NFL will announce schedule on Thursday

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We now know when the “when” will be supplied to the “who” and the “where” of the 256 regular-season NFL games.

The NFL has announced that the schedule will be announced on Thursday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

The plan originally had been to release the schedule next week, on Tuesday, the 19th, Wednesday, the 20th, or Thursday, the 21st. It’s unclear why the change was made.

The schedule being ready for release is one obvious factor in the adjustment. Another factor could be the looming New York primary on Tuesday, which will generate far more interest than previously expected because the presidential races are tightening up in both major parties.

Regardless, the evening before Tax Day will be, at least for this year, become Schedule Night for the National Football League.

33 responses to “NFL will announce schedule on Thursday

  1. They really should take Denver out of the first game considering that their offseason has been a disaster.

  2. The release of the schedule is one of the best NFL days of the year. Only the Super Bowl and opening day beats it. History will be made when the Rams play their home opener. First regular season game in Los Angeles in 21 years. It should be a very special day. The movie stars will be out in full force.

    The schedule is extra important for the Chargers. They are having a public vote November 8th for a new stadium. To make people want to keep them in San Diego, they need to win. Winning always helps.

  3. I just hope the Pats/steelers are at Heinz for a night game again. I’ll be there, just like I was for the last destruction Brady(8-2) put on the franchise he owns(2010, I think). You shoulda seen the city(nice place) the next day. Nobody even got outta bed.

  4. Green Bay Packers
    Home: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts

    Away: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans

  5. Hopefully they keep the marquee games til later in the season.

    Most of the teams barely play in the preseason and are basically learning on the fly in September, so push the big games til October or something when everyone gets their stuff together and are actually playing good ball.

  6. I really don’t wanna Jinx anything, but I can’t help saying it:
    I wholeheartedly believe this is the year we that we FINALLY get to see some nationally televised NFC East games! Every year this group of small market teams goes under the radar and is under appreciated! I mean HELLO, have you guys watched NFC East football lately!? It’s time to stop airing scrub Arizona and Carolina every Monday and give us some Sam Bradford. Rant over. #MayJusticeBeServed

  7. Ill take cowboys giants wk 1 snf…we are americas team for a reason..nbc the nfl network cbs and fox all had their highest rated game watched was a cowboys game..all u haters can hate..numbers dont lie

  8. mdintino1420 says:
    Apr 13, 2016 8:14 PM
    The release of the schedule is one of the best NFL days of the year. Only the Super Bowl and opening day beats it. History will be made when the Rams play their home opener. First regular season game in Los Angeles in 21 years. It should be a very special day. The movie stars will be out in full force.

    Too bad the Rams are on their way to 0-16 in 2016.

  9. We will get the date of the last Raider game in Oakland ever. They have made no progress on a new stadium. The Raiders will move to either San Antonio or Las Vegas, probably Vegas.

  10. bmack1224 says:
    Apr 13, 2016 8:08 PM
    If I was a betting Man I would Say Giants vs Cowboys Week 1 SNF

    Not a chance…… NFL loves to showcase new stadiums…
    Packers or Gaints at VIKINGS SNF week 1

  11. You know, I still think Oakland should stay in Oakland where they belong, but if a team must move, hey, Vegas, Baby….. does have a ring to it right???? Sweeeeeeeeet!!!!!!

  12. Lose all your cash, marry a stripper and go to a Raiders game. That’s like hittin’ the lottery.

  13. dorsiaonafriday says:
    Apr 13, 2016 8:34 PM
    I really don’t wanna Jinx anything, but I can’t help saying it:
    I wholeheartedly believe this is the year we that we FINALLY get to see some nationally televised NFC East games! Every year this group of small market teams goes under the radar and is under appreciated! I mean HELLO, have you guys watched NFC East football lately!? It’s time to stop airing scrub Arizona and Carolina every Monday and give us some Sam Bradford. Rant over. #MayJusticeBeServed

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    Ahh. Sarcasm. Yes. Very good.

  14. All Seahawks games will be played at 10AM in the eastern time zone. Even the home games.

  15. You know, I still think Oakland should stay in Oakland where they belong, but if a team must move, hey, Vegas, Baby….. does have a ring to it right???? Sweeeeeeeeet!!!!!!
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    which will take longer, OJ’s search for the “real killers” or Marky Mark’s search for a new home.

  16. Or the date change was because the NFL knows the NBA playoffs are looming and there will be considerably more interest in large part because of the Warriors breaking the NBA record with 73 wins in a regular season (and the Spurs having 67 and without the Warriors could have challenged 70 wins themselves). That’s likely the real reason given there is a Democratic Presidential debate in Brooklyn tonight (Thursday) that will take away from the schedule announcement no matter what.

  17. What? Toronto not on the schedule yet again in 2016? Guess it wasn’t such a “sure thing” afterall.

  18. Even Orlando’s Citrus Bowl is claiming they’ll be hosting NFL Games, and they don’t even have a team. I gotta say Mickey Mouse is a REAL dumbass!

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