The Los Angeles Rams host the Buffalo Bills in the 2022 NFL season opener on Thursday night.
Buffalo Bills fans probably feel like they should’ve been in the Super Bowl last season if not for the league’s overtime rules. And while the rosters are a bit different, Josh Allen and Co. will have the opportunity to prove that in the first game of the 2022 NFL season as they travel to SoFi Stadium to face the defending champion Los Angeles Rams.
Matthew Stafford arrived in LA and immediately delivered a championship last season. But he’s been the talk of the offseason because of an elbow injury that has had many concerned. He’s healthy according to the quarterback, though, which is what we have to trust. And with an Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey-led defense alongside weapons like Cooper Kupp and newcomer Allen Robinson, the team is in good shape again.
As for the Bills, Allen remains the heart of the team with Stefon Diggs and breakout candidate Gabriel Davis alongside him. Moreover, the defense is looking to improve, though they might be a bit shorthanded to start the year.
All told, it’s shaping up for a big opener to the 2022 season with these two teams dueling.
How to watch Rams vs Bills in NFL season opener
- Date: Thursday, Sept. 8
- Start Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
- Location: SoFi Stadium – Inglewood, CA
- TV Info: NBC
- Live Streams: FuboTV, Peacock, NFL+
The season opener for the league will be live with the Sunday Night Football crew on NBC for the game. Fans can stream the game from California on Thursday night through Peacock or the new NFL+ service that allows local market games (so NBC games) to be streamed. Fans can also sign up with FuboTV and get a 7-day free trial for new users to stream the contest as well.
Rams injury report: Inactives for Week 1
Only one starter for the Rams was listed among the inactives, wide receiver Van Jefferson. Beyond that, it looks as if the team is largely healthy and in a good spot to start their Super Bowl repeat bid. Here are the full inactives for LA in the Week 1 game on Thursday:
- LB Jake Gervase
- WR Van Jefferson
- CB Derion Kendrick
- WR Lance McCutcheon
- QB Bryce Perkins
Bills injury report: Inactives for Week 1
The Bills are also in a healthy spot as they start the 2022 season with no starters on the inactives list. That is a bit misleading, however, as TreDavious White, Buffalo’s star cornerback, is starting the season on the PUP list and won’t play for several weeks. That’s worth watching in this game to start the season. Here are the full inactives for Buffalo on Thursday:
- OL Tommy Doyle
- DE Shaq Lawson
- CB Cam Lewis
- TE Quintin Morris
- WR Khalil Shakir
Rams vs Bills NFL live stream reddit
Fans can stream the game, as mentioned, on FuboTV or through Peacock, both of which require a subscription to their services to log in and watch the game.
There is also the option for fans to either Google “sportsurge” or “NFL reddit live stream” to try and find other streaming options for the season opener. Be careful, though, as these streams can be slow to buffer and load or could potentially get shut down, which creates a less than ideal viewing experience for fans.