It isn’t long until the 2022-2023 NFL season kicks off, and all eyes are on teams like the Buffalo Bills to see if they hit their potential. Last season’s shock dark horses, the Cincinnati Bengals, narrowly lost the Super Bowl to the Los Angeles Rams, but most experts foresee a completely different fixture in 2023.
Several teams have undergone serious changes, with legendary players such as Ben Roethlisberger hanging up their boots and some interesting trades happening over the summer. Current favorites to win the 2023 Super Bowl include the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Green Bay Packers, but whether can make the grade remains to be seen.
Predicting the outcome of the 2022-2023 NFL season is dependent on several factors, from in-form teams and players to new rookies looking to make their mark on the league. Keep reading to find out our projections for the season ahead.
Betting on the NFL
NFL enthusiasts can get huge pleasure out of predicting how the oncoming season will unfold without betting, but the vast majority of people look for new season projections to help them wager. There are countless ways to place NFL bets, and one of the most popular before a season starts is futures bets. For example, the bookies are placing Buffalo Bills at the top of the pile this year, with Super Bowl winning odds of around +700.
Futures are just one of the many popular bet types that fans enjoy. Punters also love placing NFL parlay bets on several games simultaneously, especially when they come off successfully. These can be some of the most rewarding bets to make, although you have to be prepared to take the risk. All it takes is one wrong prediction to lose the whole bet, so be careful.
How the NFL 2022-2023 season will kick off
NFL fans are licking their lips at the prospect of several intriguing NFL Week 1 games. The season kicks off on September 8, with the Buffalo Bills taking on the Los Angeles Rams in the SoFi Stadium. Will the Rams be able to hit the ground running after their Super Bowl 2022 triumph? It’s set to be a thrilling start to the season as the Super Bowl 2023 favorites take on the reigning champions.
Elsewhere, the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Arizona Cardinals on September 11. The Chiefs and the Cardinals have two of the most potent and exciting offenses in the NFL, so we’re expecting a high-scoring match with plenty of electrifying action.
Also on September 11, the Las Vegas Raiders take on the Los Angeles Chargers. Both teams have a point to prove after their crazy 35-32 Week 18 game last season, which ended in favor of the Raiders. It’s clear that the 2022-2023 season will be exhilarating right from the outset.
Favorites for the 2022-2023 season
It’s difficult to accurately predict the 2023 Super Bowl winners before the season has even started. At this point, predictions are generally made on the basis of new trades and players rather than team form or tactics. Nevertheless, there are a few teams that are more likely than others to succeed.
You can find the top favorites below:
The Bills have been quieter than most teams in the offseason, but the high-profile acquisition of Von Miller should make an immediate impact. Thirteen seconds of madness cost them against the Chiefs last year, and the whole roster will be determined to put those unpleasant memories to bed with a Super Bowl triumph.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers have Tom Brady on their side, one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. As a result, anything is possible and plenty of analysts are tipping the Buccaneers to go all the way.
The bookies don’t look too kindly on the Bengals, with Super Bowl 2023 winning odds of +1100. We’re sure they won’t mind, as last season’s dark horses thrived on the lack of pressure and attention. In the end, they lost out by a matter of a few points, and there’s every chance they’ll go the whole way this season.
Players to watch in 2022
New NFL seasons are always exciting due to the new players looking to make an impact. Breakout players in training camps cause a lot of talk, and many of them go on to become star players. Keep an eye on the following hotly-tipped players:
- Gregory Rousseau
- Velus Jones Jr.
- Romeo Doubs
- Rondale Moore