NFL playoffs 2022: Which team will win the AFC North this season?

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NFL Playoffs 2022
NFL Schedule 2022 – Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) throws a pass in the first quarter of Super Bowl 56 between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022. The Rams came back in the final minutes of the game to win 23-20 on their home field.Super Bowl 56 Cincinnati Bengals Vs La Rams /

Cincinnati Bengals WynnBet Line 9.5 (O-110 /U+100)

What I like about Bengals NFL Playoffs chances:

Joe Burrow is looking like a generational talent and the organization has seen it fit to protect him finally. Adding La’el Collins is a big name addition but Ted Karras and Alex Cappa are much bigger additions to me.

This shores up the interior of their line and will allow Burrow a better pocket to throw to their talented trio of Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd as well as give Joe Mixon his best chance to run since entering the league. This offense just got even better.

Areas of Concern:

The pass rush should still be fine this season, but secondary play is still a concern for me. The unit as a whole performed admirably in the playoffs last season and really led this team to the Super Bowl. Can they sustain that kind of effort through an entire 17-game season?

Key Games:

Cincinnati has the toughest schedule in the division  Having to go to Dallas in week 2,  and Tampa in week 15. Their season may come down to how well they perform in the final 4 games ( @ TB, @NE, home to Buffalo [MNF], and home to Baltimore.)

I see the division being settled during the finale with Baltimore.

My Prediction: 10-7