2022 NFL Fans Football Season Guide
On September 8, the NFL season starts when the Super Bowl-favored Buffalo Bills head to SoFi Stadium to take on the defending Lombardi Trophy champion Los Angeles Rams. There's so much buzz regarding this National Football League Season that some fans may have trouble remembering the specifics.
If you’re one of those fans, keep reading. Below is a great NFL Fans Football Season Guide. We add the important dates to remember and Super Bowl favorite profiles. Check it out!
2022 NFL Fans Football Season Guide
The season kicks off on September 8
Buffalo is the preseason favorite to win Super Bowl 57. The Rams are the defending champions. The game between the Rams and Bills could be a harbinger of this season's Super Bowl since both show low odds of winning their respective conference.
The NFL season lasts eighteen regular season weeks
Last year, the league added a week 18. The extra week means every team plays seventeen regular season games. Teams will have a bye week during the regular season.
The final regular season games happen on January 8, which means the 2022 NFL Regular Season overlaps into 2023. A week later, wildcard teams start the NFL Playoffs.
The NFC and AFC conference championships take place on Sunday, January 29. A couple of weeks later, the NFC and AFC winners throw down in Super Bowl 57.
Top 4 Super Bowl favorites heading into the season along with early odds
Buffalo Bills +600 –Bills starting quarterback Josh Allen is the favorite to win the NFL Most Valuable Player Award. Allen is one of the more unique quarterbacks ever to play the position.
Also, Buffalo signed former Broncos and Ramsdefensive end Von Miller. If it all comes together, the Bills should be tough to beat.
No favorite among the top five is as deep on both sides of the football as the Buffalo Bills. Not only that, but coach Sean McDermott is a defensive genius. So the Bills' defense should lock down opposing offenses.
The only thing standing in Buffalo’s way are potential injuries. If the key players stay healthy, especially Miller on the defensive side and Allen on offense, Buffalo should play in the AFC Championship.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +750 –Tom Brady retired and then decided to unretire, which is the main reason the Buccaneers are the second choice to win the Super Bowl. Brady will throw to a great group of receiversled by Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.
The key for Tampa to return to the NFL Championship will be how well new head coach Todd Bowles’ defense plays and whether three new starters along the offensive line can protect Brady. If those two things happen, Tampa can win their second Lombardi Trophy in the past three seasons.
Green Bay Packers +1100 –Quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be looking for his third straight MVP in 2022. But although Rodgers has a chance to win more hardware, the future hall of fame quarterback must find a top wideout target.
Davante Adams, who many believe is the best wide receiver in the NFL,reunited this offseason with college quarterback Derek Carr in Las Vegas. Without Adams, it's a real question whether or not Rodgers will post the same stats he did in 2021.
Even if Rodgers doesn’t dominate like he has the past couple of seasons, it doesn't mean the Packers can't win the Super Bowl. The defense is good, and Green Bay boasts two great running backs in pass-catching Aaron Jones and hammering rusherA.J. Dillon.
Kansas City Chiefs +1100 –As long as Patrick Mahomes is Kansas City's quarterback, Andy Reid's squad will have a shot to win Super Bowls. Mahomes is already an NFL Hall of Fame signal-caller, and he's barely scratched the surface of his immense abilities.
The defense won’t be as good as Buffalo’s or Denver’s, but the offense will make up for the defense’s inability to stop opponents from scoring. Also, Reid is a master strategist.
NFL fans should expect KC’s head coach to win time of possession in every game. Kansas City has a real chance to win another Super Bowl.
Buffalo, Tampa, Green Bay, and Kansas City are attracting the most money in Vegas to win the 2023 Super Bowl. But that doesn’t mean your team has no chance.
Regardless of your franchise, be happy that the season is just around the corner. After all, the Philadelphia Eagles won the 2019 Super Bowl, starting the season as a 40-to-1 shot, which means there’s always hope.
Circle September 8 and rejoice because the NFL is back.