The league office does its best to put the teams that are the biggest TV draws into the prime time national television games.
So the release of the NFL schedule today reiterates that the league’s biggest TV draws include the Jets, Patriots, Steelers, Eagles, Chargers, Colts and Cowboys. Each of those teams is scheduled for five prime time games.
The defending Super Bowl champion Saints have four prime time games. They’re also on national television on Thanksgiving against the Cowboys.
We don’t know the full slate of prime time games because of the flexible schedule that will ensure marquee games on Sunday nights in Weeks 11-17.
The full slate of prime time games is available here.