6 NFL teams that could win their first Super Bowl in 2022

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On Thursday night, the Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Rams will kick off Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season. As crazy as it would be, this could also be the matchup that ends the 2022 NFL season on February 12 next year at Super Bowl LVII. Among the 56 previous Super Bowl champions throughout NFL history, there are currently still 12 teams in the NFL that have zero Lombardi trophies to their name.

That’s more than a third of the league at this point, which over the course of 56 going on 57 years is a little crazy. We’ve already taken a look at the 12 teams that have never won a Super Bowl throughout their franchise’s history. Some of these teams at least have the excuse of only being around for 30 or fewer years of the Super Bowl era.

Now, it’s time to take a look at which of these 12 teams have the best chance of ending their Super Bowl drought in 2022.

Which NFL teams could win their first Super Bowl in 2022?

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6. Minnesota Vikings

Out of 12 potential teams to win their first Super Bowl title in 2022, I think the Minnesota Vikings are right at the threshold of contender and pretender. Their inclusion in this list in the first place might seem odd if you read my 2022 predictions post because I have the Lions, not the Vikings, finishing second place in the NFC North. Of course, even though that might be my prediction for the season, I also acknowledge it may not be the likeliest outcome.

The Vikings have a little too much “new” in my opinion to truly win the Super Bowl this season with a new GM, new head coach, new offensive and defensive system, and an almost entirely reloaded defensive roster. That “new” could also be good for the Vikings, but I think the odds are against a Kirk Cousins-led team to get into the “teams with a Super Bowl win” category.

5. Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans were the AFC’s no. 1 overall seed last year, which is still shocking to type even today. Especially considering the fact that Derrick Henry didn’t play a lot of last season, the Titans’ team success is rather staggering. I’m just so low on this team heading into 2022.

I think this team’s window of opportunity with Ryan Tannehill has all but closed. I think the loss of Harold Landry is going to be brutal. I hate the AJ Brown trade. I applaud Mike Vrabel for doing such a tremendous job over the last handful of years, but I don’t see the Titans even making the playoffs this year.

Still, as the reigning no. 1 seed in the AFC, I think they deserve to be included on this list. This is a team that has been a better sum of its parts than anything else and they’ve now given us a big enough sample size and reason to believe that they could do exactly that again in 2022.