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2022 NFL Divisional Round Matchups Power Rankings

By Carlos Chacon

The first-ever Super Wild Card Weekend is in the books, as the 2022 NFL Playoffs shifts from six playoff games in a week back to its original slate of four crucial postseason matchups. The Divisional Round is as unpredictable and exciting as it has ever been, and we’re here to break down each of the matchups whilst also gauging each games’ individual merits as must-watch football.

NitroBetting is ready to equip its bettors with the latest news, odds, and previews for the entirety of the 2022 NFL Playoffs. This time, let’s rank the four upcoming NFL Playoffs Divisional Round matchups along with accompanying odds and brief previews for the highly-anticipated conference semifinals stage of the postseason.

2022 NFL Divisional Round Matchups Power Rankings

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4. Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tennessee Titans

  • When: Saturday, January 22, 2022, 4:30 PM ET
  • Where: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN
  • TV: CBS
  • Radio: SiriusXM
  • Live Stream: NFL Network, NFL League Pass
  • NFL Odds: Bengals (+3.5) / Titans (-3.5)

Although this Bengals vs. Titans matchup is being overshadowed by a much bigger AFC showdown in the Midwest, there’s still plenty of intrigues to be had in this clash from the Music City.

Cincinnati’s offense led by second-year quarterback Joe Burrow along with his stacked receiving corps should prove to be a tough test for gritty Tennessee. The Titans, on the other hand, are one of the best-coached teams in the league thanks to the brilliance of Mike Vrabel on the sidelines, and they could also be getting a huge weapon back on offense with the possible return of starting running back Derrick Henry from injury.

3. Los Angeles Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • When: Sunday, January 23, 2022, 3:00 PM ET
  • Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
  • TV: NBC
  • Radio: SiriusXM
  • Live Stream: NFL Network, NFL League Pass
  • NFL Odds: Rams (+2.5) / Buccaneers (-2.5)

Both Los Angeles and Tampa Bay are hot off convincing victories in the Wild Card Round and are now set to face one another in what should be a shootout in Tampa.

It comes as quite a surprise that Tom Brady is currently 0-2 against the Rams as a Buccaneer. Then again, given what we’ve seen from Brady against the Eagles despite having a depleted arsenal in the passing game, the defending Super Bowl champs are still in fine shape. However, Matthew Stafford and the Rams just lit up the Cardinals with relative ease, and their defense was also up to the task of handing Kyler Murray one of the worst postseason starts by any NFL QB.

2. San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers

  • When: Saturday, January 22, 2022, 8:15 PM ET
  • Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
  • TV: FOX
  • Radio: SiriusXM
  • Live Stream: NFL Network, NFL League Pass
  • NFL Odds: 49ers (+6) / Packers (-6)
  • San Francisco continues its trek of reliving playoff rivalries from the 1990s with another postseason date against the Packers. And quite similar to Brady’s predicament from earlier, Green Bay is winless in its last three playoff meetings against the Niners since the 2013 campaign.

    Still, many are high on Aaron Rodgers, the frontrunner to win the regular-season MVP for the second straight year, to lift the Packers back in the NFC Championship Game. The bye should serve the boys from Lambeau well in preparation for the well-balanced 49ers, who barely escaped with a victory against the Cowboys that even had its fair share of officiating controversy to help their cause.

    1. Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs

    • When: Sunday, January 23, 2022, 6:30 PM ET
    • Where: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
    • TV: CBS
    • Radio: SiriusXM
    • Live Stream: NFL Network, NFL League Pass
    • NFL Odds: Bills (+2) / Chiefs (-2)
    • Hands down, the rematch of last year’s AFC Championship Game between the Bills and the Chiefs is the 2022 NFL Playoffs Divisional Round’s best matchup. Both Buffalo and Kansas City were expected to meet in the postseason even before the regular season began and, as luck would have it, the two were destined to meet indeed; albeit one playoff round earlier than expected.

      All eyes will be on the battle under center between Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen, who each threw for five TD passes in their respective divisional round wins. And if the potent offenses on display aren’t enough, the two teams also possess the toughest defenses in the league. The Bills finished the regular season with the best defense both in terms of yardage and scoring, whereas the Chiefs’ D allowed just 16.7 points per game over the second half of the regular season (best in the NFL during that span).

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