The opening weekend of NFL 2022 will feature five regular season games and a Thanksgiving Day game. In addition, the AFL will play its championship game at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 28. There are also a handful of intriguing rumors that will be sorted out before the first regular season game.
Thanksgiving Day game schedule
The NFL has announced the game schedule for Thanksgiving Day in 2022, which will feature three games. Two teams will play the Bills and two will play the Cowboys. The final game will feature the Patriots and Vikings. Thanksgiving Day games have become an annual tradition in the NFL. In 2022, there will be three games on Thanksgiving Day, and three of them will be prime time games.
On Thanksgiving Day, teams that have nine games at home will host a third game in the other conference. The Detroit Lions will play the Chicago Bears. In Chicago, the Bears will play the Detroit Lions. The NFL’s schedule includes the division champions and playoff teams.
The New England Patriots have also released their schedule for 2022. In addition to five games that will be nationally televised, the 2022 schedule features a Thanksgiving Night game against the Minnesota Vikings. The Patriots last played on Thanksgiving in 2012 and won that game. However, they won their Thanksgiving game in 2000.
The Jaguars have never played a Thanksgiving day game. They entered the league in 1995. They haven’t played a Thanksgiving game since then. However, they have an away game against the Lions in 2022. While the Jaguars have never played a Thanksgiving game, they are likely to do so during the Trevor Lawrence era.
In the NFC East, the New York Giants will play twice at MetLife Stadium. On Sunday, Nov. 13, the Giants will play the Houston Texans, and on Sunday, Nov. 20, they will face the Detroit Lions. Both of these games will take place at 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day will also feature the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. Finally, the Patriots will play in Minnesota on Thanksgiving.
Five regular-season games in 2022
The NFL schedule for 2022 will feature 17 regular-season games. The NFL will feature four games between reigning division winners and two games between rematches of the last year’s regular-season finale. The schedule will also feature a game between two teams that were in the playoffs in 2021.
The first five games of the season will be on Saturday, with three scheduled for Sunday. The start times and dates of those games will be announced later. In Week 18, there will be two Saturday games and the rest will be played on Sunday afternoon and evening. The specific games will be released after Week 17 and will be aired live on NBC.
The NFL also plans to play five regular-season games outside the United States. Three of the games will be played in the United Kingdom, while a fourth will take place in Germany. The NFL will also schedule one game in Mexico. Those games will be broadcast on NFL Network.
The schedules for teams are determined using a formula. Teams will play three division opponents twice and four division opponents twice, while alternating non-conference games. The games are based on the ranking of the divisions at the end of the previous season. There will also be a game against a team from another conference on a non-scheduled weekday.
In addition to the five regular-season games, the NFL will also hold two International Games. The first round will feature two games at Wembley Stadium in London and another game in Munich, Germany. A week later, the NFL will have the first Super Bowl, which will be held on February 12 in Glendale, Arizona.
Wembley Stadium to host AFL championship game on Oct. 28
London will be the site of another NFL game on Oct. 28: the New York Giants will face the Green Bay Packers. The Giants are 2-0 all-time in London, winning at Twickenham Stadium (2007 and 2016). This will be the Packers’ first trip to the UK. They will be the 32nd NFL team to play in London since 2007.
The American Bowl was originally started by the NFL to promote American football abroad, but has since expanded to Europe and Japan. The 1997 game was held in Dublin, Ireland, and the NFL expanded the series in 1991 to other European countries. In both countries, the games were usually played early, with games starting at 5:00 in local time.
It has been reported that the Jaguars owner, Shahid Khan, is in talks to buy Wembley Stadium. If the deal goes through, the Jaguars could move to London full-time. The move could help keep the NFL in London. It is also beneficial to the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have played their home games at Wembley Stadium for the last five seasons. Jacksonville is one of the smallest markets in the NFL, and this would help ensure their financial stability.
Week 1 college football schedule
Week 1 of the college football schedule for 2022 is set to be a wild one. It will feature a number of top-rated teams, the return of one big rivalry, and a ton of non-conference games. And if all of that wasn’t enough, it will also feature several games that could affect the CFP title race.
GameDay will take the network to Columbus twice during the opening weekend. The Buckeyes games could be played there, but it is not clear which game GameDay will broadcast. Last year, GameDay bowed out of the Brawl of the Wild in Missoula for a top-10 game in Columbus. This year, GameDay may decide to go to Missoula for a Big Sky blockbuster.
The Titans have a tough schedule ahead of them in 2022. They will face teams from Green Bay, Denver, and Cincinnati, as well as Houston and Philadelphia. Despite the tough schedule, Titans will be favored to make the playoffs. However, their season will be filled with tough games, and they will need to keep their heads high.
Despite the heavy workload on their schedules, there are still some bright spots on the college football schedule. For example, the opening game features the first non-Power 5 team to make the College Football Playoff. This game will determine the CFP rankings and will likely be a first-round game.
This week’s college football schedule also features an interesting matchup between Clemson and Notre Dame. The Tigers have won six of the last seven seasons against the two teams, so the opening-weekend game should be an interesting one.
Amazon streaming Black Friday game
Amazon is getting ready to take over the Thursday Night Football package with their new streaming service. The company is bidding between 70 and $100 million for the streaming rights of the game. The streaming rights aren’t available before the second Saturday of December, which makes the game a perfect match for the company. The game is expected to debut in 2022, but the company has the option to push the launch to the following year.
The NFL is keen on extending its streaming rights to other platforms. In addition to the existing broadcast rights, the league wants to leverage the massive web traffic on the Black Friday weekend to attract more viewers. The NFL argues that streaming the game would help boost its advertising revenue. Moreover, it would allow advertisers to push their product and services during the event.
The new streaming rights would enable fans to watch the game on a variety of platforms, including television and radio. Amazon will pay the NFL approximately seventy to 100 million dollars to broadcast the game, which could cost up to $1 billion. The Black Friday game will be played on Week 2 of the season, and the Chargers will be playing the Chiefs. The Black Friday game will be the second game of the season for both teams, and it could become a major holiday for sports fans.
Streaming the game on Amazon Prime seems to be an inevitable outcome, but no one can predict the exact timing of its release. This may not happen this year, but it is almost certain to happen in 2023, when Amazon has cut through the red tape and will be broadcasting the game.