The Washington Commanders official 2022 schedule is here. The Commanders are tied with their rival Dallas Cowboys for the NFL’s weakest schedule based on opponents’ win percentage from last season.
Washington will be featured in two primetime games. We already learned through leaks of the schedule, the Commanders will play at the Chicago Bears in Week 6 on Thursday Night Football.
The Commanders’ other primetime game will feature quarterback Carson Wentz’s return to Philadelphia to face the Eagles, the team that drafted him second overall in 2016, on Monday Night Football on Nov. 14.
Wentz’s return to the Eagles will be two weeks after the QB’s return to his other NFL team, the Indianapolis Colts Oct. 30. It’s the only 4:25 p.m. start – the late afternoon slate – for the Commanders.
Another notable game involves Wentz as well. The Commanders open the season at home at FedEx Field against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars knocked Wentz and the Colts out of playoff contention in Week 18. The loss spearheaded Wentz’s departure from Indianapolis to Washington.
In addition, Wentz will get to face his former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson. The Jaguars hired Pederson to be their head coach after he sat out the 2021 season following his firing from the Eagles.
Here is Washington’s schedule in full:
Week 1: Sunday Sept. 11 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 2: Sunday Sept. 18 at Detroit Lions, 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 3: Sunday Sept. 25 vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 4: Sunday Oct. 2 at Dallas Cowboys, 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 9 vs. Tennessee Titans, 1:00 PM (CBS)
Week 6: Thursday, Oct. 13 at Chicago Bears, 8:20 PM (Amazon Prime)
Week 7: Sunday Oct. 23 vs. Green Bay Packers, 1:00PM (FOX)
Week 8: Sunday Oct. 30 at Indianapolis Colts, 4:25PM (FOX)
Week 9: Sunday Nov. 6 vs. Minnesota Vikings, 1:00PM (FOX)
Week 10: Monday Nov 14 at Philadelphia Eagles, 8:15 PM (ABC/ESPN)
Week 11: Sunday Nov. 20 at Houston Texans, 1:00PM (FOX)
Week 12: Sunday Nov. 27 vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1:00PM (FOX)
Week 13: Sunday Dec. 4 at New York Giants, 1:00PM (FOX)
Week 14: BYE
Week 15: Saturday/Sunday Dec. 17/18 vs. New York Giants, TBD
Week 16: Saturday Dec. 24 at San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 PM (CBS)
Week 17: Sunday Jan. 1 vs. Cleveland Browns, 1:00PM (FOX)
Week 18: Saturday/Sunday Jan. 7/8 vs. Dallas Cowboys, TBD
Also the Commanders three-game preseason opponents were revealed.
Washington will host the Carolina Panthers, who head coach Ron Rivera will be elated to see, in the first week of the preseason. The Commanders will play at the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2 and finish with a bus trip up I-95 to face the Baltimore Ravens.