The Buffalo Bills and the Los Angeles Rams will kick off the 2022 NFL season when they meet at SoFi Stadium on Thursday, September 8.
The league announced the regular season start match about two hours before announcing the full 2022 fixture.
The Rams are the defending NFL champions after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI. With no Super Bowl rematch against the Bengals on the 2022 schedule, the game against the Bills remains a duel of two of the NFL’s best players.
Buffalo finished the 2021 regular season with an 11-6 record, but lost in the knockout round of the Qualifiers to the Kansas City Chiefs. Both teams attempted a reload during the season with the Rams adding midfielder Bobby Wagner in defence and the signing of former Rams passer Von Miller.
Also announced is the first Monday Night football match of the year between Seattle Seahawks Football Team and the Denver Broncos. Earlier in the season, the Broncos acquired nine-time Pro Bowl defender Russell Wilson in a blockbuster deal with the Seahawks.