2022 NFL opponents determined

By Kevin Kelley -

The complete list of home and away 2022 NFL opponents has been determined following the completion of the 2021 regular-season.

Future NFL opponents are determined by a league rotation each year. The final three opponents are based on the league standings at the end of the season.

The complete 2022 NFL schedule will likely be released in mid-to-late April or early May. The 2022 season is tentatively scheduled to kick off on Thursday, September 8 and conclude with Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023.

The NFL Playoff Schedule for the current season kicks off on Saturday, Jan.15, 2022, at 4:30pm ET with the Cincinnati Bengals hosting the Las Vegas Raiders in a Wild-Card Round matchup.

2022 NFL OPPONENTS

AFC EAST

Buffalo Bills

Home: Dolphins, Patriots, Jets, Packers, Vikings, Steelers, Browns, Titans

Away: Dolphins, Patriots, Jets, Ravens, Bengals, Bears, Lions, Chiefs, Rams

Miami Dolphins

Home: Bills, Jets, Patriots, Vikings, Packers, Browns, Steelers, Texans

Away: Bills, Jets, Patriots, Bengals, Ravens, Bears, Lions, 49ers, Chargers

New England Patriots

Home: Bills, Jets, Dolphins, Ravens, Bengals, Colts, Bears, Lions

Away: Bills, Jets, Dolphins, Browns, Steelers, Raiders, Packers, Vikings, Cardinals

New York Jets

Home: Bills, Dolphins, Patriots, Bengals, Ravens, Jaguars, Lions, Bears

Away: Bills, Dolphins, Patriots, Steelers, Browns, Broncos, Packers, Vikings, Seahawks

AFC NORTH

Baltimore Ravens

Home: Bengals, Browns, Steelers, Bills, Dolphins, Falcons, Panthers, Broncos

Away: Bengals, Browns, Steelers, Patriots, Jets, Saints, Buccaneers, Jaguars, Giants

Cincinnati Bengals

Home: Ravens, Browns, Steelers, Falcons, Bills, Panthers, Chiefs, Dolphins

Away: Ravens, Browns, Steelers, Cowboys, Patriots, Saints, Jets, Buccaneers, Titans

Cleveland Browns

Home: Bengals, Ravens, Steelers, Jets, Ravens, Patriots, Saints, Chargers

Away: Bengals, Ravens, Steelers, Falcons, Bills, Panthers, Dolphins, Texans, Washington

Pittsburgh Steelers

Home: Bengals, Browns, Ravens, Patriots, Jets, Saints, Buccaneers, Raiders

Away: Bengals, Browns, Ravens, Falcons, Bills, Panthers, Dolphins, Colts, Eagles

AFC SOUTH

Houston Texans

Home: Colts, Jaguars, Titans, Browns, Chiefs, Chargers, Eagles, Washington

Away: Colts, Jaguars, Titans, Broncos, Bears, Cowboys, Dolphins, Giants, Raiders

Indianapolis Colts

Home: Jaguars, Titans, Texans, Chiefs, Chargers, Eagles, Washington, Steelers

Away: Jaguars, Titans, Texans, Cowboys, Broncos, Raiders, Giants, Patriots, Vikings

Jacksonville Jaguars

Home: Colts, Texans, Titans, Broncos, Raiders, Cowboys, Giants, Ravens

Away: Colts, Texans, Titans, Chiefs, Chargers, Eagles, Washington, Jets, Lions

Tennessee Titans

Home: Jaguars, Colts, Texans, Broncos, Raiders, Cowboys, Giants, Bengals

Away: Jaguars, Colts, Texans, Chiefs, Chargers, Eagles, Washington, Packers, Bills

AFC WEST

Denver Broncos

Home: Chiefs, Raiders, Chargers, Texans, Colts, Cardinals, 49ers, Jets

Away: Chiefs, Raiders, Chargers, Jaguars, Titans, Rams, Seahawks, Ravens, Panthers

Kansas City Chiefs

Home: Broncos, Raiders, Chargers, Jaguars, Titans, Rams, Seahawks, Bills

Away: Broncos, Raiders, Chargers, Texans, Colts, 49ers, Cardinals, Bengals, Buccaneers

