SuperBowl 50 rematch to open the new NFL season

Denver Broncos begin their campaign at home to Carolina on September 9th

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Denver Broncos Von Miller (58) strips the ball from Carolina Panthers Cam Newton (1) during SuperBowl 50 (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Denver Broncos will open up the defence of their SuperBowl with a rematch against  the Carolina Panthers, the side the beat to claim the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

The match is set to be the first SuperBowl rematch on the opening weekend of the season since 1970. Denver will be without the two quarterbacks, who guided them to SuperBowl glory last season. Peyton Manning retired after the game in February and Brock Osweiler moved to the Houston Texans.

Other intriguing matches on the opening weekend include New England's trip to Arizona. Both teams lost their AFC and NFC Championship games respectively last year. The New York Giants travel to Texas to face the Dallas Cowboys in a NFC East game.

Fresh of their move from St. Louis, the LA Rams begin their season away to the San Francisco 49ers in a NFC West game.

The times were also confirmed for the three NFL games in London. Two of the three games begin at 2.30pm with the final game on October 30th between Cincinnati and Washington beginning at 1.30pm.

The full schedule for the 2016 season is available here