Throughout the 2022 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Below you will find a Week 2 roundup for the Atlanta Falcons in our consensus 2022 NFL Power Rankings.
ESPN -- Rank: 29
We didn't know what the Falcons were going to get out of London, who was injured in the preseason opener against Detroit and didn't return to practice until last Monday. But he showed he could slide into an NFL lineup with ease, tying for the team lead in targets along with tight end Kyle Pitts (seven) and leading Atlanta with five receptions for 74 yards. He also showed a willingness to run block, so a good overall first game for London.
NFL.com -- Rank: 30
CBS Sports -- Rank: 32
USA Today -- Rank: 31
The Athletic -- Rank: 29
"You guys wrote our obituary back in May," whined Smith after he and his team turtled under pressure. "You'll continue to write our obituary. Who cares?"
So Jeff Schultz did.
The Ringer -- Rank: 30
But all of the surprise positives washed away in what is seemingly a constant negative for Atlanta: the fourth quarter. ESPN's win probability model gave the Falcons a 95 percent chance of winning when Younghoe Koo made a field goal to give Atlanta a 26-10 lead with 12:41 left in the fourth quarter. Then the Falcons collapsed in a way only the Falcons can, allowing 17 unanswered points to lose 27-26. Smith turning heel in his postgame presser really put an exclamation point on late-game disappointment overshadowing any early optimism.
Yahoo! -- Rank: 32
PFT -- Rank: 28
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