Here’s a look at the info you need for the release of the 2016 NFL schedule, happening Thursday night.
It’s become one of the days in all of sports where fans drop what they are doing to pay attention. Every year, the NFL releases their schedule for the upcoming season…making some teams happy and having other fans up in arms because they have to travel to Buffalo or Green Bay in December.
After announcing last week that the schedule for the 2016 season would be released next week following its completion earlier this week, the NFL decided it couldn’t hold the secrets any longer and will reveal the schedule today (Thursday, April 14th) and 8 PM.
Both ESPN and the NFL Network will have the schedule released covered with hours of coverage breaking down each team’s 16 game slate for the 2016 season. The job of creating the schedule for the entire league can be pretty taxing, as told by the people behind the creation in this video from the NFL:
"SCHEDULE RELEASE OUT TOMORROW!Putting it all together isn’t easy…https://t.co/AWkYdskCJs— NFL UK (@NFLUK) April 14, 2016"
Several of the games on the 2016 schedule are already known. Three games will again be played in London this year (Jacksonville Jaguars–Indianapolis Colts on October 2nd, Los Angeles Rams–New York Giants on October 23rd and Cincinnati Bengals–Washington Redskins on October 30th) as well as one game in Mexico City between the Oakland Raiders and the Houston Texans on Monday, November 21st.
The Denver Broncos will take the role of hosting the season opener (a tradition for Super Bowl champs) in a Thursday night game played September 8th on NBC. More than likely, expect the Rams to host a Monday Night game to close out Week One as the league returns to Los Angeles for the first time since 1994.
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