Considered the most important day of year in the television business, it’s NFL schedule release day. The league officially released the full 2022 regular season schedule, beginning on Thursday, September 8 with the Bills facing the Rams—and concluding with Week 18 on Sunday, January 8, 2023. The full 2022 NFL schedule can be viewed here. There’s also a great graphic the NFL shares with the full schedule in one image:
🚨 2022 Schedule Grid for all 272 games 🚨 pic.twitter.com/Lat8ilLOxW
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) May 13, 2022
The 2022 NFL season will notably feature a few new broadcast teams. FOX’s longtime No. 1 of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman have moved over to Monday Night Football on ESPN. Mike Tirico will slide into Sunday Night Football along with Cris Collinsworth for NBC. The legendary Al Michaels will form an interesting combination with excellent college football commentator Kirk Herbstreit for Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime. (And Tom Brady will eventually join Kevin Burkhardt on FOX.)
Among the standouts are the holiday games, which the NFL loves to schedule when possible. Halloween falls on a Monday night, and Christmas Day falls on a Sunday (with most of the games for Week 16 being played on Christmas Eve that Saturday), so there’s plenty of holiday action in addition to the usual Thanksgiving slate.
The 2022 NFL Halloween matchup 🎃 pic.twitter.com/sSwNCAt5i2
— Wolf Sports (@wolfsports) May 13, 2022
Also, the NFL/Amazon partnership seems to be running very smoothly. Thursday Night Football appears to have a tremendous set of games this season. For ABC/ESPN’s Monday Night Football, there’ll be three doubleheaders this season—and Buck and Aikman’s first Monday night game together will be Russell Wilson returning to Seattle with his new Broncos team to battle the Seahawks.
The 2022 NFL season kicks off Thursday, September 8 when the Buffalo Bills play the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium.