NFL schedule 2022: Every Thursday Night game this season

NFL Schedule 2022; ESPN broadcaster Kirk Herbstreit during the 2022 Rose Bowl at Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
NFL Schedule 2022; ESPN broadcaster Kirk Herbstreit during the 2022 Rose Bowl at Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

Taking a look through every Thursday night game on the 2022 NFL schedule. What matchups will we see throughout the season?

Thursday Night Football is going to look and sound a lot different in 2022. The NFL has unveiled its entire 2022 schedule and this year’s Thursday matchups — unlike many previous years — appear to be loaded with absolute bangers.

The new duo calling Thursday Night Football games for Amazon this year is Kirk Herbstreit and Al Michaels, two very familiar names and voices for fans of college football and the NFL alike.

What kind of matchups will Herbstreit and Michaels be calling together this season?

What are the Thursday Night Football matchups on the 2022 NFL Schedule?

First off we need to take a look at what might be the best early matchup of the 2022 season, which is the Week 1 Thursday night opener between the Buffalo Bills and reigning Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams.

That game is not technically a Thursday Night Football production but it is still being played on Thursday night.

Every week of the 2022 season will include a TNF game besides the first and last. Here is every TNF matchup on the 2022 NFL schedule.

Week 2 – Thursday, Sept. 15: Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs (GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO)

Week 3 – Thursday, Sept. 22: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns (FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH)

Week 4 – Thursday, Sept. 29: Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals (Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH)

Week 5 – Thursday, Oct. 6: Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos (Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, CO)

Week 6 – Thursday Oct. 13: Washington Commanders at Chicago Bears (Soldier Field, Chicago, IL)

Week 7 – Thursday, Oct. 20: New Orleans Saints at Arizona Cardinals (State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ)

Week 8 – Thursday, Oct. 27: Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL)

Week 9 – Thursday, Nov. 3: Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans (NRG Stadium, Houston, TX)

Week 10 – Thursday, Nov. 10: Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers (Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC)

Week 11 – Thursday, Nov. 17: Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers (Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI)

Week 13 – Thursday, Dec. 1: Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots (Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA)

Week 14 – Thursday, Dec. 8: Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Rams (SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA)

Week 15 – Thursday, Dec. 15: San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks (Lumen Field, Seattle, WA)

Week 16 – Thursday, Dec. 22: Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets (MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ)

Week 17 – Thursday, Dec. 29: Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans (Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN)

Among this entire slate of games over the course of the season, a handful stand out.

The Week 2 matchup between the Chargers and Chiefs in Kansas City is obviously an outstanding way to open the season for Thursday Night Football and football fans will be getting treated to two elite matchups in consecutive weeks on Thursday nights.

Week 3 features the Cleveland Browns, who will be playing in their first of two prime time games this season. This will be the first time new quarterback Deshaun Watson is in the national spotlight, assuming he’s not suspended.

The Ravens and Buccaneers in Week 8 will be a fascinating contrast of two teams with vastly different styles of offense.

In Week 14, the matchup between the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Rams is a good one with a ton of offensive star power.

The Week 16 matchup between the Jaguars and Jets could end up being the biggest dud of this list, but could also feature two teams showing signs of major progression with the top two picks of the 2021 NFL Draft.

The poor Tennessee Titans got stuck with two Thursday Night Football games this season.

Over the course of this slate of games, it looks like TNF is going to have just about every legitimate MVP candidate at the QB position grace their production as well.