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Washington Commanders 2022 Regular Season Schedule

By Mark Solway | May 19th, 2022

Here are the 2022 NFL schedules for the Washington Commanders – both Pre-Season and Regular Season. This will be the inaugural season for Washington with their new Commanders name.

There are two weeks off between the pre-season and regular season again this year, as the NFL continues it’s enhanced 17-game schedule system. Washington – and all NFC teams – will have nine home games and eight away games this season. The AFC got the nine games last year.


Week 1: vs Carolina Panthers – August 13, 2021 1:00pm ET
Week 2: @ Kansas City Chiefs – TBD
Week 3: vs Baltimore Ravens – August 27, 2021 4:00pm ET

Regular Season

Date Opponent Time TV
Sunday Sep. 11 Jacksonville 1:00pm ET FOX
Sunday Sep. 18 at Detroit Lions 1:00pm ET FOX
Sunday Sep. 25 Philadelphia Eagles 1:00pm ET FOX
Sunday Oct. 2 at Dallas Cowboys 1:00pm ET FOX
Sunday Oct. 9 Tennessee Titans 1:00pm ET CBS
Thursday Oct. 13 at Chicago Bears 8:15pm ET Prime
Sunday Oct. 23 Green Bay Packers 1:00pm ET FOX
Sunday Oct. 30 at Indianapolis Colts 4:25pm ET FOX
Sunday Nov. 6 Minnesota Vikings 1:00pm ET FOX
Monday Nov. 14 at Philadelphia Eagles 8:15pm ET ESPN
Sunday Nov. 20 at Houston Texans 1:00pm ET FOX
Sunday Nov. 27 Atlanta Falcons 1:00pm ET FOX
Sunday Dec. 4 at New York Giants 1:00pm ET FOX
Sunday Dec. 11 BYE WEEK
Saturday Dec. 17* New York Giants TBA
Saturday Dec. 24 at San Francisco 49ers 4:05pm ET CBS
Sunday Jan. 1 Cleveland Browns 1:00pm ET FOX
Sunday Jan. 8* Dallas Cowboys TBA

Commanders Schedule Highlights

* Mystery games – Washington’s second games against the Eagles and the Cowboys are still to be determined, as neither the date nor the time have been officially announced yet. Their game against the Giants will be on EITHER December 17th or 18th. Their game against Dallas will be on either January 7th or 8th. The correct dates will be posted here when they are announced.

Prime Time games – The Commanders have just two Prime Time games scheduled, unless either of the aforementioned mystery games are scheduled for Prime Time as well. Their first one comes against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on a Thursday Night at 8:15pm. Their second one is a Monday Night game against the Eagles in Philadelphia, also at 8:15pm.

Carson Watch – Washington’s new starting quarterback Carson Wentz likely circled several dates on the schedule. He will square off against both of his former teams this year, and he won’t have to wait long for the first.

Wentz will face the Eagles in Week 2 at Fed Ex Field, and then again in Philly on November 14th in the Monday Nighter.

Between those two games, he will head back to Indianapolis on October 30th for a match-up with his 2021 squad, the Colts.

On top of that, Wentz is probably also looking forward to the first game of the season against the Jacksonville Jaguars. They ousted his Colts in the last regular season game of 2021.

Holiday game – Washington will face the San Francisco 49ers on Christmas Eve day.

Buh Bye? – The Commanders don’t get their bye until Week 14. That’s a long stretch without a break.

Strange! – The Commanders will face the New York Giants in back-to-back games! There’s a Bye week between them for Washington, but still, how strange is that?

Strength Of Schedule (SOS)

Along with the Dallas Cowboys, the Commanders are tied for the “easiest” 2022 NFL schedule.  In 2021, their opponents combined for a 133-155-1 record. That equates to an SOS of a 0.462 winning percentage.

For comparison’s sake, the Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams have the toughest SOS at 0.567. Their opponents combined for a 164-25-0 record – whichh is more than 30 extra wins.

In a league that screams parity, is Strength of Schedule an accurate assessment of what lies ahead for teams? How about after the wildest off-season in league history?

Washington’s Offseason

2022 NFL Draft picks

Free Agent Signings

Commanders UDFA Signings


Other Important NFL Schedule Dates in 2021-22

September 8, 2022 | NFL Kickoff Weekend

August 4-8, 2022 | Hall of Fame Weekend in Canton, Ohio

February 5, 2023 | 2023 Pro Bowl at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas

February 12, 2023 | Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona


Last Year’s 2021 WFT Schedule