Now that we have the official 2022 NFL schedule, let’s take a look at some of the most exciting games for punters of the 2022 season!
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Week 1: Broncos at Seahawks
Monday, September 12, 2022 | 8:15 p.m. ET | ESPN/ABC
Russell Wilson will return to Seattle but this time in orange.
The nine-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion who was drafted by the sea hawks in 2012 will come to town in prime time as Broncos with his slew of new weapons looking to show Seattle he can still cook. The irreconcilable differences between Wilson and the Seahawks will be the elephant in the room as this game unfolds: Will Seahawks fans feel more loyal to Russ or their home team?
One thing is certain: Denver will bet big on its new quarterback. With sports betting legal throughout Colorado, I expect this game to be heavily wagered and player props on Wilson and his receivers to be popular picks on SI Sportsbook.
Week 2: Chargers at Chiefs
Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 8:15 p.m. ET | First video
The two division favorites will square off at Arrowhead at the start of the primetime season on Thursday night.
The two teams shared the 2021 series, with the Chiefs losing the first at home and not covering the 7 point gap while the Chargers generously rewarded gamblers. However, in December, the tables turned and the Chiefs won an overtime thriller at SOFI Stadium, covering the gap by 3.5 points and the teams going over by 51.5 points.
Two of the hottest young quarterbacks with regular hitting offenses: What’s not to love? Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert both led their teams to hit the most in 10 of 17 contests. Will Mahomes and his crew look alike without Tyreek Hill? Will Herbert and the Chargers bounce back from their overtime loss to the Raiders in Week 18? You’ll need to log in to find out.
Week 3: Packers at Buccaneers
Sunday September 25, 2022 | 4:25 p.m. ET | Fox
Four-time MVP Aaron Rodgers vs. three-time MVP Tom Brady?
Average QB age: 41.5.
In Tom Brady’s first match with the Packers since he hasn’t retired, he’ll be looking to prove he’s still in the top flight.
While many argue Brady was the rightful 2021 MVP winner, Rodgers will be looking to win this one in an attempt to prove he’s the rightful owner of MVP No. 4.
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What will Rodgers be like without Davante Adams?
Will Tom play without Gronk?
The last time these two faced off was in the 2021 NFC Championship Game, which the Buccaneers won, 31-26, en route to the Super Bowl. Green Bay was favored by 3.5, but Tampa Bay upset and the game topped the 52.5 projection.
MVP versus GOAT. Place your bets.
Week 4: Chefs at Buccaneers
Sunday October 2, 2022 | 8:20 p.m. ET | NBC
A Revenge of Super Bowl LV!
AKA Mini GOAT versus The GOAT.
There’s no doubt in my mind that Mahomes wants another shot at this one after an embarrassing 31-9 loss on Super Bowl LV’s Biggest Stage.
The Chiefs failed to cover the 3-point gap and as a result the teams fell short of the 55.5 total as Tom Brady and the Bucs had their way with the Chiefs. Mahomes failed to score a touchdown as Brady silenced the doubters and we all watched in awe.
Brady will do everything he can to win this one and get the home court advantage once again. Another bloody lip might be on the tap.
Week 6: Invoices at Chiefs
Sunday, October 16, 2022 | 4:25 p.m. ET | SCS
In what could be a preview of the AFC Championship game, Josh Allen and Mahomes will do battle again at Arrowhead Stadium.
In what was the most adrenaline-charged game in recent memory, the Chiefs won an overtime shootout in last season’s Divisional Round, erasing the 54.5 game total and covering the gap of 3.5 points en route to the AFC Championship game.
The 42-36 game sparked a change in overtime rules and ignited social media as we all picked sides on whether Allen and the Invoices should have had a chance to respond after Mahomes connected with Travis Kelce for a touchdown on the first overtime possession. The overtime rules remain the same for the regular season, so will Allen call the tail again? Place your bets.
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