NFL Wild Card Predictions 2022 – Top Picks for this weekend

January 15, 2022
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Welcome to our expert NFL Wild Card Predictions for 2022.

Las Vegas Raiders @ Cincinnati Bengals

NFL Wild Card Predictions 2022

The Las Vegas Raiders just squeaked into the playoffs despite all of this adversity battling them the entire season. They have a new head coach; their top wide receiver is facing prison time and two young cornerbacks have been arrested.

It’s been a rough season but Derek Carr is taking this team as far as he can. They have a tough Wild Card date with the Cincinnati Bengals though.

Cincinnati hasn’t won a playoff game in over a decade I believe but Joe Burrow could be the quarterback to finally flip that narrative.

Him and Ja’Marr Chase have played stellar football all season, and their infectious attitudes seem to have given this team a certain swagger.

This is going to be one of the more exciting games of the bunch, but I am going to be rolling with the Bengals here. I have a lot of faith in Burrow and company while the Raiders have seriously been inconsistent.

Pick: Cincinnati Bengals

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New England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills

We already saw these two teams battle it out twice this season. The first matchup came in the freezing cold when the Patriots won by attempting just three passes.

Then the second we saw Buffalo dominate the game and pull out a win in their own stadium. This game should be one of the coldest playoff atmospheres of all time, which should make for some interesting football to say the least.

Mac Jones will get to prove what he can do on his biggest NFL stage yet while Josh Allen will try and get his team to the Super Bowl.

New England seems perfectly designed to beat the Bills right now, but lately they really haven’t looked that good.

Plus, we never know exactly how rookie quarterbacks fare in their very first playoff game, I mean just look at what happened with Allen a few years ago. This will certainly be a close game the entire way, but I have more faith in Allen than Jones, which is why I am taking the Bills.

Pick: Buffalo Bills

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Philadelphia Eagles @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

This is a very unfortunate matchup for the Eagles. This team is definitely overachieving by just making the postseason, though they are hoping to go a little further. Jalen Hurts gets to showcase his skills in the postseason for the first time behind a surprisingly strong run game. However, their defense is really the problem in this scenario.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a powerful offense despite not having Chris Godwin or Antonio Brown available. Tom Brady has proven that doubting him will only help him advance further into the playoffs and Mike Evans, Rob Gronkowski and Leonard Fournette aren’t bad weapons to have alongside him.

Brady has torn apart this Philadelphia defense in the past, and it doesn’t look like the Eagles have it in them to make it past Tampa Bay. I will be rolling with the Buccaneers in this one even with their injuries. They are a better team and are more experienced by a long shot.

Pick: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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San Francisco 49ers @ Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys

The 49ers came back from a 17-point deficit and beat the Los Angeles Rams in overtime to secure this playoff spot.

They won’t want to just go quietly into the night. Jimmy Garoppolo kind of holds this team back right now, but Deebo Samuel and George Kittle have been so amazing that it hasn’t really mattered much. Elijah Mitchell is also incredibly slept on this season.

As for their defense, Fred Warner is about the best linebacker you could ask for.

There are playmakers all over the place for San Francisco though, just like Dallas. The Cowboys weren’t a popular team at the beginning of the year but man have they turned it around.

Dak Prescott is a wonderful leader and great quarterback. Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard are quite the backfield tandem.

Then Amari Cooper and Ceedee Lamb are an excellent wideout duo. This team also has the interception leader Trevon Diggs on their team and the possible Defensive Player of the Year Micah Parsons. I didn’t expect the 49ers to make the playoffs, but here they are.

This will be a wildly close game but I have some hope that the Cowboys will walk away with the win. They have been better all season.

Pick: Dallas Cowboys

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Pittsburgh Steelers @ Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs

Everybody should know by now that it isn’t ever a good idea for fans to severely doubt a playoff team.

Yes, the Pittsburgh Steelers shouldn’t have made the playoffs but at the end of the day they did.

Ben Roethlisberger has already succeeded in the postseason in the past, and considering how badly they are being overlooked he could surprise some people.

This defense is really good and Juju Smith-Schuster is primed to make a return for the first time since about Week 4.

The Chiefs are probably the only team in the league that should be able to overlook this noise in the background. Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce are still probably the top trio in the league offensively. Their defense has also stepped up dramatically towards the back end of the year.

I am picking the Chiefs in this one but it won’t be a blowout like their previous game was earlier this season.

Pick: Kansas City Chiefs

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Arizona Cardinals @ Los Angeles Rams

Arizona Cardinals

Both of these teams admittedly don’t look that good heading into the Wild Card Round. Arizona is collapsing for the second straight year at this point in the season.

Kyler Murray is playing great and James Connor is stellar, but something just isn’t clicking right now for them.

As for the Rams, Matthew Stafford has turned the ball over quite a few times the last few weeks.

