The Super Bowl winner suffers the loss of opening up the entire schedule at home.
So the Los Angeles Rams will host the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night, Sept. 8, to begin the 2022 season.
It’s a juicy matchup of a team generally considered a favorite by the oddsmakers in the Bills traveling to Sophie Stadium, where the Rams won the championship in February over Cincinnati.
The Bengals are home to their division rivals, the Steelers, on Sunday, September 11, when all except two other teams start. Those two clubs that played on Monday nights also tell a fascinating story: Russell Wilson Bringing his Broncos to Seattle. The Seahawks traded their longtime quarterback to Denver in the off-season.
There’s Tom Brady at Sunday’s Prime-Time Game — unless he retires again before September — and the Buccaneers in Dallas. Brady’s decision to retire after a short hiatus forced NFL schedule makers to rework and redo some game slots.
The rest of the opening Sunday has some eye-opening matches, such as Jacksonville, with new coach Doug Pedersen., in Washington, with new quarterback Carson Wentz. Pedersen coached Wentz in Philadelphia and won a Super Bowl with the Eagles, although Nick Foles was behind center and Wentz was injured.
Several major division matchups are on tap for September 11: New Orleans in Atlanta, Indianapolis in Houston, New England in Miami, Los Angeles Chargers in Las Vegas and Green Bay in Minnesota.
In addition, it will be Cleveland in Carolina, San Francisco in Chicago, Philadelphia in Detroit, Baltimore in New York Jets, Kansas City in Arizona and New York Giants in Tennessee.
The rest of the entire schedule will be released on Thursday evening.
It was previously revealed that one of the Christmas Day tripleheader games, Denver at the Rams, would be televised by Nickelodeon. As well as CBS. Mud, anyone?
In another twist there will be a doubleheader on the second Monday night of the schedule – with an overlap. 19, the Titans will be in Buffalo for kickoff at 7:15 p.m. EDT. At 8:30 p.m., Minnesota takes on the Eagles in Philadelphia.
The first announced international games were,
-Nov 13, the first regular-season NFL game in Germany, Tampa Bay vs. Seattle in Munich.
-October 9 On August 9, Green Bay became the last team to play in Europe, facing the Giants in London at home to Premier League soccer team Tottenham. Last week, Minnesota plays New Orleans there.
October 30 – On September 30, Wembley Stadium will host the Broncos against the Jaguars.
-Nov 21, San Francisco and Arizona in Mexico City.
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