No sport has a schedule quite like the National Football League. With sixteen games per team played over seventeen weeks, every game is thoroughly analyzed prior to kickoff and scrutinized after the clock hits zero in the fourth quarter. From Thursday night game’s to primetime matchups on Sunday and Monday – plus everything in-between – the schedule is right here for every game all season long. Download your free PDF file right now.
NFL Schedule Year
Kicking off the Thursday after Labour Day, the NFL regular season runs for 17 weeks – until the last Sunday in December or the first Sunday in January. The majority of games are played on Sunday’s, but there is a single game on each Thursday and Monday of the season – excluding week 17.
NFL Schedule Release
Every year the NFL releases its schedule for the upcoming season in April. Starting with the Thursday night season opener – which features the defending Super Bowl champion – bettors and fans are able to review the entire schedule. The NFL – unlike most other sports – will alter the schedule throughout the season. This can only occur after week 5 and the only change involves the Sunday night game. As the Sunday night game is marketed as one of the best matchups of the week, the NFL is known to have switched out bad matchups for good matchups.
This rarely happens in the early part of the season, but after week 10, the NFL is more likely to flex better games to Sunday night. With a handful of international games each season which can affect start times. Check the full schedule to see if any games start before 1PM EST each weekend.
The NFL tries to schedule the most intriguing games on Sunday and Monday nights while focusing on division games on Thursday. The latest weeks of the season – once the NCAA season is over, the NFL schedules a game or two on Saturdays. Outside of the NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl, the biggest day of football is American Thanksgiving. With three games – always Dallas, Detroit and a great prime time matchup – American Thanksgiving are rarely disappointing.
NFL Schedule Today
Every week the NFL schedule is busy with thirteen to sixteen games of football starting Thursday night and going through the weekend before finishing the week with “Monday Night Football”. Check the latest football odds, lines and spreads for every game of the week right here – linked to the best bookmakers for Canadians.
NFL TV Schedule
The NFL is broadcast on multiple different channels, depending on the time and day of the week. CTV broadcasts Sunday afternoon games. The game available is typically based on regionally broadcast deals – for example, most Ontarians will see the Buffalo Bills or one of the two New York teams. TSN is home to the Sunday night and Monday night game. Sportsnet has the right to Thursday night games and plays late afternoon Sunday games. Canadians are able to purchase NFL Sunday Ticket to get every game or some may opt to watch NFL RedZone – which consistently switches between the most exciting games giving fans the best moments and most touchdowns from the Sunday afternoon block of games.