Just six more days until the 2022 NFL schedule is released!
Throughout next week – starting May 9 - a few NFL games will be released leading up to the big reveal on Thursday night. The Bills' first home game will be announced at 6:00 pm ET and the full schedule will be released at 8:00 pm ET. We will have a special livestream next Thursday at 8 PM to share all the details.
To prepare for this, NFL.com writer Nick Shook provided his list of the top 10 matchups of the upcoming 2022 season. Shook has two of the most intriguing Bills matchups on his list, at #4 and #1.
Rank #4 - Green Bay Packers AT Buffalo Bills
A clash of the old guard and new school awaits us at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, New York, between two teams whose hearts were broken by Divisional Round defeats last postseason. Back-to-back MVP Aaron Rodgers takes the field against one of the faces of the NFL's quarterbacking future, Josh Allen, in what promises to be an 11-on-11 battle of strategy, finesse and grit. Can the Packers and their revamped cast of offensive playmakers keep pace with the high-powered Bills? Will Green Bay find a way to limit Allen and give Rodgers a chance to score a huge win? This one feels like it's destined for prime time, and if it comes late in the season, these two cold-weather clubs will be ready to battle the elements for the right to claim supremacy.
Rank #1 - Buffalo Bills AT Kansas City Chiefs
We should take a moment to thank the scheduling gods for delivering a rematch of the best game of the 2021 season, and perhaps ever. Add in the fact an overtime coin toss between these two teams influenced the league to change its postseason overtime rules and you have a matchup rich in storylines. Allen and Mahomes are the new faces of the NFL, and both teams enter 2022 with visions of kissing the Lombardi Trophy in February. Only one can get there, though, and they might have to go through each other to do so. This regular-season meeting could tell us a whole lot about how the postseason could shake out -- and we can all-but-guarantee a prime-time setting and the football world turning its collective attention to Arrowhead Stadium for this one.
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