Causing their last couple of games to go down to the wire when they should have easily blown the doors off them. Despite the tremendous amount of talent split across these two rosters, I can’t say that I fully trust either of them.

I am going to go with an upset here and take the Cardinals, maybe they can avenge their poor play.

Pick: Arizona Cardinals

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NFL Wildcard Props

The best NFL Wildcard Props from the BetOnline sportsbook.

Team Props

Total Wild Card teams to win

Over 2

Under 2

Will a Wild Card team make Super Bowl

Yes +250

No -400

Will a Wild Card team win Super Bowl

Yes +550

No -1000

Player Props

Passing yards leader

Tom Brady +500

Joe Burrow +575

Matthew Stafford +575

Derek Carr +600

Dak Prescott +625

Patrick Mahomes +625

Kyler Murray +850

Jimmy Garoppolo +900

Josh Allen +1000

Ben Roethlisberger +1200

Mac Jones +1800

Jalen Hurts +2000

Receiving yards leader

Cooper Kupp +350

Ja'Marr Chase +700

Stefon Diggs +800

Deebo Samuel +850

Mike Evans +900

Travis Kelce +1100

Tyreek Hill +1100

Amari Cooper +1400

CeeDee Lamb +1400

Rob Gronkowski +1400

Diontae Johnson +1600

Tee Higgins +1600

Christian Kirk +1800

Darren Waller +2000

DeVonta Smith +2000

Hunter Renfrow +2000

Brandon Aiyuk +2200

George Kittle +2200

Breshad Perriman +2800

Chase Claypool +3300

Mecole Hardman +3300

Tyler Boyd +3300

Zach Ertz +3300

Zay Jones +3300

Cedrick Wilson +4000

A.J. Green +5000

Byron Pringle +5000

Cole Beasley +5000

Emmanuel Sanders +5000

Jakobi Meyers +5000

Odell Beckham +5000

Van Jefferson +5000

Bryan Edwards +6600

Kendrick Bourne +6600

Quez Watkins +6600

Tyler Johnson +6600

Nelson Agholor +10000

Rondale Moore +10000

Rushing yards leader

Joe Mixon +600

Elijah Mitchell +700

Josh Jacobs +700

Leonard Fournette +750

Najee Harris +750

Devin Singletary +800

Ezekiel Elliott +800

Sony Michel +900

Damien Harris +1200

Miles Sanders +1200

Clyde Edwards-Helaire+1600

Jalen Hurts +2000

James Conner +2000

Josh Allen +2000

Kyler Murray +2200

Darrel Williams +2800

Tony Pollard +2800

Deebo Samuel +3300

Rhamondre Stevenson+3300

Ronald Jones +3300

Cam Akers +4000

Chase Edmonds +4000

Will Matthew Stafford throw a pick six?



Will Joe Burrow throw for 400+ yards?

Yes +350

No -600

Will TJ Watt have a sack?

Yes -175

No +135

Will Aaron Donald have a sack?

Yes -175

No +135

Will Trevon Diggs have an interception?

Yes +250

No -400

Will Trey Lance take a snap?

Yes +150

No -200

Will any non-QB throw a pass?

Yes +200

No -300

Game Props

Highest scoring game

SF 49ers @ DAL Cowboys +325

ARI Cardinals @ LA Rams +350

LA Raiders @ CIN Bengals +400

PHI Eagles @ TB Buccaneers +400

PIT Steelers @ KC Chiefs +650

NE Patriots @ BUF Bills +750

Lowest scoring game

NE Patriots @ BUF Bills +225

PIT Steelers @ KC Chiefs +375

LA Raiders @ CIN Bengals +550

PHI Eagles @ TB Buccaneers +550

ARI Cardinals @ LA Rams +600

SF 49ers @ DAL Cowboys +650

Highest scoring team

KC Chiefs +350

TB Buccaneers +400

CIN Bengals +550

LA Rams +550

DAL Cowboys +750

SF 49ers +900

BUF Bills +1200

ARI Cardinals +1400

LV Raiders +2000

NE Patriots +2200

PHI Eagles +2200

PIT Steelers +3300

Lowest scoring team

PIT Steelers +265

NE Patriots +450

PHI Eagles +500

LV Raiders +600

ARI Cardinals +800

BUF Bills +1000

SF 49ers +1200

DAL Cowboys +1600

CIN Bengals +2000

LA Rams +2200

KC Chiefs +3300

TB Buccaneers +3300

Most points scored by any team

Over 40.5

Under 40.5

Total points scored

Over 287.5

Under 287.5

Home Team vs. Away Team point differential

Away +37.5

Home -37.5

Largest point differential in any game

Over 20.5

Under 20.5

Will any team get shut out?

Yes +1000

No -5000

Will any game go to overtime?

Yes +250

No -400

Will there be a walkoff win?

Yes +100

No -140

Will any team score a defensive/special teams TD?

Yes -800

No +450

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