The NFL will launch its new season exactly where it finished the previous one — Los Angeles' SoFi Stadium, the Super Bowl-champion. Los Angeles RamsThe host Buffalo BillsThe teams were announced on Thursday, September 8.
The Bills-Rams matchup is a showcase of elite quarterback play between Matthew Stafford Josh AllenBills manager, who has led the team to back-toback playoff appearances. This game will highlight a challenging schedule for Rams. Their opponents have the league’s highest winning percentage (56.7%) from last year. The game will air on NBC.
Monday Night Football opens with a spicy storyline Russell WilsonMaking his Denver BroncosMake his debut against his old team, Seattle SeahawksLumen Field. Wilson was the Seahawks' coach for two Super Bowl appearances over a period of 10 years. He also led them to nine winning seasons. Seattle traded Wilson in March to Denver for multiple draft picks as well as veteran players. The game will air on ESPN Sept. 12.
The following matchups are important for Week 1. Tampa Bay BuccaneersThe Dallas CowboysSunday night's match will be a rematch from last season's opening night. Los Angeles ChargersHosting the Las Vegas RaidersThe re-initiating of a dramatic 2021 regular season final with playoff implications; Cincinnati BengalsThe Pittsburgh SteelersA clash of fierce AFC North competitors; and the Kansas City ChiefsTo play the west, you will need to make the trek west Arizona CardinalsThese are two powerful offenses in the desert.
The Buccaneers will be facing serious firepower in their first month of the season. They host the Atlanta Braves on Sept. 25, and they are the Buccaneers' home opener. Green Bay PackersThe clash with the Chiefs was the next week.
The following are other matchups for Week 1. Jacksonville JaguarsDoug Pederson is the new coach at the Washington CommandersWith a new quarterback Carson Wentz. Pederson was Wentz's coach in Philadelphia, where he won a Super Bowl with them. Nick FolesWentz was injured behind him.
A number of key division matchups are also planned for Sept. 11. New Orleans SaintsAt Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis ColtsAt Houston Texans, New England PatriotsAt Miami DolphinsThe Packers at Minnesota Vikings.
It will also be the Cleveland BrownsAt Carolina Panthers, San Francisco 49ersAt Chicago BearsEagles at Detroit Lions, Baltimore RavensThe New York JetsAnd New York GiantsAt Tennessee Titans.
The NFL teams began to release information about their home openers just a few hours before the league-wide schedule reveal at 8 p.m.
Since the last season's end, teams have known each other since then. However, the NFL creates drama by announcing the schedule, including the kickoff times, order and broadcast networks. The NFL announces the schedule on the same night every May. The second NFL season will follow a 17-game schedule as agreed by the NFL and the players union in recent labor negotiations.
The regular season continues through January 8, while the Super Bowl kicks off on February 12.
This report was compiled by the Associated Press.