Updated: Sep 15, 2022
There is no doubt that from early September until the end of January, Sundays belong to the NFL.
Each Sunday, the NFL schedule supplies us with a generous amount of early games (1 pm ET starts) and then back it up with another generous amount of late games. (415pm ET starts)
However, there is only one Prime-Time Sunday night game, and for both fans and players alike, there is always something special about watching or being a part of the Sunday nighter.
When it comes to betting on Sunday Night Football (SNF), this is often the most wagered-upon game.
Bettors need to be aware these lines can be very sharp because of their popularity, and line movements can occur throughout the day as the betting public watches one set of games end and start to focus on the next ones.
Below we walk you through all the 2022 NFL Sunday Night Football games and provide information and some tips to consider when betting on the Prime-Time game.
Sunday Night Football Betting
Like all NFL games on the schedule, online sportsbooks provide many betting options for SNF, ranging from obscure player props to mainstream point spread options.
The most popular types of bets continue to be the traditional ones:
- Point Spread betting
- Moneyline betting
- Totals (O/U) betting
As the US continues to expand its legalization of sports betting, the appetite for player prop bets only continues to grow.
Today’s bettor has more prop betting options than ever before, and as sportsbooks continue to try and differentiate themselves, the prop betting menu will only continue to grow.
NFL Sunday Night Football Schedule
Week 1: September 11: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Dallas Cowboys
It’s the first SNF Prime-Time game of the season, and the schedule makers deliver us an absolute beauty.
America’s team, the Dallas Cowboys, is hosting America’s sweetheart and NFL G.O.A.T., Tom Brady.
Last year, Brady did not make a Super Bowl appearance.
That was only the second time in the previous six Super Bowls that Super Tom failed to be a part of. Hard to bet against him this year, even at age 45.
Week 2: September 18: Chicago Bears Vs. Green Bay Packers
On October 17th, 2021, Aaron Rodgers responded to a double finger salute from a Chicago Bears fan with the famous line: “I still own you.”
Immediately the social media world turned that line into an instant classic. What makes that line so funny is that it’s true.
In 27 career games against Chicago, Rodgers has a 109.2 passer rating, with 6,500 passing yards and 61 touchdown passes.
He also has 22 wins in those 27 starts. Chicago will be in-tough in Lambeau, Week 2.
Week 3: September 25: San Francisco 49ers Vs. Denver Broncos
When we think about the San Francisco 49ers, one has to wonder who will be their starting QB in this game.
Trey Lance is expected by many to be named the Week 1 starter, but that is not a guarantee.
Jimmy Garoppolo, their starter for the last four and a half seasons, is still on the team. Lance started two games for San Francisco last year. I suspect he will be under center for this one.
What isn’t up for debate is who will be the starting QB for the Broncos.
Now that Denver has addressed the quarterback issues that have plagued them the last few years, expectations are a mile high in the Mile High city.
No offense, Drew Lock.
Week 4: October 2: Kansas City Chiefs Vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
When you have a marketing tool like Tom Brady, you are wise to use it as much as possible. It’s only Week 4, but already we have our second Brady appearance.
Most NFL fans will remember the Chiefs and Bucs battled only two Super Bowls ago.
Despite being the betting favorite, the Chiefs were no match for Mr. Brady, and the Bucs won easily,
Super Tom was an efficient 21 of 29 for just 201 yards that game, which was won in the trenches.
Tampa Bay rushed for 150 yards, and Patrick Mahomes was under a lot of pressure early and often.
A year and a half later, it will be interesting to see how the Chiefs match up to this current Buccaneers squad.
One that appears to be without Rob Gronkowski (retired) and has a new head coach.
Week 5: October 9: Cincinnati Bengals Vs. Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens were a disappointing 8-9 last year, and against the spread (ATS), they were also just 8-9.
Meanwhile, the Bengals surprised bettors and fans alike last year.
ATS, Cincinnati was 10-7 in the regular season and continued their winning ways in the playoffs, eventually losing to the Los Angeles Rams, 23-20 in the Super Bowl.
If you like to watch superstar QBs play football, this game lines up as a must-watch.
Lamar Jackson is a former MVP and arguably the greatest running QB of all time. (Apologies to Michael Vick, Randall Cunningham, and other mobile passing legends.)
