Previewing the Buffalo Bills 2022 Opponents: AFC East

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As is the case every season, every team knew who their opponents for the 2022 season were once the clock in the last Sunday Night Football game showed four zeros. The Buffalo Bills were no different. Buffalo won the AFC East for the second consecutive season thanks to a late hot streak, meaning that they will play the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans for the third and fifth consecutive season respectively.

The Bills will face the AFC North gauntlet in 2022, playing the Pittsburgh Steelers for the third consecutive season, and the other three teams for the first time since 2019. Buffalo will also play the NFC’s North Division, making for a particularly intriguing matchup with the Green Bay Packers. In their fifth NFC matchup, the Bills will head to Los Angeles to open the National Football League (NFL) season against the defending champion Rams

Just like every other team in the National Football League (NFL), many of the teams on the Buffalo Bills’ schedule have been changed by free agency and the NFL Draft, for better or worse.

Previewing the Buffalo Bills Opponents: AFC East

Three of the teams that have been altered the most by these means are Buffalo’s AFC East brethren. All of the other three teams in the division made some sort of significant move, whether it be an addition or a loss of a player.

The Bills went 5-1 (6-1 if you count the playoffs) against their division in 2021, losing only to the Patriots in their wild weathered Week 13 matchup. They again swept the Jets and the Dolphins, however, those teams have changed tremendously since the 2021 season concluded.

Let’s take a closer look at each division rival for the Buffalo Bills entering the 2022 season.