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NFL Schedule Release Updates 2024: Primetime schedule, international games, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day and more

Questions surround 2024 NFL schedule release
Mike Florio and Chris Simms map out what factors could be at play with the 2024 NFL regular season schedule release and lay out when they think it could be announced.

With the Super Bowl, NFL Draft, and free agency in the rearview mirror, there’s a final major milestone of spring still to come: the 2024 NFL schedule release, which will provide the roadmap for the upcoming NFL season beginning in early September. The NFL has confirmed the full 2024 regular-season schedule will be released today, Wednesday May 15th at 8 p.m. ET.

While we wait for the release itself, we’ll keep this post updated with all the information on the 2024 NFL season as it develops, including the first game of the season, schedules for primetime games, international matchups, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, and Tuesday’s news that Amazon Prime’s Thursday schedule will kick off with Bills vs Dolphins on September 12th.

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When is the 2024 NFL schedule release?

The NFL released the full schedule on Wednesday, May 15th, at 8 p.m. ET.

What is the prime time schedule for the 2024 NFL season?

The Sunday Night Football schedule is here. The Monday Night Football schedule is here. The Thursday Night Football schedule is here.

What is the first game of the 2024 NFL season?

The season begins with the Ravens at the Chiefs on Thursday, September 5th, at 8:20 p.m. on NBC and Peacock.

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When and where are the 2024 NFL international games?

The 2024 NFL season will feature five international games, one each in Sau Paulo and Munich, and three in London. Here’s the full international games schedule, released Wednesday:

  • Sao Paulo Game Week 1: Green Bay Packers vs Philadelphia Eagles on September 6th (Corinthians Arena)
  • London Game Week 5: New York Jets vs Minnesota Vikings (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium)
  • London Game Week 6: Jacksonville Jaguars vs Chicago Bears (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium)
  • London Game Week 7: New England Patriots vs Jacksonville Jaguars (Wembley Stadium)
  • Munich Game Week 10: New York Giants vs Carolina Panthers (Allianz Arena)

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Which teams play on Thanksgiving Day 2024?

The Lions host the Packers at 12:30 p.m. ET on CBS, the Cowboys host the Giants at 4:30 p.m. ET on Fox, and the Packers host the Dolphins at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC in the annual Thanksgiving tripleheader.

Does the NFL have games on Christmas Day 2024?

Two games will be played on Christmas Day. The Chiefs will be in Pittsburgh to play the Steelers, and the Ravens will be in Houston to play the Texans. Both games will be streamed on Netflix.

When does the 2024 NFL preseason begin?

The Texans and Bears face off in the Hall of Fame Game, which kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, August 1, in Canton, Ohio. The game will air on ESPN and ABC.

When is the Super Bowl 2025?

Super Bowl LIX, the Super Bowl for the 2024 season, will be held at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 9th, 2025.

Stay tuned to ProFootballTalk and the NFL on NBC YouTube channel for all the latest on the schedule release and the upcoming 2024 NFL season.