A 32-team professional American football league, the National Football League (NFL) is split evenly between the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC). The NFL is the top professional level of American football and one of the main North American professional sports leagues.
A three-week preseason in August precedes the 18-week regular season, which spans from early September through early January. During the regular season, each team plays 17 games and has one bye week. Seven teams from each conference (four division winners and three wild card teams) make it to the playoffs after the regular season ends. This single-elimination competition concludes with the Super Bowl, which is played in February between the AFC and NFC conference champions.
The NFL preseason begins this week for all 32 teams with a full schedule of exhibition games, which got underway on Thursday with the New York Giants’ victory over the New England Patriots. The Hall of Fame Game, which featured the Jacksonville Jaguars and Las Vegas Raiders, officially kicked off the preseason last week in Canton with a 27-11 Raiders triumph.
NFL Preseason Schedule 2022
The Jaguars and Raiders’ matchup in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, will bring the NFL back to televisions on August 4. NBC will broadcast that game. Only two clubs in the league—Jacksonville and Las Vegas—will have four preseason games on their schedules; the other teams will each have three. According to the NFL, the preseason will end on August 28.
NFL/HALL OF FAME GAME – AUGUST 4
Jacksonville vs. Las Vegas (NBC)
Thursday, August 11
N.Y. Giants at New England, 7:00
Tennessee at Baltimore, 7:30
Friday, August 12
Atlanta at Detroit, 6:00
Cleveland at Jacksonville, 7:00
Arizona at Cincinnati, 7:30
N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 7:30
Green Bay at San Francisco, 8:30
Saturday, August 13
Kansas City at Chicago, 1:00
Carolina at Washington, 1:00
Indianapolis at Buffalo, 4:00
Seattle at Pittsburgh, 7:00
Miami at Tampa Bay, 7:30
New Orleans at Houston, 8:00
Dallas at Denver, 9:00
L.A. Rams at L.A. Chargers, 10:00
Sunday, August 14
Minnesota at Las Vegas, 4:25
Thursday, August 18
Chicago at Seattle (ESPN), 8:00
Friday, August 19
Carolina at New England, 7:00
New Orleans at Green Bay, 8:00
Houston at L.A. Rams, 10:00
Saturday, August 20
Denver at Buffalo, 1:00
Detroit at Indianapolis, 1:00
Washington at Kansas City, 4:00
Pittsburgh at Jacksonville, 7:00
Las Vegas at Miami, 7:00
San Francisco at Minnesota, 7:00
Tampa Bay at Tennessee, 7:00
Dallas at L.A. Chargers, 10:00
Sunday, August 21
Philadelphia at Cleveland, 1:00
Cincinnati at N.Y. Giants, 7:00
Baltimore at Arizona (FOX), 8:00
Monday, August 22
Atlanta at N.Y. Jets (ESPN), 8:00
Thursday, August 25
Green Bay at Kansas City, 8:00
San Francisco at Houston (Prime Video), 8:15
Friday, August 26
Buffalo at Carolina, 7:00
Seattle at Dallas, 8:00
L.A. Chargers at New Orleans, 8:00
New England at Las Vegas, 8:15
Saturday, August 27
Jacksonville at Atlanta, 3:00
L.A. Rams at Cincinnati, 6:00
Washington at Baltimore, 7:00
Chicago at Cleveland, 7:00
Philadelphia at Miami, 7:00
Arizona at Tennessee, 7:00
Tampa Bay at Indianapolis, 7:30
Minnesota at Denver, 9:00
Sunday, August 28
N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets, 1:00
Detroit at Pittsburgh (CBS), 4:30
At Fawcett Stadium in Canton, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game kicks off the NFL preseason. There are three preseason games that each NFL team must schedule. In odd-numbered years, the NFC must host at least two of these games, while the AFC must host at least two of these games in even-numbered years. The teams competing in the Hall of Fame game, along with every other club that took part in an American Bowl game, play four preseason contests. Preseason contests are exhibition contests that don’t contribute to regular-season totals.
