2024 NFL Schedule

2024 NFL Schedule

The 2024 NFL schedule kicks off with Thursday Night Football on September 5th, 2024. It has become custom for the Super Bowl Winner of the previous season to play the opening game. We expect the Kansas City Chiefs to be assigned the game when the 2024 NFL regular season schedules are confirmed. 

The big question will be if the NFL sets us up with a sweet Super Bowl rematch to start the season? Or, will they choose another enticing matchup like a rematch of the 2024 AFC Finals with the Baltimore Ravens? We will bring you the latest updates and printable 2024 NFL schedule for each team as the league confirms information for the season. 

When does the 2024 NFL Preseason Start?

The 2024 NFL Preseason schedule starts with the annual NFL Hall of Fame Game. Canton, Ohio is the host site for the matchup that occurs on August 1st, 2024. Last years’ game featured the Jets taking on the Cleveland Browns. For the 2024 NFL Preseason, there are only three games on the schedule. This resulted from the agreement with the NFL Players Association to expand the regular season to 17 games. 

What to Expect in the 2024 NFL Schedule for Week 1?

During the NFL Week 1 schedule for the 2024 season, we know the first game features the defending Super Bowl Champions. After that, we may see some changes from what the league has done in past years. NBC Sports reported that the NFL is considering holding a game in Brazil during Week 1 at São Paulo at the Corinthians Arena. 

São Paulo at the Corinthians Arena previously served as a host site for the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Since Week 1 has the first Friday and Saturday in September, the league has the option to hold the game on Friday or Saturday. Alternatively, we could also see a double-header to kick-off the 2024 NFL regular season for Thursday Night Football.

Since 1961, the NFL has not played Friday or Saturday games from the second weekend in September through the second weekend in December. This was done to preserve those evenings for High School and college football for fan priorities (Sports Broadcasting Act of 1961). 

Flex Scheduling for the 2024 NFL Schedule

The NFL will leverage flex scheduling again in the 2024 NFL regular season. During weeks it can be used, you will need to check the schedules for the games closer to game day to ensure you don’t miss anything. Between NFL weeks 5 through 10 the league can implement changes twice. From weeks 11 through 17 they can modify the schedules to maximize good matchups in prime time as many times as they deem fit. Similarly discretion applies for Monday Night Football between weeks 12 through 17. 

The NFL is using a scheduling rule to minimize the total change in time for fans. Only Sunday afternoon games (or those that are TBD entirely) can be shifted to Sunday Night or Monday Night football. When this occurs, the originally scheduled game will swap places. The NFL reserves the right to shift games around within the Sunday afternoon schedule as well. They can take place at 1 PM, 4:05 PM , or 4:30 PM eastern time. 

2024 NFL International Game Schedule

International fans will enjoy five games played outside of the United States during the 2024 NFL regular season. The 2024 NFL International schedule sees teams playing in Munich Germany, London, Englay, and Sãu Paulo, Brazil. The NFL will confirm the teams that will play in Brazil ahead of the larger 2024 NFL schedule announcement. We do know one of the two teams for each matchup, host stadium, and city that we have for you here. 

  • Carolina Panthers vs. TBD – Allianz Arena (Munich) 
  • Philadelphia Eagles vs. TBD – Arena Corinthians (São Paulo) 
  • Chicago Bears vs. TBD – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London)
  • Minnesota Vikings vs. TBD – Tottenham Hotspur New Stadium (London)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars vs. TBD – Wembley Stadium (London)

Key 2024 NFL Schedule Dates

Lamar Jackson, NFL MVP for the 2023-24 Season
Lamar Jackson, NFL MVP for the 2023-24 Season

The following are the key dates for the 2024 NFL schedule leading up to the first game of the season and high points of the 2025 NFL postseason schedule.

Feb. 28 – March 6: NFL Scouting Combine (Indianapolis, IN)

March 5: Deadline for franchise tag

March 13: Free agency begins

April 25-27: NFL Draft (Detroit)

Mid-July: Training camp opens

Aug. 1: Hall of Fame Game (Canton, Ohio)

Sept. 5: Opening Day (Thursday Night Football)

Jan 11-13: NFL Playoffs Begin (Wild Card Round)

January 18-19: NFL Divisional Round 

Jan 26, 2025: Conference Championships

Feb 9, 2025: Super Bowl LIX

April 24-26: 2025: 2025 NFL Draft

When is the 2024 NFL Schedule Release?

We do not have a confirmed date from the NFL. They typically make a production out of the schedule announcement that occurred on the second Thursday of May the last two years. In 2024, the schedule was announced on a Wednesday. As soon as we have an update on the NFL schedule release, we’ll let you know here and on our X (Twitter) account.

The NFL got away from announcing the schedules in April to avoid detracting from the focus on the players and teams in the NFL draft. If they follow suit this season, the schedules will come out on either Thursday, May 9th or Wednesday, May 8th, 2024. We’ll keep you posted and will update our printable 2024 NFL schedules and team information as it is available for you. 

2024 NFL Schedule by Team

AFC NORTHNFC NORTH
Baltimore RavensChicago Bears
Cincinnati BengalsDetroit Lions
Cleveland BrownsGreen Bay Packers
Pittsburgh SteelersMinnesota Vikings
AFC EASTNFC EAST
Buffalo BillsDallas Cowboys
Miami DolphinsNew York Giants
New England PatriotsPhiladelphia Eagles
New York JetsWashington Commanders
AFC SOUTHNFC SOUTH
Houston TexansAtlanta Falcons
Indianapolis ColtsCarolina Panthers
Jacksonville JaguarsNew Orleans Saints
Tennessee TitansTampa Bay Buccaneers
AFC WESTNFC WEST
Denver BroncosArizona Cardinals
Kansas City ChiefsLos Angeles Rams
Las Vegas RaidersSan Francisco 49ers
Los Angeles ChargersSeattle Seahawks
2024 NFL Schedule (By Team)

NFL Schedule by Week 2024

2024 NFL Week 1 Schedule2024 NFL Week 10 Schedule
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2024 NFL Schedule By Day / Preseason / Postseason

2024 NFL Preseason Schedule2024 NFL Bye Week Schedule
2024 NFL MNF Schedule2025 NFL Playoff Schedule
2024 Thursday Night Football Schedule2024 Sunday Night Football Schedule
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Will Lewis

Have been covering sports of all types for more than 18 years. Will is a lifelong Kentucky Wildcats fan and rooted for the Bengals way back when Joe Montana dashed our hopes and dreams. Now a Padres fan as well. He covers all sports here at Sports Brackets.

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