The 2022 NFL season returns this Thursday with Thursday Night Football between the Rams and Bills at 9:15 pm EST. Over the next 18 weeks, the 32 teams – divided into two conferences (AFC and NFC) and four divisions (North, South, East, West) – fight for the ‘Super Bowl 57’, scheduled for February 12, 2023, in Arizona.
Winners of Super Bowl 56 over the Bengals, the Los Angeles Rams have the likes of quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide-receiver Cooper Kupp on their roster but will have to face their former teammate, linebacker Von Miller, and experienced quarterback Josh Allen in his debut.
The Buffalo Bills were the best offense in the NFL last season and have strengthened their good defensive system for the season in their quest for their first Super Bowl.
In addition to Von Miller, other NFL players have been looking for a new direction this season, such as quarterback Russell Wilson. Drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 2012, the ‘Super Bowl 48’ champion was the face of the Seattle franchise, but decided to change cities and will now play for the Denver Broncos. Including, his debut will be against his former team at his former home, Lumen Field in Seattle.
Other trades worth mentioning are those of wide-receivers Tyreek Hill, who left the excellent offense of the Kansas City Chiefs to strengthen the Miami Dolphins’ draft, and Davante Adams, who went to the Las Vegas Raiders after eight seasons making a great duo with quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Adams was the second wide receiver in a number of receptions last season.
Week 1 games
After winning all three preseason games, the New York Jets host the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife Stadium in New York. The New York franchise has the longest streak without playing in the postseason, since 2010 the team has not made it past the regular season. For Sunday’s game, the Jets will have quarterback Joe Flacco, drafted and Super Bowl 47 winner by the Ravens, at the helm of the team, as starter Zach Wilson injured his knee in the first preseason game.
The season opener between the Rams and Bills in Los Angeles is broadcast on ESPN. In addition, the Sunday games between Bengals vs. Steelers; Dolphins vs. Patriots; Cardinals vs. Chiefs, Vikings vs. Packers, and Cowboys vs. Buccaneers (Sunday Night Football) are also broadcast on ESPN and Star+. The ‘Monday Night Football between the Seahawks and Broncos closes Week 1, with the transmission on ESPN and Star+. Check out the NFL Week 1 games:
Los Angeles Rams vs Buffalo Bills
Detroit Lions vs Philadelphia Eagles
Chicago Bears vs San Francisco 49ers
Cincinnati Bengals vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Miami Dolphins vs New England Patriots
Panteras Carolina vs Cleveland Browns
Houston Texans vs Indianapolis Colts
Falcões de Atlanta vs Santos de Nova Orleães
New York Jets vs Baltimore Ravens
Washington Commanders vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Minnesota Vikings VS Green Bay Packers
Tennessee Titans VS New York Giants
Los Angeles Chargers VS Las Vegas Raiders
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Arizona Cardinals
Dallas Cowboys x Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Seattle Seahawks x Denver Broncos