The 10 best games to watch on the 2022 NFL schedule
Back to the Top 10 games to watch in 2022.
Week 1 — Broncos at Seahawks
Monday, September 12, 6:15 p.m. (ESPN/ABC)
Broncos QB Russell Wilson returns to Seattle in prime time to take on his former coach Pete Carroll following a public falling out that led to his trade in March. The Seahawks are one of two NFL teams that Wilson hasn’t defeated. (also: Chargers).
Week 3 — Packers at Buccaneers
Sunday, September 25, 2:25 p.m. (FOX)
One of many matchups between future Hall of Fame quarterbacks this year. Aaron Rodgers is 1-4 all-time against Tom Brady. Rodgers will no doubt be looking for revenge for when Brady & Co. beat Green Bay in the NFC title game at Lambeau Field two years ago.
Week 4 — Chefs at Buccaneers
Sunday, October 2, 6:20 p.m. (NBC)
After winning Super Bowl LIV three years ago, Kansas City’s last two seasons ended in bitter disappointment, including a loss to Brady and the Bucs in Super Bowl LV. Revenge will be on the minds of Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and trainer Andy Reid.
Week 6 — Invoices at Chiefs
Sunday, October 16, 2:25 p.m. (CBS)
This is a rematch of last year’s instant classic AFC Divisional game, when the teams combined for 25 points and four lead changes in the final 1:54 of regulation. Kelce’s touchdown catch won in overtime, and it feels like Josh Allen & Co. will remember that sentiment in October.
Week 8 — Packers at Bills
Sunday, October 30, 6:20 p.m. (NBC)
In one of many potential Super Bowl previews on the slate, Green Bay is getting a test drive at Orchard Park over Halloween weekend. This will be Allen’s second career meeting against the Packers (he’s 0-1) and coach Matt LaFleur’s first test against the Bills.
Week 9 – Rams at Buccaneers
Sunday, November 6, 2:25 p.m. (CBS)
It’s a rematch of last year’s thrilling NFC Divisional Game, in which Cooper Kupp’s long reception set up the eventual basket winner for the defending champion Rams. Brady never forgets a devastating loss, while the Tampa Bay defense has its work cut out for it.
Week 10 — Cowboys at Packers
Sunday, November 13, 2:25 p.m. (FOX)
It will be a game that will reveal what the Cowboys are all about. If Dak Prescott and Dallas can upset Rodgers & Co. at Lambeau Field, it could be a launch pad for a playoff. But Rodgers is also able to send his own message to the unpredictable Dallas D.
Week 15 — Patriots at Raiders
Sunday, December 18, 6:20 p.m. (NBC)
We’ll know a lot about Mac Jones’ growth in Year 2 at this point, as well as the suitability of the restocked Raiders in the loaded AFC West. But this one comes down to practice: former guard Bill Belichick versus his longtime assistant and new Las Vegas boss Josh McDaniels.
Week 17 — Rams at Chargers
Sunday, Jan. 1, 6:20 p.m. (NBC)
The two Los Angeles teams meet at SoFi Stadium. Matthew Stafford and the Rams should prepare for a title defense. Meanwhile, Justin Herbert and the Chargers will need to finish strong after falling abysmal short of the playoffs in a Week 18 loss last year.
Week 18 — Ravens at Bengals
Sunday, January 8, time/network to be determined
Both of these teams will likely enter the hunt for the playoffs in the pivotal final week of the regular season. Joe Burrow and the Bengals, who clinched the division title in Week 17 last year en route to an AFC title, face the playoff-hungry Lamar Jackson Ravens.
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