Los Angeles Chargers

Home: Chiefs, Raiders, Broncos, Jaguars, Titans, Rams, Seahawks, Dolphins

Away: Chiefs, Raiders, Broncos, Cardinals, Texans, Colts, 49ers, Falcons, Browns

Las Vegas Raiders

Home: Chiefs, Broncos, Chargers, Texans, Colts, Cardinals, 49ers, Patriots

Away: Chiefs, Broncos, Chargers, Jaguars, Rams, Seahawks, Titans, Steelers, Saints

NFC EAST

Dallas Cowboys

Home: Washington, Giants, Eagles, Bears, Lions, Texans, Colts, Buccaneers, Bengals

Away: Washington, Giants, Eagles, Packers, Vikings, Jaguars, Titans, Rams

New York Giants

Home: Cowboys, Washington, Eagles, Bears, Lions, Texans, Colts, Panthers, Ravens

Away: Cowboys, Washington, Eagles, Packers, Jaguars, Vikings, Titans, Seahawks

Philadelphia Eagles

Home: Cowboys, Giants, Washington, Vikings, Packers, Titans, Jaguars, Steelers, Saints

Away: Cowboys, Giants, Washington, Colts, Texans, Bears, Lions, Cardinals

Washington Football Team

Home: Cowboys, Giants, Eagles, Packers, Vikings, Jaguars, Titans, Browns, Falcons

Away: Cowboys, Giants, Eagles, Bears, Lions, Texans, Colts, 49ers

NFC NORTH

Chicago Bears

Home: Packers, Lions, Vikings, Eagles, Washington, Bills, Dolphins, 49ers, Texans

Away: Packers, Lions, Vikings, Cowboys, Giants, Patriots, Jets, Falcons

Detroit Lions

Home: Bears, Packers, Vikings, Eagles, Washington, Bills, Dolphins, Jaguars, Seahawks

Away: Bears, Packers, Vikings, Cowboys, Giants, Jets, Patriots, Panthers

Green Bay Packers

Home: Bears, Lions, Vikings, Cowboys, Giants, Patriots, Jets, Titans, Rams

Away: Bears, Lions, Vikings, Bills, Dolphins, Eagles, Washington, Buccaneers

Minnesota Vikings

Home: Bears, Lions, Packers, Cowboys, Giants, Patriots, Jets, Colts, Cardinals

Away: Bears, Lions, Packers, Bills, Dolphins, Eagles, Saints, Washington

NFC SOUTH

Atlanta Falcons

Home: Panthers, Saints, Buccaneers, Cardinals, 49ers, Browns, Steelers, Bears, Chargers

Away: Panthers, Saints, Buccaneers, Ravens, Bengals, Rams, Seahawks, Washington

Carolina Panthers

Home: Falcons, Saints, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Browns, Broncos, Lions,  Steelers, 49ers

Away: Falcons, Saints, Buccaneers, Ravens, Bengals, Rams, Giants, Seahawks

New Orleans Saints

Home: Panthers, Falcons, Buccaneers, Rams, Seahawks, Vikings, Bengals, Ravens, Raiders

Away: Panthers, Falcons, Buccaneers, Eagles, 49ers, Cardinals, Browns, Steelers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Home: Panthers, Saints, Falcons, Packers, Chiefs, Rams, Bengals, Seahawks, Ravens

Away: Panthers, Saints, Falcons, Cardinals, 49ers, Steelers, Browns, Cowboys

NFC WEST

Arizona Cardinals

Home: Seahawks, Rams, 49ers, Saints, Buccaneers, Chiefs, Chargers, Eagles, Patriots

Away: Seahawks, Rams, 49ers, Falcons, Panthers, Broncos, Raiders, Vikings

Los Angeles Rams

Home: Seahawks, 49ers, Cardinals, Panthers, Falcons, Cowboys, Raiders, Broncos, Bills

Away: Seahawks, 49ers, Cardinals, Saints, Buccaneers, Packers, Chiefs, Chargers

San Francisco 49ers

Home: Seahawks, Rams, Cardinals, Buccaneers, Chargers, Chiefs, Dolphins, Saints, Washington

