Sunday Night Football normally has America sitting down to watch the game of the week in the biggest pro sports league of all, and we will have picks for every single game of the 2022 season.
It is no wonder then that NFL betting pulls in huge interest for the weekly primetime matchup. The first few weeks of the season are booked in advance, but then as we close in on playoff time the flex schedule means broadcasters can choose the game they want just a few days out.
It all makes for terrific viewing, and now we know exactly what SNF will have in store for 2022 after the NFL schedule was confirmed.
Week 1 Predictions & Best Bets
Buffalo Bills @ Los Angeles Rams (Thursday September 8, 8.20pm ET, NBC)
Wow, what a beauty to kick off the 2022 primetime schedule as the Super Bowl champion hosts the Super Bowl favorite.
The Rams begin the defense of their title at SoFi against a team that is expected to contend in 2022 – and expecting to contend.
The betting line is already available and the Rams have a one-point edge – things could not be closer. We also get the immediate return of Von Miller to L.A. after he signed a six-year deal with the Bills in free agency.
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Sunday Night Football Bet Offers
There are of course a ton of offers around on a general NFL level with sportsbooks looking to sign up new customers.
There are a couple we really like – you can get up to $2000 in risk-free bets from PointsBet, while betMGM offers your first bet risk-free up to $1000. Both are available to new customers only.
Sunday Night Football Schedule 2022
- Thursday September 8: 2022: Buffalo Bills @ Los Angeles Rams
- Sunday September 11: Tampa Buccaneers @ Dallas Cowboys
- Sunday September 18: Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers
- Sunday September 25, 2022: San Francisco 49ers @ Denver Broncos
- Sunday October 2, 2022: Kansas City Chiefs @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Sunday October 9, 2022: Cincinnati Bengals @ Baltimore Ravens
- Sunday October 16, 2022: Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles
- Sunday October 23, 2022: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Miami Dolphins
- Sunday October 30, 2022: Green Bay Packers @ Buffalo Bills
- Sunday November 6, 2022: Tennessee Titans @ Kansas City Chiefs
- Sunday November 13, 2022: Los Angeles Chargers @ San Francisco 49ers
- Sunday November 20, 2022: Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers
- Thursday November 24: New England Patriots @ Minnesota Vikings
- Sunday November 27: Green Bay Packers @ Philadelphia Eagles
- Sunday December 4, 2022: Indianapolis Colts @ Dallas Cowboys
- Sunday December 11, 2022: Kansas City Chiefs @ Denver Broncos
- Sunday December 18, 2022: New England Patriots @ Las Vegas Raiders
- Sunday December 25, 2022: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Arizona Cardinals
- Sunday January 1, 2023: Los Angeles Rams @ Los Angeles Chargers
- Sunday January 8, 2023: TBA vs TBA
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When does Sunday Night Football kick off?
Normally at the same time people – 8.20pm Eastern Time (5.20pm Pacific) but the Steelers vs Chiefs game has an 8.15pm start. But not always on a Sunday – as you can see the rights package includes a Thursday night opener in Week 1 and a night game on Thanksgiving.
Also worth remembering that flex schedule situation as we get further into the season. It allows the broadcaster to flex (change) two games between Weeks 5-10, and then all of Weeks 11-18 can be flexed. So after Week 4, absolutely nothing is set in stone…
Which TV channel shows Sunday Night Football?
Sunday Night Football has been a primetime mainstay on NBC since 2006 – it’s even bigger now than Monday Night Football.
However it will have a new broadcast team in 2022 after the departure of longtime doyen Al Michaels to Amazon Prime’s Thursday Night Football. Former MNF man Mike Tirico takes his spot in the play-by-play role, with Cris Collinsworth continuing as color analyst.
NBC pays huge bucks for the privilege of airing the games – its current deal nets out at $950million, but the new pact announced in 2021 has an 80 percent increase up to $1.71billion. Nobody can make money like the NFL…
The reason NBC pays all that cash? Guaranteed audience. The average for a Sunday Night Football game is a viewership of more than 17.4million across linear and streaming channels.
As well as watching Sunday Night Football on linear NBC, you can also catch it on Peacock, the NBC Sports app and on the likes of Fubo TV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV. A ton of viewing options.