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2022 NFL schedule breakdown for all 32 teams: One good thing and one bad thing each team will face this season

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The NFL spends a lot of time every year putting the schedule together and although the league does its best to make sure every team is happy, the fact of the matter is that making everyone happy just isn’t possible when you’re putting together a schedule that consists of 272 games.

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With that in mind, we went through all 32 schedules to find one thing that should make each team happy and one thing that they might want to complain to the league about.

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Here’s one good thing and one bad thing from each team’s schedule starting with the AFC East.

A.F.C. East

New England Patriots

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One good thing for New England: From Oct. 24 to Nov. 23, they only play one road game, which means they’ll only have to leave Foxboro one time over the course of a month.

One bad thing for New England: The Patriots open with three of their first four on the road (at Dolphins, at Steelers, Ravens, at Packers) and it won’t be surprising if they struggled out of the gate.

Miami Dolphins

One good thing for the Dolphins: The Dolphins have historically played pretty well at home in September and they get to play two of their first three games at Hard Rock Stadium.

One bad thing for the Dolphins: The Dolphins have three straight road games in December that will come against three teams that all finished the 2021 season with a winning record (49ers, Chargers, Bills).

New York Jets

One good thing for the Jets: Starting in Week 15, the Jets get consecutive home games against the Lions and Jaguars, which feel like two very winnable games for New York.

One bad thing for the Jets: Coming out of their Week 10 bye, they have to play three of 4 on the road (at Patriots, Bears, at Vikings, at Bills), which could end up ruining their season.

Buffalo Bills

One good thing for the Bills: Starting in Week 14, they get three of their final five games at home. No one wants to play in Buffalo during the winter, so this should be a huge advantage for the Bills.

One bad thing for the Bills: There’s a lot to like about the Bills schedule, but if there is one thing not to like, it’s the early bye that will be coming in Week 7, which is the second earliest bye on the NFL schedule this year.

A.F.C. North

Baltimore Ravens

One good thing for the Ravens: Coming out of their Week 10 bye, the Ravens get back-to-back games against the Panthers and Jaguars, which are two games where Baltimore will definitely be favored.

One bad thing for the Ravens: The Ravens close the season by playing four division games over the final five weeks and the bad thing is that three of those four are on the road.

Cincinnati Bengals

One good thing for the Bengals: They get two of their more difficult AFC games — vs. the Chiefs and vs. the Bills — at home.

One bad thing for the Bengals: From Sept. 12 to Oct. 22, the Bengals only play ONE game at home, which means they’re going to be spending nearly a month on the road. During that five-game span, they’ll be playing away games against the Cowboys, Jets, Ravens and Saints. The Bengals also have a brutal stretch following their Week 10 bye.

Pittsburgh Steelers

One good thing for the Steelers: From Oct. 9 to Nov. 12, the Steelers only have one away game. That’s a span that includes three of four games at home plus a bye week.

One bad thing for the Steelers: Starting in Week 5, the Steelers will play a string of SEVEN straight games against teams that finished last season with a winning record, including consecutive games against the Bills and Buccaneers. That could be brutal.

Cleveland Browns

One good thing for the Browns: Coming out of their Week 9 bye, the Browns get to play four homes games in five weeks. From Oct. 24 to Dec. 16, they’ll only be leaving Ohio once.

One bad thing for the Browns: The backloaded home schedule comes at a price and that price is that starting in Week 2, the Browns will play four of five games on the road. That could be a brutal stretch if Deshaun Watson is suspended.

AFC South

Indianapolis Colts

One good thing for the Colts: The Colts get a Week 14 bye, which is the latest bye that the NFL gave out this year, which means if they stay in playoff contention, they’ll get a week of rest down the stretch.

One bad thing for the Colts: Starting in Week 3, the Colts play consecutive games against the Chiefs, Titans and Broncos, which could be a brutal stretch. The Colts are also one of just three teams that won’t have their home opener until Week 3.

Tennessee Titans

One good thing for the Titans: Over the final five weeks of the season, the Titans get to play the Jaguars twice and the Texans once, which is good news for a team that went 5-1 in the division last year.

