NFL regular-season schedule coming Thursday

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The “when” will be attached to the “who” and the “where” soon.

The NFL has announced that the 256-game regular-season schedule will be released on Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. ET.

At that time, the question of who plays whom and where will be enhanced with when the ball will be kicked. Which will be big news, even though it really isn’t much news at all.

The key dates to watch will be the Sunday night games (of course), the Thursday night games, the Monday night games (including the Week One doubleheader), the Thanksgiving games, and the all-important season-opening Thursday game, to be played in Philadelphia.

We’ll break down the new schedule from every angle here at PFT as soon as it’s out, and we’ll continue the process of getting you ready for the season to come.

26 responses to “NFL regular-season schedule coming Thursday

  1. In 2003 the NFL just released the schedule on March 28th (!!!) with no fanfare. No announcement … it just “was.”

    Amazingly, I didn’t feel cheated that I could read the Chargers’ schedule without any “analysis.”

  2. Patriots schedule…..Play every potential AFC playoff team at home or when they are coming off long weeks of tough away games. Continue to play the least amount of teams coming off bye weeks since Goodell became commishner. Play toughest game on schedule after their bye week. Facts.

  3. I already know the Raiders will have to travel more than any other team in the NFL and have the toughest schedule!

  4. we all know the clownies won’t be getting their lone primetime game. cause they frikin suck. and so do clowns fans. HOORAH!

  5. So the Thursday opening season game, Eagles vs Vikings will be released, Nice! #SKOL

  6. Green Bay opens at home.
    Vikings open on the road.
    Every. Stinking. Year.
    —–
    Might wanna double check your facts there…

  7. “33vikes
    April 17, 2018, 10:16 PM EDT
    Green Bay opens at home.
    Vikings open on the road.
    Every. Stinking. Year.”

    You’re half right.

    Minnesota’s openers from 13-17:
    @Det, @StL, @SF, @Ten, vsNO
    Green Bay’s openers 13-17
    @SF, @Sea, @Chi, @Jax, vsSea

  8. terripet says:
    Cheaters playing opening night 😄😄
    ==================================================

    Nope, Colts will be playing Sunday……

  9. You can bet that the NFL will ensure the Steelers play the Bengals at least once in the first four weeks while Burfict is suspended.

  10. I have been DYING to go to a prime time game in Cleveland as a Browns fan, throw us a bone schedule makers!

  11. floridaslonechargersfan says:

    In 2003 the NFL just released the schedule on March 28th (!!!) with no fanfare. No announcement … it just “was.”

    Amazingly, I didn’t feel cheated that I could read the Chargers’ schedule without any “analysis.”
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________

    And in 2003 no one turned on NFL Network. So, why wouldn’t they make a show for it?
    And you know what, you can still just read the schedule if you choose.

  12. 33vikes says:

    April 17, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Green Bay opens at home.
    Vikings open on the road.
    Every. Stinking. Year.

    Yeah I hate Green Bay too but Vikings opened at home last year vs the Saints FYI

  13. Please don’t shaft the Saints again with a Thursday Night DIVISION ROAD game again, especially not after another Division game the Sunday before.

    In the last six years, the Saints have been on the road on Thursday Night five times and have been home only once. This is easily the worst schedule of any NFL team on Thursday night. The Bucs and Panthers have each been home for three Thursday Night Games and the Falcons have been home for four.

    How about a little parity in scheduling NFL? Thursday Night Road games are by far the toughest games on the schedule because of the reduced time between games and the travel.

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