When does the NFL season start? Here’s the Week 1 schedule and how to watch games on TV

When does the NFL season start?

You don’t have to wait much longer.

The 2022 NFL season kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 8, with a very interesting matchup, but that’s not the only interesting game in Week 1 of the NFL schedule.

Check out the game recap on the Week 1 NFL schedule.

All times MST. Click on each game for Week 1 NFL picks and predictions for that game.

Week 1 NFL Odds:

Thursday night football schedule

Buffalo Bills at Los Angeles Rams, Sept. 8, 5:20 p.m., NBC

You couldn’t ask for a much better start to the NFL season. Both of these teams have a rivalry, but it wouldn’t be that surprising to see them face off in the Super Bowl at the end of the season.

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Sunday morning football matches

New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons, Sept. 11, 10 a.m., Fox

The NFC South rivals meet in the first week of the season in a game that could be critical to both teams’ prospects in 2022. Which team will start the season with a win?

Cleveland Browns at Carolina Panthers, Sept. 11, 10 a.m., CBS

This game has a lot of intrigue, and not just at the quarterback position. Many questions surround both clubs. Who will get off on the right foot in Week 1?

San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears, Sept. 11, 10 a.m., Fox

The 49ers have high hopes in the NFC this season and will be looking to avoid an early-season blunder in Chicago in Week 1 against a Bears team looking to take a big step forward.

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals, Sept. 11, 10 a.m., CBS

These two teams have switched roles with the Bengals now the heavy favorite over the rival Steelers. Will Cincinnati avoid the Super Bowl hangover?

NFL Week 1 picks, predictions:

Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions, Sept. 11, 10 a.m., Fox

Jalen Hurts has shown flashes for the Eagles. Does he start putting it all together in 2022? We could get a look at that answer in Week 1 in Detroit.

Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans, Sept. 11, 10 a.m., CBS

Some believe the Colts could be an AFC contender in 2022. They don’t want to lose Game 1 of the season against division rival Houston.

New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins, Sept. 11, 10 a.m., CBS

The Dolphins are looking forward to disrupting the order in the AFC East this season. A home win against the Patriots in Week 1 would be the start.

Baltimore Ravens at New York Jets, Sept. 11, 10 a.m., CBS

Will Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens rebound this season? How much better will the Jets be? We will start learning in week 1.

Jacksonville Jaguars at Washington Commanders, Sept. 11, 10 a.m., Fox

We’ve heard a lot about how the Jaguars could be a much-improved team in 2022. Can they open the season with a road win?

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Football games on Sunday late

New York Giants at Tennessee Titans, Sept. 11, 1:25 p.m., Fox

Which Saquon Barkley will show up for the Giants? Who Daniel Jones? This will go a long way in determining New York’s fate in Week 1 and 2022.

Kansas City Chiefs at Arizona Cardinals, Sept. 11, 1:25 p.m., CBS

Arizona will be without DeAndre Hopkins for the first six weeks. Do they have enough to beat the Chiefs without him?

Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers, Sept. 11, 1:25 p.m., CBS

The AFC West looks to be very tough in 2022 once again, so every game against a division rival is critical.

Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings, Sept. 11, 1:25 p.m., Fox

This NFC North matchup could be very interesting. What will Minnesota’s new offense look like in Week 1?

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys face off in Week 1 of the NFL.

Sunday night football schedule

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys, Sept. 11, 5:20 p.m., NBC

NBC is sure to get great ratings for this Week 1 matchup, which is sure to garner a lot of national attention.

Monday Night Football Schedule

Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks, Sept. 12, 5:15 p.m., ESPN, ABC

Russell Wilson returns to Seattle for the final game of Week 1 of the NFL season. It is sure to be an emotional game. It will be good;

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This article originally appeared in the Arizona Republic: When does the 2022 NFL season start? This is the game schedule for week 1

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