The who and where of the 2022 NFL schedule has been known since January but the NFL has a way of grabbing the sports headlines in the offseason.
Yesterday was one of those days.
The NFL officially released the 272 game regular-season schedule on Thursday, drawing an immediate reaction from 32 fan bases.
Despite the "who" and "where" already being determined, it's the "when" that gets football fans excited.
How many primetime games will your favorite team play in?
Will they be in a cold-weather location early in the season before winter strikes? Or late in the season when the elements will be in full effect?
Will your favorite team have to travel far on a short week for a Thursday game? Or do they get to stay at home?
Major advantages and disadvantages come when the "when" question of the schedule is answered.
As it pertains to the 2022 NFL schedule the Buffalo Bills have the biggest advantage and it's not even close. Here's why.
Factor in Buffalo's home-field advantage with weather and a rabid fanbase, couple it with the major rest asset, and the Bills chances of winning the next Super Bowl improved yesterday.
In 2021, the Super Bowl Champion Los Angeles Rams had the fifth-best net rest differential, while the runner-up and AFC Champion Cincinnati Bengals had the second-best net rest differential.
In a sport as physically taxing as football, an edge in rest goes a long way.
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delved into the story behind every NFL football team name. Overall team records, also included, are reflective of NFL regular-season games. There are some football teams with well-known nicknames—the Jets, for instance, are often referred to as Gang Green—but we also divulge how some teams’ official names are sparingly used (the Jets’ neighbors, the Giants, are actually known as the New York Football Giants). Sometimes a team name can tell you a lot about local history: The Vikings of Minnesota draw upon the area’s strong ties to Scandinavia, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are dripping in local legend related to Florida’s pirate past.
Let’s kick off the countdown with the folks who earned their nickname by buying boxes of used team jerseys.
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Sometimes images are the best way to honor the figures we've lost. When tragedy swiftly reminds us that sports are far from the most consequential thing in life, we can still look back on an athlete's winning moment that felt larger than life, remaining grateful for their sacrifice on the court and bringing joy to millions.
Read on to explore the full collection of 50 images Stacker compiled showcasing various iconic winning moments in sports history. Covering achievements from a multitude of sports, these images represent stunning personal achievements, team championships, and athletic perseverance.