On May 12, the NFL will release the full game schedule for the 2022 season, but a week earlier it will reveal the dates and opponents for the five international games the league will host in England, Mexico, and Germany.
The Arizona Cardinals will be the locals in the game at the Azteca Stadium, with a rival to be defined, but there is already a date: Monday, November 21, according to what Peter King published in his weekly column on NBC Sports. According to this information, the Rams, 49ers, and Raiders are the favorites to be the visiting team.
It was a very rumored date since that weekend is a holiday in Mexico for the Anniversary of the beginning of the Mexican Revolution. It was that same day that the league played its only Monday Night outside the United States, that of week 11 of 2018 between Texans and Raiders, and the last game in Mexican territory, the Chiefs-Chargers of week 11 of 2019.
NFL regular-season games in Mexico
- Oct. 2, 2005: 49ers 14-31 Cardinals
- Nov. 21, 2016: Texans 20-27 Raiders (Monday)
- November 19, 2017: Patriots 33-8 Raiders
- November 18, 2019: Chiefs 24-17 Chargers (Monday)
The NFL international game schedule in 2022
Another of the dates already defined, according to NBC Sports, is the first NFL game in Germany. The Buccaneers, with Tom Brady back, would be home on November 13.
The three NFL games in London would be between Weeks 5 and 8, with the Packers and Saints hosting Tottenham Stadium and the Jaguars at Wembley.