NFL power rankings: Where do the Bucs stand heading into Week 1?

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The 2022 NFL regular season is finally upon us, and there are no shortage of compelling storylines heading into this year’s 18-week slate.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have plenty of their own, from Tom Brady’s return to Todd Bowles taking over for Bruce Arians as head coach.

Brady and the Bucs are popular picks to win the NFC and go back to the Super Bowl for the second time in three years, but there are some doubters who wonder if the team’s injuries and other losses in the offseason could keep them from reaching their lofty potential.

See where the Bucs land in the initial NFL power rankings for the upcoming season, courtesy of Touchdown Wire:

32. Seattle Seahawks

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31. Chicago Bears

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

30. Atlanta Falcons

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29. Carolina Panthers

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

28. New York Jets

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

27. Detroit Lions

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

26. Jacksonville Jaguars

Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

25. Houston Texans

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24. New York Giants

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23. Cleveland Browns

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22. Denver Broncos

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21. Washington Commanders

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

20. Miami Dolphins

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19. Arizona Cardinals

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18. New Orleans Saints

Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

17. Baltimore Ravens

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16. Pittsburgh Steelers

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15. Minnesota Vikings

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

14. San Francisco 49ers

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13. Indianapolis Colts

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

12. Philadelphia Eagles

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

11. Dallas Cowboys

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10. Los Angeles Chargers

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

9. Tennessee Titans

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8. Las Vegas Raiders

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7. New England Patriots

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6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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5. Green Bay Packers

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4. Cincinnati Bengals

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3. Kansas City Chiefs

Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

2. Los Angeles Rams

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1. Buffalo Bills

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