NFL 2022 Schedule: Primetime TV Games, Thanksgiving Menu, Christmas Tripleheader & More

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With the NBA and NHL playoffs in full swing, the NFL is grabbing some headlines today as it reveals the 2022 schedule. Have a look at the primetime and holiday games and some key matchups below (all times Pacific for brevity).

The league teased the Week 1 schedule earlier today, with the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams hosting Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills at SoFi Stadium on Thursday, September 8, and NBC’s Sunday Night Football slate will kick off with Tom Brady and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers traveling to Texas to play the Dallas Cowboys.

ESPN’s Monday Night Football will open with the Denver Broncos and their new quarterback Russell Wilson heading to Seattle to play his former longtime team the Seahawks on September 12. The network’s neo-traditional opening-week doubleheader has been pushed to Week 2 and shared with its broadcast sister ABC this season. The Bills host the Tennessee Titans at 4:15 p.m. on ESPN, and the Minnesota Vikings travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles at 5:15 p.m.

Prime Video’s first streaming game of the season is a Week 2 marquee matchup pitting the Kansas City Chiefs hosting their division rival the Los Angeles Chargers.

The annual Thanksgiving Day menu begins with the Bills at the Detroit Lions, followed by the New York Giants at the Cowboys and the Vikings hosting the New England Patriots in the nightcap.

With Christmas Day falling on a Sunday this year, the league also has set a yuletide tripleheader featuring Miami Dolphins hosting the Green Bay Packers in the early game, the Broncos at the Rams in second and the Buccaneers traveling to the Arizona Cardinals for the late game.

This year’s NFL games played on foreign soil include the Vikings vs. the New Orleans Saints on October 2, 2021 MVP Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers making their international debut October 9 against the New York Giants and the Bronco and Jacksonville Jaguars will face off in three weeks later. Those games are in London, and the Seahawks and Buccaneers will play in Munich on November 13. All of the European games kick off at 6:30 a.m. PT.

The 2022 NFL season also will see some old faces in new places, with 20-year announcing partners Joe Buck and Troy Aikman moving from Fox to ESPN’s Monday Night Football and veteran Mike Tirico doing play-by-play for NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Maria Taylor today was named the new host of NBC’s Sunday pregame show  Football Night in America, and Fox said this week that Tom Brady will move into its broadcast booth when his playing days are over.

Here are the 2022 schedules for Thursday, Sunday and Monday night games:

Thursday Night Football
(All games at 5:15 p.m. PT on Prime Video except where noted)

Week 2, Sept. 15
Chargers at Chiefs

Week 3, Sept. 22
Steelers at Browns

Week 4, Sept. 29
Dolphins at Bengals

Week 5, Oct. 6
Colts at Broncos

Week 6, Oct. 13
Commanders at Bears

Week 7, Oct. 20
Saints at Cardinals

Week 8, Oct. 27
Ravens at Buccaneers

Week 9, Nov. 3
Eagles at Texans

Week 10, Nov. 10
Falcons at Panthers

Week 11, Nov. 17
Titans at Packers

Week 12, Nov. 24
Patriots at Vikings, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Week 13, Dec. 1
Bills at Patriots

Week 14, Dec. 8
Raiders at Rams

Week 15, Dec. 15
49ers at Seahawks

Week 16, Dec. 22
Jaguars at Jets

Week 17, Dec. 29
Cowboys at Titans

Sunday Night Football
(All games at 5:20 p.m. on NBC and Peacock)

Week 1, Sept. 8 (Thursday kickoff game)
Buffalo Bills vs. Los Angeles Rams

Week 1, Sept. 11
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys

Week 2, Sept. 18
Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers

Week 3, Sept. 25
San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos

Week 4, Oct. 2
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 5, Oct. 9
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens

Week 6, Oct. 16
Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Week 7, Oct. 23
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Miami Dolphins

Week 8, Oct. 30
Green Bay Packers vs. Buffalo Bills

Week 9, Nov. 6
Tennessee Titans vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Week 10, Nov. 13
Los Angeles Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers

Week 11, Nov. 20
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 12, Nov. 27
Green Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Week 13, Dec. 4
Indianapolis Colts vs. Dallas Cowboys

Week 14, Dec. 11
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

Week 15, Dec. 18
New England Patriots vs. Las Vegas Raiders

Week 16, Dec. 25
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Arizona Cardinals

Week 17, Jan. 1
Los Angeles Rams vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Monday Night Football
(All games on at 5:15 p.m. on ESPN except where noted)

Week 1, Sept. 12
Broncos at Seahawks (ESPN and ABC)

Week 2, Sept. 19
Titans at Bills, 4:15 p.m.
Vikings at Eagles, 5:30 p.m. (ABC)

Week 3, Sept. 26
Cowboys at Giants (ESPN and ABC)

Week 4, Oct. 3
Rams at 49ers

Week 5, Oct. 10
Raiders at Chiefs

Week 6, Oct. 17
Broncos at Chargers

Week 7, Oct. 24
Bears at Patriots

Week 8, Oct. 31
Bengals at Browns

Week 9, Nov. 7
Ravens at Saints

Week 10, Nov. 14
Commanders at Eagles

Week 11, Nov. 21
49ers at Cardinals

Week 12, Nov. 28
Steelers at Colts

Week 13, Dec. 5
Saints at Bucs

Week 14, Dec. 12
Patriots at Cardinals

Week 15, Dec. 19
Rams at Packers, (ESPN and ABC)

Week 16, Dec. 26
Chargers at Colts

Week 17, Jan. 12
Bills at Bengals, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN and ABC)

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