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Complete week-by-week schedule for 18-week, 17-game 2021 NFL regular season

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The schedule has been released for the 2021 NFL season. The big change this year – other than the hopeful return of near-capacity stadiums and International Series games – is a 17th game.

The regular season doesn't end until Jan. 9 thanks to the new "Week 18."

There's no shortage of highly-anticipated matchups among the NFL's 272 regular season games. Below you will find the complete week-by-week schedule for the upcoming NFL season.

All times Eastern and Sunday night games subject to flexing after Week 5

Week 3

Thursday, Sept. 23

Carolina Panthers at Houston Texans, 8:20 p.m., NFL Network

Sunday, Sept. 26

Washington Football Team at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m., Fox

Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m., Fox

Baltimore Ravens at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m., CBS

Arizona Cardinals at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m., Fox

Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m., CBS

New Orleans Saints at New England Patriots, 1 p.m., Fox

Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants, 1 p.m., Fox

Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m., CBS

Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m., CBS

New York Jets at Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m., CBS

Miami Dolphins at Las Vegas Raiders, 4:05 p.m., CBS

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m., Fox

Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings, 4:25 p.m., Fox

Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, Sept. 27

Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys, 8:15 p.m., ESPN

Week 4

Thursday, Sept. 30

Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals, 8:20 p.m., NFL Network

Sunday, Oct. 3

Washington Football Team at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m., Fox

Houston Texans at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m., CBS

Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m., Fox

Carolina Panthers at Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m., Fox

Indianapolis Colts at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m., CBS

Cleveland Browns at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m., CBS

New York Giants at New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m., Fox

Tennessee Titans at New York Jets, 1 p.m., CBS

Kansas City Chiefs at Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m., CBS

Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m., Fox

Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m., Fox

Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Pittsburgh Steelers at Green Bay Packers, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New England Patriots, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, Oct. 4

Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers, 8:15 p.m., ESPN

Week 5

Thursday, Oct. 7

Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks, 8:20 p.m., Fox/NFL Network/Amazon

Sunday, Oct. 10

New York Jets at Atlanta Falcons (in London), 9:30 a.m., NFL Network

Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m., Fox

Green Bay Packers at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m., Fox

New England Patriots at Houston Texans, 1 p.m., CBS

Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m., CBS

Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m., Fox

Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m., Fox

Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m., CBS

New Orleans Saints at Washington Football Team, 1 p.m., CBS

Cleveland Browns at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m., CBS

Chicago Bears at Las Vegas Raiders, 4:05 p.m., CBS

San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m., Fox

New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m., Fox

Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, Oct. 11

Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens, 8:15 p.m., ESPN

Week 6

Thursday, Oct. 14

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Philadelphia Eagles, 8:20 p.m., Fox/ NFL Network/Amazon

Sunday, Oct. 17

Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars (in London), 9:30 a.m., CBS

Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. CBS

Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m., Fox

Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m., Fox

Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m., Fox

Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m., CBS

Los Angeles Rams at New York Giants, 1 p.m., Fox

Kansas City Chiefs at Washington Football Team, 1 p.m., CBS

Arizona Cardinals at Cleveland Browns, 4:05 p.m., Fox

Las Vegas Raiders at Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Dallas Cowboys at New England Patriots, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, Oct. 18

Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans, 8: 15 p.m., ESPN

Week 7

Thursday, Oct. 21

Denver Broncos at Cleveland Browns, 8:20 p.m., Fox/NFL Network/Amazon

Sunday, Oct. 24

Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m., CBS

Washington Football Team at Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m., Fox

Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m., Fox

New York Jets at New England Patriots, 1 p.m., CBS

Carolina Panthers at New York Giants, 1 p.m., Fox

Kansas City Chiefs at Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m., CBS

Detroit Lions at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m., Fox

Philadelphia Eagles at Las Vegas Raiders, 4:05 p.m., Fox

Houston Texans at Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, Oct. 25

New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks, 8:15 p.m., ESPN

Week 8

Thursday, Oct. 28

Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals, 8:20 p.m., Fox/NFL Network/Amazon

Sunday, Oct. 31

Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m., Fox

Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m., CBS

San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m., Fox

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m., CBS

Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m., Fox

Los Angeles Rams at Houston Texans, 1 p.m., Fox

Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m., CBS

Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets, 1 p.m., CBS

New England Patriots at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m., CBS

Jacksonville Jaguars at Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m., CBS

Washington Football Team at Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m., Fox

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints, 4;25 p.m., Fox

Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, Nov. 1

New York Giants at Kansas City Chiefs, 8:15 p.m., ESPN

Week 9

Thursday, Nov. 4

New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts, 8:20 p.m., Fox/NFL Network/Amazon

Sunday, Nov. 7

Minnesota Vikings at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m., Fox

New England Patriots at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m., CBS

Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m., CBS

Denver Broncos at Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m., Fox

Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m., CBS

Houston Texans at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m., Fox

Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m., Fox

Las Vegas Raiders at New York Giants, 1 p.m., CBS

Los Angeles Chargers at Philadelphia Eagles, 4:05 p.m., CBS

Green Bay Packers at Kansas City Chiefs, 4:25 p.m. Fox

Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers, 4:25 p.m., Fox

Tennessee Titans at Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, Nov. 8

Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 p.m., ESPN

Week 10

Thursday, Nov. 11

Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins, 8:20 p.m., Fox/NFL Network/Amazon

Sunday, Nov. 14

Atlanta Falcons at Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m., Fox

Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m., CBS

Cleveland Browns at New England Patriots, 1 p.m., CBS

Buffalo Bills at New York Jets, 1 p.m., CBS

Detroit Lions at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m., Fox

New Orleans Saints at Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m., CBS

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Football Team, 1 p.m., Fox

Carolina Panthers at Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m., Fox

Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Fox

Philadelphia Eagles at Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, Nov. 15

Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers 8:15 p.m., ESPN

Week 11

Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021

New England Patriots at Atlanta Falcons, 8:20 p.m., Fox/NFL Network/Amazon

Sunday, Nov. 21

Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m., CBS

Washington Football Team at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m., Fox

Baltimore Ravens at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m., CBS

Detroit Lions at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m., Fox

San Francisco 49ers at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m., Fox

Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m., Fox

Miami Dolphins at New York Jets, 1 p.m., CBS

New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m., Fox

Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m., CBS

Cincinnati Bengals at Las Vegas Raiders, 4:05 p.m., CBS

Dallas Cowboys at Kansas City Chiefs, 4:25 p.m., Fox

Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m., Fox

Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, Nov. 22

New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8:15 p.m., ESPN

Week 12

Thursday, Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving)

Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions, 12:30 p.m., Fox

Las Vegas Raiders at Dallas Cowboys, 4:30 p.m., CBS

Buffalo Bills at New Orleans Saints, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Sunday, Nov. 28

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m., CBS

New York Jets at Houston Texans, 1 p.m., CBS

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m., Fox

Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m., CBS

Carolina Panthers at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m., Fox

Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots, 1 p.m., CBS

Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants, 1 p.m., Fox

Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m., CBS

Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay Packers, 4:25 p.m., Fox

Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers, 4:25 p.m., Fox

Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, Nov. 29

Seattle Seahawks at Washington Football Team 8:15 p.m., ESPN

Week 13

Thursday, Dec. 2

Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints, 8:20 p.m., Fox/NFL Network/Amazon

Sunday, Dec. 5

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m., Fox

Arizona Cardinals at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m., Fox

Los Angeles Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m., Fox

Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m., CBS

Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans, 1 p.m., CBS

Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m., CBS

New York Giants at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m., Fox

Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets, 1 p.m., CBS

Washington Football Team at Las Vegas Raiders, 4:05 p.m., Fox

Jacksonville Jaguars at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers, 4:25 p.m., CBS

