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Top 10 Best Teams in the NFL Right Now

Ranking the best NFL teams for the month of December as the Philadelphia Eagles take the #1 spot on the rankings

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By Fan Rankings | November 28, 2022 - 09:50 PM

Top 10 NFL Teams 2023 Rankings

The 2022 NFL season is in its final league with three games remaining on the NFL schedule 2022. As Christmas approaches in December 2022 and a near full slate of NFL games on Christmas Eve, NFL fans, football fans and sports fans in general have something to cheer for. 

As you start to look around at the Top 10 NFL Teams 2022 rankings December list many if not all of these have the talent to compete for a Super Bowl this season.

 

Headlining the list of the Top NFL Teams during the 2022 NFL season is the Philadelphia Eagles who enter week 16 with the best record in the NFL.

In addition to the Eagles, other Top NFL teams include division leaders the Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers, and the Cincinnati Bengals.

As the 2022 NFL season approaches the end, which of these teams remain on the Top 10 NFL Teams 2022 rankings end of season list? Only three games to make a final push for the 2022 NFL playoffs. Here is a look at the Top 10 NFL Teams 2022 rankings December.




Honorable Mention

Los Angeles Chargers

Previous Ranking: Unranked

Super Bowl Betting Odds: +2900

Just missing the Top 10 NFL Teams 2022 Rankings December list is the Los Angeles Chargers. Entering the season expectations were set on the AFC West division including the Chargers who was pegged as one of the teams to compete with the Kansas City Chiefs.

After a slow start the Chargers have turned it around winning back-to-back contests entering Week 16 of the NFL schedule 2022.

The team has seen strong play on both sides of the ball while ranking tied for 3rd in the NFL with the fewest turnovers (15) and 7th in the NFL in turnover differential (+3).

 

Week 16 NFL Matchup: @ Indianapolis Colts (12/26/22)

Upcoming Matchups: Los Angeles Rams (1/1/23), @ Denver Broncos (1/8/23)




Washington Commanders

Previous Ranking: Unranked

Super Bowl Betting Odds: +17000

One team that is making a strong stride for a spot within the NFC playoffs is the Washington Commanders. The Commanders who are one of four NFC East teams to land among the Top 10 NFL teams is as good if not better than a majority of the teams on the defensive side of the ball. 

Meanwhile the team’s offense is slowly building momentum while helping the team move to 7-6-1 on the season.

The Commanders defense ranks 4th in the NFL in yards allowed per game (308.9) and 9th in points allowed (19.7)

 

Week 16 NFL Matchup: @ San Francisco 49ers (12/24/22)

Upcoming Matchups: Cleveland Browns (1/1/23), Dallas Cowboys (1/8/23)




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10. New York Giants

Previous Ranking: #8

Super Bowl Betting Odds: +9000

Landing at number 10 on the Top 10 NFL Teams 2022 rankings December list is one of the three NFC East teams, the New York Giants. As the NFC East has been one of the most surprising divisions in the NFL, the Giants rank among some of the most surprising teams in the NFL.

After struggling the past few seasons, the Giants currently sit in 3rd in the division while holding one of the three NFC wild card positions.

Headlining their success has been the play of star running back Saquon Barkley who ranks 4th in the NFL with 1,170 rushing yards and 8th in the NFL with nine rushing touchdowns.

Week 16 NFL Matchup: @ Minnesota Vikings (12/24/22)

Upcoming Matchups: Indianapolis Colts (1/1/23), @ Philadelphia Eagles (1/8/23)




9. Miami Dolphins

Previous Ranking: #5

Super Bowl Betting Odds: +3100

One team that has been on a roller coaster ride of a season has been the Miami Dolphins who are currently positioned as the last of the three AFC wild card teams despite losing three straight contests.

While the Dolphins have struggled of late however each of the team’s last three games came against teams with a winning record that also rank among some of the best teams in the NFL (Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Clippers).

The Dolphins continue to ride on their explosive offense and talented wide receiver group that features Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill.

Week 16 NFL Matchup: Green Bay Packers (12/25/22)

Upcoming Matchups: @ New England Patriots (1/1/23), New York Jets (1/8/23)




8. Baltimore Ravens

Previous Ranking: #7

Super Bowl Betting Odds: +2400

As a few of the top teams around the NFL are making strides moving up the list of the Top NFL teams, the Baltimore Ravens are slowly dropping as they struggle to produce any offense with Lamar Jackson out of the lineup.

Despite concerns the Ravens are currently in position to take home one of the three AFC wild card positions as well as sitting just one game behind the Cincinnati Bengals for the AFC North crown.

While fans call for a change at the offensive coordinator position, the Ravens defense led by Raquan Smith continues to produce at a high level.

Week 16 NFL Matchup: Atlanta Falcons (12/24/22)

Upcoming Matchups: Pittsburgh Steelers (1/1/23), @ Cincinnati Bengals (1/8/23)




7. Cincinnati Bengals

Previous Ranking: Honorable Mention #2

Super Bowl Betting Odds: +750

The Cincinnati Bengals are red hot as week 16 of the 2022 NFL season approaches and the NFL playoffs are just around the corner.

Entering their matchup against the New England Patriots, the Cincinnati Bengals have won six straight games and eight of their last nine to take over the AFC North lead over the Baltimore Ravens.

