The new NFL schedule for 2021/2022 is finally here! TOUCHDOWN24 presents the most interesting pairings that you should mark in your calendar. The 2021/2022 season will be special. For the first time since the 1978 season there will be a longer regular season. For the coming season, a week 18 and thus a 17th game has been added for each team, but one game in the preseason is omitted. In these additional matchups, the teams play against a team from the other conference that finished the division with the same place last season and is not in the previous schedule. So there are some hot matchups in the NFL schedule for 2021/2022. The best duels of the coming season, including exciting Week 17 matchups, are now here.
NFL Spielplan 2021/2022 Woche 4: New England Patriots vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The reunion everyone has been waiting for. The greatest (patriot) of all time returns to its old place of work and has the best tight end the franchise has ever had in its luggage. Tom Brady coped wonderfully with the breakup. After all, he won title number seven with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in his first year. Something that the Patriots cannot at all say about themselves. Shaken by Corona-related opt-outs, a decimated team and some players who fell far short of expectations, they come from a horrific season. Too good for a high pick, too bad for a place in the playoffs, they have a lot to prove this year. They have to show that Cam Newton was right to hold on to, that with the most expensive free agency of all time they brought the right players into the team and that they can fit into the team. Brady, on the other hand, was able to lie back and relax during the free agency. His title corps was brought back to the Free Agency, his main offensive weapons are still on board. At first glance an unequal duel when you look back on the past season. With the involvement of the Free Agency of the Patriots and the recovered defensive, but to be expected with a lot of tension. This game won’t be easy for Patriots fans. Still, we can look forward to seeing Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski play at Gillette Stadium again.
NFL Spielplan 2021/2022 Woche 5: Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
There are different types of rivalries in the NFL. Some of the most exciting are those that take place within the boundaries of a state. Bengals vs Browns, the great Ohio duel, the New York duel Giants vs Jets vs Bills or the match between the Dolphins and the Buccaneers. Hot, and not just because of the Florida temperatures. The Dolphins have something to prove. Last season they narrowly failed in the playoffs, this season they want to go in, at best where the Buccaneers were last season. To the Super Bowl. The fifth best defense of the last season and of course the offensive led by Tua Tagovailoa should help. In addition, this year they were allowed to pick again in the draft and thus had the opportunity to add more strong players to their team. Tua could not prevail last season and still had the shadow of Ryan Fitzpatrick hovering over him, who was allowed to start seven games. Fitzpatrick was shipped to Washington in the offseason and the Dolphins got Jacoby Brissett as a backup. Definitely the better starting position for Tagovailoa. So why doesn’t he show what he can do against the reigning champion and one of the best defensive teams of the past season?
NFL Spielplan 2021/2022 Woche 6: Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers
Russell Wilson versus Ben Roethlisberger. Two big quarterbacks clash in this matchup. So far so fine, but the story of these two quarterbacks is special. Roethlisberger’s first victory in the Super Bowl, for example, came against the Seahawks. At that time, however, with Matt Hasselbeck as quarterback. Roethlisberger is just coming out of a strong season with his Steelers. Ok, a strong regular season. After a clean 12-0 start, they couldn’t transfer the power to the playoffs and clearly failed in the wild card round against the Cleveland Browns. The first half of the season in particular was shaped by Roethlisberger. Wilson, on the other hand, was also impressive, especially at the beginning of the season. For the first time in the history of his franchise, he led the Seahawks to a 5-0 and became an early tip for the MVP award. Then followed a rather lackluster 7-5 until the end of the regular season and just like the Steelers the end in the wild card round of the playoffs. Both quarterbacks have something to prove.
NFL Spielplan 2021/2022 Woche 6: Dallas Cowboys at New England Patriots
These two teams have a total of eleven victories in the Super Bowl in the trophy cabinet. Six with the Patriots, five with the Cowboys. Now both teams have to attack again in the coming season. The Patriots after their messed up season last year anyway, but the cowboys also have some reparations to make. Last season they were part of the division, which went down in the history books as NFC Least. What one has to say in their defense is that they suffered an extremely high number of injuries. Not just Dak Prescott, her first option on the quarterback injured early. The second quarterback, Andy Dalton, did not end the season either. Now Dak Prescott is back and at the same time has a big new contract in his pocket. With the Patriots, a really challenging defense is waiting for him, which is strengthened again and lurks with new players for the opponents. The New England boys’ defense was the best in the NFL penultimate season and not only enchanted those they had on their fantasy football team. Even last year, she could be counted in the top five in the league. A real stronghold and a definite challenge for Prescott to prove he is worth his money.
Cowboys vs Bucs? Browns vs Chiefs? Packers vs Saints?
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NFL Spielplan 2021/2022 Woche 9: Green Bay Packers at Kansas City Chiefs
The best quarterback of the younger generation against one of the best quarterbacks of the older generation. It’s the first time Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers have met in the regular season. Mahomes was absent from the 2019 team game due to knee problems and was replaced by Matt Moore. The Packers’ game against the Chiefs is like a Super Bowl pushed into the regular season, because that’s what a matchup in the final could look like. Offensive this game is sure to be a spectacle, because these two teams had the best offensives in the league last season. The Chiefs in first place, the Packers in second place. Green Bay averaged 31.8 points per game, Kansas City was just behind with 29.6 points. Defensively, however, both teams are to be placed in midfield. An exciting game that fans of offensive football in particular will love is to be expected. Especially since both teams have remained stable offensively in the Free Agency. While the Chiefs may have lost their tackle Mitchell Schwartz and Eric Fisher, they were able to gain one of the best guards in the NFL in Joe Thuney. The Packers were able to keep their main playmaker with running back Aaron Jones and their second receiver option, Allen Lazard. Now only Aaron Rodgers has to give in for the showdown to start in week nine.
NFL Schedule 2021/2022 Week 17: Los Angeles Rams at Baltimore Ravens
At the Chiefs’ game against the Packers, we presented a treat for all fans of offensive football. Well, the matchup of the Rams against the Ravens, a strong defensive football for fans. Because Los Angeles and Baltimore provided the two best defensive teams of the past season. The last meeting of the two teams in November 2019 was pretty clear. At that time the Ravens won 45: 6. But a lot has changed since then. In this Free Agency alone, the Rams have aggressively strengthened themselves again. They got Matthew Stafford from the Lions on quarterback. Of course, Aaron Donald stands out defensively at the Rams. The beefy all-pro and pro bowler was named Defensive Player of the Year last season and had the second most sacks in the NFL. The Ravens are dominated by the secondary, led by cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Marlon Humphreys. This late in the year the duel should provide a defining character for the postseason.