NFL Full Preview and Predictions | A Structured Analysis and Betting Guide to the 2022 NFL Season

Wondering if your favorite team will make the playoffs this year, or if you should take a chance on their over? Need to know what each team’s odds to win their division or the Super Bowl are? Well, everything you need to know about the 2022 NFL season is finally here at Happy Hour Sports along with expert predictions. Each team’s projected record, the final award winners, a finalized playoff bracket, and more! We have done the research so you don’t have to, so grab a drink for happy hour or whenever you're reading this, because at Happy Hour Sports it's always 5 o’clock.


Every day we get closer and closer to football season and it makes me very excited. Over the past few weeks I broke down each division in the NFC to try and predict how things would play out. I looked at the most important roster changes for each team in the conference and then discussed where they would finish in the division and what their record would be. Check those out at these links: West, North, South, East. However, now is the time where I test my expertise and skills and give you all my full NFL predictions. That’s right, the final record for each team, the playoff outcomes, and my award predictions all in one spot. Let me know what you think on Twitter @DeejHHSports.


It is a lot of work, but this is the kind of stuff that I truly love. I am also super curious to hear from you all! Whether I am spot on with what you think, or way off, let me know in the comments or on Twitter. Anyway, let’s get into it!


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General Information/Projected Records:

Cardinals, Falcons, Ravens, Bills, Panthers, Bears, Bengals, Browns, Cowboys, Broncos, Lions, Packers, Texans, Colts, Jaguars, Chiefs, Raiders, Chargers, Rams, Dolphins, Vikings, Patriots Saints, Giants, Jets, Eagles, Steelers, 49ers, Seahawks, Buccaneers, Titans, Commanders


Projected Award Winners | Playoff Bracket | Regular Schedule Breakdown

 

General Information - Odds to win Division, Odds to win Super Bowl, Win Total, Projected Record, Best Bet, Best Offensive/Defensive Player, Best Rookie, Fantasy Must Have:

Here you will find everything you need from a betting standpoint for each team in the NFL. I have also provided you with my projected records (see how the records came together at the bottom of the article), best bets, and fantasy must have players. Best bets are all plays I plan on making for the season after all of my research and the fantasy players are people I would absolutely target in their respective rounds or via trade if necessary. We love our sports here at Happy Hour Sports, so I wanted to ensure we covered the fantasy, content, and betting angles in this all encompassing guide. Thank you so much for checking it/us out! Please subscribe if you enjoy this type of content, it is free and helps us out a lot.


Arizona Cardinals:

Division Winner: +350

Super Bowl Winner: +3000

Win Total: 8.5

Projected Record: 9-8

Best Bet: To finish 3rd in the NFC West +165

Fantasy Must Have: Marquise Brown, WR


Atlanta Falcons:

Division Winner: +3000

Super Bowl Winner: +25000

Win Total: 4.5

Projected Record: 3-14

Best Bet: Under 4.5 Wins +100

Fantasy Must Have: Drake London, WR


Baltimore Ravens:

Division Winner: +145

Super Bowl Winner: +2000

Win Total: 10.5

Projected Record: 10-7

Best Bet: Over 9.5 Wins -175

Fantasy Must Have: Rashod Bateman, WR


Buffalo Bills:

Division Winner: -230

Super Bowl Winner: +600

Win Total: 11.5

Projected Record: 13-4

Best Bet: Over 11.5 -135 AND Bills Best Record in NFL +450

Fantasy Must Have: Bills D/ST


Carolina Panthers:

Division Winner: +1500

Super Bowl Winner: +10000

Win Total: 6.5

Projected Record: 10-7

Best Bet: Over 6.5 +105 AND Panthers to Make Playoffs +400

Fantasy Must Have: Christian McCaffrey, RB


Chicago Bears:

Division Winner: +1200

Super Bowl Winner: +12000

Win Total: 5.5

Projected Record: 4-13

Best Bet: Under 4.5 Wins +185

Fantasy Must Have: Darnell Mooney, WR


Cincinnati Bengals:

Division Winner: +170

Super Bowl Winner: +2200

Win Total: 9.5

Projected Record: 11-6

Best Bet: Bengals to Make Playoffs -150 AND First in Division +180

Fantasy Must Have: Ja’Marr Chase, WR


Cleveland Browns:

Division Winner: +370

Super Bowl Winner: +3000

Win Total: 8.5

Projected Record: 7-10

Best Bet: Under 8.5 Wins -160

Fantasy Must Have: Nick Chubb, RB


Dallas Cowboys:

Division Winner: +145

Super Bowl Winner: +2000

Win Total: 10.5

Projected Record: 9-8

Best Bet: To Finish 2nd in Division +200

Fantasy Must Have: Dalton Schultz, TE


Denver Broncos:

