Week One schedule to be announced Wednesday morning

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The full NFL schedule will be released on Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. ET. For the first time since 1993 (the one year of two byes), the season will have 18 weeks.

The schedule for the first week will be released early.

Via multiple reports and accounts, the various network partners will release their Week One schedules tomorrow morning. For NBC, that means two key games for the opening week: The Thursday night opener on September 9, and the Sunday night game for the first week of the season, on September 12.

Peter King recently guessed in his Football Morning in America column that the opening game will be either the Bills or the Cowboys at the Buccaneers. Regardless of the opponent, the Bucs will host the opening game.

This year, for the first time since 2006, there won’t be a Monday night doubleheader. That means 14 games will be played on the opening Sunday, with 13 of them being played in the 1:00 p.m. ET and 4:05 p.m./4:25 p.m. ET windows.

24 responses to “Week One schedule to be announced Wednesday morning

  1. I knew it was coming but I’m still disappointed in there not being a MNF doubleheader.

  2. The schedule announcement will be the only believable thing spouted by Goldilocks and the two bores tomorrow morning.

  3. The Dolphins play the NFC south this year, yes? Miami at Tampa Bay on Thursday night. Why not?

  4. So I take it they are going to use the water torture method of schedule release.

  5. admiraldolfan says:
    May 11, 2021 at 4:04 pm
    The Dolphins play the NFC south this year, yes? Miami at Tampa Bay on Thursday night. Why not?

    You sure you want Tua thrown into that Bucs buzzsaw defense right off the bat? I’m in.
    Just trolling ya. Good luck to BOTH of us. BUCS VS. DOLPHINS IN L.A.!!!

  6. Admiral- Miami at Tampa would be a lot of fun, for us Floridians though. I don’t think it would have the national pull tho as Dallas or Buffalo. It’ll def be one of those two teams playing the Bucs opening night

  7. The first game of the year should be two terrible teams. Serious. Like, Cincinnati at the JETS.

  8. Now the season has an extra game for the schedule makers to try to stick it to the Raiders in the schedule.

  9. The Bears at the Rams for opening week Sunday night football has apparently been leaked.

  10. Bears rams week 1 snf.. Bills at tampa week 1 thursday night. Pitt Cleveland week 1 mnf

  11. They are crazy if they don’t open the season with Patriots v Bucs

  12. Do NOT put the Bears on national TV until Fields proves he can cure the absolute, awful stench of boredom the Bears bring to the game.

  13. cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    May 11, 2021 at 5:41 pm
    They are crazy if they don’t open the season with Patriots v Bucs
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    That game is in Foxboro, the Bucs as SB Champs get to open the season at home, do you not know this works?

  14. The NFL Strength of Schedule has been posted and Tampa Bay, the Super Bowl Champs, get the 4th easiest schedule.

    How does that happen?

  15. And the Packers will end up getting their usual 5 Prime time match-ups, ALL AT HOME, with key divisional games at the end of the season against an opponent who is playing on a short week after 4 away games in a row.

  16. cletuspstillwaterjr says:

    May 11, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    They are crazy if they don’t open the season with Patriots v Bucs
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    Outside of the fact that the superbowl champ opens at home and there their on the road it would make no sense to put that week 1. Theres always storylines for week 1 because it’s the beginning of the season and all eyes are already on the NFL for that reason, by putting Brady vs the Pats another week you essentially guarantee at least 2 weeks(opening season and that week) the NFL is far and away the most talked about sport in not only sports but in pop culture. In other words they would be absolutely crazy(if they even could) to put it week 1 and dilute the overall outlook on their schedule.

  17. LOL! What, do they think the Cowboys will be relevant this year? For the first time in 30 years?!!

  18. fansince1973 says:
    May 11, 2021 at 5:55 pm
    cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    May 11, 2021 at 5:41 pm
    They are crazy if they don’t open the season with Patriots v Bucs
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    That game is in Foxboro, the Bucs as SB Champs get to open the season at home, do you not know this works?

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    Yes, I know how this works. What I don’t know is the schedules of all 32 teams. Could they play the game in London? Jk 😉

  19. All I know about the release of the schedule? When I see it, I know my favorite team is going 17-0.

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