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NFL Preseason Schedule

 
HALL OF FAME WEEKEND
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Time (ET) Away Home
8:00 PM Pittsburgh Steelers Dallas Cowboys
WEEK 1
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Time (ET) Away Home
7:00 PM Philadelphia Eagles Indianapolis Colts
7:30 PM Detroit Lions New England Patriots
7:30 PM New York Giants New York Jets
7:30 PM Jacksonville Jaguars Carolina Panthers
10:00 PM Las Vegas Raiders Seattle Seahawks
Friday, August 14, 2020
Time (ET) Away Home
7:00 PM Miami Dolphins Atlanta Falcons
7:30 PM Buffalo Bills Baltimore Ravens
7:30 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pittsburgh Steelers
8:00 PM Houston Texans Minnesota Vikings
10:00 PM New Orleans Saints Los Angeles Rams
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Time (ET) Away Home
1:00 PM Cleveland Browns Chicago Bears
1:00 PM Arizona Cardinals Green Bay Packers
4:00 PM Tennessee Titans Washington Football Team
8:00 PM Cincinnati Bengals Kansas City Chiefs
9:05 PM San Francisco 49ers Denver Broncos
Sunday, August 16, 2020
Time (ET) Away Home
8:00 PM Dallas Cowboys Los Angeles Chargers
WEEK 2
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Time (ET) Away Home
7:30 PM Philadelphia Eagles Miami Dolphins
7:30 PM Carolina Panthers New England Patriots
8:00 PM New York Jets Detroit Lions
Friday, August 21, 2020
Time (ET) Away Home
7:00 PM Atlanta Falcons Buffalo Bills
7:00 PM Minnesota Vikings Cincinnati Bengals
10:00 PM Las Vegas Raiders San Francisco 49ers
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Time (ET) Away Home
4:00 PM Cleveland Browns Green Bay Packers
8:00 PM Baltimore Ravens Dallas Cowboys
8:00 PM Jacksonville Jaguars Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8:00 PM New York Giants Tennessee Titans
8:00 PM Seattle Seahawks Houston Texans
9:00 PM Kansas City Chiefs Arizona Cardinals
9:05 PM Chicago Bears Denver Broncos
10:00 PM Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Chargers
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Time (ET) Away Home
8:00 PM New Orleans Saints Pittsburgh Steelers
Monday, August 24, 2020
Time (ET) Away Home
8:00 PM Washington Football Team Indianapolis Colts
WEEK 3
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Time (ET) Away Home
7:30 PM Detroit Lions Miami Dolphins
7:30 PM New England Patriots Philadelphia Eagles
10:00 PM Arizona Cardinals Las Vegas Raiders
Friday, August 28, 2020
Time (ET) Away Home
7:30 PM Pittsburgh Steelers New York Jets
8:00 PM Cincinnati Bengals Atlanta Falcons
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Time (ET) Away Home
1:00 PM San Francisco 49ers Chicago Bears
4:00 PM Indianapolis Colts Buffalo Bills
6:00 PM Green Bay Packers New York Giants
7:00 PM Washington Football Team Jacksonville Jaguars
7:00 PM Tennessee Titans Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8:00 PM Kansas City Chiefs Dallas Cowboys
8:00 PM Houston Texans New Orleans Saints
10:00 PM Los Angeles Chargers Seattle Seahawks
10:00 PM Denver Broncos Los Angeles Rams
Sunday, August 30, 2020
Time (ET) Away Home
4:00 PM Minnesota Vikings Cleveland Browns
8:00 PM Carolina Panthers Baltimore Ravens
WEEK 4
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Time (ET) Away Home
7:00 PM Indianapolis Colts Cincinnati Bengals
7:00 PM Buffalo Bills Detroit Lions
7:00 PM Atlanta Falcons Jacksonville Jaguars
7:00 PM New England Patriots New York Giants
7:30 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cleveland Browns
7:30 PM Pittsburgh Steelers Carolina Panthers
7:30 PM New York Jets Philadelphia Eagles
7:30 PM Baltimore Ravens Washington Football Team
8:00 PM Dallas Cowboys Houston Texans
8:00 PM Green Bay Packers Kansas City Chiefs
8:00 PM Seattle Seahawks Minnesota Vikings
8:00 PM Miami Dolphins New Orleans Saints
8:00 PM Chicago Bears Tennessee Titans
10:00 PM Denver Broncos Arizona Cardinals
10:00 PM Los Angeles Rams Las Vegas Raiders
10:00 PM Los Angeles Chargers San Francisco 49ers
Updated Sun Sep 20 12:00 AM EDT

