The 2018 NFL schedule was released on Thursday and the season starts with a bang when reigning Super Bowl champions the Philadelphia Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons go head-to-head on September 6.
It will be a rematch of the 2017 divisional round between the Eagles and the Falcons following the NFL's announcement.
There are plenty of interesting storylines this upcoming season but here are 10 games you need to watch.
TOP 10 NFL GAMES TO WATCH IN 2018
Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos, September 16 — Jon Gruden will just be getting his feet wet in the coaching ranks (again) and will get to take on rivals the Denver Broncos. Denver may not be quite as good on defense this year, but they will be significantly better at quarterback with the addition of Case Keenum.
Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers, September 16 — The Kansas City Chiefs had one of the best running games in all of football last season and the Pittsburgh Steelers had an underrated defense that took a hit when linebacker Ryan Shazier went down. This one will be a knock-down, drag-out fight against two of the best teams in the AFC.
New England Patriots at Jacksonville Jaguars, September 16 — The Jacksonville Jaguars were one quarter away from beating the New England Patriots and going to the Super Bowl last season. "Sacksonville" will have it out for Tom Brady and the Patriots' offense, especially now that Nate Solder has moved on.
Tennessee Titans at Buffalo Bills, October 7 — Two surprise playoff teams from 2017 face off and the Buffalo Bills have a new QB in AJ McCarron. He will not have it incredibly easy though as Tennessee's defense improved last season.
Dallas Cowboys at Houston Texans, October 7 — The battle for Texas. The Dallas Cowboys will be moving fully into the Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott era this year following the departure of Dez Bryant. Those storylines, and the emergence of Deshaun Watson as the Houston Texans' QB will be ones to watch.
San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers, October 15 — It is the highest paid QB in the NFL (AAV) Jimmy Garoppolo against the quarterback who should be the highest paid in Aaron Rodgers. Whoever should get the money will not matter here. It is an up-and-coming San Francisco 49ers team versus a perennial NFC title contender.
Carolina Panthers at Philadelphia Eagles, October 21 — Two great defenses and two huge quarterbacks. Need we say more? Also, the teams faced each other last season with Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz throwing for three touchdowns.
New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings, October 28 — The last time these two teams faced off it came down to the final play. This may not happen again, but it still pits Drew Brees against new Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins, and two of the better defenses in the NFL against each other. This will be one of, if not the best game, of the year.
Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams, November 11 — The Los Angeles Rams took over the NFC West under Sean McVay in 2017 and Jared Goff is expected to take an even bigger step this season. Russell Wilson is still one of the best in the league and the Seattle Seahawks will surely want to show they deserved to be considered as a playoff team.
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals, November 25 —The Cleveland Browns will likely have a new highly drafted QB on their roster and they will be playing their arch-rival as well. Whether Tyrod Taylor is still starting remains to be seen, but with the additions Cleveland have made this year it is likely they could look a lot better than they did over the last two, but that is not that difficult is it?
22. September 2018
|Slater charged, set to miss Grand Final|
|Rose not changing approach alongside Woods|
|Woods ready to ´hang in there´ at East Lake|
|Shaqiri´s time will come at Liverpool – Klopp|
|Richarlison: I used to copy some of Neymar´s haircuts|
|Brady says Gordon is ´really eager to get in there´ despite limited practice|
|NBA changes clock-reset, ´clear path´ foul rules|
|Tigers´ Martinez will play final game on Saturday before retiring|
|Sanchez to start for Man United – Mourinho|
|Speight saves Ulster in thrilling Cheetahs draw|
|Simmonds at the double as Chiefs stay perfect|
|Woods, Rose share Tour Championship lead|
|Ice-cool Shoaib denies Afghanistan in final over|
|CAF Champions League Review: Wydad Casablanca out as TP Mazembe pay penalty|
21. September 2018
|Eden inspires rout as Castleford book Wigan semi-final|
|Thiem & Wawrinka reach St. Petersburg semi-finals|
|No change to Aguero selection despite new contract, warns Guardiola|
|Woods and Rose share Tour Championship lead|
|Wigan Athletic 1 Bristol City 0: Three on the trot for improving Latics|
|Josh Rosen will play ´when time is right,´ Cardinals GM says|
|Eagles RBs Ajayi & Sproles out Sunday v Colts|
|Ronaldo looking forward after Champions League red card - Alex Sandro|
|Rangers fire manager Jeff Banister after four seasons|
|Inter captain Icardi can improve - Spalletti|
|Jadeja and Rohit shine as India maintain 100 per cent record|
|Fisher shares lead in Vilamoura after record-breaking 59|
|Messi the best I´ve seen - Lamela|
|Silva demands end to Gomes ´rumours´ and targets early October return|
|Milner over Pogba, says Souness|
|Brazil call up Malcom, drop Thiago Silva and Willian|
|Denly thought Test chance may never come|
|Benitez tells FA to examine Zaha red card comments|
|Bjorn unsure of future after Ryder Cup|
|Tebas still optimistic over Girona-Barcelona in Miami despite RFEF setback|
|Emery promises more chances for frustrated Leno|
|Cahill considering Chelsea departure in January|
|Kaepernick to receive Harvard´s highest honour in African, African-American studies|
|Defending champion Ostapenko dumped out of Korea Open|
|Mourinho is an inspiration - Nuno|
|Witty Wilson ´delighted´ to be praised for Fisher heroics while sitting on couch|
|Burns, Denly and Stone in England squad for Sri Lanka Tests|
|Aspas reveals interest from Real Madrid, Atletico|
|Arsenal´s Mkhitaryan a doubt for Everton match|
|Klopp demands Liverpool ´stay angry´ against Southampton|
|Long-serving Tabarez signs four-year Uruguay extension|
|Injured Mendy ruled out of Cardiff trip|
|Douglas Costa out up to a month with ankle & thigh injuries|
|Slater shrugs off Feki hit amid Grand Final suspension concerns|
|Crisis? What crisis? Klopp unconcerned by Salah form|
|I didn´t convince him, he decided for himself - Guardiola says thanks to Aguero|
|Leno frustrated by Arsenal bench role|
|Joshua almost 2st heavier than Povetkin for Wembley bout|
|From salvation to the record books - Fisher revels in European Tour´s first 59|
|Lahm says Germany best for Euro 2024 as UEFA publishes report|
|Lopetegui backs Modric over Ronaldo for individual prizes|
|Goretzka to start against former club Schalke, confirms Kovac|
|Fisher shoots first 59 in European Tour history|
|Simeone defends Ronaldo after controversial Champions League red|
|Slater sees Storm into Grand Final, awaits fate over ´shoulder charge´|
|Hogg to miss Scotland´s November Tests following ankle surgery|
|Osaka through as Azarenka and Garcia crash out|
|Burgess weighing up legal options after being cleared in Rabbitohs investigation|
|Uncapped Cottrell and Gordon named in Wallabies squad|
|He´s done fantastic work - Mourinho hails Wolves boss Nuno|
|Joshua v Povetkin: No need for fireworks on AJ´s Wembley return|
|Six titles, 204 goals - Aguero´s incredible City career in Opta stats|
|Read to miss Argentina clash, Ioane brothers sign new deals|
|Pedro allays injury fears after Europa League clash|
|Dilly dilly to all the Cleveland fans! Mayfield promises further Browns success|
|Manchester United ´hell´ left Zaha depressed|