Division Winner: +260

Super Bowl Winner: +1700

Win Total: 9.5

Projected Record: 9-8

Best Bet: Under 9.5 Wins +115

Fantasy Must Have: Javonte Williams, RB


Detroit Lions:

Division Winner: +950

Super Bowl Winner: +10000

Win Total: 6.5

Projected Record: 8-9

Best Bet: Over 6.5 Wins -125

Fantasy Must Have: TJ Hockenson, TE


Green Bay Packers:

Division Winner: -155

Super Bowl Winner: +1200

Win Total: 10.5

Projected Record: 12-5

Best Bet: Over 10.5 Wins -160

Fantasy Must Have: Allen Lazard, WR


Houston Texans:

Division Winner: +2500

Super Bowl Winner: +30000

Win Total: 4.5

Projected Record: 2-15

Best Bet: Stay Away, If anything take the under

Fantasy Must Have: Dameon Pierce, RB


Indianapolis Colts:

Division Winner: -125

Super Bowl Winner: +2200

Win Total: 9.5

Projected Record: 10-7

Best Bet: To Make Playoffs -172

Fantasy Must Have: Matt Ryan, QB


Jacksonville Jaguars:

Division Winner: +750

Super Bowl Winner: +12000

Win Total:

Projected Record: 7-10

Best Bet: Over 6.5 Wins +115

Fantasy Must Have: Travis Etienne, RB


Kansas City Chiefs:

Division Winner: +155

Super Bowl Winner: +1000

Win Total: 10.5

Projected Record: 12-5

Best Bet: Over 10.5 Wins -115

Fantasy Must Have: JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR


Las Vegas Raiders:

Division Winner: +700

Super Bowl Winner: +4000

Win Total: 8.5

Projected Record: 9-8

Best Bet: To Finish 3rd in Division +235

Fantasy Must Have: Derek Carr, QB


Los Angeles Chargers:

Division Winner: +240

Super Bowl Winner: +1400

Win Total: 10

Projected Record: 11-6

Best Bet: Over 10 Wins -140

Fantasy Must Have: Justin Herbert, QB


Los Angeles Rams:

Division Winner: +125

Super Bowl Winner: +1100

Win Total: 10.5

Projected Record: 13-4

Best Bet: Over 10.5 Wins -110

Fantasy Must Have: Cam Akers, RB


Miami Dolphins:

Division Winner: +450

Super Bowl Winner: +4000

Win Total: 8.5

Projected Record: 7-10

Best Bet: Under 8.5 +115

Fantasy Must Have: Tyreek Hill, WR


Minnesota Vikings:

Division Winner: +240

Super Bowl Winner: +4000

Win Total: 9.5

Projected Record: 9-8

Best Bet: To NOT Make Playoffs -104

Fantasy Must Have: Adam Thielen, WR


New England Patriots:

Division Winner: +500

Super Bowl Winner: +4000

Win Total: 8.5

Projected Record: 8-9

Best Bet: To Finish 2nd in Division, +170

Fantasy Must Have: Patriots D/ST


New Orleans Saints:

Division Winner: +300

Super Bowl Winner: +4000

Win Total: 8.5

Projected Record: 8-9

Best Bet: To Not Make Playoffs -144

Fantasy Must Have: Alvin Kamara, RB


New York Giants:

Division Winner: +750

Super Bowl Winner: +8500

Win Total: 7.5

Projected Record: 4-13

Best Bet: Under 7.5 Wins -145, Take the Under Down to 5.5

Fantasy Must Have: Saquan Barkley, RB


New York Jets:

Division Winner: +2000

Super Bowl Winner: +15000

Win Total: 5.5

Projected Record: 4-13

Best Bet: Under 5.5 Wins +125 AND Breece Hall Over 5.5 Rushing TDs -115

Fantasy Must Have: Breece Hall, RB


Philadelphia Eagles:

Division Winner: +145

Super Bowl Winner: +2500

Win Total: 9.5

Projected Record: 12-5

Best Bet: To Win Division +145 AND Over 9.5 Wins -145

Fantasy Must Have: AJ Brown, WR


Pittsburgh Steelers:

Division Winner: +950

Super Bowl Winner: +7000

Win Total: 7.5

Projected Record: 5-12

Best Bet: Najee Harris Over 1100.5 Rushing Yards -110

Fantasy Must Have: Najee Harris, RB


San Francisco 49ers:

Division Winner: +175

Super Bowl Winner: +1600

Win Total: 9.5

Projected Record: 10-7

Best Bet: Over 9.5 Wins -160

Fantasy Must Have: Trey Lance, QB


Seattle Seahawks:

Division Winner: +1500

Super Bowl Winner: +15000

Win Total: 5.5

Projected Record: 7-10

Best Bet: Over 5.5 Wins -135

Fantasy Must Have: Rashad Penny, RB