What You Need to Know About the 2023 NFL Schedule Release

1. The full, 272-game NFL schedule will get released Thursday, but the league has already started to reveal some of the big games for the upcoming season.

Before we get to that, let me tell you some things you need to know about this year’s schedule.

• ESPN will get three Monday night doubleheaders this season. Technically,

they’re not “doubleheaders,” because they will overlap with games starting, for example at 7 p.m. ET and 8:30 p.m. ET, but you get the idea.

Three Mondays during the regular season will feature two games at night, with one airing on ABC and the other airing on ESPN.

Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will have the call for one game, while Chris Fowler will handle play-by-play for the secondary game.

• ESPN will get flex scheduling for the first time for Monday Night Football for Weeks 12 through 17.

• Teams can now be featured on Amazon Prime's Thursday Night Football schedule twice during the regular season. In past years, teams were allowed only one TNF appearance.

• The league will have a triple-header on Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, with the games airing on CBS, Fox and ESPN.

The NFL announced Wednesday morning that one of those Christmas Day games will be the Giants at the Eagles, which will be played at 4:25 p.m. and air on Fox.

It was also announced that the Dolphins will visit the Jets on Black Friday, Nov. 24. The game will kickoff at 3 p.m. ET and air exclusively on Amazon Prime.

The league also revealed that one of the more anticipated matchups this season, Bengals at Chiefs, will be played on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, Dec. 31, at 4:25 p.m. on CBS.


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