The 2019 NFL schedule will be released at 8:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 17 on the NFL Network.

The 2019 NFL Season begins on Thursday, Sept. 5 with the Thursday Night Football season-opener. Week 1 commences on Sunday, Sept. 8 with a full slate of games.

But what we don't know is which games will be primetime matchups, which teams are headed to London, bye weeks and much much more. 

The 2019 NFL schedule rumor mill has already started, with leaks being reported well more than a day before the 2019 NFL schedule release.

The Thursday night season-opener is expected to feature the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers as a way to celebrate 100 years of the NFL.

If that news is correct, the annual high-profile matchup between the Super Bowl champions and a top contender is likely to be pushed to another of the primetime games during Week 1.

2019 NFL Schedule Rumors, Leaks, News:

REPORT: Week 1: Eagles vs. Redskins: Per our JP Finlay, the Redskins will open the 2019 NFL season on the road in Philadelphia to take on the Eagles on Sunday, Sept. 8

RUMOR: Week 1: Jets vs. Browns: This is still very very much a rumor, but per Odell Beckham's twitter account, he's really excited for Week 1, and that could probably only mean one thing ... maybe: A high-profile game between his new team and his old team. But since the Browns and Giants don't play each other this season, it must mean a return to the city he used to call home, but against the other team ... the New York Jets.


LEAK: Week 1: Cowboys vs. Giants: According to NFL Schedule Leaks, the Giants will open the season with a NFC East showdown against the Cowboys..

RUMOR: Week 1: Patriots vs. Chiefs: A rematch of the AFC Championship game is rumored to be the Sunday Night Football season-debut in Week 1.

NEWS: Week 1: Packers vs. Bears: It's been reported for over a month that the two iconic franchises will meet in a Week 1 showdown between NFC North foes. 

REPORT: Week 2: Redskins vs. Cowboys: Per our JP Finlay, the Redskins home opener will comes against Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys

LEAK: Week 4: Giants vs. Redskins: Art Stapleton of released the Giants' reported schedule which includes their two division matchups with the Burgundy and Gold.

NEWS: Week 5: Bears vs. Raiders: Chicago and Oakland will reportedly head across the pond for the first international game of the season, set to be played at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

REPORT: Week 5: Redskins vs. Patriots: Also per JP Finlay, the Redskins will host the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots the first weekend in October. Whether or not this game is in primetime has yet to be announced.

NEWS: Week 6: Panthers vs. Buccanneers: The AFC South heads to the U.K. for a Week 6 showdown at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium between Carolina and Tampa Bay. The Panthers have a loose affiliation with Leicester City F.C., while the Buccaneers are owned by Malcolm Glazer, who also owns Manchester United.

NEWS: Week 8: Rams vs. Bengals: Wemlbey Stadfium will play host to the third London game of the season, between Cincinnati and Los Angeles. The Bengals last trip to the UK resulted in a tie with the Redskins and then-offensive coordinator Sean McVay.

NEWS: Week 9: Jaguars vs. Texans: The United Kingdom's favorite NFL team, the Jacksonville Jaguars reportedly host the Houston Texans and DeShaun Watson for the final London game of the season.

RUMOR: Week 11: Chiefs vs. Chargers: Monday Night Football will reportedly eminate from Estadio Azteca in Mexico City for one of the NFL's two games played south of the border.

REPORT: Week 13: Lions vs. Bears: As is tradition, the Detroit Lions will host a game on Thanksgiving. The Bears are rumored to be their opponent for the annual turkey day matchup.


REPORT: Week 13: Cowboys vs. Dolphins: Like the Lions, the Cowboys once again get their annual spot on Thanksgiving. In 2019, they will reportedly take on the Miami Dolphins.

RUMOR: Week 13: Vikings vs. Eagles: A rematch of the 2017 NFC Championship game is rumored to take place in Minneapolis on Thanksgiving.

LEAK: Week 16: Redskins vs. GiantsArt Stapleton of released the Giants' reported schedule which includes their two division matchups with the Burgundy and Gold.