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Here's Why May 16th Is A Big Day For The NFL

Updated: May 8

Every year, the month of May is overshadowed on the NFL calendar. Whether it’s because of the NFL Draft in April, the start of free agency in March, or the Super Bowl in February, May is a slow time in the NFL. But one of the most important dates of the year is right around the corner.  


The NFL's Schedule Release Is Quickly Approaching

The second week of May is usually the release of the NFL’s regular season schedule. On this day, many fans look forward to the NFL releasing the dates and times of all 544 regular season games, including the anticipated Thanksgiving, Christmas, and International Games. 

This year’s date is expected to be May 15th.


Previous Schedule Release Dates:

2023 - May 11th

2022 - May 12th

2021 - May 11th

2020 - May 7th

2019 - April 17th 


*From 2005 to 2019, the schedule was annually released in April before the NFL Draft. It has been moved to May since 2020. 


Biggest Games To Look Forward To

So many exciting matchups will be given a date and time. Here are just a few that most NFL fans are anticipating.


Kansas City Chiefs at San Francisco 49ers

The Super Bowl rematch will be held in San Francisco this time around. 


Baltimore Ravens at Los Angeles Chargers 

The Harbaugh Bowl returns for what could be an exciting primetime game. 


Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans 

Two of the hottest NFL teams and Stefon Diggs' revenge game will make a chaotic clash. 


Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings

The Kirk Cousins Bowl could feature JJ McCarthy in the purple and gold. 


Philadelphia Eagles at Cincinnati Bengals 

Two of the NFL’s best quarterbacks in Jalen Hurts and Joe Burrow, go head-to-head. 


Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers

The Lions and Packers battle at historic Lambeau Field in what could be an exciting division race. 


Which NFL regular season matchup are you looking forward to?

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