The NFL preseason is officially over and teams have decided on their 53-player rosters. The derogations ran, some players who were cut signed with new teams, and now we wait. That being said, are there any NFL games being played today, and if not, when does the 2022 NFL season actually start?
There are no NFL games today. Monday Night Football will make its triumphant return on September 12, 2022, when the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks.
It should be an incredibly interesting game with Russell Wilson making his Broncos debut against his former team. The Seahawks have announced Geno Smith as their starting QB to start the year, but Drew Lock isn’t waiting too far behind if Smith ever makes a mistake.
Although there are no NFL games today, the regular season is just four days away and will begin on Thursday, September 8. The Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Rams will kick off the 2022 NFL season in Los Angeles, where Matthew Stafford and the Rams won the Super Bowl a few months ago.
With both of these teams returning a good chunk of their starters, expectations are incredibly high. Even though they managed to secure most of their squad, they still managed to make some significant upgrades. The Bills brought in Von Miller this offseason, and the Rams added Allen Robinson to an already impressive WR core.
After Thursday night’s football game, the usual list of Sunday games will take place. The action starts at 1 p.m. ET and continues until Sunday Night Football at 8:15 p.m. ET.
Some interesting storylines to watch on Sunday include Baker Mayfield’s return to Cleveland, an AFC East matchup between the Dolphins and Patriots, and a primetime clash between two NFC powerhouses in Dallas and Tampa Bay.
Another game to watch is an AFC West battle between the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers. Even though it’s only Week 1, the implications of this play are huge in an incredibly competitive division. Both of these teams will need every win possible if they hope to dethrone the Kansas City Chiefs.
NFL Week 1 Schedule
Thursday September 8 | 8:20 p.m. ET
Buffalo Bills vs Los Angeles Rams
Sunday September 11 | 1 p.m. ET
New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons
Mercedes Benz Stadium
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Detroit Lions
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Washington Commanders
San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns vs. Carolina Panthers
Bank of America Stadium
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals
New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins
Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens vs. New York Jets
Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans
Sunday September 11 | 4:25 p.m. ET
New York Giants vs. Tennessee Titans
Las Vegas Raiders vs. Los Angeles Chargers
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Arizona Cardinals
State Farm Stadium
Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings
American Bank Stadium
Sunday September 11 | 8:20 p.m. ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys
Monday September 12 | 8:15 p.m. ET
Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks