The Best Game on Every NFL Team’s Schedule This Season
A little over a month from now the NFL regular season will begin. Regardless of what team you root for you’ll have the opportunity to see some great matchups this year. Let’s take a look at each team’s most exciting game of the season.
Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams
On December 23, Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams come to University of Phoenix Stadium for the second matchup of the season. This early afternoon game currently has tickets from $29 available on SeatGeek.
Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints
When the Saints go marching into Atlanta, fans are always in for a treat. Drew Brees and company come to Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 23. Tickets available here.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
November 4 is when the Steelers head to M&T Bank Stadium for the second rivalry matchup of the season. Tickets available here.
Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots
While there’s much hatred toward New England, Bills fans can’t deny the excitement that palpitates through New Era Field when Tom Brady comes to town. Get your Monday (October 29) Night Football tickets right here.
Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons
Two days before Christmas, Matt Ryan and the Falcons head to Bank of America Stadium. It’d be a great early present to see this rivalry matchup in person. You can find tickets here.
Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers
It’s one of the most storied rivalries in NFL history and you can catch the game at Soldier Field on December 16. Tickets available here.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
This is a can’t miss matchup. Big Ben, LeVeon Bell, and Antonio Brown in Cincy’s Paul Brown Stadium. Tickets available here.
Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
There’s always hope in the season opener, which is when Pittsburgh comes to FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland on September 9. Tickets available here.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles
On December 9, Carson Wentz (or Nick Foles?) and the Eagles come to Jerry World, otherwise known as AT&T Stadium. Find your tickets here.
Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Monday night on October 1, the Chiefs–featuring the new starter Patrick Mahomes–come to Denver for the first of two regular season matchups. Tickets available here.
Detroit Lions vs. New England Patriots
It’s Tom Brady. Not much more needs to be said. See him in Detroit at Ford Field on September 23. Tickets available here.
Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings
Week Two brings the Vikings and the new man under center, Kirk Cousins, to Lambeau Field. It’s sure to be a fantastic rivalry matchup and you can find tickets right here.
Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys
Primetime on October 7, Dak Prescott and the Cowboys come to NRG Stadium. Barring a setback, Houston’s DeShaun Watson should be under center by then, giving Houston a great shot to win. Find tickets here.
Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans
Indianapolis doesn’t have the most interesting home schedule this season but, as long as Luck is back, every game should be exciting. Houston comes to town on September 30 and tickets are available here.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
With Pittsburgh being a different team on the road, this is an exciting, winnable matchup at home for Bortles and the Jaguars. Get your tickets here.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders
Jon Gruden is back in the driver’s seat of the Oakland Raiders and his first regular season will come to an end on December 30 in Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium. Tickets available here.
Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Rams
While not a home game for the Chargers, fans won’t have to travel far to see the city’s very own rivalry game. September 23 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum should be a fun day whether you’re a Chargers or Rams fan. Tickets available here.
Los Angeles Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings
Kirk Cousins and the Vikings come to Los Angeles for a matchup between two of last year’s most fun-to-watch offenses. Thursday night games definitely improved this season. September 27 tickets are available here.
Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots
Bill Belichick and Tom Brady find themselves in Miami on December 9 at Hard Rock Stadium. Tickets available here.
Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers
The second of two matchups between these NFC North rivals takes place in U.S. Bank Stadium on November 25. Tickets available here.
New England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts
If Andrew Luck stays healthy, the Pats Colts rivalry should be back in full swing. Find out on Thursday, October 4 in Foxborough. Tickets are available here.
New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons
How could you not want to be at the Superdome on Thanksgiving night for this rivalry matchup? Tickets available here.
New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins
Alex Smith is the new man in Washington and he’ll lead the Redskins into MetLife Stadium to take on Eli, Odell, and Saquon Barkley. October 28 tickets are available here.
New York Jets vs. New England Patriots
The Jets have a lot of question marks this season but that doesn’t mean there won’t be some fun matchups to see at MetLife. On November 25, the Patriots come to town and you can get tickets right here.
Oakland Raiders vs. Los Angeles Rams
Monday, September 10, Sean McVay’s Rams come to Oakland for a season-opening interstate matchup with the Raiders. You can find tickets here.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Carolina Panthers
Cam Newton and the Panthers head to Lincoln Financial Field on October 21. Tickets are available here.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots
Ben Rothlesberger (at home!) against Tom Brady… in the December cold. This should be one of the best matchups of the year. Find your tickets right here.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams
Jimmy Garoppolo came to Levi’s Stadium late in the year and helped the Niners win their last five games. The team’s new franchise quarterback will take on Jared Goff and the Rams on October 21. Tickets are available here.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers
Yet another fantastic Thursday night matchup features Aaron Rodgers and the Packers taking their talents to Seattle’s CenturyLink Field on November 15. Find your tickets here.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Bucs don’t have a flashy schedule, but Big Ben and the Steelers come to town for what should be a fun Monday Night Football game. You can get your September 24 tickets here.
Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts
There are a lot of factors that have to come into play for this to be an important final game of the season. If Luck stays healthy and the Colts have some success, the December 30 matchup with Marcus Mariota and the Titans could have huge ramifications for the AFC South. Find tickets here.
Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys
Washington actually has a fantastic schedule filled with potentially fun games this season, and the October 21 matchup against Zeke and the Cowboys should be very exciting. Tickets are available here.
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