If you’re planning a visit to the state of New York, there are several sporting events you may be
interested in checking out during your time here.
The NHL and NBA seasons commenced in early October, and we’re already almost halfway
through the 2022 NFL regular season. There are three NHL teams (the Buffalo Sabres, New
York Rangers and New York Islanders), two NBA teams (the Brooklyn Nets and New York
Knicks) and three NFL teams (the Buffalo Bills, New York Jets and New York Giants) in New
It should be noted that the Jets and Giants play their home games at MetLife Stadium in East
Rutherford, New Jersey. But a drive from New York City to East Rutherford is only about 30
minutes, and you can easily commute via public transit.
Having launched in January of this year, the New York gambling industry has been a giant
success. New customers can also take advantage of the many special offers which include a “No Sweat First Bet” of up to $1,000 from FanDuel and $200 from DraftKings if you place and win a $5 NFL bet.
Here is a look at a few of the marquee sporting events to check out in New York for a fall 2022
Buffalo Bills vs. Minnesota Vikings (Nov. 13)
The Bills have lived up to the sky-high pre-season expectations through the first two months of
the season. Josh Allen is the MVP front-runner, and the Bills boast by far the NFL’s best
defense through eight weeks. Buffalo still has a handful of marquee matchups in the second half of their regular season schedule. One of the more enticing ones is a Nov. 13, Week 10 showdown against the NFC
North-leading Minnesota Vikings. After consecutive losing seasons, the Vikings find themselves atop the division thanks to an improved defense, a potent offense and the superb work of rookie head coach Kevin O’Connell.
Both the Vikings and the Bills are vying for a first-round bye and home advantage in their respective conferences. So there’s a lot at stake in this one, and the Bills’ vaunted defense going up against Kirk Cousins, Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen and Dalvin Cook should make for great theater.
This will be the first meeting between the Bills and Vikings since Week 3 of the 2018 season.
Allen, then a rookie, led his Bills to a stunning 27-6 blowout win over Minnesota at U.S. Bank
Stadium. He had two rushing scores and a passing TD on the day. And one more fun storyline to follow: Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier was Minny’s head coach for the final six games of 2010 (serving on an interim basis) through the 2013 season. Who knows? The Week 10 meeting here might just be a Super Bowl 57 preview.
New York Rangers vs. Edmonton Oilers (Nov. 26)
The Nov. 26 meeting at Madison Square Garden will mark a showdown of last season’s
conference runner-ups. The Rangers fell in a tight six-game series to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2022 Eastern Conference Final, while the Oilers were swept by the eventual Stanley Cup champion Colorado
Avalanche in the Western Conference Final.
Both New York and Edmonton entered the 2022-23 season as trendy picks to win the Stanley Cup. The Rangers and Oilers are both loaded with star power, from Connor McDavid to reigning Vezina Trophy winner Igor Shesterkin to Leon Draisaitl to Artemi Panarin to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to Adam Fox to Chris Kreider. McDavid alone will always give fans their money’s worth. But both the Oilers and Rangers
happen to be among the NHL’s elite, and this meeting takes place at the world’s most famous
arena. It’s the ideal sporting event to check out during your fall 2022 visit to The Big Apple.
Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks (Nov. 9)
If you’re keen on seeing the two New York-based NBA teams during your visit to The Empire
State, you can get the best of both worlds here on Nov. 9. Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets will play host to the inner-state and Atlantic Division rival New York Knicks on Nov. 9 at the Barclays Center. This will be the first of four 2022-23 regular season meetings between the two New York teams.
Brooklyn and New York finished as the No. 2 and No. 4 seeds in 2020-21, respectively. But the
Nets were swept by the Boston Celtics in opening round play last season, and the Knicks failed
to reach the postseason altogether. Both teams are trying to put rough 2021-22 campaigns behind them and make a run at the playoffs. There’s a great mix of young and veteran star power between these two teams.