One bad thing for the Titans: Starting in Week 9, we’ll find out if the Titans are for real. That starts a five-week stretch where they’ll face the Chiefs, Broncos, Packers, Bengals and Eagles. Yikes.

Houston-Texans

One good thing for the Texans: Starting in Week 9, the Texans get three straight games against NFC East teams, so if they can find some success against the division, they could pick up a few wins.

One bad thing for the Texans: From Sept. 12 to Oct. 29, the Texans only play ONE home game. That brutal stretch starting in Week 2 could end their season before it even really starts. The Texans are facing three teams that will be coming off a bye this yearwhich is the most in the NFL.

Jacksonville Jaguars

One good thing for the Jaguars: From Week 13 to Week 17, the Jags will get to face the Lions, Jets and Texans, which actually seem winnable for Jacksonville.

One bad thing for the Jaguars: Starting in Week 8, the Jags play three straight games against AFC West teams (Broncos, Raiders, Chiefs) and it’s hard to see them having much success during that stretch.

A.F.C. West

Kansas City Chiefs

One good thing for the Chiefs: From Week 5 to Week 10, the Chiefs get to play four of five games at home, which is good news for a team that usually thrives at home. Three of those games are against the Raiders, Bills and Titans, which makes it huge that they’re being played at Arrowhead.

One bad thing for the Chiefs: With their 2022 schedule, the Chiefs will become the first team in NFL history to open a season with eight straight games against teams that finished above .500 the prior season (Via Elias Sports Bureau). The stretch starts in Week 1 when they travel to Arizona and then continues to Week 9. Here’s look at their first nine weeks: At Cardinals, Chargers, at Colts, at Buccaneers, Raiders, Bills, 49ers, bye, Titans.

Las Vegas Raiders

One good thing for the Raiders: The Raiders won’t have to travel much at the end of the season and that’s because they get three of their final four games at home.

One bad thing for the Raiders: The Raiders will be facing a gauntlet to start the season. From Week 1 thru Week 5, they’ll be facing the Chargers, Cardinals, Titans, Broncos and Chiefs. It’s going to be tough for the Raiders to come out of their first five weeks with a winning record.

Los Angeles Chargers

One good thing for the Chargers: The Chargers get to face the Jaguars and Texans in Weeks 3 and 4, which means it won’t be surprising if we see them get off to a hot start.

One bad thing for the Chargers: Starting in Week 10, the Chargers will close with eight of nine games against teams that finished with a winning record last year and the only team that had a losing record was the Broncos, which won’t be an easy game. That’s a brutal stretch to end the season.

Denver Broncos

One good thing for the Broncos: They have three very winnable games to start the season. In Week 1, Russell Wilson will be looking to beat his old team. After that, the Broncos will get consecutive games against the Texans and 49ers.

One bad thing for the Broncos: The Broncos will close the season with five straight games against teams that all finished with a winning record last year and should be good again this year (Chiefs x 2, Cardinals, Rams, Chargers).

NFC East

Dallas Cowboys

One good thing for the Cowboys: Starting in Week 12, the Cowboys get four of five games at home and the only game they play on the road in that span will be against the Jaguars.

One bad thing for the Cowboys: The Cowboys open the season with two division winners from 2021 (Buccaneers, Bengals), which means there’s a very real chance they could start 0-2 out of the gate.

New York Giants

One good thing for the Giants: Coming out of their Week 9 bye, the Giants will get a span of three games in four weeks where they’ll play against teams that finished the 2021 season with double-digit losses (Commanders, Lions, Texans). That winnable stretch could possibly give them a much-needed boost heading into December.

One bad thing for the Giants: Not only do the Giants have to play in London in Week 5, but they won’t be getting a bye after the game. Instead, they’ll get off the plane and have to face the Ravens in Week 5, which will then be followed by two road games. That could be a rough stretch for them.

Philadelphia Eagles

One good thing for the Eagles: The Eagles start the season with four straight teams that finished 2021 with a losing record, which means it won’t be surprising if they get off to a fast start.

One bad thing for the Eagles: They have to play three straight road games in December, which could be rough for a team that will probably be trying to stay in the playoff race at that point.

Washington Commanders

One good thing for the Commanders: The Commanders get to open the season against two…



Source: www.cbssports.com

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