The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will open the 2017 NFL season at home against the Kansas City Chiefs, on Thursday, Sept. 7.
The matchup was one of the highlights as the league officially released the entire schedule of games Thursday night. Other Week 1 matchups include:
- The New York Giants will face the Dallas Cowboys in Dallas. It will mark the fifth time in six seasons the Giants will have opened against the Cowboys.
- The Green Bay Packers will open the season by hosting the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field.
- The Minnesota Vikings will host the New Orleans Saints as part of a Monday Night Football doubleheader on ESPN.
- In the Monday Night Football nightcap, the Chargers, in their first game representing Los Angeles since 1960, will visit the Denver Broncos.
- The Washington Redskins will host the Philadelphia Eagles.
- The Tennessee Titans will host the Oakland Raiders.
The NFL had previously said that the Patriots and Raiders would be playing in Mexico City this season but hadn’t announced a date. The game will be played on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 4:25 p.m. ET.
Sunday, November 19: #Patriots–@Raiders at @EstadioAzteca. pic.twitter.com/vZb8InMF1p
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 20, 2017
The NFL will play four games in London, beginning with Baltimore vs. Jacksonville on Sept. 24. The next week, Miami hosts New Orleans. In Week 7, the Rams host the Cardinals, followed the next week by Minnesota vs. Cleveland.
Thanksgiving’s traditional games will have Minnesota at Detroit and the Chargers at Dallas. In prime time, the Redskins will be home for the Giants.
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SOURCE: ESPN, Mike Reiss