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The NFL 2022 Season: Everything you Should Know (Teams, Odds, Dates)

Can Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills finally win a Super Bowl?
Can Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills finally win a Super Bowl?

The wait is almost over. The 2022 NFL will begin on 9th September when the defending Super Bowl Champion Los Angeles Rams face the Buffalo Bills at SoFi Stadium on Friday, 9th September (10:20 AM AEST). Week 1 will continue on Monday morning with The Dallas Cowboys hosting the Buccaneers, among other games. Russell Wilson’s return to Seattle will happen the same week.

How The Season Will Be Played Out

Starting Date: 9th September 2022

Number of teams: 32

Number of Weeks: 18

Number of Preseason games per team: 3

Number of regular-season games per team: 17

Super Bowl LVlI Date: 12th February 2023

Super Bowl Venue: State Farm Stadium.

The 2022 NFL Favorites and The Odds

The Super Bowl is America’s highest-rated sporting event, played every year since its inception in 1967. Three teams are favourites to take the Vince Lombardi trophy home this season. Let’s break it down.

Buffalo Bills: The Bills have a versatile squad and finished the previous season on a high note. Their quarterback, Josh Allen, is one of the finest in the NFL and gives the Bills an upper hand this season. He got ranked 3rd best QB by ESPN, placing him ahead of Mahomes and behind Tom Brandy and Aaron Rodgers.

The Bills have strengthened their defense which was a tad shambolic last season. The Bills drafted Kaiir Elan in the 1st Round of the 23rd pick. The cornerback is a great addition to their squad.

The betting odds are also favouring the Buffalo Bills. Multiple sites are giving them 7.50 to 8.00 odds favourites to win the Super Bowl in 2022.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: They’ve every reason to smile after their ace Tom Brady called off his retirement plans. The Bucs also drafted and signed some high-quality talents. They include Luke Goedeke and Russell Gage. Bucs also extended the contract of Leonard Fournette.

The Bucs have 9.00 odds on most sites, putting them slightly behind the Bills as NFL champions favourites.

Kansas City Chiefs: They have all their hope in Patrick Mahomes. Until recently, the Chiefs were tied with the Rams as third Favourites, but the Rams squad weakened. The Ram lost Miller, Robert Woods, and Whitworth.

The Chiefs have an average odds of 11.0 among Aussie bookies, making them the 3rd team likely to be crowned champions in February 2023.

The odds are subject to change as the season nears. Some teams’ chances of winning might drop based on how they perform in the August preseason games if they sustain an injury, among other factors.

Where to Watch the 2022 NFL Season in Australia

You can watch all the matches on NFL GamePass, both live or on-demand. GamePass also offers NFL news and game analysis 24/7, accessible on all devices.

Another option is ESPN. It is available on Fetch TV, Kayo, and Foxtel (Now).

Some NFL matches are also available on 7Mate and on-demand on 7Plus.

Trades and Free Agents

The 2022 American Football off-season will go down as one of the craziest in the NFL trade history. It saw star players traded from one team to another in unpredictable moves. These are some of the most influential trades.

Player.Traded By.Current Team.
Khalil Mack, OLB.Chicago Bears.L.A Chargers.
Russell Wilson, QB.Seattle Seahawks.Denver Broncos.
Deshaun Watson, QBHouston TexansCleveland Browns
Tyreek Hill, WR.Kansas City Chiefs.Miami Dolphins. 
Matt Ryan, QB.Atlanta Falcons.Indianapolis Colts.
A.J. Brown, WR.Tennessee Titans.Philadelphia Eagles. 
Davante Adams, WR.Green Bay Packers.L.A. Raiders.

The free agency moves have also been head-turning; these are three deals that excited us the most:

Von Miller: The 33 years old outside linebacker signed a six-year contract with the Bills worth over 167m. He joins the Buffalo Bills from L.A Rams for his 11th NFL season.

Marcus Williams: He joins Baltimore Ravens after a 4-year stint with The New Orleans Saints. The talented Football Safety signed a deal worth 97.4m.

J.C. Jackson: The 26-year-old joined L.A. Chargers from The Patriots. The cornerback, coming from a career-high season after winning the 2021 Pro Bowl, signed a 5-year deal worth 114.8m.

Closing Remarks

Fans of American Football will be on the edge of their seats as the 103rd NFL season approaches. With September around the corner and the odds for who are favorites to win, it all will be changing. NFL Teams will continue strengthening their squads, and we might see more blockbuster moves.


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