NFL Prime-Time Games 2022: Schedule, matchup, dates, and more

NFL Prime-Time Games 2022: Schedule, matchup, dates, and more

As always, the NFL will present an extensive prime-time game schedule in 2022. That schedule is spread across ESPN, NBC, and Amazon Prime, with games on Thursday, Sunday, and Monday evenings. Additionally, there will be select prime-time games on other days of the week in the event of special occasions such as Christmas Day and the Week 18 Saturday doubleheader on ESPN.

2022 NFL prime-time game schedule

NFL Prime-Time Games 2022: Schedule, matchup, dates, and more
NFL Prime-Time Games 2022: Schedule, matchup, dates, and more

The schedule in the table below was released by the NFL on Thursday, May 12 at 8 p.m. ET. You can sort by week, team, and more using the different filters. Be sure to keep refreshing as we load in the schedule for each team.

Week Date Away Home Buy Tickets Time (ET)
01 Thu, Sept. 8 Bills Rams Buy Tickets 8:20 p.m.
01 Sun, Sept. 11 Buccaneers Cowboys Buy Tickets 8:20 p.m.
01 Mon, Sept. 12 Broncos Seahawks Buy Tickets 8:15 p.m.
02 Thu, Sept. 15 Chargers Chiefs Buy Tickets 8:15 p.m.
02 Sun, Sept. 18 Bears Packers Buy Tickets 8:20 p.m.
02 Mon, Sept. 19 Titans Bills Buy Tickets 7:15 p.m.
02 Mon, Sept. 19 Vikings Eagles Buy Tickets 8:30 p.m.
03 Thu, Sept. 22 Steelers Browns Buy Tickets 8:15 p.m.
03 Sun, Sept. 25 49ers Broncos Buy Tickets 8:20 p.m.
03 Mon, Sept. 26 Cowboys Giants Buy Tickets 8:15 p.m.
04 Thu, Sept. 29 Dolphins Bengals Buy Tickets 8:15 p.m.
04 Sun, Oct. 2 Chiefs Buccaneers Buy Tickets 8:20 p.m.
04 Mon, Oct. 3 Rams 49ers Buy Tickets 8:15 p.m.
05 Thu, Oct. 6 Colts Broncos Buy Tickets 8:15 p.m.
05 Sun, Oct. 9 Bengals Ravens Buy Tickets 8:20 p.m.
05 Mon, Oct. 10 Raiders Chiefs Buy Tickets 8:15 p.m.
06 Thu, Oct. 13 Commanders Bears Buy Tickets 8:15 p.m.
06 Sun, Oct. 16 Cowboys Eagles Buy Tickets 8:20 p.m.

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Who are the announcers for the NFL prime-time games?

The NFL will have three different networks calling the majority of their prime-time offerings in 2022. Amazon Prime will handle Thursday Night Football for the first time. Furthermore, NBC will broadcast Sunday Night Football, and ESPN will air Monday Night Football, as has become a tradition. All three booths will be a new combination from last year, with several announcers changing networks during the past offseason.

NBC will have Mike Tirico in the booth as they moved on from Al Michaels, who has been in the SNF booth since the shows began in 2006. Tirico will not be a new voice for SNF viewers, having substituted for Michaels on numerous occasions. Cris Collinsworth will remain the color announcer for NBC, with Drew Brees filling the role for events such as Thanksgiving in addition to other select occasions. Melissa Stark will join them as the sideline reporter, as will Terry McAulay as the rules analyst.

Michaels will not disappear from our screens as he heads up the Amazon Prime booth for Thursday Night Football. He will be joined by Kirk Herbstreit, who takes the title of “game analyst.” Additionally, Tony Gonzalez has been signed by Amazon as a contributor. As of yet, no sideline reporter or rules analysts have been confirmed for the Amazon broadcast.

ESPN will also see yet another shakeup on Monday Night Football. In a move that shook the football announcer landscape, Joe Buck and Troy Aikman switched from FOX to headline ESPN’s MNF coverage. Lisa Salters will join them as a sideline reporter, as will John Parry as the rules analyst. ESPN will also continue to broadcast an alternative coverage on ESPN2 and ESPN+ in the form of the “ManningCast.”

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