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Patriots to horde Chiefs to open 2017 season

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The fortifying Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will open a 2017 NFL deteriorate during home opposite a Kansas City Chiefs, on Thursday, Sept. 7.

The matchup was one of a highlights as a joining strictly expelled a whole news of games Thursday night. Other Week 1 matchups include:

  • The New York Giants will face a Dallas Cowboys in Dallas. It will symbol a fifth time in 6 seasons a Giants will have non-stop opposite a Cowboys.

  • The Green Bay Packers will open a deteriorate by hosting a Seattle Seahawks during Lambeau Field.

  • The Minnesota Vikings will horde a New Orleans Saints as partial of a Monday Night Football doubleheader on ESPN.

  • In a Monday Night Football nightcap, a Chargers, in their initial diversion representing Los Angeles given 1960, will revisit a Denver Broncos.

  • The Washington Redskins will horde a Philadelphia Eagles.

  • The Tennessee Titans will horde a Oakland Raiders.

The NFL had formerly pronounced that a Patriots and Raiders would be personification in Mexico City this deteriorate though hadn’t announced a date. The diversion will be played on Sunday, Nov. 19, during 4:25 p.m. ET.

The NFL will play 4 games in London, commencement with Baltimore vs. Jacksonville on Sept. 24. The subsequent week, Miami hosts New Orleans. In Week 7, a Rams horde a Cardinals, followed a subsequent week by Minnesota vs. Cleveland.

Thanksgiving’s normal games will have Minnesota during Detroit and a Chargers during Dallas. In primary time, a Redskins will be home for a Giants. Winners, losers of 2017 NFL news release

The joining packaged a prime-time news with a best draws, a Falcons equivocate a Pats for 7 weeks and a Raiders face a formidable stretch.

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    Sam Bradford and a Vikings will horde Drew Brees and a Saints to flog off a 2017 line-up of Monday Night Football on Sept. 11. The nightcap will underline a Chargers during a Broncos.

  • Christmas weekend will be busy. Two Saturday matches have Indianapolis during Baltimore in late afternoon, followed by Minnesota during Green Bay during night on Dec. 23. Most of a rest of a news will be played on Dec. 24, with no night game. On Christmas Day, Pittsburgh will go to Houston in a late-afternoon matchup, followed by Oakland during Philadelphia.

    The deteriorate ends when 2017 does, on Dec. 31.

    The Atlanta Falcons are scheduled to open their new track in an NFC championship rematch with Green Bay on Sunday night in Week 2. Atlanta has 5 prime-time games, a same series as New England. The Super Bowl rematch comes Sunday night, Oct. 22.

    StubHub Center, a new and proxy home of a Chargers, will have a initial regular-season competition in Week 2 when Miami visits.

    Every group solely Cleveland and Jacksonville will get prime-time exposure. Neither of those clubs has a Thursday game, either. It’s a initial time given a joining went to a full deteriorate of Thursday night football that any clubs have been omitted.

    Once again, Sunday nights will have stretchable scheduling, from Weeks 10 by 15 and for a final weekend. Also, dual of a 5 Sunday night matchups in Weeks 5 by 9 can be flexed.

    Byes will start Weeks 5 by 11.

    As for New England’s opener, while some speculated that a Super Bowl LI rematch between a Falcons and Patriots competence be a opener, a NFL has inaugurated to reason that diversion for Oct. 27.

    The Falcons revisit a Chicago Bears in their opener.

    The Patriots final hosted a Chiefs in a local turn of a playoffs after a 2015 unchanging season. New England posted a 27-20 feat in that game, with parsimonious finish Rob Gronkowski‘s dual touchdown receptions assisting a Patriots open a 21-6 lead in a third entertain in a diversion in that they weren’t truly threatened.

    Gronkowski total to be a large storyline again in a 2017 opener, as he is approaching to lapse from behind medicine that sidelined him for a final 5 regular-season games and a whole playoffs.

    Another storyline will be commissioner Roger Goodell’s participation during a game. He announced during a league’s owners meetings in Mar that he would attend a deteriorate opener. It will symbol his initial coming during a Patriots’ home track given Deflategate and a league’s authorised quarrel to defend a four-game cessation of quarterback Tom Brady.

    The some-more important prime-time matchup between a teams came on Sept. 29, 2014, when a Chiefs throttled a Patriots 41-14 on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.

    In a days following that game, after his Patriots had depressed to 2-2, manager Bill Belichick’s “on to Cincinnati” mantra became a rallying indicate for a group and a fans en track to a Super Bowl XLIX victory.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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