Bears hit with bizarre NFL scheduling quirk that team hasn't seen in 58 years plus 10 other schedule oddities

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There are constantly some insane peculiarities when it pertains to the NFL schedule and this year is no various. The one unusual feature of peculiarities is that not all of them are developed similarly. Some groups will more than happy about the peculiarities on their schedule while a lot of other groups will not be so delighted with the peculiarities they’re handed by the league workplace. 

So who got the craziest peculiarities? That’s a fantastic concern, so let’s discover. 

Here are 11 of the weirdest peculiarities on the 2022 NFL schedule.

  • Bears will be costs December in the house. The Bears got a particularly special scheduling peculiarity: They do not play a SINGLE roadway video game throughout the month of December, marking the very first time that’s taken place to the Bears because 1964. The Bears will play a house video game versus the Packers in Week 13 (Dec. 4). They have a bye in Week 14 (Dec. 11) and after that they follow that up with a house video game in Weeks 15 (Dec. 18) and 16 (Dec. 24). Although they do play a roadway video game in Week 17, that video game falls on Jan. 1, which suggests they have absolutely no roadway video games in December. 
  • Chiefs get handed killer opening schedule. With their 2022 schedule, the Chiefs will end up being the first string in NFL history to open a season with 8 straight video games versus groups that ended up above .500 the previous season (Via Elias Sports Bureau). The stretch begins in Week 1 when they take a trip to Arizona and after that continues to Week 9. Here’s a take a look at their ruthless opening eight-game onslaught: At Cardinals, Chargers, at Colts, at Buccaneers, Raiders, Bills, 49ers, bye, Titans.

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  • Jets and Ravens with unusual begin to schedule. The Jets will start the season by playing every group in the AFC North over the very first 4 weeks marking the very first time because the 1970 merger that the Jets have actually played 4 straight video games versus the very same department at any point in a season. On the Ravens’ end, they’ll be beginning the season with 4 straight video games versus the AFC East, marking the very first time they have actually opened the season versus 4 groups from the very same department. 
  • Commanders go back-to-back. The Commanders have a particularly special peculiarity on their schedule: They’ll be playing back-to-back video games versus the Giants beginning in Week 13. After using the roadway in New York that week, the Commanders will have a bye in Week 14 prior to playing host to the Giants in Week 15. This marks simply the 2nd time because 1991 that an NFL group has actually played back-to-back regular-season video games versus the very same a challenger. That being stated, the NFL is plainly getting more comfy with the concept since the only other time it occurred over the previous thirty years came last season with the Browns dealing with the Ravens in back-to-back video games. 
  • Rough roadway to begin the season. There are just 3 groups in the NFL who will need to play their very first 2 video games on the roadway this year and those groups are: The Buccaneers, Colts and Patriots.
  • Rough roadway to end the season. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there are 7 groups that will liquidate the season with 2 straight roadway video games, nevertheless, just 2 of those groups will get stuck playing 2 straight DIVISIONAL roadway video games to close the season: The Vikings and Panthers. 
  • Bye, bye, bye. The Texans are dealing with 3 groups that will be coming off a bye this year, which is one of the most in the NFL. That’s not perfect because groups will be getting additional rest and preparation time previous to playing Houston. On the other end of the spectrum, there are 7 groups who will be dealing with an overall of no challengers coming off a bye: Bills, Lions, Broncos, Buccaneers, Chiefs, Bears, Commanders.
  • AFC West is the very best. The 4 AFC West groups are presently set up to make an overall of 19 primetime looks in 2022, which is connected for the second-most in the Super Bowl period, according to NFL research study. The just department to get set up for more primetime video games was the NFC East in 2015.
  • Week 14 bye. The Falcons, Bears, Packers, Colts, Saints and Commanders have all landed a Week 14 bye, which is noteworthy for 2 factors. First, it’s connected for the most recent set up bye that any group has actually ever been provided considering that the NFL broadened to 32 groups in 2002. Teams appear to choose having a later bye and last season showed why: 2021 was the only time because 2002 where groups were provided a Week 14 bye and all 4 groups that got a bye that week wound up ending up the year with a winning record.
  • Three groups locked out of Amazon’s launching season of “Thursday Night Football.” This season will mark the very first time ever that Amazon will specifically have the Thursday night plan and for the inaugural year, 29 of the league’s 32 groups will be making a look on Amazon Prime. The 3 that will not? The Giants, Vikings and Lions. That being stated, all 3 of them will get to play a Thursday video game this year which’s since all 3 will be using Thanksgiving.
  • Extra long trip. The Packers, Dolphins, Eagles and Chiefs have one huge thing in typical this year: They’re the only groups in the league that need to play 3 successive roadway video games. Although that’s not perfect, NFL groups that get stuck to a three-game trip on the schedule are 22-11 on those journeys because 2018. 

Hopefully you can impress all of your good friends this weekend with your eccentric understanding of the NFL schedule. 



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