2022 NFL schedule: A fact for every team

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The NFL released its complete schedule for the 2022 season on Thursday night.

No more wondering when and where teams will face each other. The times and dates have been revealed in full.

Game 1 of the season is Thursday, Sept. 8 when the Buffalo Bills go out to SoFi Stadium to face the Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams.

There are Super Bowl rematches on the schedule as well. The Kansas City Chiefs square off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 4.

Amazon Prime Video also enters the mix as a broadcaster — the first time since 1997 a different network entirely from the traditional bunch will broadcast NFL games exclusively on its platform.

Here is a fact for every team regarding the 2022 schedule.

Atlanta Falcons

Kyle Pitts
Kyle Pitts

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Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints will be the first Opening Day since 2007 someone other than Matt Ryan will start at quarterback for the Falcons.

Arizona Cardinals

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The last time the Cardinals played in Mexico City was in 2005 — also against the San Francisco 49ers.

Baltimore Ravens

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First time the Ravens’ series with the Pittsburgh Steelers that Game 1 is Week 14 or later.

Buffalo Bills

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Week 1 will mark the first time the Bills have opened up on a Thursday night.

Carolina Panthers

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Rhule will tie George Seifert for the fourth-most Opening Day games in Panthers history with three.

Chicago Bears

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Last time the Bears and Packers face each other in prime time in Week 2 was in 2012 when they played the first September Thursday Night Football game on NFL Network.

Cincinnati Bengals

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The last time the Bengals and Steelers played on Sunday Night Football was on Dec. 28, 2014 with the winner taking the AFC North crown.

Cleveland Browns

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This is the fifth straight year the Browns will have at least two prime time games.

Dallas Cowboys

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Cowboys-Eagles will be in prime time for the 19th consecutive season, extending its streak as the longest-running division rivalry in prime time in NFL history.

Denver Broncos

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Second straight season the Broncos will open up the season with a Super Bowl rematch when they visit the Seattle Seahawks.

Detroit Lions

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Second straight year the Lions close out with the Packers. The last such stretch of consecutive finales against Green Bay was from 2016-19.

Green Bay Packers

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Rodgers faces a former coach in Mike McCarthy and the Cowboys in Week 10. The last time a Super Bowl-winning Packers quarterback faced the coach he won the Big Game with was Nov. 1, 1999, when Mike Holmgren’s Seattle Seahawks beat Brett Favre and Green Bay 27-7 at Lambeau Field on Monday Night Football.

Houston Texans

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This is the first time the Texans will begin and end the season against a divisional opponent (Indianapolis Colts).

Indianapolis Colts

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The Colts are 0-2 in season openers against the Texans.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Trevor Lawrence
Trevor Lawrence

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The Jaguars will host the Cowboys at TIAA Bank Field for just the second time since the franchise’s 1995 formation.

Kansas City Chiefs

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The Chiefs have Super Bowl rematches with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Week 4) and the San Francisco 49ers (Week 7).

Las Vegas Raiders

Derek Carr
Derek Carr

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The Raiders are 7-4 on Christmas Eve.

Los Angeles Chargers

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The Chargers play the Chiefs in Week 2 on Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime Video. The last time the NFL played a game exclusively on anything other than ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, or NFL Network was TNT Sunday Night Football in 1997.

Los Angeles Rams

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The Rams are rematching everyone from last year’s playoff run (Cardinals, Buccaneers, 49ers) except the Bengals.

Miami Dolphins

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The Dolphins are 2-1 on Christmas Day.

Minnesota Vikings

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The Vikings play the New Orleans Saints in London in Week 4. Minnesota is 2-0 in the International Series.

New England Patriots

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The Patriots are 3-2 on Thanksgiving.

New Orleans Saints

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The Saints’ Week 14 bye is their latest regular season bye week in team history.

New York Giants

(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

The Giants have not played the Cowboys on Thanksgiving since 1992.

New York Jets

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This is the eighth time since 2010 the Jets’ bye week has come in Week 10 or later.

Philadelphia Eagles

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The Eagles play the Texans in Week 9 on Thursday Night Football. Philadelphia is 5-0 against the Texans all-time.

Pittsburgh Steelers

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The Steelers get the Ravens Jan. 1 in Week 17. Pittsburgh is 4-1 against Baltimore in January.

San Francisco 49ers

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The 49ers are opening up against an NFC North opponent for the second straight season.

Seattle Seahawks

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The Seahawks are opening up the season on Monday Night Football for the first time since 1984.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Super Bowl LV

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The Bucs are closing out the season against the Atlanta Falcons for the fourth time in five seasons.

Tennessee Titans

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This is the 13th time in Titans franchise history they have had a bye week starting in Week 6 or earlier.

Washington Commanders

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Washington’s Week 14 bye is their latest regular season bye week in team history.

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