It’s been a crazy NFL season full of exciting victories and stunning defeats. There were COVID protocols and schedule changes. There was an 18th game added to the season. Best of all, wild-card weekend gave us three days of action packed football. Now it’s down to eight teams, all gunning for the Lombardi Trophy – Welcome to the NFL Playoffs 2022.
Lineup For NFL Playoffs 2022
The NFL wild-card round finished, and most of the games weren’t even close. In case you missed it, here’s a quick run down of the wild-card weekend action and NFL playoff results, so far:
- Cincinnati Bengals defeated Las Vegas Raiders (26-19)
- Buffalo Bills defeated New England Patriots (47-17)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated Philadelphia Eagles (31-15)
- San Francisco 49ers defeated Dallas Cowboys (23-17)
- Kansas City Chiefs defeated Pittsburgh Steelers (42-21)
- Los Angeles Rams defeated Arizona Cardinals (34-11)
NFL Divisional Round 2022
We have the results from wild-card weekend. We know who the contenders are. Let’s take a look at how the playoff brackets break down. We’ll examine each game, talk predictions and get you up to date on the upcoming playoff schedule.
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Cincinnati Bengals @ Tennessee Titans
Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 4:30 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals won their first playoff game in more than 30 years. The Bengals are looking at their first real chance at a Super Bowl in decades largely due to the young LSU tandem of quarterback Joe Burrow and wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase.
The Tennessee Titans have hung in there to make it to the postseason, even without their offense’s biggest weapon. Now, Derrick Henry has been cleared to return when they need him the most. The question still remains, even if he plays, is he going to be at full strength for Saturday and the NFL Playoffs?
Vegas has the Titans winning this one by more than 3 points. With a margin so close, and so many factors at play, this could turn out to be a stellar game.
San Francisco 49ers @ Green Bay Packers
Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 8:15 PM
If you are a fan of the 49ers, the victory over the Dallas Cowboys was a double edged sword. They advanced in the NFL playoff bracket to the divisional round, but some of the 49ers best players were injured in the game. Both quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who injured his throwing shoulder and safety Jimmie Ward, should be okay for Saturday’s game. Defensive centerpiece Nick Bosa likely will not clear concussion protocol before the game, though.
The Green Bay Packers have been on a tear all season long. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is having a stellar, albeit controversial season. The team rarely loses when they have home field advantage. However, historically, Rodgers hasn’t had the best luck beating the 49ers.
According to the oddsmakers, the Packers should have this one by more than five points, and with the game being played at Lambeau Field, they are probably right.
Los Angeles Rams @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 3:00PM
The Los Angeles Rams brought in quarterback Matt Stafford from the Minnesota Vikings this season and he has elevated the play of the entire team. The mid-season addition of Pro Bowl and All-Pro linebacker Von Miller from the Broncos bolstered the defense while the late season addition of top wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. from the Browns gave Stafford another weapon.
Like the Packers, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been decimating opponents all season long. They haven’t had a perfect season, but the Super Bowl 2021 champs are looking pretty good. Quarterback Tom Brady seems to be intent on proving he is still the best out there during the NFL Playoffs.
If you are placing wagers on this one, the odds makers have the Buccaneers winning by a field goal.
Buffalo Bills @ Kansas City Chiefs
Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 6:30 PM
The Buffalo Bills have been steadily building over the last few years. The Bills Mafia has finally found the quarterback they have been waiting for in Josh Allen. They blew through the Patriots in the wild card round and have big plans to make it deep into the postseason.
The Kansas City Chiefs are led by one of the most promising young quarterbacks in the league in Patrick Mahomes, and the rest of the team is stacked with talent. Head coach Andy Reid is no stranger to the Super Bowl either. He coached this team, led by Mahomes to a victory at the Super Bowl in 2020. They returned to the big game last year, but lost out to the Buccaneers. We’re anxious to see how they fair during the NFL Playoffs.
Odds favor the Chiefs in this one, but by less than a field goal. This one should be close and could go either way.