The 2022 NFL season will be the 103rd season of the National Football League (NFL). The season begins on September 8, 2022, and is scheduled to end on January 8, 2023, with former Super Bowl LVI champion Los Angeles Rams hosting the Buffaloes at the NFL Kickoff game. The playoffs begin on January 14th, 2023, and are set to finish on February 12th, 2023, with the league’s championship game, Super Bowl LVII, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
The former Washington Redskins were renamed the Washington Commanders after two seasons, using the placeholder name Washington Football Team before the start of the season.
The NFL’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission announced the following policy changes on March 28:
- All teams are required to have an offensive assistant, a female, or a minority member on their team for the 2022 season.
- The Rooney Rule applies to women regardless of race or ethnicity.
At the NFL Owners’ Meeting on March 28, the following rule changes were approved:
- Only in the postseason are both teams guaranteed possession in overtime, even if the first division to win possession scores a touchdown. The change was made in response to several recent playoff games in which the team that first had possession of the ball in overtime scored a touchdown and the other team did not have a chance to respond.
- An experimental rule change for 2021 persisted to limit the kickoff receiving team to no more than nine players in his “setup zone” (the area between 10 and 25 yards from his point on kickoff).
The teams scheduled to play in the 2022 NFL season include:
- Las Vegas Raiders (Paradise)
- Denver Broncos (Denver)
- Detroit Lions (Detroit)
- Washington Commanders (Washington, D.C.)
- Miami Dolphins (Miami)
- San Francisco 49ers (Santa Clara)
- Carolina Panthers (Charlotte)
- Los Angeles Rams (Los Angeles)
- Pittsburgh Steelers (Pittsburgh)
- Green Bay Packers (Green Bay)
- New York Giants (New York Metropolitan Area)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Tampa)
- Jacksonville Jaguars (Jacksonville)
- Buffalo Bills (Orchard Park)
- New York Jets (New York)
- Los Angeles Chargers (Los Angeles)
- Seattle Seahawks (Seattle)
- Arizona Cardinals
- Chicago Bears (Chicago)
- Dallas Cowboys (Dallas)
- Houston Texans (Houston)
- UKansas City Chiefs (Kansas City)
- Philadelphia Eagles (Philadelphia)
- New England Patriots (New England)
- Baltimore Ravens (Baltimore)
- Atlanta Falcons (Atlanta)
- Cincinnati Bengals (Cincinnati)
- New Orleans Saints (New Orleans)
- Cleveland Browns (Cleveland)
- Minnesota Vikings (Minnesota)
- Indianapolis Colts (Indianapolis)
- Tennessee Titans (Nashville)
Favorable Odds Teams
- Buffalo Bills with +550 Odds:
The Buffalo Bills have the best Super Bowl odds this season, not just because they’re the majority’s favourite, but also because they’re a team of strong contenders. Josh Allen, who is an amazing team player, and Von Miller, who delivers the elite pass-rusher that they’ve been waiting for for so long to Bills Mafia. The core of the team has been built over the years thanks to the trade of Stefon Diggs and the strong leadership of the coaching staff. After establishing itself in a strong draft class, the Bills now have the best roster in football and therefore will be viewed as the greatest threat.
- Philadelphia Ragles with +2200 Odds:
The Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl odds are up due to all the off-season deals. This team has a great mix of talented young veterans and is gradually becoming an ascending contender. Jalen Hurts has a cornucopia of weapons to use and his defense has Pro Bowl talent of all levels. And general manager Howie Roseman isn’t shy about signing a blockbuster deal if he feels the Eagles are a play or two away.
- Las Vegas Raiders with +4000 Odds:
The Las Vegas Raiders have weathered an excruciatingly tough season, winning 10-7 to secure a playoff spot behind Derek Carr and a rising young core for 2021. With Carr back and Josh McDaniels picking up where Jon Gruden and Rich Bisaccia left off, the Raiders can deal damage relatively quickly. Of course, overtaking the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West is always a battle to the end, but this roster has a chance to get a serious boost. Davante Adams and Chandler Jones are the two big players who could help the Raiders not only become just a one-playoff team but go further.
One team to avoid when picking teams is the Houston Texans (odds of +25000). There’s no way the Houston Texans would have gotten their head in the game in the offseason. Having one of the worst rosters in the NFL, Lovie Smith is unlikely to find success in 2022. On the plus side, they have a great outline and look like they’re finally on the right track, but Davis Mills won’t start in Super Bowl LVII.2022 NFL Season: Teams With Best Shots At Winning The Championship