Report: Bills Regular Season Opener Looks to Be on Thursday Night Football
The Buffalo Bills have unfinished business heading into the 2022 NFL season. The team has enjoyed great success in the past two seasons, but the way the playoff runs have ended in Kansas City left a bad taste in fans’ mouths.
The Bills are the favorite to win Super Bowl 57 and it’s good reason to believe they will get quite a few prime time games in 2022.
The NFL schedule will be released at 8 pm on Thursday night on The NFL Network. However, a few games have already been announced by ESPN and CBS, including the Bills hosting the Tennessee Titans on Monday Night Football in week two at Highmark Stadium.
But what about week one?
On Monday, the Bills sent an email to season ticket holders that specified the home opener would be announced at 6 pm on Thursday, which leads fans to believe the team will open with two home games; since the Titans game was not hyped as the opener.
But that just might be an oversight.
According to Sam Farmer of The LA Times, all signs now point to the Los Angeles Rams hosting the Bills at SoFi Stadium on Thursday Night Football in the traditional week one matchup.
The opening TNF game is always hosted by the Super Bowl winner and the Bills were reported as finalists with the Denver Broncos to play the Rams in that game.
However, CBS announced the Rams would host the Broncos on Christmas Day at 4:30 pm, and the 49ers and Cowboys are not in the running anymore?
The matchup makes sense. The Bills are talked about as the best team in football with the best offense and perhaps the best defense; with Von Miller returning to LA.
We will know for sure this Thursday night.