After teasing individual games for the better part of two weeks, the NFL finally released its full schedule for the 2022 season Thursday on the NFL Network.
Eagles fans already know a couple of games. ESPN announced earlier this week the Birds’ home opener will be Week 2 on Monday Night Football against the Minnesota Vikings. Eagles beat writer Jeff McLane reported the Eagles will open the season on the road against the Detroit Lions, and travel to Dallas to face the Cowboys on Christmas Eve at 4:25 p.m. Both games will air on Fox29 in Philadelphia.
The rest of the Eagles’ games will officially be announced at 8 p.m. on the NFL Network, though in past years they have leaked out before then.
Heading into Thursday, the NFL has already announced 10 games, including five international games that will be played in Germany, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. That includes the Week 8 matchup between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Denver Broncos at Wembley Stadium that will stream exclusively on ESPN+.
Amazon also announced its first Thursday Night Football game, one of 15 matchups that will stream exclusively on Prime Video. If the Eagles end up landing on Amazon this season, the game will also air locally on TV within the Philadelphia market.
As far as Thanksgiving is concerned, it doesn’t look like the Eagles will be scheduled to play the Lions in the early game on CBS. The Los Angeles Times interviewed vice president of NFL broadcast planning Michael North, who indicated the two frontrunners to face the Lions were the Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills.
One thing we know for certain is the Eagles’ 2022 opponents:
Home: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Commanders, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers
Away: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Commanders, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals
Here’s everything you need to know to watch and stream the 2022 NFL schedule release.
What time will the NFL release the 2022 schedule?
On the NFL Network, Schedule Release ‘22 will air at 8 p.m. hosted by Rich Eisen alongside analytics expert Cynthia Frelund and analysts Michael Irving and Steve Mariucci. The show is three hours long, so expect nearly every personality at the NFL Network to chime in at some point.
The show can be streamed on the NFL app and on the NFL’s website, though a cable subscription is required. You can also stream it on a host of “skinny bundles” that carry the NFL Network, including fuboTV, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, and Sling TV.
Cord cutters can also stream NFL GameDay View: Schedule Release at 8 p.m., which will feature Frelund, Rachel Bonnetta, Andrew Hawkins, and Gregg Rosenthal. The special will stream on the NFL app, the NFL’s website, YouTube, Paramount+, Peacock, and Amazon’s Prime Video.
ESPN2 will air its own primetime special on the schedule release, with coverage beginning at 8 p.m. The special will be hosted by Laura Rutledge alongside analysts Tedy Bruschi and Damien Woody. New Monday Night Football announcers Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are also expected to join the broadcast. ESPN+ will stream Between the Lines at 8 p.m., which will feature Daily Wager and ESPN’s fantasy football commentators examining the schedule.
2022 schedule changes
In Week 15, it’s possible Fox will only air late afternoon games due to its coverage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final on Dec. 18. at 10 a.m. If that happens, all the 1 p.m. games that Sunday will be flexed to CBS.
This year, with Christmas falling on a Sunday, the NFL will schedule most of its Week 16 games on Christmas Eve, along with an evening game that will air on the NFL Network. For the first time, the NFL will have three Christmas games, consisting of an afternoon doubleheader (including the Denver Broncos at the Los Angeles Rams on CBS) and a Sunday Night Football game.
New Years Day also falls on a Sunday, but the NFL won’t adjust its schedule during Week 17. College football bowl games and the NHL Winter Classic, which are typically scheduled for New Years Day, will move to Monday, Jan. 2.
In Week 18, two games with playoff implications will be moved to Saturday, Jan. 7, and air on ESPN and ABC. Last season, the Eagles’ Week 18 matchup against the Cowboys was flexed to the final Saturday of the season.
When will Eagles tickets go on sale?
Tickets for the Eagles’ home opener against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, Sept. 19, went on sale after the game was announced Monday, with the cheapest seats going for about $150. But Eagles fans will have to wait for tickets for the rest of the season.
The Eagles haven’t announced when tickets for the remaining seven home games at Lincoln Financial Field will go on sale, but it won’t be Thursday night after the schedule is announced, a spokesperson told the Inquirer.
Last year, Eagles single-game tickets went on sale June 2, more than three weeks after the schedule was announced. In 2019, tickets went on sale May 13, nearly a month after the schedule was released.
The Eagles have nine home games, thanks to the new 17-game schedule implemented last year.
What 2022 games has the NFL already announced?
Here are games from the 2022 season that have already been announced:
Eagles at Detroit Lions; Thursday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m.; Fox
Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs; Thursday, Sept. 15, 7:20 p.m.; Amazon Prime
Tennessee Titans at Buffalo Bills; Monday, Sept. 19, 7:15 p.m.; ESPN
Minnesota Vikings at Eagles; Monday, Sept. 19, 8:30 p.m.; ABC
Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London); Sunday, Oct. 2, 9:30 a.m.; NFL Network
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Kansas City Chiefs; Sunday, Oct. 2, 8:20 p.m.; NBC
New York Giants at Green Bay Packers (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London); Sunday, Oct. 9, 9:30 a.m.; NFL Network
Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars (Wembley Stadium, London); Sunday, Oct. 30, 9:30 a.m.; ESPN+
Seattle Seahawks at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Allianz Arena, Munich); Sunday, Nov. 13, 9:30 a.m.; NFL Network
Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers; Sunday, Nov. 13, 4:25 p.m.; Fox
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals (Estadio Azteca, Mexico City); Monday, Nov. 21, 8:15 p.m.; ESPN
Eagles at Dallas Cowboys; Saturday, Dec. 24, 4:25 p.m.; Fox
Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Rams; Sunday, Dec. 25, 4:30 p.m.; CBS