Pats face Chiefs in National Football League season kickoff

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Francesa just announced the #Giants 2017 schedule on air.

Every team except Cleveland and Jacksonville will get prime-time exposure.

This one is becoming somewhat of a tradition as the Giants and Cowboys are scheduled to face each other in Week 1 for the fifth time in six years and for the third consecutive season in Dallas on Sunday Night Football.

The Raiders, who plan to move to Las Vegas in 2019 or 2020, play their home opener in Week 2 against the New York Jets on September 17.

There are requisite home-and-home slates against the AFC West, a full turn in the AFC and NFC East.

Week 3 (Sept. 24) @ Chargers 3:25 p.m.

The most watched game of the 2016 season was the Cowboys Thanksgiving game; the most watched game of the 2015 season was the Cowboys Thanksgiving game; the most watched game of the 2014 season was the Cowboys Thanksgiving game; the most watched game of the 2013 season was the Cowboys Thanksgiving game. It will be interesting to see what adjustments Quinn and Marquand Manuel make since the last time these two teams met. But in a for-profit entertainment business, a level playing field isn't going to trump ratings. Seasons will start in the same game. The Superbowl 51 rematch with the Falcons will presumably be a prime time event. The Falcons would blow a 25 point lead in the game.

Sunday, Dec. 3: at Buffalo, 1 p.m.

I guess that's a nice way of saying the Falcons could have doomed themselves with a Week 1 loss to the Patriots. So there's that. As for the Ravens, you can say this much: They haven't taken their playoff absences lightly.

The 2017 National Football League schedule has been released, revealing the exact dates and locations each of the 32 teams will play this fall. "It's important to get off to a great start". The Patriots will be looking to prove their comeback was proof they were the better team.

11/20/2014: Losers of 10 straight games to open the season, the Raiders upset Kansas City on a Thursday night by way of a 24-20 final.

Two years later, Butler is the Patriots number one cornerback and has a second Super Bowl ring as New England beat Atlanta in Super Bowl 51. They'll need to play well despite an early kickoff. Those teams had a combined.700 winning percentage last season, making the Bills' December the worst month that any team will face.

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