There were some surprises in the 2022 NFL season, as the New York Giants and the Seattle Seahawks performed better than expected and made the playoffs.
On the other hand, there were also some negative surprises, such as the Los Angeles Rams, Tennessee Titans and Arizona Cardinals, all of whom won seven or fewer games and missed the post-season.
In fact, all three teams did not win a single game against teams that made the playoffs.
Record vs. Playoff Teams Last Year (WL)
5-1: SF, PHI
3-2: BUF, Min
3-5: CLE, PIT, DEN
2-4: TB, sea
2-5: Baal, Car, Mia, Lv
2-6: IND, NO, NYG
1-7: Chi, Hou
0-9: lar, ten, ari
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) April 12, 2023
The Rams, coming off their Super Bowl championship during the 2021 campaign, were widely expected to have a real shot at repeating last season as world champions.
Instead, key injuries and poor play from their offensive line dropped them to a 5–12 finish while losing star cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Miami Dolphins.
Tennessee was picked by some to win the AFC South, but quarterback Ryan Tannehill showed his age, and despite starting with a very strong 7–3 record, they lost their last seven games.
The Cardinals were against it from the start, as star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins served a six-game suspension to start the year after violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing substances policy.
Fellow wideout Marquise Brown, who was acquired from the Baltimore Ravens, suffered a foot injury, while quarterback Kyler Murray tore his ACL at the end of the year, and Arizona finished last in the NFC West with a 4–13 record. But stay
In the NFL, where strength of schedule matters more than in other sports, teams must be able to defeat quality opponents in order to be a quality team, and the three aforementioned squads must address this issue in order to return strong in 2023. Have to improve.
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