NFL schedule 2021: Every NFL team’s 17th game

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The NFL has approved a 17th game for the 2021 schedule.

After a year of exercising the option to have a 17th game and approving the formula for the 17th game, the NFL is finally going ahead with an odd number of games to its annual slate.

As it stands, here is the formula, which involves same-place finishers from 2020, and appears to be modeling after the 2019 schedule’s inter-conference matchups.

NFC East at AFC East

NFC North at AFC West

NFC South at AFC South

NFC West at AFC North

Here is a look at the NFL’s 17th game per team, which features a few Super Bowl rematches.

1. Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets

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Philadelphia leads the season series 11-0. Last meeting: Oct. 6, 2019 at Philadelphia — Eagles, 31-6

2. New York Giants at Miami Dolphins

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New York leads the season series 7-2. Last meeting: Dec. 15, 2019 at New York — Giants, 36-20

3. Washington at Buffalo Bills

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Buffalo leads the season series 9-5 (Washington leads postseason 1-0) Last meeting: Nov. 3, 2019 at Buffalo — Bills, 24-9 Super Bowl meeting: Super Bowl XXVI — Washington, 37-24

4. Dallas Cowboys at New England Patriots

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Dallas leads season series 7-6. Last meeting: Nov. 24, 2019 at New England — Patriots, 13-9

5. Detroit Lions at Denver Broncos

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Denver leads season series 8-5. Last meeting: Dec. 22, 2019 at Denver — Broncos, 27-17

6. Green Bay Packers at Kansas City Chiefs

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Kansas City leads the season series 7-5-1 (Green Bay leads postseason 1-0) Last meeting: Oct. 27, 2019 at Kansas City — Packers, 31-24 Super Bowl meeting: Super Bowl I — Packers, 35-10

7. Chicago Bears at Las Vegas Raiders

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Las Vegas leads the season series 8-7. Last meeting: Oct. 6, 2019 at London — Raiders, 24-21

8. Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Chargers

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Minnesota leads the season series 7-6. Last meeting: Dec. 15, 2019 at Los Angeles — Vikings, 39-10

9. Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars

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Atlanta leads the season series 4-3. Last meeting: Dec. 22, 2019 at Atlanta — Falcons, 24-12

10. New Orleans Saints at Tennessee Titans

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The Titans franchise leads the season series 8-6-1. Last meeting: Dec. 22, 2019 at Tennessee — Saints, 38-28

11. Carolina Panthers at Houston Texans

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Carolina leads the season series 3-2. Last meeting: Sept. 29, 2019 at Houston — Panthers, 16-10

12. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Indianapolis Colts

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The Colts lead the season series 8-6. Last meeting: Dec. 8, 2019 at Tampa Bay — Buccaneers, 38-35

13. Arizona Cardinals at Cleveland Browns

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Cleveland leads the season series 33-15-3. Last meeting: Dec. 15, 2019 at Arizona — Cardinals, 38-24

14. Los Angeles Rams at Baltimore Ravens

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The Ravens lead the season series 5-2. Last meeting: Nov. 25, 2019 at Los Angeles — Ravens, 45-6

15. San Francisco 49ers at Cincinnati Bengals

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San Francisco leads the season series 10-4 (2-0 in postseason) Last meeting: Sept. 15, 2019 at Cincinnati — 49ers, 41-17 Super Bowl meetings:

  1. Super Bowl XVI — 49ers, 26-21

  2. Super Bowl XXIII — 49ers, 20-16

16. Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers

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Seattle leads the season series 10-8 (Pittsburgh leads postseason 1-0) Last meeting: Sept. 15, 2019 at Pittsburgh — Seahawks, 28-26 Super Bowl meeting: Super Bowl XL — Steelers, 21-10

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