Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

The 2022 NFL season is finally here! It was a great offseason with 9 teams hiring new Head Coaches, a super Bowl winning quarterback being traded, All-Pro Wide Receivers on new teams, and a hectic free agency period. All of that excitement has led us to this. As we look ahead to the 2022 season, there are still a ton of question marks effecting every team. Matthew Stafford’s elbow injury, Tampa Bay’s new look offense, and Cincinnati’s improved offensive line are just a few story lines to keep an eye on ahead of our 2022 NFL Predictions.

From 2020 to 2021, there was a 50% turnover in the teams that made the playoffs with only 7 teams making it to the tournament over the last 2 seasons. The only teams to win their divisions each of the last two seasons are Tennessee, Buffalo, Kansas City, and Green Bay. The point is there is always a ton of turnover in the NFL each season, and trying to predict the playoff teams is equal parts art and science.

Shemon & Sheppard have a long standing tradition of keeping track of our preseason predictions. Pete Sheppard called the 2019 LSU national championship before the season kicked off. Chris has Tom Brady and the Bucs winning the title in TB12’s first season in TB. And Craig… well Craig always tries really hard to get his picks right, but nothing has hit yet. So here we are. The Shemon & Sheppard 2022 NFL predictions. We will give you divisional winners, the 3 Wild Card teams from each conference, conference championship matchups, and Super Bowl winner.

  • AFC East

    2022 NFL Predictions Josh Allen

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    Craig: Buffalo Bills

    Pete: Buffalo Bills

    Chris: Buffalo Bills

  • AFC North

    2022 NFL Predictions

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    Craig: Baltimore Ravens

    Pete: Cincinnati Bengals

    Chris: Baltimore Ravens

  • AFC South

    2022 NFL Predictions Colts

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    Craig: Indianapolis Colts

    Pete: Indianapolis Colts

    Chris: Indianapolis Colts

  • AFC West

    2022 NFL Predictions

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    Craig: Los Angeles Chargers

    Pete: Los Angeles Chargers

    Chris: Los Angeles Chargers

  • AFC Wild Card Teams

    2022 NFL Predictions

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    Craig: Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs, Las Vegas Raiders

    Pete: Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, Las Vegas Raiders

    Chris: Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs, Las Vegas Raiders

  • NFC East

    2022 NFL Predictions

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    Craig: Dallas Cowboys

    Pete: Dallas Cowboys

    Chris: Philadelphia Eagles

  • NFC North

    2022 NFL Predictions Packers

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    Craig: Green Bay Packers

    Pete: Green Bay Packers

    Chris: Minnesota Vikings

  • NFC South

    2022 NFL Predictions Buccaneers

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    Craig: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Pete: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Chris: New Orleans Saints

  • NFC West

    2022 NFL Predictions NFC West

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    Craig: Los Angeles Rams

    Pete: Los Angeles Rams

    Chris: Los Angeles Rams

  • NFC Wild Card Teams

    2022 NFL Predictions

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    Craig: Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers

    Pete: Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers

    Chris: San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals

  • AFC Championship Game

    2022 NFL Predictions AFC Championship

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    Craig: Los Angeles Chargers vs Buffalo Bills

    Pete: Los Angeles Chargers vs Buffalo Bills

    Chris: Los Angeles Chargers vs. Buffalo Bills

  • NFC Championship Game

    2022 NFL Predictions NFC Championship Game

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    Craig: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Los Angeles Rams

    Pete: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Los Angeles Rams

    Chris: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Los Angeles Rams

  • Super Bowl Matchup

    2022 NFL Predictions Super Bowl

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    Craig: Los Angeles Chargers vs. Los Angeles Rams

    Pete: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Buffalo Bills

    Chris: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Buffalo Bills

  • Super Bowl Champs

    2022 NFL Predictions Champion

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    Craig: Los Angeles Chargers

    Pete: Buffalo Bills

    Chris: Buffalo Bills

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