NFL 2021/22

The 2021/22 NFL season concluded with Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium on Monday February 14, 2022 (Australian) won by the NFC champions the LA Rams who defeated Cincinnati Bengals 23 – 20

The National Football League (NFL) is one of the biggest and best pro sports contests in North America every season. Also known as gridiron or simply American Football, the grueling game attracts the toughest athletes, most devoted fans and some awesome NFL betting opportunities.

Founded in 1920, the NFL was renamed  in 1922 after originally being known as the American Professional Football Conference. The merge with the American Football League (AFL) – not to be confused with the Australian Football League – announced in 1966 before the NRL merger officially occurred in 1970, the same year the first Super Bowl was staged.

Super Bowl LVI Results: LA Rams defeat Cincinnati Bengals 23 – 20

Super Bowl LVI saw the LA Rams (NFC) defeat the Cincinnati Bengals (AFC) at the Rams’ home stadium at SoFi Stadium in California on Monday February 14, 2022 (Australian).

The “visiting” Rams were deserving favourites making their fifth Super Bowl appearance and got home advantage as they did in the conference championship match. They secured their second Vince Lobardi Trophy following their victory in 1999’s Super Bowl XXXIV. The LA-based Rams were the second consecutive team to play the Super Bowl in their home stadium following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who won Super Bowl LV last season at Raymond James Stadium.

For the AFC champions, the Bengals played in the big game for the third time and are still yet to be crowned Super Bowl champions. Cincinnati enjoyed a stellar return to glory after not having won a Playoffs game since the 1990 season and finishing last in the AFC conference the two previous seasons. Incredibly they pulled off an 18-point comeback to claim the AFC title, which was tied with the 2006 Indianapolis Colts for the largest in a conference championship.

In a close fourth quarter it was the Rams QB Stafford who made the difference along with wide receiver Cooper Kupp who was named Super Bowl MVP. Kupp finished the game with eight receptions, 92 yards and two touchdowns, including three receptions and the game-winning touchdown.

  • Super Bowl LVI
  • Champions: Los Angeles Rams (NFC)
  • Runners-Up: Cincinnati Bengals (AFC)
  • Score: Rams 23 – 20 Bengals
  • Super Bowl MVP: Cooper Kupp (Rams)
  • Venue: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California

NFL Facts

  • Founded: August 20, 1920
  • Inaugural Champions: Akron Pros (APFA)
  • Commissioner: Roger Goodell
  • Clubs: 32
  • Headquarters: New York, USA
  • Current NFL Champions: Los Angeles Rams (Super Bowl 56)
  • Trophy: Vince Lombardi Trophy (Super Bowl Trophy)
  • Next Super Bowl: Super Bowl LVII (Super Bowl 57), Monday February 13, 2023 (AUS time)

NFL Betting

NFL betting is some of the most popular of all sports markets anywhere in the world. Of course the one game everyone has marked on the calendar attracting record NFL odds and bets is Super Bowl held in February.

NFL odds are open on all matches during the regular season, through Live Betting markets and all-in Super Bowl and NFL Championship odds are also available across the year.

NFL Bet Types

  • Some of the popular NFL betting types are listed below.
  • Head-To-Head
  • First Score Of Game
  • First Team to Score Wins Game?
  • Total Points
  • Race to 10 Points
  • Winning Margin
  • Game To Go To Overtime?

NFL Season

The American NFL football season starts the week after the Labor Day holiday and continues through until the end of December. Contested over 18 weeks the NFL season leads into the Playoffs, which is when American Football betting really heats up.

The NFL Preseason kicks off with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, that takes place at Canton Ohio,and each NFL club plays in either four or five preseason games, including two at their home stadium.

Each NFL team plays 16 games during the regular NFL season making for a total of 256 games ahead of the single-elimination NFL Playoffs between 12 teams finishing up with the league’s championship game – the Super Bowl – where clubs play for the Vince Lobardi Trophy and the coveted Super Bowl rings.

NFL Season Format

  • 4 week Preseason
  • 18 week Regular-season
  • Playoffs
  • Super Bowl

NFL Playoffs

After the opening 18 weeks of the regular NFL season the Playoffs begin as the countdown to Super Bowl ticks over. The Playoffs feature the top six teams from each conference made up of four division winners and two wild card NFL teams.

NFL Super Bowl

The NFL Super Bowl is the “Grand Final” of the American Football season and is the last of the Playoff NFL games. It pits the season’s two best teams following the single-elimination games.

Super Bowl LVI took place on Monday the 14th of February, 2022 (Aust. time) at SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California between the LA Rams (NFC) and Cincinnati Bengals (AFC) with the Rams successful in a 23 – 20 thriller 

NFL Super Bowl Odds

The NFL Super Bowl attracts record crowds every season. Photo Credit: AP / Morry Gash.

