Before you get into the NFL games today, here are the latest NFL rosters for 2022. Sportsnaut’s NFL Power Rankings and NFL Playoff Predictions will provide additional perspective on where all 32 teams stand in the league’s 17-game schedule.
What does NFL mean?
NFL stands for National Football League, the most successful gridiron league in the world. The beginnings of professional football date back to 1892 when Pudge Heffelfinger’s contract was purchased to play a game for the Allegheny Athletic Association against the Pittsburgh Athletic Club.
In the early years of the NFL, it was known as the American Professional Football Association beginning in 1920. It later became known as the NFL, and the 1932 season featured the first true NFL playoff game between the Chicago Bears and the Portsmouth Spartans (modern-day Detroit Lions). .
Sportsnaut will provide the latest NFL scores throughout the 2022 season, with the NFL standings updated weekly.
How many teams are there in the NFL?
There are currently 32 NFL teams. The original APFA league in 1920 consisted of 14 teams. After that inaugural season, three franchises folded and four other teams lasted just one year.
When the 1922 season came around, the pre-modern iterations of the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears were formed. The Chicago Cardinals (now in Arizona) were also part of that league with the New York Giants (1925), Los Angeles Buccaneers (1926), Philadelphia Eagles (1933), Boston Redskins (1933) and Cleveland Rams (1937) in a period of 16 years.
As far as modern NFL expansion teams go, the Houston Texans are the latest. They were founded in 2002 to bring the league to 32 teams.
How many games in an NFL season?
This past season was the first time the NFL switched to an 18-week, 17-game schedule. From 1978 to 1989, 16 games were played in a period of 16 weeks without any team having a bye. The expanded NFL schedule has been part of the league’s growth over the years. It went from 14 games to 16 games back in 1978. Before that, teams played 12 games from 1947 to 1960.
Related: NFL Power Rankings
Who has the best record in the NFL?
As for the NFL standings, it’s still early days in the 2022 NFL season. However, as of the end of Week 5, the Philadelphia Eagles are the only undefeated team left in the NFL. The first place team in the NFC East is currently 5-0 and has one of the best offenses and defenses in the NFL so far this season.
How many playoff teams are there in the NFL?
In the pandemic-focused 2020 NFL season, the league added a seventh playoff team to the AFC and NFC. This continued the following season and will continue to do so. The NFL line will dictate the final schedule.
The four division winners in each conference earn automatic bids to the NFL playoffs with three other wild card teams in each conference. Since 2020, only the top seed in each conference has earned a first-round bye through Wild Card Weekend. Before that, the top two teams split on the opening weekend. Here’s how the first-round playoff format is constructed.
- No. 7 seed vs. no. 2 seeds
- No. 6 seed vs. no. 3 seeds
- no. 5 seed vs. no. 4 seeds
When is the NFL Super Bowl?
Super Bowl LVII will be held at State Farm Stadium in Arizona. The match will start on February 12, 2023.
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From 1967-78, the Super Bowl was played in early January. It moved to the end of January 1979-2003 and the first Sunday in February from 2004-2021. Last year was the first time it was played on the second Sunday in February and will continue to be played on that day in due course.
Who won the 2022 Super Bowl.
In his first season with the Los Angeles Rams, Matthew Stafford led his team to a dramatic 23-20 victory over Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI. Cooper Kupp won the game’s MVP with 92 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Recent Super Bowl winners
- 2022: Los Angeles Rams over Cincinnati Bengals (23-20)
- 2021: Tampa Bay Buccaneers over Kansas City Chiefs (31-9)
- 2020: Kansas City Chiefs over San Francisco 49ers (31-20)
- 2019: New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Rams (13-3)
- 2018: Philadelphia Eagles over New England Patriots (41-33)
- 2017: New England Patriots over Atlanta Falcons (34-28)
- 2016: Denver Broncos over Carolina Panthers (24-10)
- 2015: New England Patriots over Seattle Seahawks (28-24)
- 2014: Seattle Seahawks over Denver Broncos (43-8)
- 2013: Baltimore Ravens over San Francisco 49ers (34-31)