NFL Regular Season Schedule

The NFL regular season schedule is spread out over four months and the league uses a 17-week format. The first week takes place in September, usually the first or second week, and the regular season schedule ends in late December or early January with Week 17.

All 32 teams in the NFL play a regular season schedule of 16 games. The majority of those games take place on Sunday but the league does also produce games on Thursday, Saturday and Monday, which are normally played in primetime slots. The majority of games played during the NFL Regular Season schedule on Sunday take place in the afternoon.

The NFL regular season schedule is divided between playing teams within its division, outside of the division in the conference, and against clubs from the opposite conference.

Every NFL team plays six games in their division against three opponents and that’s essentially a home-and-home series. Eight other games will be against two different divisions, one inside the conference and one against a non-conference group. The remaining two games are set up on a seed basis within each team’s conference. The No. 1 team will play the No. 1 team from the two other divisions that aren’t already scheduled.

During the 17-week NFL regular season schedule, each team is given a ‘bye’ week. That essentially allows team to rest and reward the players for time off during the grueling schedule. The NFL is often considered a battle of attrition where injuries play a major toll and a break albeit a week sometimes can help more than you know.

The NFL regular season schedule consists of 256 total games over the 17-week season and while the majority of the games take place in the Untied States, the league has expanded its NFL regular season schedule overseas. The NFL International Series schedule during the regular season has games played in London and Mexico City. This began in 2005 and you can see as many as five games played outside the United States each season.

NFL Schedule for Sunday Night Football & Monday Night Football

Primetime games or contests played ‘under the lights’ have been common for the NFL regular season schedule and teams playing on Sunday Night Football (SNF) or Monday Night Football (MNF) get the chance to showcase their ability in front of nationally televised viewing audiences.

SNF games are televised on NBC and there is a game played every week of the season, plus the league uses a flex system later in the year. The reason for the flex is to allow the NFL to push meaningful matchups in this televised spot.

The MNF matchups don’t get flexed out and they run games from Week 1 to Week 16 on ESPN. The opening week always has a double-header scheduled on the network, the late-game starting at 10:15 p.m. ET and it usually has a team playing on the West Coast featured.

Teams playing on Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football normally have produced winning records in the previous season. Plus, you’ll see plenty of divisional matchups and Super Bowl rematches as well.

NFL Playoffs Schedule

The NFL Playoffs schedule is determined after the regular season concludes in Week 17 and normally begins in the first week of January or last week in December. Twelve teams earn a trip to the postseason and the top four teams in both the NFC and AFC conference earn a bye, which is a week of rest. Those four teams won’t be active during in the first round of the NFL Playoffs and they’ll all have homefield advantage for their first game, which teaks place in the Divisional Playoffs.

There are four rounds to the NFL Playoffs Schedule and all of the games are single-elimination, which is what makes the NFL different than the other major sports in the United States. You just have to be good for one game and that format always gives underdogs a chance to pull off upsets. The term “Any Given Sunday” applies to the NFL Playoffs Schedule since the best team that day usually comes out a winner.

  • Wild Card Weekend – Four Games (8 teams)
  • Divisional Playoffs – Four Games (8 teams)
  • Conference Championship – Two Games (4 teams)
  • NFL Super Bowl – One Game (2 teams)

There are a total of 11 playoff games spread out over five weeks. The first three weeks of the NFL Playoffs take place consecutively and then there is a one-week break before the Super Bowl, which is played at a neutral location and venue.

  
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