NFL Clubs

There are 32 NFL Clubs in the competition divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).

American Football teams grew to the current 32 NFL teams in 2002, which forced each conference into four divisions.

NFL Conferences

There are two NFL conferences – the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC) – and four divisions in each: East, North, South and West.

American Football Conference

AFC East Division

Club City Stadium Capacity First Season Head Coach
Buffalo Bills Orchard Park, NY Highmark Stadium 71,608 1960 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Sean McDermott
Miami Dolphins Miami Gardens, FL Hard Rock Stadium 64,767 1966 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Brian Flores
New England Patriots Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium 65,878 1960 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Bill Belichick
New York Jets East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium 82,500 1960 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Robert Saleh

AFC North Division

Club City Stadium Capacity First Season Head Coach
Baltimore Ravens Baltimore, MD M&T Bank Stadium 71,008 1996 John Harbaugh
Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati, OH Paul Brown Stadium 65,515 1968 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Zac Taylor
Cleveland Browns Cleveland, OH FirstEnergy Stadium 67,895 1946 (AAFC), 1950 (NFL) Kevin Stefanski
Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field 68,400 1933 Mike Tomlin

AFC South Division

Club City Stadium Capacity First Season Head Coach
Houston Texans Houston, TX NRG Stadium 71,995 2002 David Culley
Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis, IN Lucas Oil Stadium 67,000 1953 Frank Reich
Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville, FL TIAA Bank Field 67,814 1995 Urban Meyer
Tennessee Titans Nashville, TN Nissan Stadium 69,143 1960 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Mike Vrabel

AFC West Division

Club City Stadium Capacity First Season Head Coach
Denver Broncos Denver, CO Empower Field at Mile High 76,125 1960 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Vic Fangio
Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City, MO Arrowhead Stadium 76,416 1960 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Andy Reid
Los Vegas Raiders Paradise, Nevada Allegiant Stadium 65,000 1960 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Jon Gruden
Los Angeles Chargers Inglewood, CA So-Fi Stadium 70,240 1960 (AFL), 1970 (NFL) Brandon Staley

National Football Conference

NFC East Division

Club City Stadium Capacity First Season Head Coach
Dallas Cowboys Arlington, TX AT&T Stadium 80,000 1960 Mike McCarthy
New York Giants East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium 82,500 1925 Joe Judge
Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field 69,176 1933 Nick Sirianni
Washington Football Team Landover, MD FedExField 82,000 1932 Ron Rivera

NFC North Division

Club City Stadium Capacity First Season Head Coach
Chicago Bears Chicago, IL Soldier Field 61,500 1920 Matt Nagy
Detroit Lions Detroit, MI Ford Field 65,000 1930 Dan Campbell
Green Bay Packers Green Bay, WI Lambeau Field 81,441 1921 Matt LaFleur
Minnesota Vikings Minneapolis, MN U.S. Bank Stadium 66,860 1961 Mike Zimmer

NFC South Division

Club City Stadium Capacity First Season Head Coach
Atlanta Falcons Atlanta, GA Mercedes-Benz Stadium 71,000 1966 Arthur Smith
Carolina Panthers Charlotte, NC Bank of America Stadium 75,523 1995 Matt Rhule
New Orleans Saints New Orleans, LA Caesars Superdome 73,208 1967 Sean Payton
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa, FL Raymond James Stadium 65,618 1976 Bruce Arians

NFC West Division

Club City Stadium Capacity First Season Head Coach
Arizona Cardinals Glendale, AZ State Farm Stadium 63,400 1920 Kliff Kingsbury
Los Angeles Rams Inglewood, CA SoFi Stadium 70,249 1936 (Second AFL), 1937 (NFL) Sean McVay
San Francisco 49ers Santa Clara, CA Levi’s Stadium 68,500 1946 (AAFC), 1950 (NFL) Kyle Shanahan
Seattle Seahawks Seattle, WA Lumen Field 69,000 1976 Pete Carroll

NFL Team Records

The Green Bay Packers boast the most NFL Championships – 13 titles made up of nine prior to the Super Bowl Era and four Super Bowl wins.

The NFL team record for the most Super Bowl championships belongs to the Pittsburgh Steelers with six.

  • Most NFL Championships: Green Bay Packers (13)
  • Most Super Bowl Championships: Pittsburgh Steelers (6) & New England Patriots (6)
  • Most Super Bowl Appearances: New England Patriots (11) followed by – Dallas Cowboys (8), Pittsburgh Steelers (8), Denver Broncos (8)
NFL Betting

Photo Credit: NBC.