The 2023 NFL regular season is now just 100 days away, and even though it seems like a large number, Week 1 will be here before long.
To get fans hyped for the new season, the league posted a video to its official Twitter account that looked back at the top 100 plays of the 2022 campaign.
💯 DAYS UNTIL FOOTBALL.
Let's take it back to the top 100 plays of 2022 to celebrate. 🥳 pic.twitter.com/doMHfbjD2w
— NFL (@NFL) May 30, 2023
2022 was a year in which the unexpected became a reality for a number of teams, although in the end, the last team standing was no surprise.
The New York Giants and Jacksonville Jaguars were expected by many to miss the playoffs, but both squads defied their doubters in different ways.
New York, despite being saddled with a mediocre offense that was heavily dependent on running back Saquon Barkley, won six of their last seven games by surpassing the sum of their parts.
They finished with a 9-7-1 record, giving them their first playoff berth since 2016, and once they made it there, they upset the Minnesota Vikings, who had won 13 regular-season games.
The Jaguars lost six of their first eight games, only to claim six of their last seven and finish the regular season with a five-game winning streak.
In the postseason, they overcame a 27-0 deficit to defeat the Los Angeles Chargers in the Wild Card round before falling to the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional round.
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