2022 NFL power rankings, Week 8: Buccaneers and Packers held at bay

Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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Washington Commanders
Washington Commanders (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /

Indianapolis Colts. 24. team. 46. . 3-3-1. Previous:

Frank Reich’s club was playing its fifth divisional game in seven weeks as they took on the Titans in Nashville. The Colts have now dropped five straight games in this AFC South rivalry after being swept in this series for the second straight year.

Matt Ryan was sacked three times and threw two more interceptions, one of those returned for a touchdown in the second quarter. The Indianapolis ground game was limited to a mere 65 yards by the game’s end.

. 3-4. Previous: . Chicago Bears. 23. team. 57

The team had a few extra days to prepare for its Monday night clash with the Patriots in Foxborough. And that time appeared to have paid off. Chicago jumped out to a 10-0 first-quarter lead, fell behind 14-10 and the proceeded to score the final 23 points of the evening.

The Bears’ ground attack rolled up 243 yards, Justin Fields had some early issues. But he ran for one score and threw for another and the team came up with four takeaways.

22. team. 58. . 3-4. Previous: . Washington Commanders

With Carson Wentz out for a few weeks, Taylor Heinicke got the start vs. the visiting Packers. And he was in control of a balanced attack that ran 72 plays and gained 364 total yards (166 on the ground).

Heinicke threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns but did serve up a pick-six. Washington’s defense limited Green Bay to just 38 yards rushing and 232 total yards. The Commanders have now won back-to-back games after dropping four straight contests.