The NFL schedule release is later this week, but certain games are dripping out ahead of time to build up the excitement for the full schedule. (Leave it to the NFL to do something like this.) As such, we now have the first confirmed Buffalo Bills game of the year on the calendar.
The Bills will host the Tennessee Titans in Week 2 on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. The game is at 7:15 PM Eastern instead of 8:30 as the Monday night games transition to some doubleheaders. That same night, the Minnesota Vikings will play at the Philadelphia Eagles at 8:30 PM on ABC. That means the Bills are actually getting second billing.
It’s the fifth straight season the two teams have played thanks to scheduling and finishing in the same spots in their respective divisions. The Bills played in Nashville on Monday Night Football in 2021, losing a close game late to the Titans in October. Buffalo also lost to Tennessee in 2020 but beat them in 2019 and 2018.
This game will mark the first time since 2018 that the Bills actually hosted the contest, and the annual trip to Nashville has become a highlight on Buffalo’s road schedule for a lot of fans.
The Bills played twice on Monday night last year, and they beat the New England Patriots to take the division lead in December.
The full schedule is released on Thursday night.
2022 Buffalo Bills schedule
|Pre-1||TBD||TBD||TBD||INDIANAPOLIS COLTS||It's been 30 years since Colts HC Frank Reich led the Bills to the Greatest Comeback in NFL History|
|Pre-2||TBD||TBD||TBD||DENVER BRONCOS||How much will Russell Wilson play?|
|Pre-3||TBD||TBD||TBD||@ Carolina Panthers||Lots of connections still exist between the two franchises|
|1||Thursday||Sep 8||8:30 PM ET||@ Los Angeles Rams||NFL's Opening Night Game! Von Miller returns to L.A.|
|2||Monday||Sep 19||7:15 PM ET||TENNESSEE TITANS||Fifth straight season playing Tennesse, but first time in Buffalo since 2018|
|3||Sunday||Sep 25||1:00 PM ET||@ Miami Dolphins||Bills have won seven straight vs Miami|
|4||Sunday||Oct 2||1:00 PM ET||@ Baltimore Ravens||Ravens play four straight vs AFC East to open 2022, last faced each other in 2020 AFC Playoffs|
|5||Sunday||Oct 9||1:00 PM ET||PITTSBURGH STEELERS||Lost to Pittsburgh to open the 2021 season, could see former Bills QB Mitch Trubisky under center|
|6||Sunday||Oct 16||4:25 PM ET||@ Kansas City Chiefs||National TV game, Bills fell to KC in AFC Divisional Round last season|
|7||BYE||Earliest bye in AFC East|
|8||Sunday||Oct 30||8:20 PM ET||GREEN BAY PACKERS||Aaron Rodgers beat Josh Allen for MVP in 2020 and 2021, Allen shut out in first start vs GB during rookie season|
|9||Sunday||Nov 4||1:00 PM ET||@ New York Jets||Last meaningful loss to Jets was in Josh Allen's rookie season, but Jets won in final week of 2019 when Bills clinched playoff seeding|
|10||Sunday||Nov 13||1:00 PM ET||MINNESOTA VIKINGS||Stefon Diggs was traded to the Bills by Minnesota in 2020|
|11||Sunday||Nov 20||1:00 PM ET||CLEVELAND BROWNS||Most people think DeShaun Watson will be available for this game despite pending litigation for sexual assault|
|12||Thursday||Nov 24||12:30 PM ET||@ Detroit Lions||Bills are playing on Thanksgiving in 3 of past 4 seasons, they are currently 2-0 in those contests|
|13||Thursday||Dec 1||8:30 PM ET||@ New England Patriots||Bills didn't punt, turn over the ball, or kick a field goal in their last game against NE -- only touchdowns|
|14||Sunday||Dec 11||1:00 PM ET||NEW YORK JETS||Jets QB Zach Wilson was 7-of-20 for 87 yards, while taking 8 sacks, vs BUF in 2021|
|15||Sat/Sun||Dec 17/18||Flex||MIAMI DOLPHINS||Game day and time TBD due to NFL Flex, last December home loss to Miami was 2016|
|16||Saturday||Dec 24||1:00 PM ET||@ Chicago Bears||Former Bills starting QB Nathan Peterman signed in Chicago this week|
|17||Monday||Jan 2||8:30 PM ET||@ Cincinnati Bengals||Bengals were the AFC rep in Super Bowl last year|
|18||Sat/Sun||Jan 7-8||Flex||NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS||Game day and time TBD due to NFL Flex, but Week 17 MNF means Saturday is less likely|
|SB||Sunday||Feb 12||6:30 PM||TBD||It's on FOX and from Glendale Arizona|