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Bills will host Titans on Monday Night Football in Week 2

It’s part of the new Monday Night Football doubleheader with two games at the same time

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

Week Day Date Time Opponent Notes
Week Day Date Time Opponent Notes
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
WC TBD Jan 14-16 TBD TBD
Div TBD Jan 21-22 TBD TBD
AFC TBD Jan 29 TBD TBD
SB Sunday Feb 12 6:30 PM TBD It's on FOX and from Glendale Arizona