yeah, with Hurts. You know, if he can’t come back and play, I would acknowledge that probably not a tier one team.

  • Tier 2

    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - NOVEMBER 20: Tony Pollard #20 of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half at U.S. Bank Stadium on November 20, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – NOVEMBER 20: Tony Pollard #20 of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half at U.S. Bank Stadium on November 20, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

    Dallas Cowboys

    Baltimore Ravens

  • Felger: Tier two?

    Paul Perillo: Tier two was tiny because I think everybody else is so flawed. But I have Dallas, who I think on any given week can look like a tier one team, but they just don’t do it consistently enough. And then we have Baltimore and again with the caveat it needs to be with Lamar Jackson.

    Jim Murray: Absolutely has to be with Lamar Jackson.

    Paul Perillo: Okay. So that’s it.

  • Tier 3

    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

    Minnesota Vikings

    Green Bay Packers

    New York Giants

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Felger: Tier three, please.

    Paul Perillo: Tier three. Okay, my top team in tier three could be in tier two and you guys won’t like it. The Los Angeles Chargers. That team has been absolutely beset by injuries all year, and they’re starting to get some of those guys back. Then Minnesota, your Packers, Mike, the Giants, and a little bit of a hat tip to Thomas Edward Brady.

    Felger: I would put him in tier three as well.

    Paul Perillo: Tampa Bay is my my last team in tier three.

  • Tier 4

    FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 01: Hunter Henry #85 of the New England Patriots catches a pass against Jevon Holland #8 of the Miami Dolphins during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium on January 01, 2023 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

    FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 01: Hunter Henry #85 of the New England Patriots catches a pass against Jevon Holland #8 of the Miami Dolphins during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium on January 01, 2023 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

    Detroit Lions

    Seattle Seahawks

    New England Patriots

    Pittsburgh Steelers

    Miami Dolphins

    Carolina Panthers

    Tennessee Titans

    Jacksonville Jaguars

    Las Vegas Raiders

    New York Jets

    New Orleans Saints

  • Felger: Tier four, please.

    Paul Perillo: Ohhhh we got Detroit, Seattle, the Patriots, Pittsburgh, Miami, Carolina, Tennessee, Jacksonville, Vegas, the Jets, and New Orleans.

    Jim Murray: Oh, there’s a lot of schwaggy teams in there.

  • Tier 5

    DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 06: Head coach Nathaniel Hackett and Russell Wilson #3 of the Denver Broncos talk with the referees during the first half of the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Empower Field At Mile High on October 6, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Tafoya/Getty Images)

     (Photo by Justin Tafoya/Getty Images)

    Cleveland Browns

    Washington Commanders

    Houston Texans

    Indianapolis Colts

    Chicago Bears

    Atlanta Falcons

    Los Angeles Rams

    Arizona Cardinals

    Denver Broncos

  • Felger: Give me tier five here.

    Paul Perillo: Cleveland, Washington, Houston, Indy, Chicago, Atlanta, the Los Angeles Rams, Arizona, and Denver.

    Felger: There’s so much crap.

    Paul Perillo: But don’t you think that those teams are discernibly worse than the tier four teams?

    Felger: Yeah, it’s a fair point. I mean, that’s really schwaggy.

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