The NFL preseason is officially over and teams have settled on their 53-man rosters. Waivers have expired, some players who were cut have 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 makes its triumphant return on September 12, 2022 when the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks.
It should be an incredibly interesting game as Russell Wilson makes his Broncos debut against his former team. The Seahawks announced Geno Smith will be their QB earlier in the year, but Drew Lock isn’t too far behind if Smith ever makes a mistake.
Although there are no NFL games today, the regular season is only four days away, beginning Thursday, September 8th. The Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Rams will open the 2022 NFL season in Los Angeles, where Matthew Stafford and the Rams won the Super Bowl a few months ago.
With both teams returning a good amount of their starters, expectations are incredibly high. While they managed to secure most of their team, they still managed to make significant upgrades. The Bills brought in Von Miller this offseason and the Rams added Allen Robinson to an already impressive WR core.
After the Thursday evening soccer game, the usual Sunday games take place. The promotion begins at 1:00 p.m. ET and lasts until Sunday Night Football at 8:15 p.m. ET.
Some interesting storylines to follow Sunday include Baker Mayfield’s return to Cleveland, an AFC East duel between the Dolphins and the Patriots, and a prime-time matchup between two NFC powerhouses in Dallas and Tampa Bay.
Another matchup to keep an eye on is an AFC West clash between the LA’s Vegas Raiders and the Los Angeles Chargers. Even though it’s only Week 1, the impact of this game is huge in a division that’s incredibly competitive. Both teams will need every win they can get if they hope to dethrone the Kansas City Chiefs.
Week 1 NFL schedule
Thursday 8 Sept | 8:20 p.m. ET
Buffalo Bills vs. Los Angeles Rams
Sunday 11 Sept | 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 11 Sept | 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
US Bank Stadium
Sunday 11 Sept | 8:20 p.m. ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys
Monday 12 Sept | 8:15 p.m. ET
Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks