By ROY LANG III, Journal Sports
Tom Brady, Joe Burrow and the reigning Super Bowl champions will face both the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys this fall.
The full NFL schedules were released Thursday night. Burrow and his Cincinnati Bengals, and Tampa Bay’s Brady, will visit both the Caesar’s Superdome and AT&T Stadium early in the season.
In Week 2, the Cowboys will host Cincinnati for Sept. 18 affair. Burrow makes his return to the Superdome, site of his National Championship victory with LSU in 2020, in Week 6 – Oct. 16 at noon.
The season-openers are doozies for both squads. For the second year in a row, the Cowboys kick off the season in primetime against Brady and the Buccaneers. This time it’s on a Sunday night (Sept. 11) in the Metroplex.
The Saints open with Atlanta. Enough said.
The Falcons will host the noon affair on Sept. 11.
New Orleans travels to Tampa Bay in Week 2 and will host Brady and the Buccaneers on Monday night in Week 13 (Dec. 5). The Saints host one other Monday Night Football matchup – Week 9 (Nov. 7) against Baltimore.
The Saints play just one other primetime game, Week 7 at Arizona, but will travel to London to play Minnesota in Week 4 (Oct. 2). The defending champion Los Angeles Rams visit the Big Easy on Nov. 20.
New Orleans’ longest homestand is three games (Weeks 4-6). The Saints will spend Christmas Eve in Cleveland in Week 16 and finish in the Dome against Carolina on Jan. 8.
The Cowboys play five primetime games, including three Sunday night games. Dallas plays five home games before its Week 9 bye. One of the early road games is a trip to SoFi Stadium to play the Rams in Week 5 (Oct. 9).
Dallas travels to Lambeau Field (Nov. 13) following its bye week. It will be Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy’s first trip to Green Bay since he left as the Packers head coach.
The annual Thanksgiving game features an NFC East showdown with the New York Giants.
The Cowboys’ only Monday night affair comes in Week 3 (Sept. 26) at the Giants.
New Orleans Saints 2022 schedule
Sept. 11, at Atlanta (noon, FOX)
Sept. 18, Tampa Bay (noon, FOX)
Sept. 25, at Carolina (noon, FOX)
Oct. 2, Minnesota (at London, 8:30 a.m., NFL Network)
Oct. 9, Seattle (noon, FOX)
Oct. 16, Cincinnati (noon, CBS)
Oct. 20, at Arizona (7:15 p.m., Prime Video)
Oct. 30, Las Vegas (noon, CBS)
Nov. 7, Baltimore (7:15 PM)
Nov. 13, at Pittsburgh (noon, FOX)
Nov. 20, Los Angeles Rams (noon, FOX)
Nov. 27, at San Francisco (3:25 p.m., FOX)
Dec. 5, at Tampa Bay (7:15 p.m.)
BYE, Week 14
Dec. 18, Atlanta (TBD)
Dec. 24, at Cleveland (noon, CBS)
Jan 1, at Philadelphia (noon, FOX)
Jan. 8, Carolina (TBD)
Dallas Cowboys 2022 schedule
Sept. 11, Tampa Bay (7:20 p.m., NBC)
Sept. 18, Cincinnati (3:25 p.m., CBS)
Sept. 26, at New York Giants (7:15 p.m.)
Oct. 2, Washington (noon, FOX)
Oct. 9, at Los Angeles Rams (3:25 p.m., FOX)
Oct. 16, at Philadelphia (7:20 p.m., NBC)
Oct. 23, Detroit (noon, CBS)
Oct. 30, Chicago (noon, FOX)
BYE, Week 9
Nov. 13, at Green Bay (3:25 p.m., FOX)
Nov. 20, at Minnesota (3:25 p.m., CBS)
Nov. 24, New York Giants (3:30, FOX)
Dec. 4, Indianapolis (7:20, NBC)
Dec. 11, Houston (noon, FOX)
Dec. 18, at Jacksonville (noon, FOX)
Dec. 24, Philadelphia (3:25 p.m., FOX)
Dec. 29, at Tennessee (7:15 p.m., Prime Video)
Jan. 8, at Washington (TBD)
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