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Bengals Playoff Chances, Odds & Prediction for 2022 NFL Season

Devon Platana
Cincinnati Bengals playoff chances, odds & predictions for the 2022 NFL season.
Cincinnati Bengals playoff chances, odds & predictions for the 2022 NFL season. / Kareem Elgazzar / USA TODAY NETWORK
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The 2021 NFL season was one to remember for the Cincinnati Bengals. Against all odds, the young team pulled off upset after upset, resulting in an unfortunate Super Bowl loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Now, Joe Burrow and co. look to take things to the next level.

The Bengals would love to repeat last season's success, but it's going to be difficult in a tough AFC North division. Each of Cincinnati's three rivals has the potential to do some damage in 2022, making a return to the playoffs challenging, to say the least.

Let's break down Cincinnati's playoff chances in 2022 using odds provided by FanDuel Sportsbook.

Bengals Playoff Chances 2022

Cincinnati is available at -115 to make the postseason. That equates to an implied probability of 53.5%, suggesting that the Bengals have their work cut out for them in 2022.

Bengals Playoff Odds 2022

FanDuel Sportsbook gives Cincinnati the second-worst odds to win the AFC North in 2022. The Bengals are available at +210 to win the division, putting them slightly behind the Baltimore Ravens (+200) and Cleveland Browns (+200), but well ahead of the Pittsburgh Steelers (+850).

Bengals Win Total Over/Under 2022

The Bengals' win total has been set at 9.5, with even -110 odds on both sides.

The Bengals own the eighth-best odds (+1300) to win the AFC outright. When it comes to their fellow AFC North teams, that puts them behind the Browns (+1000, No. 5) and Ravens (+1200, T-No. 6).

Bengals Super Bowl Odds 2022

As for the Super Bowl odds, Cincinnati is tied with the Indianapolis Colts (+2200) for the 12th-best odds to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.

Bengals 2022 Season Prediction

Even if the odds are predicting for the Bengals to be a middle-of-the-pack AFC team, I could see them surprising people.

We likely haven't seen the best from Burrow, Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and some of the Bengals' other top young players. A run to the Super Bowl brought out the best of them and all of the offseason additions should make them that much more of a threat.

I'm leaning towards the Bengals being in the AFC North race until the end, making the playoffs along the way.

Bengals 2022 Record Prediction: 11-6

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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