Away: Seahawks, Rams, Cardinals, Bears, Broncos, Falcons, Panthers, Raiders

Seattle Seahawks

Home: 49ers, Rams, Cardinals, Falcons, Panthers, Raiders, Broncos, Giants, Jets

Away: 49ers, Rams, Cardinals, Buccaneers, Saints, Chargers, Chiefs, Lions

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If the NFL adopted a more geographically sound like alignment, here’s what it would be:

AFC:
E: BUF, NE, NYJ, PIT
N: CIN, CLE, IND, KC
S: CAR, JAX, MIA, TEN
W: DEN, HOU, LV, LAC

NFC:
E: BAL, NYG, PHI, WAS
N: Same
S: ATL, DAL, NO, TB
W: Same

Then these would be the 2022 NFL games:

Buffalo VS. New England
Buffalo VS. NY Jets
Buffalo VS. Pittsburgh
New England VS. NY Jets
New England VS. Pittsburgh
NY Jets VS. Pittsburgh

Cincinnati VS. Cleveland
Cincinnati VS. Indianapolis
Cincinnati VS. Kansas City
Cleveland VS. Indianapolis
Cleveland VS. Kansas City
Indianapolis VS. Kansas City

Carolina VS. Jacksonville
Carolina VS. Miami
Carolina VS. Tennessee
Jacksonville VS. Miami
Jacksonville VS. Tennessee
Miami VS. Tennessee

Denver VS. Houston
Denver VS. LA Chargers
Denver VS. Las Vegas
Houston VS. LA Chargers
Houston VS. Las Vegas
LA Chargers VS. Las Vegas

Baltimore VS. NY Giants
Baltimore VS. Philadelphia
Baltimore VS. Washington
NY Giants VS. Philadelphia
NY Giants VS. Washington
Philadelphia VS. Washington

Chicago VS. Detroit
Chicago VS. Green Bay
Chicago VS. Minnesota
Detroit VS. Green Bay
Detroit VS. Minnesota
Green Bay VS. Minnesota

Atlanta VS. Dallas
Atlanta VS. New Orleans
Atlanta VS. Tampa Bay
Dallas VS. New Orleans
Dallas VS. Tampa Bay
New Orleans VS. Tampa Bay

Arizona VS. LA Rams
Arizona VS. San Francisco
Arizona VS. Seattle
LA Rams VS. San Francisco
LA Rams VS. Seattle
San Francisco VS. Seattle

Buffalo at Cincinnati
Buffalo at Cleveland
Cincinnati at NY Jets
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh
Cleveland at NY Jets
Cleveland at Pittsburgh
Indianapolis at Buffalo
Indianapolis at New England
Kansas City at Buffalo
Kansas City at New England
New England at Cincinnati
New England at Cleveland
NY Jets at Indianapolis
NY Jets at Kansas City
Pittsburgh at Indianapolis
Pittsburgh at Kansas City

Carolina at Denver
Carolina at Las Vegas
Denver at Miami
Denver at Tennessee
Houston at Carolina
Houston at Jacksonville
Jacksonville at Denver
Jacksonville at Las Vegas
LA Chargers at Carolina
LA Chargers at Jacksonville
Las Vegas at Miami
Las Vegas at Tennessee
Miami at Houston
Miami at LA Chargers
Tennessee at Houston
Tennessee at LA Chargers

Baltimore at Green Bay
Baltimore at Minnesota
Chicago at Baltimore
Chicago at NY Giants
Detroit at Baltimore
Detroit at NY Giants
Green Bay at Philadelphia
Green Bay at Washington
Minnesota at Philadelphia
Minnesota at Washington
NY Giants at Green Bay
NY Giants at Minnesota
Philadelphia at Chicago
Philadelphia at Detroit
Washington at Chicago
Washington at Detroit

