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NFL to release 2017 schedule on Thursday

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The full 2017 NFL regular-season schedule will be revealed on Thursday.

The league has announced that the schedule release show will be at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday on NFL Network.

Of course, we already know every team’s 2017 opponents, both home and away. That’s been known since the day the 2016 regular season ended, as the opponents are determined by a formula based on the previous year’s standings. The only thing we’ll find out Thursday is the specific dates of specific games. The schedule release is really not the big deal that we sometimes make it out to be.

So why are we watching? Because it’s on TV.

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18 Responses to “NFL to release 2017 schedule on Thursday”
  1. whodat5150 says: Apr 18, 2017 4:49 PM

    I don’t the date or how much the ticket will cost but I’ll be at the Patriots-Saints game, in The Dome. GEAUX SAINTS!!!

  2. scoops1 says: Apr 18, 2017 4:55 PM

    when is the Jags vs ____ thurs night game??

    thats all i care about

  3. Packernet says: Apr 18, 2017 4:56 PM

    It’s actually huge, people plan vacations around these games.

  4. vaphinfan says: Apr 18, 2017 4:56 PM

    I imagine every potential afc playoff team will play in Foxboro if facing the Patriots.

  5. pauldeba says: Apr 18, 2017 5:05 PM

    I can’t wait to see who the Patriots will be hosting for the AFC Championship Game!

  6. lionsandvikingsandbearsohmy says: Apr 18, 2017 5:09 PM

    Patriots have had the most cake schedule in the league 15 years running. That’s how long it’s been since the Dolphins, Jets, and Bills have been relevant, and furthermore, the whole AFC has been weak during that time. New England already has 10 wins without even showing up.

  7. dontbugmeonsundays says: Apr 18, 2017 5:20 PM

    NE starts the year 10-0 with a playoff berth.

  8. iamkillerfin says: Apr 18, 2017 5:23 PM

    IT IS ABOUT TIME!!!

  9. pauldeba says: Apr 18, 2017 5:23 PM

    “Patriots have had the most cake schedule in the league 15 years running.” Not even 2 years running, actually. They had the 3rd hardest schedule of any playoff team last year::

    T-1. Atlanta Falcons (0.555)
    T-5. Seattle Seahawks (0.543)
    9. New England Patriots (0.523)
    11. Miami Dolphins (0.516)
    15. Oakland Raiders (0.500)
    16. Kansas City Chiefs (0.496)
    T-19. Houston Texans (0.484)
    T-23. Pittsburgh Steelers (0.473)
    T-27. Cincinnati Bengals (0.465)
    T-27. Dallas Cowboys (0.465)
    T-30. New York Giants (0.461)
    32. Green Bay Packers (0.457)

  10. President Ackbar says: Apr 18, 2017 5:32 PM

    Can’t wait for the San Diego @ St. Louis game!

  11. HighwayStar says: Apr 18, 2017 5:33 PM

    Not until Thursday?! What do they expect us to do with ourselves between now and Thursday?

  12. schmitty2 says: Apr 18, 2017 5:40 PM

    All you need to know the schedule is set in stone….until “flex scheduling” kicks into full gear.

  13. maust1013 says: Apr 18, 2017 5:41 PM

    lionsandvikingsandbearsohmy says:
    Apr 18, 2017 5:09 PM
    Patriots have had the most cake schedule in the league 15 years running.
    =====================

    The schedule isn’t even out yet and the crying has started.
    All divisions are .500 against themselves and yet somehow the supposedly weak AFCE has more wins per team over the last 10 years than any other division. You should be glad the Pats are in the AFCE, otherwise they’d be dominating your division.

  14. steelcurtainn says: Apr 18, 2017 5:42 PM

    Doesn’t matter for New England, they aren’t winning this year Luck doesn’t strike two years in a row.

  15. finnymcphin says: Apr 18, 2017 6:09 PM

    And it will be accompanied by all manner of whining and cries of favoritism. In spite of the fact that based on the rotating schedule formula and the previous year’s standings every team’s 16 game schedule will consist of 4 1st place teams, 4 2nd place teams, 4 3rd place teams and 4 4th place teams. Not one of the whiners will take so much as a moment to consider how foolish the schedule crying is year after year. The one thing you can be sure of is the Cowboys, Giants and Patriots will play a disproportionate number of primetime games. That’s not because the league hates or loves them but because whether people love or hate them they watch them. There’s only one thing that drive$ the $chedule and outside of the trolls we all know what it i$

  16. raidernation707 says: Apr 18, 2017 6:21 PM

    Raiders vs pats nov 19

  17. chrisco4bucs says: Apr 18, 2017 6:57 PM

    Bucs options
    1- host Jets, win handily
    2- host Bears, win easily
    3- @ GB, melt the cheese

  18. ikeclanton says: Apr 18, 2017 7:19 PM

    Ben Roethlisberger will retire without beating the Patriots in another meaningful game.

    Luck will have 0% to do with it. Overall talent and coaching will though.

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