The 2022 NFL season is seeing some teams doing well, despite critics believing they will fail.
These teams are underrated, as their exceptional performance isn’t being noticed..
However, this season has two teams that now fit this mold going into the end of the season.
1. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jacksonville Jaguars are that odd team this season, as they win games they shouldn’t have a chance of winning.
While the Jaguars aren’t the best team in the NFL, they are beating some of the best teams.
Their victories against the Tennessee Titans, Los Angeles Chargers, and Baltimore Ravens show how they can defeat playoff contenders.
However, few fans ever see these games, as the Jaguars aren’t a premier team.
With their 5-8 record, they aren’t a threat to elite teams.
But this record is fooling better teams, as they fall victim to an underrated Jaguars team.
2. Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions are a team who now looks to be one of the most underrated teams for 2022.
After starting the season 1-6, the Lions are 5-1 in their last six games, with a chance at the playoffs.
However, it was their win over the Green Bay Packers that turned everything around, despite people believing otherwise.
"There weren't many positives to take away from Detroit beating Green Bay" @dannyburke5 was not surprised the Bears opened up as the favorites over the Lions 🐻
— Pickswise (@Pickswise) November 11, 2022
With everyone doubting the Lions, they now look to become a playoff team.
While their path to the playoffs isn’t the easiest, opponents don’t see them as a threat.
However, their team is picking up at the right time, during the easiest part of their schedule.
With their players making improvements, they hope to ride their underrated status into a playoff berth.