The defending Super Bowl champions earned this honor: They will open the 2022 season at home.
The Los Angeles Rams will host the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, September 8, in an interesting duel between two teams generally considered favorites.
Buffalo will thus be at SoFi Stadium, where the Rams won the championship by beating Cincinnati in February.
The Bengals will host their division rival, the Steelers, on Sunday, September 11, the date on which all other games except two-team games begin. Those clubs will meet on Monday with a fascinating plot: Russell Wilson is taking his Broncos to Seattle.
During this vacation period, the Seahawks sent Wilson, their old quarterback, to Denver.
Sunday’s main event will feature Tom Brady — unless he retires again before September — and the Buccaneers in Dallas. Brady’s decision to return from his short retirement forced the NFL schedule to be changed and some games to be rearranged.
The other Sunday duels will also have attractive scripts. Jacksonville, with its new coach Doug Pederson, will be in Washington, which has its first quarterback with Carson Wentz.
Several key divisional matchups will take place on September 11: New Orleans at Atlanta, Indianapolis at Houston, New England at Miami, Las Vegas at the Los Angeles Chargers and Green Bay at Minnesota.
“We expect to have an amazing crowd,” Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell said on the team’s website. “I’ve talked a lot about being in the road role here, so I know what the Packers are going to see the first weekend.”
Also, Cleveland will play in Carolina, San Francisco in Chicago, Philadelphia in Detroit, Baltimore in the fiefdom of the New York Jets, Kansas City in Arizona and the New York Giants in Tennessee.
Matchups for week 2 and 3 were also revealed. The rest of the schedule will be released later.
The Christmas Day tripleheader had previously been disclosed.
Another change is a doubleheader on the second Monday night, September 19.
The international duels had also been announced:
-On November 23, a regular season game will be played in Germany, between Tampa Bay and Seattle in Munich.
-On October 9, Green Bay will be the last team to play in Europe when they face the Giants at Tottenham’s home in London. The week before, Minnesota will face New Orleans at the same venue.
On October 30, Wembley Stadium will host the Broncos against the Jaguars.
-On November 21 San Francisco and Arizona will play in Mexico City.