NFL 2021 Schedule: Primetime TV Games, Thanksgiving Menu, UK Matchups & More

2021 NFL Schedule

After a weird but ultimately successful campaign amid the Covid pandemic last year, the NFL released its full 2021 schedule today. It’s the first one to include the newly added 17th regular-season game for all 32 teams.

The slate was revealed live on NFL Network from SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles — site of Super Bowl LVI in 2022 — and came hours after the league teased its fans with the Week 1 matchups.

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Below is a rundown of the primetime games set for Monday, Thursday and Sunday night, along with a look at the year’s Thanksgiving and international matchups and more. All times are ET, as the league does it.

This year’s Turkey Day tripleheader will feature the Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions (12:30 p.m., Fox), Las Vegas Raiders at Dallas Cowboys (4:30 p.m., CBS) and the Buffalo Bills at New Orleans Saints (8:20 p.m., NBC).

The NFL returns to jolly ol’ England twice this fall, after being forced to cancel its international games last year. The Atlanta Falcons will host the New York Jets at 9:30 a.m. October 10 on NFL Network and the Miami Dolphins at the Jacksonville Jaguars on CBS at the same time a week later. Both tilts will happen at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

For CBS’ full-season schedule, click here. Fox’s schedule is here.

Here is the Thursday Night Football schedule (note different networks/platform):

Sep. 16, Week 2
New York Giants at Washington Football Team (NFL Network)

Sep. 23, Week 3
Carolina Panthers at Houston Texans (NFL Network)

Sep. 30, Week 4
Cincinnati Bengals at Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL Network)

Oct. 7, Week 5
Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks (NFL Network)

Oct. 14, Week 6
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Philadelphia Eagles (Fox/NFL Network/Amazon)

Oct. 21, Week 7
Denver Broncos at Cleveland Browns (Fox/NFL Network/Amazon)

Oct. 28, Week 8
Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals (Fox/NFL Network/Amazon)

Nov. 4, Week 9
New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts (Fox/NFL Network/Amazon)

Nov. 11, Week 10
Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins (Fox/NFL Network/Amazon)

Nov. 18, Week 11
New England Patriots at Atlanta Falcons (Fox/NFL Network/Amazon)

Dec. 2, Week 13
Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints (Fox/NFL Network/Amazon)

Dec. 9, Week 14
Pittsburgh Steelers at Minnesota Vikings (Fox/NFL Network/Amazon)

Dec. 16, Week 15
Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers (Fox/NFL Network/Amazon)

Dec. 23, Week 16
San Francisco 49ers at Tennessee Titans (Fox/NFL Network/Amazon)

Here is ESPN’s Monday Night Football lineup:

Sep. 13, Week 1
Baltimore Ravens at Las Vegas Raiders

Sep. 20, Week 2
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers

Sep. 27, Week 3
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys

Oct. 4, Week 4
Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers

Oct. 11, Week 5
Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens

Oct. 17, Week 6
Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans

Oct. 24, Week 7
New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks

Oct. 31, Week 8
New York Giants at Kansas City Chiefs

Nov. 7, Week 9
Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers

Nov. 14, Week 10
Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers

Nov. 21, Week 11
New York Giants at Tampa Buccaneers

Nov. 28, Week 12
Seattle Seahawks at Washington Football Team

Dec. 5, Week 13
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills

Dec. 12, Week 14
Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals

Dec. 19, Week 15
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears

Dec. 26, Week 16
Miami Dolphins at New Orleans Saints

Jan. 2, Week 17
Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers

Jan. 9, Week 18
TBD after Week 17 games

Here is NBC’s Sunday Night Football lineup:

Sep. 12, Week 1
Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams

Sep. 19, Week 2
Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens

Sep. 26, Week 3
Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers

Oct. 3, Week 4
Tampa Bay Bucs at New England Patriots

*Oct. 10: Week 5
Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs

*Oct. 17: Week 6
Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers

*Oct. 24: Week 7
Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers

*Oct. 31: Week 8
Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings

*Nov. 7: Week 9
Tennessee Titans at Los Angeles Rams

*Nov. 14: Week 10
Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders

*Nov. 21: Week 11
Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers

*Nov. 28: Week 12
Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens

*Dec. 5: Week 13
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks

*Dec. 12: Week 14
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers

*Dec. 19: Week 15
New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

*Dec. 26: Week 16
Washington Football Team at Dallas Cowboys

*Jan. 2: Week 17
Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers

*Jan. 9: Week 18
TBD after week 17 games

*Flex game

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