Since preseason games do not go into standings, teams often are not focused on winning; rather, coaches evaluate their teams during these contests, and players use them to showcase their abilities to their present team and, if they are cut, to other teams. Some fans have complained about the quality of preseason games because they don’t like having to pay full price for exhibition games, and some players and coaches have complained about the risk of injury the games pose. However, others have felt that the preseason is an essential component of the NFL season.
The 32 teams that make up the NFL are split into two conferences, each with 16 teams. Four divisions of four clubs apiece make up each conference. A maximum of 55 players can be listed on a team’s roster during the regular season, but only 48 of those players are permitted to be active (available to play) on game days. In addition to its regular roster, each team may include a practise squad of twelve players.
Each NFL team is granted a franchise, which is the league’s approval for the team to play in its home city. This franchise is responsible for both the “Home Territory” (the 75-mile radius around the city borders, or, if the team is within 100 miles of another league city, half the distance between the two cities) and the “Home Marketing Area” (Home Territory plus the rest of the state the club operates in, as well as the area the team operates its training camp in for the duration of the camp).
Every NFL member has the only authority to hold professional football matches inside of its Home Territory and the sole authority to publicise, market, and arrange events inside of its Home Marketing Area. There are a few exceptions to this rule, most of which concern teams that are in close proximity to one another: teams that play in the same city (for example, New York City and Los Angeles) or the same state (for example, California, Florida, and Texas) split the rights to the Home Territory and the Home Marketing Area, respectively.
Contiguous America is home to every NFL team. As part of the NFL International Series, the Jacksonville Jaguars started playing one home game a year in Wembley Stadium in London, England, in 2013, despite the fact that no team has a base there. Prior to the travel bans related to the coronavirus, the Jaguars’ contract with Wembley, which was initially scheduled to expire in 2016, was extended through 2020. In contrast to each Los Angeles team (Rams, Chargers) playing there once from 2016 through 2019, the Las Vegas Raiders (then in Oakland) only played one game in each of the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
From 2008 to 2013, the Bills Toronto Series featured a single home game per season for the Buffalo Bills at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 39 international preseason games as part of the American Bowl series were played from 1986 to 2005, and Mexico also served as the site of an NFL regular-season game, a 2005 match between the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals dubbed as “Ftbol Americano.” Later, Mexico saw the playing of three more games.
Forbes claims that the Dallas Cowboys are both the most valuable sports team in the world and the most valuable NFL club, valued at around $5 billion. In addition, 16 NFL owners are included on the Forbes 400, the most of any sports league or organisation. Furthermore, 26 of the 32 NFL teams are among the Top 50 most valuable sports franchises in the world.
The eight geographic divisions, each with four clubs, are made up of the 32 teams. The National Football Conference and the American Football Conference are two other groups of divisions that are arranged into conferences. The National Football League and its younger opponent, the American Football League, were two separate leagues at the time that major American professional football was founded, giving rise to the two-conference system. In order to assure that both conferences would have an equal number of teams, the leagues combined in 1970, adopting the name of the older league and making minor organisational changes.
FAQs- People Also Ask
How can I watch free preseason NFL games?
NFL+, the NFL’s new streaming service, allows you to watch this game and other NFL preseason games live for FREE (free trial). NFL+’s base subscription costs just $4.99 per month ($29.99 annually), while the premium plan costs $9.99 per month ($79.99 annually).
When will the Packers and 49ers play?
Friday at 8:30 p.m. Eastern, this game will be broadcast nationally on NFL Network.
Who has the toughest 2022 NFL schedule?
According to PFF, Kansas City has the most difficult schedule of any NFL team in 2022. The top five is completed by the Bills, Dolphins, Raiders, and Patriots. The fact that each of the five teams is from one of the same two divisions is not a coincidence.
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