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?
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|Manchester City reached their peak against Shakhtar - Guardiola|
|I really missed that winning feeling – Kroos|
|Lopetegui believes Real Madrid win can be turning point|
|Allegri: Juventus still making too many mistakes|
|Cole leads unbeaten Avellino to overtime victory|
|Mourinho hails ´amazing´ Chiellini and Bonucci after Juventus outclass United|
|Simeone glad to have Costa back for Dortmund clash|
23. Oktober 2018
|Lopetegui to remain in charge for El Clasico - Butragueno|
|Isner saves two match points to beat Norrie, Federer grinds out victory|
|Icardi happy at Inter ahead of Barca return|
|Marcelino satisfied with point after Valencia hold on at Young Boys|
|Hoffenheim 3 Lyon 3: Joelinton rescues a point after Kramaric´s double|
|Ajax 1 Benfica 0: Last-gasp Mazraoui seals dramatic win|
|Roma 3 CSKA Moscow 0: Dzeko turns on the style|
|Kovac lauds dominant Bayern|
|Shakhtar Donetsk 0 Manchester City 3: Silva sparkle to dominant display|
|Manchester United 0 Juventus 1: Dybala downs Mourinho´s men on Ronaldo´s return|
|Real Madrid 2 Viktoria Plzen 1: Benzema and Marcelo´s goals give holders first win in six|
|Lakers´ Rondo denies spitting on Rockets´ Paul|
|Robben and Rafinha want more from Bayern|
|Federer survives Krajinovic scare to maintain Basel run|
|Green accuses NBA of double standards, calls Lakers-Rockets suspensions ´garbage´|
|New York Giants send Apple to Saints|
|Morgan aims to solve Colombo mystery after record ODI defeat|
|AEK Athens 0 Bayern Munich 2: Lewandowski helps to further ease Kovac woes|
|Young Boys 1 Valencia 1: Hoarau penalty denies Marcelino´s men|
|Mourinho walks to Old Trafford as United arrive late again for Champions League|
|Bale and Benzema back for Madrid as Lopetegui rings changes|
|Carr denies ´fractured relationship´ with Raiders team-mates|
|De Bruyne to start for Manchester City against Shakhtar Donetsk|
|France lose Le Roux and Fofana for November Tests|
|Martino to leave Atlanta United amid Mexico links|
|Pochettino cautious over Eriksen return|
|Ancelotti an inspiration for PSG boss Tuchel|
|Persepolis 1 Al Sadd 1 (2-1 agg): Iranians into first AFC Champions League final|
|Wales boss Gatland returns to New Zealand after father´s death|
|Sri Lanka hand England their heaviest ODI defeat|
|Nuggets guard Will Barton undergoes surgery|
|Surprise package Svitolina closes in on semi-final berth|
|Alexander-Arnold targets glory at home and abroad|
|Pogba relishing emotional Juventus reunion|
|Alba hopes Lopetegui keeps Real Madrid job|
|Valverde not expecting Messi magical recovery|
|Wozniacki calms fears over knee injury|
|Maybe it´s my interviews - Klopp on Liverpool´s room for improvement|
|Language no barrier to Dortmund dangermen Reus and Alcacer|
|EPCR confirms no replay of Bath-Toulouse Champions Cup fixture|
|F1 Raceweek: Five the magic number as Hamilton eyes Mexico repeat|
|RFU to introduce in-season breaks for players|
|Nainggolan misses Barcelona trip|
|Wozniacki battles through knee complaint to down Kvitova|
|Alcacer: Two seasons at Barcelona not lost|
|Henderson, Keita to miss Liverpool´s Red Star clash|
|Khabib holds talks over Mayweather Moscow fight|
|Wolf in for Titz as Hamburg try to stop slump|
|Davies released from Wales squad as Evans comes in|
|Mbappe on track to match Messi and Ronaldo, says Giuly|
|Coleman, Kipchoge and Lyles among IAAF Male World Athlete of the Year shortlist|
|Serena Williams will win slams again sooner or later, says Seles|
|You always want the best – Ter Stegen open to Neymar return|
|Xavi: My teams will never use Mourinho´s style|
|I knew what I got myself into - LeBron appreciates Lakers are a work in progress|
|Mourinho: Ronaldo loves United but he will want to score|
|Cooper completes Rebels move and takes parting shot at Reds coach Thorn|
|Bellerin amazed by ´born champion´ Ozil|
|Penguins, kangaroos and ´Stone Cold´ Steve Austin: Halloween comes early for Trail Blazers|
|Ronaldo gunning for United, Aguero targets double record - Champions League in Opta numbers|
|Ill Vardy couldn´t stomach penalty decision – Puel|
|LeBron´s Lakers lose again, Magic stun Celtics|
|Bartomeu: No Barca return for Neymar, Valverde contracted until 2020|