San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, Dec. 6

New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills, 8:15 p.m., ESPN

Week 14

Thursday, Dec. 9

Pittsburgh Steelers at Minnesota Vikings, 8:20 p.m., Fox/NFL Network/Amazon

Sunday, Dec 12

Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m., Fox

San Francisco 49ers at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m., CBS

Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m., CBS

Seattle Seahawks at Houston Texans, 1 p.m., Fox

Las Vegas Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m., CBS

New Orleans Saints at New York Jets, 1 p.m., Fox

Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m., CBS

Dallas Cowboys at Washington Football Team, 1 p.m., Fox

Detroit Lions at Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m., Fox

New York Giants at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m., Fox

Buffalo Bills at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, Dec. 13

Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals, 8:15 p.m., ESPN

Week 15

Thursday, Dec. 16

Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers, 8:20 p.m., Fox/NFL Network/Amazon

Saturday, Dec. 18

TBD, 4:30 p.m., NFL Network

TBD, 8:15p.m. NFL Network

Potential Saturday game matchups

Carolina Panthers at Buffalo Bills

Las Vegas Raiders at Cleveland Browns

New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts

New York Jets at Miami Dolphins

Washington Football Team at Philadelphia Eagles

Sunday, Dec. 19

Green Bay Packers at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m., Fox

Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m., Fox

Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m., CBS

Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants, 1 p.m., Fox

Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m., CBS

Cincinnati Bengals at Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m., CBS

Atlanta Falcons at San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m., CBS

Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m., Fox

New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, Dec. 20

Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears, 8:15 p.m., ESPN

Week 16

Thursday, Dec. 23

San Francisco 49ers at Tennessee Titans, 8:20 p.m., NFL Network

Saturday, Dec. 25

Cleveland Browns at Green Bay Packers, 4:30 p.m., Fox/NFL Network/Amazon

Indianapolis Colts at Arizona Cardinals, 8:15 p.m., NFL Network

Sunday, Dec. 26

Detroit Lions at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m., Fox

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m., Fox

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m., CBS

Los Angeles Chargers at Houston Texans, 1 p.m., CBS

Los Angeles Rams at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m., Fox

Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots, 1 p.m., CBS

Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets, 1 p.m., CBS

New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m., Fox

Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m., Fox

Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Denver Broncos at Las Vegas Raiders, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Washington Football Team at Dallas Cowboys, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, Dec. 27

Miami Dolphins at New Orleans Saints 8:15 p.m., ESPN

Week 17

Sunday, Jan. 2

Atlanta Falcons at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m., Fox

New York Giants at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m., CBS

Kansas City Chiefs at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m., CBS

Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m., Fox

Las Vegas Raiders at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m., CBS

Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots, 1 p.m., CBS

Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m., Fox

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Jets, 1 p.m., Fox

Miami Dolphins at Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m., CBS

Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Football Team, 1 p.m., Fox

Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m., CBS

Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m., CBS

Los Angeles Rams at Baltimore Ravens, 4:25 p.m., Fox

Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m., Fox

Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers, 8:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, Jan. 3

Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 p.m., ESPN

Week 18

Saturday, January 08, 2022

TBD, 4:30 p.m., ESPN/ABC

TBD, 8:15 p.m., ESPN/ABC

Sunday, Jan. 9

New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m., Fox

Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m., CBS

New York Jets at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m., CBS

Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m., CBS

Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m., Fox

Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans, 1 p.m., CBS

Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m., CBS

New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m., CBS

Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m., Fox

Washington Football Team at New York Giants, 1 p.m., Fox

Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m., Fox

Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m., Fox

Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m., Fox

Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m., CBS

San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m., Fox

Los Angeles Chargers at Las Vegas Raiders, 4:25 p.m., CBS

TBD, 8:20 p.m., NBC

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