The NFL Highlights 2019 announced its 17 week and 256 game regular season schedule for 2019, which kicks off on Thursday night, 05/09/2019, To know Top 100 Plays of The 2019 Season in Chicago and concludes with 16 division games on Sunday, December 29.
Season of 100 league, begins with the NFL’s annual primetime kickoff game. Two of the NFL’s oldest franchises renew one of the richest rivalries in sports when the Chicago Bears host the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on Thursday, September 5 (8:20 PM ET, NBC).
To help celebrate each week during the regular season will feature an NFL100 Game of the
Week. Each game will be a nod to a momentous game played, a fierce rivalry that spans decades, a matchup of original teams and/or a game in which history was made. The games will be split across days and networks based on how they fall on the schedule.
New England begins defense of its Super Bowl LIII title on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, September 8, hosting Pittsburgh (8:20 PM ET).
The 50th season of Monday Night Football kicks off September 9 with an ESPN doubleheader, as Houston travels to New Orleans (7:10 PM ET) followed by Denver at Oakland in the nightcap (10:20 PM ET).
ESPN will televise one game each Monday night in Weeks 2-16, including the two teams (in September Cleveland at the New York Jets, 16, 8:15 ET) that kicked off the longest running television series in American history, in 1970. There will be no Monday night game on the final regular-season weekend (Week 17) to provide more flexibility for the scheduling of the opening weekend of the NFL playoffs.
All 32 clubs are again scheduled for at least one nationally televised Thursday, Sunday or Monday game.
Thursday Night Football will air exclusively on NFL Network in Weeks 2-3, while FOX kicks off its Thursday night slate in Week 4.
Those FOX games will be simulcast via NFL Network, distributed in Spanish on FOX Deportes, and streamed on Amazon.
All told, NFL Network will exclusively televise seven games (two on Thursday night, two games in London.
A selected number of games will be “cross-flexed,” moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences. Some of those contests were announced today and other “cross-flexed” games will be decided during the season.
For the 11th consecutive year, all 16 games scheduled of Week 17 are division to contests, enhancing the potential for more games with playoff ramifications.
The 6th 2019 games are rematches of 2018 playoff games. That group includes five matchups Kansas City at New England (December 8, CBS), the Los Angeles Rams at Dallas (December 15, FOX), Chicago at Philadelphia (November 3, FOX) and Houston at Indianapolis (October 20, CBS) – that will be played at the home of the team that had to travel in January.
The first 4 contests in the NFL-100 Game of the Week lineup include each of the league’s 4 network broadcast partners. Rivals Green Bay and Chicago open the series September 5 (NBC), followed by the Browns at Jets 16/09 (ESPN) in a rematch of the original 1970 Monday Night Football game.
Miami comes to Dallas September 22 (FOX), reuniting the Super Bowl VI teams, and the Chargers travel to Miami September 29 (CBS), evoking memories of their epic 1981 Divisional playoff, when Dan Fouts led his team to a 41-38 overtime triumph at Miami.
Other 2019 schedule notes:
* Five clubs will play both Super Bowl LIII teams. Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Dallas have both the Patriots and Rams on their slates.
* One of those Thursday games is a Super Bowl XLII and XLVI rematch, the New York Giants at New England (Week 6). Otherhand rematches include of Seattle at Pittsburgh (Super Bowl XL, Week 2, on FOX), New England at Philadelphia (Super Bowls XXXIX and LII, Week 11, CBS) and Baltimore at San Francisco (Super Bowl XLVII, Week 13, FOX).
*The overall schedule is balanced with regard to the fact that no team will play more than seven 2018 playoff teams and no team will play fewer than five 2018 playoff teams.
* The Patriots and Chiefs, featuring the teams with the NFL’s longest-tenured head coaches (Bill Belichick and Andy Reid), meet for a third consecutive year. Last two regular season Of the games (2017-18) have combined for 152 points.
2019 NFL international slate features four games in London and one in Mexico City. The Oakland Raiders will host the Chicago Bears in Week 5 on Sunday, October 6 (1:00 PM ET, FOX), in the inaugural NFL game at the new Tottenham.
Hotspur Stadium. One week later on Sunday, October 13 (9:30 AM ET, NFLN), also at Tottenham, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the Carolina Panthers, who will be playing their first game in London.
London action shifts to Wembley Stadium in Weeks 8 and 9 when the Los Angeles Rams host the Cincinnati Bengals on October 27 (1:00 PM ET, CBS) followed by the Jacksonville Jaguars hosting the Houston Texans, another first-time visitor to London, on November 3 (9:30 AM ET, NFLN). Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium will host a matchup between AFC West rivals Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11 on Monday Night Football, November 18 (8:15 PM ET, ESPN). Both teams will be playing in Mexico for the first time.
Thanksgiving can feature a trio of matchups in Week thirteen on Thursday, Gregorian calendar month twenty eight. the primary game can send the Bears to Detroit to face the Lions (12:30 PM ET, FOX). The late-afternoon game can feature Buffalo visiting urban center (4:30 PM ET, CBS), the Bills’ 1st game on the vacation in twenty five years, since a visit to the Shawnee Silverdome in 1994. The Thanksgiving Day festivities conclude with associate NFC South confrontation because the Falcons host point of entry on NBC (8:20 PM ET).
The NFL’s thirty two groups can every play sixteen games over seventeen weeks. Byes can begin in Week four and finish in Week twelve.
“Flexible scheduling” can once more be utilized in Weeks 11-17. In Weeks 11-16, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night soccer on NBC. solely Sunday afternoon games square measure eligible to be affected to Sunday night, during which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday outdoor game would be affected to a day begin time. a versatile programming move would be declared a minimum of twelve days before the sport.
In Week 16, 3 of 5 attainable matchups presently listed as TBD are going to be scheduled for weekday on NFL Network: Houston at Tampa Bay, Buffalo at geographic area, Motor City at Mile-High City, Oakland at the la Chargers and San Francisco at the la Rams. begin times and weekday games for Week sixteen are going to be declared no later than following Week eight, with the non-Saturday games to be contend on Sunday.
For Week seventeen, the Sunday outdoor game are going to be declared no later than six days before Gregorian calendar month twenty nine. The schedule will not list a Sunday outdoor game in Week seventeen, however a day game with competition implications are going to be affected to it time interval.
Flexible programming ensures quality matchups altogether Sunday time slots in those weeks and provides “surprise” groups an opportunity to play their approach into primetime.
Flexible programming won’t be applied to games airing on Thursday or weekday nights.
The playoffs can embody four division winners and 2 wild cards from every conference and start with Wild Card Weekend on weekday and Sunday, Gregorian calendar month 4-5. the 2 division winners with the simplest records in every conference can earn first-round byes.