The Bengals are loaded with talent on both sides of the ball while the return of JaMarr Chase has the offense ranking near the tops of the NFL. The Bengals currently rank 10th in the NFL in yards per game (362.1) and 5th in points per game (26.4).

Week 16 NFL Matchup: @ New England Patriots (12/24/22)

Upcoming Matchups: Buffalo Bills (1/2/23), Baltimore Ravens (1/8/23)




6. San Francisco 49ers

Previous Ranking: #10

Super Bowl Betting Odds: +700

As the Cincinnati Bengals sit as one of the hottest teams in the AFC, the San Francisco 49ers is one of the hottest teams in the NFC.

Despite losing Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo to injuries, the 49ers are still the team to beat in the NFC West after winning seven straight games.

After dropping to 3-4 on the season, the 49ers have been nearly unbeatable, ranking tops in the NFL on the defensive side of the ball allowing just 15 points per game and 286.1 yards per game.

Week 16 NFL Matchup: Washington Commanders (12/24/22)

Upcoming Matchups: @ Las Vegas Raiders (1/1/23), Arizona Cardinals (1/8/23)




5. Dallas Cowboys

Previous Ranking: #4

Super Bowl Betting Odds: +1100

Rounding out the Top 5 teams on the Top 10 NFL Teams 2022 rankings December list is the Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys are as talented as any team in the NFL after starting the season with a 10-4 record. Despite their strong start the Cowboys are looking up at the red-hot Philadelphia Eagles within the NFC East.

On the defensive side of the ball Micah Parsons continues to play at a Defensive Player of the Year level.

On the offensive side of the ball the Cowboys are loaded with weapons including Michael Gallup, Tony Pollard, Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott, and CeeDee Lamb.

Week 16 NFL Matchup: Philadelphia Eagles (12/24/22)

Upcoming Matchups: @ Tennessee Titans (12/29/22), @ Washington Commanders (1/8/23)




4. Buffalo Bills

Previous Ranking: #6

Super Bowl Betting Odds: +350

When you look at the top four teams around the NFL each of these teams are well deserving of the top spot while also being top contenders to win the NFL Super Bowl.

Nonetheless only one team can land at the top spot as the Buffalo Bills fall in at number four. The Bills success is built around the strong play of offensive weapons Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs who rank as one of the best quarterback/wide receiver combinations in the NFL.

Meanwhile the Bills defense ranks 2nd in the NFL allowing just 17.9 points per game. The Bills current five game winning streak and the Dolphins dropping three straight the Bills are in 1st place in the AFC East heading into the last week of December.

Week 16 NFL Matchup: @ Chicago Bears (12/24/22)

Upcoming Matchups: @ Cincinnati Bengals (1/22/23), New England Patriots (1/8/23)




3. Minnesota Vikings

Previous Ranking: #3

Super Bowl Betting Odds: +2100

When you sit at 11-3 and atop a division you expect any NFL team to land among the best teams in the NFL. However, the Minnesota Vikings have been up and down of late including their play in the first half of their Week 15 contest.

The Vikings fell behind 33-0 at the half before making a late rally for the largest comeback in NFL history. Currently the Vikings have outscored their opponents 351-349 on the year.

Despite that the Vikings offense led by big play wide receiver Justin Jefferson has the talent to keep up with any team around the NFL.

Week 16 NFL Matchup: New York Giants (12/24/22)

Upcoming Matchups: @ Green Bay Packers (1/1/23), @ Chicago Bears (1/8/23)




2. Kansas City Chiefs

Previous Ranking: #2

Super Bowl Betting Odds: +500

Sitting at number two among the top teams in the NFL is the Kansas City Chiefs led by MVP candidate Patrick Mahomes.

Entering the season, the expectations were set high for the AFC West with multiple teams expected to compete for the title, however in the end the Chiefs have continued to be the team to beat each week as they sit with the best record in the AFC.

Entering week 16 the Chiefs offense ranks 1s in the NFL in both yards per game (429.4) and points per game (29.6). Their success on the offensive side of the ball has made it difficult for opposing teams to keep up.

Week 16 NFL Matchup: Seattle Seahawks (12/24/22)

Upcoming Matchups: Denver Broncos (1/1/23), @ Las Vegas Raiders (1/8/23)




1. Philadelphia Eagles

Previous Ranking: #1

Super Bowl Betting Odds: +450

Last team standing and the number one ranked team in the NFL on the Top 10 NFL Teams 2022 rankings December list is the Philadelphia Eagles.

An Eagles team that has rolled to a 13-1 overall record and five straight wins entering Week 16 of the 2022 NFL Schedule.

The Eagles are as balanced as any team in the NFL leading the NFL in turnover differential (+12), 2nd in the NFL in takeaways (25), 6th in the NFL in fewest points allowed per game (19.1), and 2nd in the NFL in points scored per game (29.4).

Headlining their success is another NFL MVP candidate Jalen Hurts who continues to make plays with both his legs as well as his arm.

Week 16 NFL Matchup: @ Dallas Cowboys (12/24/22)

Upcoming Matchups: New Orleans Saints (1/1/23), New York Giants (1/8/23)



How would you rank these NFL Teams so far in the 2022-23 NFL Season? Rank below to be added in the NFL Power Rankings.

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