With each team playing just 17 games in a single season, every game becomes important. That said, things get a little more stressful in the second half of the season, with the playoff picture beginning to take shape. We have reached the point in the 2022 NFL season where teams are going to start being officially eliminated, while others will clinch playoff spots, putting pressure on every team still in the hunt. There are a lot of games on the schedule this weekend that have playoff ramifications, so a lot of great games to wager on. Let’s focus on a few that are in the must watch and wager category.
Week 10 NFL Season 2022Seattle Seahawks at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
We have a pair of division leaders going head-to-head here, but they are proving that not all divisions are created equal. The Seattle Seahawks have been one of the surprise teams of the season, going 6-3 through their opening 9 games. The Bucs are a surprise, too, but for very different reasons. They are fortunate that the NFC South looks weak this season, as their 4-5 record would have them struggling in most every other division in the NFL. This has to be considered a must win for the Buccaneers.Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills
Another game featuring division leaders, but with this one, we are also looking at a pair of teams who many consider to be among the favorites to win the Super Bowl. Could this, in fact, be a bit of a Super Bowl preview? The Vikings are red hot at the moment and running away with the NFC North with a 7-1 mark. The Bills are 6-2, but they will be looking to bounce back after losing to the New York Jets this past weekend. For them, it’s all about getting back to winning ways and keeping the top spot away from the surging Jets.Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers
Unless things change dramatically in the second half of the season, we are going to see the Green Bay Packers miss out on the playoffs. Sure, we all thought they might take a step back after losing Davante Adams in the offseason, but I don’t think too many of us believed that they would be 3-6 and on a 5-game losing skid. They need to get back to winning ways ASAP, but they have another tough one this weekend, with the Dallas Cowboys coming to town. Dallas is trying to run down Philly and are sitting at 6-2 on the season.LA Chargers at San Francisco 49ers
While the Chargers have not really been that impressive, they have found a way to grind out wins and are sitting at 5-3 on the season. That record has them withing a game of the Chiefs in the AFC West but given that KC are not about to let up, the Chargers need to start stringing together more wins. It’s never easy to go to San Francisco, but with the 49ers at 4-4 and struggling to find their identity, this might be an opportunity for the Chargers to get themselves a signature win.