Arizona at Atlanta
Arizona at Dallas
Atlanta at LA Rams
Atlanta at Seattle
Dallas at LA Rams
Dallas at Seattle
LA Rams at New Orleans
LA Rams at Tampa Bay
New Orleans at Arizona
New Orleans at San Francisco
San Francisco at Atlanta
San Francisco at Dallas
Seattle at New Orleans
Seattle at Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay at Arizona
Tampa Bay at San Francisco

Buffalo at Chicago
Buffalo at Detroit
Chicago at NY Jets
Chicago at Pittsburgh
Detroit at NY Jets
Detroit at Pittsburgh
Green Bay at Buffalo
Green Bay at New England
Minnesota at Buffalo
Minnesota at New England
New England at Chicago
New England at Detroit
NY Jets at Green Bay
NY Jets at Minnesota
Pittsburgh at Green Bay
Pittsburgh at Minnesota

Atlanta at Cincinnati
Atlanta at Cleveland
Cincinnati at New Orleans
Cincinnati at Tampa Bay
Cleveland at New Orleans
Cleveland at Tampa Bay
Dallas at Cincinnati
Dallas at Cleveland
Indianapolis at Atlanta
Indianapolis at Dallas
Kansas City at Atlanta
Kansas City at Dallas
New Orleans at Indianapolis
New Orleans at Kansas City
Tampa Bay at Indianapolis
Tampa Bay at Kansas City

Baltimore at Miami
Baltimore at Tennessee
Carolina at Baltimore
Carolina at NY Giants
Jacksonville at Baltimore
Jacksonville at NY Giants
Miami at Philadelphia
Miami at Washington
NY Giants at Miami
NY Giants at Tennessee
Philadelphia at Carolina
Philadelphia at Jacksonville
Tennessee at Philadelphia
Tennessee at Washington
Washington at Carolina
Washington at Jacksonville

Arizona at Denver
Arizona at Las Vegas
Denver at LA Rams
Denver at Seattle
Houston at Arizona
Houston at San Francisco
LA Chargers at Arizona
LA Chargers at San Francisco
LA Rams at Houston
LA Rams at LA Chargers
Las Vegas at LA Rams
Las Vegas at Seattle
San Francisco at Denver
San Francisco at Las Vegas
Seattle at Houston
Seattle at LA Chargers

Buffalo at Las Vegas
New England at LA Chargers
NY Jets at Houston
Pittsburgh at Denver

Cincinnati at Miami
Cleveland at Jacksonville
Indianapolis at Carolina
Kansas City at Tennessee

Carolina at Pittsburgh
Jacksonville at NY Jets
Miami at New England
Tennessee at Buffalo

Denver at Indianapolis
Houston at Cleveland
LA Chargers at Cincinnati
Las Vegas at Kansas City

Baltimore at Arizona
NY Giants at Seattle
Philadelphia at LA Rams
Washington at San Francisco

Chicago at New Orleans
Detroit at Atlanta
Green Bay at Tampa Bay
Minnesota at Dallas

Atlanta at NY Giants
Dallas at Baltimore
New Orleans at Washington
Tampa Bay at Philadelphia

Arizona at Minnesota
LA Rams at Green Bay
San Francisco at Chicago
Seattle at Detroit

Buffalo at LA Rams
New England at Arizona
NY Jets at Seattle
Pittsburgh at San Francisco

Cincinnati at Baltimore
Cleveland at NY Giants
Indianapolis at Washington
Kansas City at Philadelphia

Carolina at Chicago
Jacksonville at Detroit
Miami at Minnesota
Tennessee at Green Bay

Denver at New Orleans
Houston at Atlanta
LA Chargers at Dallas
Las Vegas at Tampa Bay

First of all, surely you know that the Steelers will NEVER be moved out of the AFC North right?

If realignment were to be done again, I could see the Ravens going to the AFC East. NOT the NFC East. Colts to the AFC North and Dolphins moved into the AFC South. Every other team would stay put.

The idea is to have all East Division teams in the Northeast, North Division teams in the Midwest, South Division teams in the South, and almost all West Division teams in the West, with the AFC West requiring a Central time team, which should be Houston because they are the westernmost such team.

That’s why we work for FOX.

ESPN’s website has more holes in it’s than the New York Jets defense.