It's just 140 days to the return of the NFL regular season. I know, hang in there.
Last night, the NFL released the schedule for their regular season which kicks off on September 5th in Chicago with the Chicago Bears hosting the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field. The New England Patriots will begin their defence of the Super Bowl title on Sunday, facing the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Monday Night Football will premiere with Houston heading to the hard-done by Saints in New Orleans.
Make sure you spend considerable time with your family during Christmas because the 29th of December is going to be an incredible game day when the regular season will conclude. All 16 games scheduled for Week 17 are division contests which should have some playoff ramifications. Six of the games are rematches of 2018 playoff games.
The London games are also ones to watch this year, particularly the Rams who made it to the Super Bowl last year. First up, the Oakland Raiders will host the Chicago Bears in Week 5 on Sunday, October 6th at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Then the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the Carolina Panthers a week later in the same stadium - the Panthers first game in London. Then we move to Wembley Stadium in Weeks 8 and 9 when the Los Angeles Rams host the Cincinnati Bengals on October 27th followed by the Jacksonville Jaguars hosting the Houston Texans.
This season is a little special - this is the NFL's 100th season and every week will have a nod to a momentous game that has taken place over the last 100 seasons.
The Super Bowl will take place in Miami's Hard Rock Stadium on February 2nd.
Thursday, September 05, 2019
Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears (Thu)# 7:20p (CT) 8:20p NBC
Sunday, September 08, 2019
Los Angeles Rams at Carolina Panthers 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX
Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS
Kansas City Chiefs at Jacksonville Jaguars 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS
Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS
Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings 12:00p (CT) 1:00p FOX
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX
Indianapolis Colts at Los Angeles Chargers 1:05p (PT) 4:05p CBS
Cincinnati Bengals at Seattle Seahawks 1:05p (PT) 4:05p CBS
Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals 1:25p (MST) 4:25p FOX
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys 3:25p (CT) 4:25p FOX
San Francisco 49ers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4:25p (ET) 4:25p FOX
Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots 8:20p (ET) 8:20p NBC
Monday, September 09, 2019
Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints (Mon) 6:10p (CT) 7:10p ESPN
Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders (Mon) 7:20p (PT) 10:20p ESPN
You can find the entire schedule here.