NFL Snap Reactions (2022): Week Four

For all that happens in the NFL, you just can’t keep up with everything. You shouldn’t be expected to have to wade through all the muck of the NFL season to figure out what’s really important. So, I’ve taken the liberty of doing that sifting work for you. This week had one big fantasy football coming out party in Houston, a wild game in Detroit, and a worrying reveal about some of the league’s supposed “top teams.” These are my five most knee-jerkish snap reactions from week four of the 2022 NFL season. Let’s get rolling.

NOTE: I write this column during Sunday Night Football every week. Thus, anything during Monday Night Football will not be covered.

The AFC Isn’t What We Thought

The AFC is annoyingly mediocre. I’m tired of it, because it shouldn’t be this way. Specifically, the AFC North and AFC West divisions, two of the predicted top divisions in football, have turned out to be pretty underwhelming. The AFC North is perhaps the picture of “meh” in the NFL right now, with three teams sitting at 2-2, and the last-place Pittsburgh Steelers only a game behind at 1-3. Moving over to the AFC West, I really worry we talked too much about it.

As I’m writing this, I just saw the Broncos/Raiders game go final for the first time. Kansas City’s game is yet undecided, but in the best case scenario, they’ll be two games clear of the division title through just four weeks. This division was supposed to be a cutthroat bloodbath of four teams who absolutely despise each other, and instead, it seems as though it’ll be more of the same with Chiefs Kingdom ruling over everyone. I’m legitimately disappointed.

NOTE: I was right. Kansas City is two games clear, due to their current head-to-head tiebreaker over the Chargers. Why is this division such a letdown?

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