Updated at 4:45 p.m.
Bits of information are leaking out about the NFL schedule, ahead of the 7 p.m. unveiling.
The Washington Redskins will play the New York Giants at FedEx Field on Sept. 11, the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks and the first Sunday of the season, according to a report by Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger. That game would be at 4:15 p.m.
The New York Jets will open against the Dallas Cowboys in the prime-time game that night, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
The Redskins will play the Minnesota Vikings at FedEx on Dec. 24 and they’ll wrap up the regular season with a game in Philadelphia.
They’ll play one game out of the country, facing the Bills on Oct. 30 in Toronto (via Dan Hellie).
Filed at 12:28 p.m.
The NFL schedule is coming! The NFL schedule is coming! There might not be a season! There might not be a season!
No matter. The NFL will release the regular-season schedule at 7 p.m. EDT tonight and, given the ongoing lockout, more than ever it may be a show about nothing.
Much is already known — like, every team’s opponents and where each game will be played — but there’s still room for reasoned speculation. Here’s where we are the moment:
Truth: The Green Bay Packers will play in the Thursday night opener Sept. 8.
Possibility: The Chicago Bears are rumored to be the opponent. Perhaps the New Orleans Saints?
Truth: The Sunday openers will fall on Sept. 11, the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
Possibility: Because the New York teams are set to play one another this season, there was speculation that the Jets and Giants will open “Sunday Night Football.” Seems unlikely, though.
Truth: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Bears will play Oct. 23 in London. And now for the Big If: Unless the labor situation is not settled by Aug 1. In that case, the game will take place in Tampa, which is in no way like London.
Possibility: Teams that play in London typically are given a bye the following week, so the Bears and Bucs would figure to be off Oct. 30.
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