The 2022 NFL scheduleThis was made public on Thursday.
Can quarterback Matthew StaffordAnd the Los Angeles RamsDo you want to repeat the same thing as before?
Stafford and the Rams will host the Rams to kick off the NFL Season on Thursday, September 8. Buffalo Bills. Monday Night Football's opening game on ESPN is September 12. Russell WilsonThe debut of's with the Denver BroncosThe former team he coached hosted the Seattle Seahawks.
The strength of their schedule, which is determined by the records of opponents in 2021, determines that the Rams have the most difficult schedule for the 2022 season. Dallas CowboysAnd Washington CommandersFor the easiest tie.
The NFL has 17 regular-season game last season. The 2022 season's last regular-season games will be played January 8, 2023. The playoffs start Jan. 14, 2023. They will continue through Super Bowl LVII which will be played in Glendale (Arizona) on February 12, 2023.
Here is a bold prediction for each team after the schedule release. Click the links to view the full schedule and for further analysis.
To secure a playoff spot, the Patriots must beat the Bills in their regular-season finale. It will be interesting to see how that unfolds if Buffalo has already secured its playoff seeding. The Patriots' 2021 season ended at Buffalo in an embarrassing 47-17 loss. In this scenario, they could have a chance for a better story a year later. Read more from Mike Reiss
The Ravens win AFC North, making them the NFL's newest team to move up from last to first place. This has happened in 17 seasons in a row, and the Ravens have the opportunity to continue the trend. Baltimore will be able to bring back six players who sustained season-ending injuries last season, as well as a motivated and healthy roster. Lamar JacksonHe is now entering his fifth year option. This is a huge boost for a Ravens team which lost five games by less than three points last season, including one to eventual Super Bowl champion Rams. Read more from Jamison Hensley
It is difficult to predict the season of Cleveland without knowing who quarterback will be. Deshaun WatsonHe will be suspended. However, if he isn’t, the Browns can win their first division championship since 1989. Read more from Jake Trotter
At 2-3, the Texans will begin their Week 6 bye. Houston holds three of the five games, but Houston could win at home. Chicago BearsAnd the Jacksonville Jaguars. Read more from Sarah Barshop
For the first time since Week 9, 2006, the Colts will defeat New England coach Bill Belichick at Gillette Stadium. In that time, the Colts have dropped six consecutive games to New England's Patriots by an average of 19.6 point per game. Read more from Mike Wells
The Jaguars have won four consecutive games in the last two seasons. They will be able to end two long losing streaks when they beat Washington on the road in their season opener. They have lost 17 consecutive road matches dating back from a win in Oakland on December 15, 2019, and 16 consecutive games to NFC teams dating back back to beating Giants in the 2018 opener. Read more from Michael DiRocco
The Cowboys win the NFC East division for the second consecutive year, breaking the NFC East curse. Philadelphia, 2003-04 was the last consecutive year that the same team won NFC East. Since 2006-07 the Cowboys has not been to the playoffs twice in a row. Read more from Todd Archer
The Giants will win twice the games after the bye than they did before their Week 9 break. That's two wins in their eight initial games and four in the final nine. It is a result of their difficult early schedule and easier post-bye matchups, starting with home matches against the Houston TexansAnd Detroit Lions) and the time it takes to get acclimated to a new coaching staff. Read more from Jordan Raanan
Arthur Smith, Falcons coach, will once more show that he can get the best out of his roster. However, the Falcons will be struggling against this schedule. Rookie Desmond RidderAtlanta will play multiple games this season and Atlanta will finish the 2023 NFL Draft with a top-5 selection. Read more from Michael Rothstein