One of the bigger pieces of non-draft news to come out of last night’s opening round was the announcement of the Chargers and Chiefs squaring off in this year’s first Thursday Night Football game of the 2022 season airing on Amazon’s Prime Video. The Bolts will travel to Arrowhead for what is surely to be that week’s premiere matchup and, potentially, the first divisional matchup of the year within the stacked AFC West.
Chiefs legend and Hall-of-Famer Tony Gonzalez was joined on stage by Austin Ekeler to announce the matchup which will be played on September 15 to kick off the second week of the regular season. So far, it’s the only game on the entire 2022 NFL slate to be announced.
For those that may have missed it last night: the NFL announced its first game of the 2022 regular season schedule.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 29, 2022
Week 2: Chargers at Chiefs on Thursday Night Football.
Mahomes, Herbert. Let's go.
Over the past five seasons, the Chargers have consistently drawn the Chiefs within the first few weeks of the season. Last year, the Chargers pulled out a dramatic 30-24 victory at Arrowhead but ended up splitting the seasons series, falling in overtime 34-28 in mid-December.