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EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 28: Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants calls a play in the huddle against the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium on November 28, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The NFL released its full 2022 schedule last night. Highlights include the Buffalo Bills visiting the defending Super Bowl Champion LA Rams on Opening night on Thursday September 8. The Sunday night Game in Week 1 will be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visiting the Dallas Cowboys.

The NFL will feature five international games with three games in London, England, including the Giants and Packers game, October 9. The NFL will also have a game in Germany and Mexico City this season. In addition to its three Thanksgiving Day games, the NFL will feature three games on Christmas Day, highlighted by the Packers trip to Miami to face the Dolphins.

This season will also highlight the broadcast shifting that has taken place this off-season. Amazon will hold exclusive rights to Thursday night football with Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit calling the action. Mike Tirico will take over for Michaels on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Monday nights will now feature Fox Sports’ former lead team of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, while Kevin Burkhardt and (for now until Tom Brady retires) Greg Olsen take over as the number 1 team on Fox.

Locally here is the Giants schedule:

The Giants open the season in Tennessee on September 11 at 4:25. This will be a very tall order for a retooling Giants squad. The Titans were one of the best teams in the AFC, and it will be a challenge stopping Derrick Henry.

The Giants home opener is September 18 against the Panthers, who might be the worst team in the NFL this season.

The Giants lone primetime game will be Week 3 at home against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night.

The Giants will also see the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day. The Giants last played on Turkey Day in 2017, a 20-10 loss to Washington.

Big Blue will also finish the season with five of its last seven games in division, including a three week stretch versus Washington and the Philadelphia Eagles. If the Giants want to have any hope of competing in the NFC East, they’ll need to take advantage of this stretch drive.

The Giants face the Vikings on Christmas Eve,  and the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife on New Year’s Day.

The schedule isn’t easy. It has plenty of pitfalls. It will be important for the Giants and quarterback Daniel Jones to get off to a fast start this year.

Meanwhile, the Jets face a very difficult schedule in 2022.

Gang Green opens the season at home against the Baltimore Ravens on September 11. This will be a very difficult test for the Jets revamped defense to go up against dynamic Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson. In fact the Jets face the entire AFC North within the first four weeks of the season.

In Week 2 the Jets visit Cleveland, where quarterback Deshaun Watson may, or may not be suspended for sexual assault allegations.

The Jets will face a murders row for five consecutive weeks  (excluding the bye) when they face Green Bay (Aaron Rodgers), Denver (Russell Wilson), Buffalo (Josh Allen) and New England twice. The Jets fate could be sealed by this point in the schedule.

The Jets play one primetime game on December 22 against Jacksonville on Thursday night. (We can hear Jets fans complaining about paying for Amazon Prime right about now).

Gang Green finishes the season in Miami Week 18.