We’re about halfway through the 2022 NFL season and things have been… interesting this year. The league quickly tiered with a few elite units, a few dregs, and then everyone else who seemed to be of similar quality.
Therefore, predicting what will happen next is a rather difficult task. However, this is what we decided to do. In the box below you will see our revised forecasts for the season. We have done this exercise.but, armed with new information, we will try again.
What did Jason La Canfora, Pete Prisco, John Breach, Ryan Wilson and I predict? We are glad that you asked because the answer to this question is contained below. Here are a few notes before we get into the predicted standings for each division, wildcard groups, and Super Bowl contestants:
- Our panellists agreed much more on how things will play out in the AFC than in the NFC, which makes sense given how far this season has come.
- Three of the eight divisions finished unanimously: AFC East, AFC South and NFC East.
- We had six unanimous AFC playoffs: Bills, Titans, Ravens, Chiefs, Dolphins and Bengals. There have only been four unanimous playoff teams in the NFC: the Eagles, Vikings, 49ers, and Cowboys.
- Other teams that received at least one playoff vote were the Chargers, Patriots, Giants, Packers, Buccaneers, Saints, Falcons, and Seahawks.
- Our experts teamed up for a total of five different teams to compete in the Super Bowl. Only one contestant (me) didn’t change their Super Bowl game from pre-season to off-season, though several panelists kept the same champion and simply changed who that team would win. We have three different teams that are considered Super Bowl champions, two from the AFC and one from the NFC.
Okay, let’s get to those predictions.