2022 NFL picks: Super Bowl champion, MVP, biggest surprises and more

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The NFL season is finally here.

The Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills kick it off Thursday night at SoFi Stadium in perhaps the best opening-night game we have ever seen. It's a great setting: the reigning Super Bowl champs trying to turn back the team that is favored to win it all this season.

That is the beginning of a glorious 18-week march to the postseason. The season ends next Feb. 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, with Super Bowl LVII. Our Yahoo Sports NFL team made our predictions for the upcoming season, choosing our MVP, rookies of the year, biggest surprises and disappointments, Super Bowl champion and more.

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Our crew predicts the 2022 NFL season. (Yahoo Sports/Michael Wagstaffe)
Our crew predicts the 2022 NFL season. (Yahoo Sports/Michael Wagstaffe)
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