Most Anticipated 2022 NFL regular season games
The 2022 NFL regular season is set to start in less than a month, a mouth-watering 272 games lie ahead in the coming months. The 103rd NFL season will be the second 17-game 18-week season following the change in 2021. The 2022 NFL game slate has been revealed entirely, notably among the 272 games is the return of the NFL International series scheduled to be held in London, Germany, and Mexico. Nestled in every one of the 18 weeks are entertaining matchups, rivalries, and reunions that are sure to set tensions high and keep emotions running. Here are the notables games to look forward to for each of the 2022 NFL 18 regular-season weeks.
Week 1: Buffalo Bills at Los Angeles Rams
The 2022 season kickoff sees the defending Super Bowl champions LA Rams go head-to-head with Josh Allen and the Bills. This incredible game will feature two top contenders flushed with stars on both sides at the SOFI stadium. Von Miller just signed a six-year contract and playing against the team he left in free agency will surely set the game on edge.
Week 2: LA Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs
If history is an indicator of future happenings, then this game is sure to be electrifying. This AFC West showdown is one to look out for as the Charger’s Khalil Mack and J.C. Jackson will be facing off against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs hoping to avenge last season’s thriller knockout.
Week 3: Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Back-to-back MVP Aaron Rodgers will be visiting Tampa again to take on the GOAT Tom Brady on September 25. A matchup of this caliber is a must-see game as two of the sport’s greats take to the field to get one up with each other. This matchup could also feature two of the NFL’s top defenses so mark your calendars for this one.
Week 4: Kansas City Chiefs at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Super Bowl LV rematch on October 2 will be one of the most highly anticipated games of the 2022 season. A huge game like this coming up early means neither team can afford to slip up early in the season. This is the first meetup since the 31-9 rout of the Chiefs by the Buccaneers as such there are questions needing answers. Most importantly, who would not like to indulge themselves in a Tom Brady and Mahomes matchup??? NONE!
Week 5: Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens
This game will see two divisional opponents go toe-to-toe as former MVP Lamar Jackson and the Ravens welcome last season’s Super Bowl finalists the Bengals. The Bengals shot themselves back into the spotlight with last season’s run to the Super Bowl as such this game should be crucial.
Week 6: Buffalo Bills @ Kansas City Chiefs
The last meetup was arguably one of the most thrilling games of the 2021 season divisional playoffs. Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes will face off as the Bills return to Kansas for a rematch of one of the most memorable games in recent years and also a potential conference title game. This would be a shocker it’s anything but entertaining.
Week 7: Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans
After missing out on the playoffs last season the Colts added Matt Ryan which underscores the question can the veteran quarterback lead them back to the playoffs? On the other hand, the Titans exited the playoffs at the hands of the Bengals last season and also stunned many by trading away A.J. Brown. This series of events provides an interesting backdrop for a pivotal match.
Week 8: Green Bay Packers at Buffalo Bills
It’s hard to deny we have a potential Super Bowl preview here. This game will provide a great test for the two top teams in their quest for glory. With Rodgers and Allen running these top team’s offenses this should be a memorable one.
Week 9: Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints
Nine weeks into the season it’s becoming a little hard to ascertain how crucial some games will be. However, this non-conference matchup presents an interesting case to other games in week 9. With two competitive teams going against each other, this game can morph into something.
Week 10: Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers
This matchup brings up good memories of previous games but nothing makes it more exciting than Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy making his return to Green Bay on November 13 as the head coach of the Cowboys instead of the Packers. Not to mention this game could have postseason significance.
Week 11: Cleveland Browns at Buffalo Bills
If the Browns can stay in contention for the division at week 11 coupled with the potential availability and the performance level of Deshaun Watson then we could have something on our hands here.
Week 12: Los Angeles Rams at Kansas City Chiefs
A game involving two of the past three Super Bowl champions on a Thanksgiving weekend! What more can you ask for? This game will be a great test for both teams. For the LA Rams, this would test their ability to repeat their 2021 postseason performances. A win on the road against the Chiefs could prove huge and significant. Furthermore, it’s a clash between top stars across both teams.
Week 13: Kansas City Chiefs at Cincinnati Bengals
What better game to look out for in week 13 than a rematch of the AFC championship game? The Bengals got the job done at Kansas last season. This time around they’ll get to host Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs who will be looking to avenge last season’s AFC championship game loss.
Week 14: Tampa Buccaneers at San Francisco 49ers
Aside from the fact that it’s a matchup of two good teams, it is also about Tom Brady taking on his boyhood team. He would surely want to leave a lasting impression because who knows if this will be his last trip to the 49ers.
Week 15: New England Patriots at Las Vegas Raiders
The Raider’s new coach, Josh McDaniels, was Belichick’s former offensive coordinator. Plus he did beat Belichick the last time they faced off in a regular season matchup. Surely Belichick will be eager to outwit Josh McDaniels, who is now the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders.
Week 16: Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots
This game could be a must-watch however, how good a game this would be will be dependent on how good both teams’ performances are in the preceding weeks. Nevertheless, It’s a perfect opportunity to see how Joe Burrow would fare against this Patriots team.
Week 17: Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Chargers
How best can fans welcome the New Year than by watching two teams that share more things in common than not go head-to-head in slightly favorable winter conditions?
Week 18: Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals
If both teams are healthy, this could be a perfect introduction to the postseason. More also, who knows where the Bengals and Ravens would be at this time of the season? If all goes well this game could have post-season implications.