In his first full season as a QB, Joe Burrow took the Bengals to the Super Bowl. It will be interesting to see how much better he can get this year.
Week 6: October 16: Dallas Cowboys Vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Assuming that the New York Giants and Washington Commanders both live up to expectations, which are not very high for either one of those teams, then this game could go a long way to deciding the NFC East winner.
In their two games against each other last year, it was the Cowboys who put up 92 points and won them both. Overall, Dallas was the best team in the NFL ATS at 13-4.
The Eagles were a respectable 8-8-1 ATS in 2021
Week 7: October 23: Pittsburgh Steelers Vs. Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins made a big splash this offseason, poaching Tyreek Hill away from the Kansas City Chiefs, giving their oft-maligned QB, Tua Tagovailoa yet another weapon.
Much has been said about Tua’s inability to throw the deep ball so far in his short NFL career.
Tua supporters point out how poorly the offensive line has played in front of him.
His detractors seem less concerned about the O-Line play and more about the 6.6 yards per pass he is averaging in his 21 career starts.
In Ben Roethlisberger’s farewell tour last year, the Steelers struggled to find wins but did manage to go 8-9 against the spread.
Week 8: October 30: Green Bay Packers Vs. Buffalo Bills
Josh Allen is the betting favorite at many sportsbooks for this year’s NFL MVP award.
Taking care of business against Aaron Rodgers and his Packers at home will help Allen’s MVP argument.
Rodgers is the two-time defending NFL MVP, but this year he won’t have Davante Adams to throw the ball to. Last year, the Packers an impressive 12-5 ATS.
The Bills were seconds away from knocking off the Kansas City Chiefs in the playoffs, but instead watched Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce do the impossible and break their hearts.
Buffalo has Super Bowl expectations this year, beating Green Bay at home will prove they are a true contender.
Week 9: November 6: Tennessee Titans Vs. Kansas City Chiefs
In 2020, Derrick Henry won his second consecutive rushing yards title and cemented himself at the time as the game’s best running back.
2021 started off just as impressively for Henry until he suffered a broken bone in his foot.
As Derrick Henry goes, so goes the Titans’ offense. The Titans will need all of Henry and then some to pull out a Prime-Time victory in a very touch stadium for visiting teams.
Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are in arguably the league’s most difficult division.
With Derek Carr, Justin Herbert, and Russell Wilson all playing in the AFC West now, the Chiefs’ offense will have to be as good as everyone expects it can be.
Week 10: November 13: Los Angeles Chargers Vs. San Francisco 49ers
California bragging rights are on the line as the Chargers drive down the highway to take on their in-state rivals, the 49ers.
By Week 10 of the season, we will have a good understanding of the quarterback situation going on in San Francisco.
Has Trey Lance taken over as the number one QB? Is he living up to expectations as a player who can lead a championship team?
The Chargers have six games against the Chiefs, Raiders, and Broncos on their calendar, so piling up wins against teams outside their division will be key to their playoff chances.
In 2021, Herbert and the company were just 8-9 ATS. They expect to be better this year.
Week 11: November 20: Cincinnati Bengals Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
On their way to a 10-win season and a Super Bowl appearance, the Cincinnati Bengals took care of business against their divisional rivals from Pittsburgh.
In their two wins against the Steelers, Cincinnati outscored them by a total of 45 points.
The Steelers drafted QB Kenny Pickett with their first-round pick this year and also acquired Mitch Trubinsky to replace the retired Big Ben.
They will need one of those two players to step up and lead the offense if they hope to get an SNF win at home in this one.
Week 12: November 27: Green Bay Packers Vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Fans of the NFL already know how good Aaron Rodgers is. There is no debate about the back-to-back defending NFL MVP winner.
What is an interesting debate is how good Jalen Hurts is. Those who believe in Jalen think he is the perfect choice to lead the Eagles to the top of the NFC East and the playoffs.
His detractors are ready to move on from Hurts and think Philadelphia will need another QB in order to take the next step.
Philadelphia was just 8-8-1 ATS last year. A victory at home against the always difficult Packers will be a great way to quiet any detractors Hurts currently has.
Week 13: December 4: Indianapolis Colts Vs. Dallas Cowboys
For 14 seasons and over 8000 passing attempts, NFL fans have watched Matt Ryan tear apart NFL defenses as a member of the Atlanta Falcons.
Now, Ryan has arrived in Indianapolis, where Colts fans are hoping he is the QB who can lead them into the playoffs and beyond.
Last year, the Colts were an impressive 10-7 ATS but fell short of their playoff goals with a disappointing Week 18 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Cowboys are very familiar with Prime-Time games and Indianapolis will have achieved a notable win if they can escape the Lonestar state with a Sunday Night victory.
Week 14: December 11: Kansas City Chiefs Vs. Denver Broncos
The atmosphere in Colorado will be electric for this one!
Both of these teams have Super Bowl aspirations this year, and one of the big reasons Denver paid so much to acquire Russell Wilson is because of critical divisional games like this.
A Week 14 win against the Chiefs has a chance to be a statement game for the Broncos. Last year, without Wilson as their QB, the Broncos were just 8-9 ATS.
With Russ as their starter this year, they will be favorites on the betting card a lot more often.
In Week 18 last year, KC went into Denver and squeaked out a 28-24 road win. They will be pretty pleased leaving the Mile High city with a similar result in 2022.
Week 15: December 18: New England Patriots Vs. Las Vegas Raiders
The 2021 NFL draft saw three quarterbacks taken with the first three picks overall.
Meanwhile, Bill Belichick waited patiently with the 15th overall pick, where he selected Mac Jones.
All Jones did was go out and win ten games as a rookie QB, despite losing three of his first four starts. Jones had only two games last year with over 300 yards passing.
Watching to see if he develops from a game manager into a playmaker in year two will be interesting.
With the Chargers, Chiefs, and Broncos in their division, Las Vegas decided they needed a bit of a personnel upgrade and acquired Davante Adams this past offseason.
Will Adams allow Carr to compete with the other gunslingers in the AFC West? A home win against the Patriots on SNF will undoubtedly help his cause.
Week 16: December 25: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Arizona Cardinals
Most of us wake up early on Christmas Day and start tackling presents.
However, the NFL schedule maker has given us an 8 pm Christmas gift with Tom Brady and his Bucs taking on Kyler Murray and his Cardinals.
Brady and Murray are two of the game’s best QBs, even if they approach their craft differently.
Assuming Murray and the Cardinals are getting along late into the year, this game could have playoff-seeding implications.
Anytime you can beat Tom Brady is a good time. Being able to beat him in a Prime-Time game on SNF will be an impressive win for Murray and his teammates if they can pull it off.
Week 17: January 1: Los Angeles Rams Vs. Los Angeles Chargers
Our final SNF content has city bragging rights on the line.
What the spread is for this game will be very dependent on playoff positioning at this point and whether or not either team needs the win.
As defending Super Bowl champions, the Rams will have a target on their back all year.
Having missed the playoffs last year, Justin Herbert and his Chargers will be out to prove they can compete with the league’s best teams.
This game could be special if both teams are in a position where they need to win.
A reminder that although the NFL schedule has increased to 17 games and 18 weeks overall, there is no SNF game during the season’s final week.
Sunday Night Football Betting Tips & Trends
Sunday Night Football is similar to betting on the 1 pm or 4 pm games, except once the SNF game rolls around, it is the only game left on the schedule.
This means that SNF is often the most wagered game of the day.
The more action in a game, the sharper the lines will become. If you want to bet on the SNF contest, the best thing you can do is prepare in advance.
Do your research and shop around for your Best Odds before those 4 pm games end. Once those games are finished, you can expect a lot of action to come in on the only game left to bet.
The best opportunity for a bettor to find their Best Odds is to play this one before the masses get to it and sharpen the lines.
Always Shop Around For Odds
Shopping around for your Best Odds is the single most significant advantage a bettor has over the sportsbooks.
Finding your Best Odds may not significantly impact one specific game.
However, if you are a fan of betting NFL football, shopping around for odds over an 18-week season will hugely impact your overall profit.
Even the best gamblers are winning just over 50% of their bets. However, when they shop around to find their Best Odds, they can significantly increase their profit.
Other NFL Prime Time Games
Thursday Night Football betting guide.
Monday Night Football betting guide.
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