Thursday Night Football predictions are back again for the 2022 NFL season and we have expert free bets for every single game – next up is a fascinating AFC East showdown as the 8-3 Buffalo Bills visit the 6-5 New England Patriots in Week 13.
We are hot right now with our picks, after giving you 2 from 2 on Thanksgiving night as the Vikings beat New England. T.J. Hockenson Anytime TD and Mac Jones Over 225.5 Passing Yards both landed.
Thursday Night Football Predictions & Best Bets
Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots (Thursday December 1, 8.20pm, Amazon Prime Video)
Week 13 kicks off with a key AFC East matchup with the Bills looking to take first place in the division (for a couple of days at least) when the match up with Bill Belichick and the Pats.
Here are our Thursday Night Football predictions with the visiting Bills a 3.5-point favorite:
Josh Allen’s 2022 season is going pretty much exactly like his 2021 did. An incredible start followed by what qualifies as a mid-season slump.
If he continues to mirror that 2021 form, he’ll finish the season on a real tear, with the signature performance coming against New England in Foxboro. Then it was 308 passing yards and 3 TDs in a victory which essentially won the AFC East for Buffalo.
Allen would also decimate New England a few short weeks later in the playoffs, throwing for 314 yards and 5 (FIVE) TDs in a 47-17 beatdown in Orchard Park.
Josh is no longer favorite to become NFL MVP in 2022, no longer favorite to lead the NFL in passing yards and his Bills are no longer Super Bowl favorites. But they are still 8-3 with everything in front of them.
Allen is now a couple of weeks removed from the elbow injury that hampered him in some recent games, and we expect him to be back at full health for this one.
He still has a dynamic cast of weapons to throw to, headed of course by Stefon Diggs and Gabriel Davis out wide.
We expect Allen and the Bills to move the ball well and that means Josh going to the air to hit some big plays. Bet him to go over the current line for passing yards, which is set at 265.5.
We told you already about the beatdowns Allen laid on the Patriots late in the 2021 season. He is 4-1 against them in his last five meetings. And the loss was that crazy wind game last year on MNF when Belichick asked his QB Mac Jones to put the ball in the air just three times.
That game was the exception to the rule, a Belichick masterclass where he utilized the weather to come away with a very special win. It won’t happen on a regular basis.
The normal order of business here is Buffalo dominating these games, and we like them to do it again here. Mac and the New England offense was impressive last week – but that was against a porous Minnesota secondary.
Bet Buffalo to rise to 9-3 and put the pressure on Miami ahead of its trip to San Francisco on Sunday.
NB: Odds correct when predictions made Wednesday November 30, 2022
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Thursday Night Football Schedule 2022
- Thursday September 15: Los Angeles Chargers 24-27 Kansas City Chiefs
- Thursday September 22, 2022: Pittsburgh Steelers 17-29 Cleveland Browns
- Thursday September 29, 2022: Miami Dolphins 15-27 Cincinnati Bengals
- Thursday October 6, 2022: Indianapolis Colts 12-9 Denver Broncos (OT)
- Thursday October 13, 2022 : Washington Commanders 12-7 Chicago Bears
- Thursday October 20, 2022: New Orleans Saints 34-42 Arizona Cardinals
- Thursday October 27, 2022: Baltimore Ravens 27-22 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Thursday November 3, 2022: Philadelphia Eagles 29-17 Houston Texans
- Thursday November 10, 2022: Atlanta Falcons 15-25 Carolina Panthers
- Thursday November 17, 2022: Tennessee Titans 27-17 Green Bay Packers
- Thursday December 1, 2022: Buffalo Bills (-3.5) @ New England Patriots (+3.5)
- Thursday December 8, 2022: Las Vegas Raiders @ Los Angeles Rams
- Thursday December 15, 2022: San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks
- Thursday December 22, 2022: Jacksonville Jaguars @ New York Jets
- Thursday December 29, 2022: Dallas Cowboys @ Tennessee Titans
What time does the game start?
Kickoff is always at the same time people – 8.20pm Eastern Time (5.20pm Pacific).
Which TV channel shows Thursday Night Football?
FOX is out of Thursday Night Football from 2022 and Amazon Prime has the exclusive rights to TNF – safe to say it is gearing up in a big way.
Prime has announced that the great Al Michaels will head up its booth in 2022 after leaving Sunday Night Football, while college behemoth Kirk Herbstreit will join him as the color guy.
Starting in 2022, Amazon will air 15 Thursday Night Football games a year via Prime Video to Amazon customers with a Prime membership. The games will also be televised in the home markets of the playing teams.
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As well as luring Michaels and Herbstreit to TNF, Amazon also has on board Fred Gaudelli, a 24-time Emmy-winner, as executive producer.
Amazon had already made a big play to try and lure Hall of Famer Troy Aikman out of the FOX booth to go all in on TNF, but the former Dallas Cowboys QB instead landed with Worldwide Leader ESPN on Monday Night Football, along with longtime FOX partner Joe Buck.
The Amazon deal for Thursday Night Football will run for 11 (ELEVEN) years, and is costing Jeff Bezos a cool $1billion per season.
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FOX Bet has a terrific free-to-play which more than 5million football fans play every week – Super 6 – and there’s a game especially for Thursday Night Football.
The prize is a cool $25,000 and you’ll need to answer correctly six questions about what happens Thursday night. All you need to do is download the app and predict away – full details are here.
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Obviously if you watch football regularly you will have some thoughts already, but it is sensible to look at the data. If you are thinking of betting a QB to throw for Over 280 yards for example, how often does that QB achieve that number? And how often does the defense he is playing against give up that number?
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