This year's schedule features many games involving future Hall of Fame quarterbacks along with numerous potential Super Bowl previews.
The Top 10 games to watch in 2022 season
Week 1: Monday, September 12, 6:15 p.m. (ESPN/ABC): Broncos vs. Seahawks
Following a public falling out that resulted in his trade in March, Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson travels back to Seattle for a primetime matchup against his former coach Pete Carroll. One of only two NFL teams Wilson hasn't beaten is the Seahawks. (Includes Chargers)
Packers vs. Buccaneers in Week 3
2:25 PM on Sunday, September 25. (FOX)
One of many quarterback battles this year between potential Hall of Famer quarterbacks. Aaron Rodgers has a career record of 1-4 against Tom Brady. Rodgers will undoubtedly want revenge for Green Bay's loss to Brady and company in the NFC championship game at Lambeau Field two years ago.
Buccaneers at Chiefs in Week 4
October 2 at 6:20 p.m. (NBC)
Kansas City's last two seasons have ended in heartbreaking disappointment after winning Super Bowl LIV three years ago, including a loss to Brady and the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV. Andy Reid, Travis Kelce, and Patrick Mahomes will all be thinking about getting revenge.
Week 6: Chiefs vs. Bills
October 16, 2:25 p.m. (CBS)
It's a rematch of the AFC divisional game from a year ago that became an instant classic after 25 points and four lead changes were scored by the two teams in the final 1:54 of regulation. Josh Allen and company will likely recall Kelce's touchdown reception when October rolls around because it gave them the victory in OT.
Packers at Bills in Week 8
30th of October, 6:20 p.m. (NBC)
On Halloween weekend, Green Bay faces a road test in Orchard Park in one of three possible Super Bowl prep games. Allen will face the Packers for the second time in his career (he is 0-1 against them), and coach Matt LaFleur will face the Bills for the first time.
Rams at Buccaneers in Week 9
November 6, 2:25 p.m. (CBS)
It's a replay of the dramatic NFC divisional game from the previous season, in which Cooper Kupp's deep reception helped the Rams, the defending champions, score the game-winning field goal. Brady never forgets a heartbreaking defeat, but the Tampa Bay defence needs to make amends.
Cowboys at Packers in Week 10
November 13, 2:25 p.m. (FOX)
The Cowboys' true character will be shown in this game. At Lambeau Field, a victory by Dak Prescott and Dallas over Aaron Rodgers and company might serve as a springboard for a postseason run. However, Rodgers is also capable of addressing the erratic Dallas D with his own message.
Week 15: Raiders vs. Patriots
December 18 at 6:20 p.m. (NBC)
By this time, we'll have a good understanding of Mac Jones' development in Year 2 and the relevance of the restocked Raiders in the competitive AFC West. But in this matchup, coaching will determine the winner: veteran Bill Belichick will face Josh McDaniels, his longtime assistant and the new head coach of Las Vegas.
Week 17: Chargers vs. Rams
January 1 at 6:20 p.m. (NBC)
At SoFi Stadium, two Los Angeles teams square off. The Rams and Matthew Stafford ought to be getting ready to defend their championship. Following a heartbreaking Week 18 defeat the previous season, Justin Herbert and the Chargers will need to end strong.
Bengals vs. Ravens in Week 18
Sunday, January 8, TBD (Time/Network)
In the crucial last week of the regular season, both of these teams are probably still in the running for the playoffs. The playoff-hungry Ravens go on Joe Burrow and the Bengals, who won the division title in Week 17 of last season on their way to an AFC championship.
Source: The Lamar Ledger