2022 NFL schedule: Analysis, Thanksgiving/Christmas matchups, Thursday/Monday games, more

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The leaks are over, the 2022 NFL schedule has been released!

Now that we have the full 272-game regular season schedule, here are a few highlights:

  • The Rams will kick off the NFL season by hosting the Bills in the Thursday night opener (Sept. 8).
  • Russell Wilson will be making his return to Seattle and he’ll be doing it in primetime when the Broncos play at the Seahawks in the NFL’s Monday night opener.
  • The annual triple-header on Thanksgiving Day will open with the Bills at the Lions followed by the Giants at the Cowboys. The Patriots will then travel to Minnesota for the Turkey Day nightcap.
  • The NFL is also giving us a tripleheader on Christmas Day. On Sunday, Dec. 25, the Dolphins will host the Packers in the early game, the Rams will host the Broncos in the middle game and the Buccaneers will travel to Arizona for the nightcap.

If you want to know more about your favorite team’s schedule, be sure to join us on CBS Sports HQ on Thursday night, because we’ll be breaking down everything you need to know about the schedule until midnight. You can find the link for our coverage by clicking here.