Sunday, 21 January, 2018

NFL Schedule 2017: Biggest Highlights of This Year's Schedule

NFL Schedule 2017: Biggest Highlights of This Year's Schedule NFL Schedule 2017: Biggest Highlights of This Year's Schedule
Alfredo Watts | 21 April, 2017, 18:19

The rest of the opening weekend will feature what seems like a yearly occurrence, with Dallas hosting the Giants on Sunday night.

When it went to a full season of Thursday night games in 2012, the National Football League indicated it would ensure every team played at least once on Thursday for fairness. Crucial, pressing questions involving bye weeks, primetime games, long road trips, and have now been answered as the 2017 regular season schedule has now been released. So there's that. As for the Ravens, you can say this much: They haven't taken their playoff absences lightly.

Despite whether you feel like KC can defeat the Patriots, this line makes sense given that 1) the Pats are the defending Super Bowl champions and 2) the Chiefs are on the road. Meanwhile, the Rams will also be in London for the game. They will have nine days off before visiting Houston on August 19 (8 p.m.), then will prepare on a short week for a trip to Detroit on August 25 (7:30 p.m.). We'll even have a Super Bowl LI rematch between Atlanta and New England.

The most hard stretch for any team belongs to the Raiders, who will play five teams between Weeks 11 and 15 that had a combined.738 winning percentage in 2016. But none will compete with the Falcons' highly anticipated trip to New England in one of the biggest games of the entire season.

Falcons at Patriots, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

. The Rams will play in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, a cavernous 93,000-seat stadium that was perhaps half-full for games by the end of last season.

The other anticipated highlight of the season will come on November 19, when the Patriots will travel to Mexico City's Azteca Stadium to face the Oakland Raiders, a 4:25 p.m. start.

This game will be intriguing for the mere fact that it comes on a neutral site against the Raiders. As for the opponent, the Raiders could have a healthy Derek Carr back under center. The quarterback has emerged as an MVP candidate and transformed the Raiders into a legitimate AFC title contender.

Dolphins at Chargers, Sept. 17 at 3:05 p.m. Week 2 - at Saints - Sun.

We hope to avoid a Thursday night dud with Chiefs-Raiders in an AFC West showdown that could prove huge in the playoff race.

Week 14 - at Dolphins - Mon.