Brad’s 2022 NFL Preview: Playoff Predictions

Now that I have thoroughly analyzed the upcoming college football season, it is time for me to publish my third annual NFL preseason football guide. Much like my college preview, I have gone through and analyzed every NFL team’s regular season and postseason, as well as selected my disappointment and surprise teams and upsets to watch out for.

Here are my predictions for this year’s playoffs. Please read the AFC and NFC regular season predictions entry to see how each team ended up with the seed they have below.

AFC Playoffs

Wildcard Playoffs (winners in bold)
2Kansas City (12-5)
7Cincinnati (9-8)
3Indianapolis (11-6)
6New England (10-7)
4Baltimore (10-7)
5LA Chargers (11-6)
Divisional Playoffs (winners in bold)
1Buffalo (14-3)
5LA Chargers (11-6)
2Kansas City (12-5)
3Indianapolis (11-6)
Conference Championship Game (winners in bold)
1Buffalo (14-3)
2Kansas City (12-5)

NFC Playoffs

Wildcard Playoffs (predicted winners in bold)
2San Francisco (11-6)
7LA Rams (10-7)
3Tampa Bay (11-6)
6New Orleans (11-6)
4Green Bay (10-7)
5Dallas (11-6)
Divisional Playoffs (predicted winners in bold)
1Philadelphia (13-4)
7LA Rams (10-7)
3Tampa Bay (11-6)
4Green Bay (10-7)
Conference Championship Game (predicted winner in bold)
4Green Bay (10-7)
7LA Rams (10-7)

Super Bowl LVII

Super Bowl (predicted winner in bold)
1Buffalo (14-3)
4Green Bay (10-7)

First of all, it always seems like one conference’s playoffs hold true to form and the higher seeds mostly advance and the other conference gets wild with a string of upsets. I am thus predicting the AFC playoffs to be somewhat conventional in 2022, while the NFC will have several upsets. Ultimately, I am calling for Josh Allen to outduel an aging Aaron Rodgers in the desert of Arizona to give Buffalo its first ever world championship!

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