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NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL’s 100th season

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NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL’s 100th season
November 27, 2019 12:54AM

will begin with its most classic rivalry and feature the Super Bowl champion Patriots hosting Pittsburgh in the first Sunday night game.As previously announced Sherrick McManis Jerseys 2019 , NFL 100 will kick off with Green Bay at Chicago for the 199th meeting of a series that began in 1921. That Sept. 5 game in the Thursday night slot usually reserved for hosting by the NFL champ forced New England to open three nights later.The Patriots have a home schedule loaded with top attractions, including Kansas City on Dec. 8 in an AFC title game rematch, and Dallas on Nov. 24.Monday night’s doubleheader on ESPN will feature Houston at New Orleans and Denver at Oakland.“We know every year there seems to be a last-to-first story,” said new Broncos coach Vic Fangio, the Bears‘ defensive coordinator last season. “We were that in Chicago last year. I suppose a lot of teams counted us as a win last year. Every season is a new season and the order they choose for us to play them in, we’ll play them in.”Week 2 includes an intriguing Monday night matchup of Cleveland at the New York Jets. The very first Monday nighter was a Browns win over Joe Namath and the Jets in 1970. This one will feature the return to the Meadowlands for now-Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr., and two young, potential star quarterbacks in Cleveland’s Baker Mayfield and New York’s Sam Darnold.National broadcasts rarely have included the downtrodden Browns, but they’re a popular choice this year: Cleveland will have four prime-time games, also facing the Rams, San Francisco and archrival Pittsburgh.Every team will have at least one national TV appearance. New England, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Green Bay, Seattle and the Rams get the maximum prime-time games White Kyle Fuller Jerseys , five.The traditional Thanksgiving Day games will have Detroit at home to Chicago, then Buffalo at Dallas. The night game to close the holiday schedule will be New Orleans at Atlanta in another long-time rivalry.The NFC champion Los Angeles Rams will host Cincinnati in London for one of five international games on the 2019 schedule. The Rams and Bengals will face off at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 27.Earlier in October, the league will play two games at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium in London. The Raiders will host the Bears on Oct. 6, and the Buccaneers will be the home team against the Panthers on Oct. 13.Wembley will be the site of the fourth London match, with Houston facing host Jacksonville on Nov. 3.The league returns to Mexico, after last season’s Chiefs-Rams game was moved to Los Angeles because of poor field conditions at Azteca Stadium. On Monday night Nov. 18, the Chiefs will play LA’s other team, the Chargers.In Week 16, the NFL has left 10 teams in semi-limbo. Three games are scheduled for NFL Network on Saturday, Dec. 21, and will be chosen among these five: Detroit at Denver; Oakland at the LA Chargers; Buffalo at New England; the Rams at San Francisco 49ers; and Houston at Tampa Bay. The non-Saturday games will be played Sunday.The season ends Dec. 29, when Chicago finishes at Minnesota for the fourth successive year. All finales are divisional games for the 11th straight season.“This is an exciting time,” said Giants coach Pat Shurmur, whose team opens at Dallas. “This week, we started the offseason program. And now we can see when we’re going to play. We knew who our opponents would be and where we are going to play Kyle Fuller Jerseys 2019 , but there’s an excitement that builds once the schedule comes out.”Among the oddities, in one stretch the Raiders will go seven weeks before playing a game in Oakland. They entertain the Chiefs on Sept. 15, then have road games at Minnesota and Indianapolis, host Chicago in London, are off Oct. 13, then go to Green Bay and Houston. They return to Oakland on Nov. 3.Miami opens with four 2018 playoff opponents: home for Baltimore and New England, at Dallas, home for the Chargers. Then the Dolphins have a bye.One team, Philadelphia has three straight home games and three consecutive road games. No other team has three away matches in a row, though the Rams will be away from LA for a visit to Atlanta on Oct. 20, that “home” contest in London the next week, then a bye and a trip to Pittsburgh.Also with three straight home games will be Green Bay, Atlanta, Arizona, San Francisco White Charles Leno Jerseys , Buffalo, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Houston. All the good work the Bears did last year might have been undone, simply because of the dramatic and traumatic way in which they lost their playoff game.But Bears coach Matt Nagy was actually encouraged by the way his team has responded to losing on the double-doink field goal miss against the Eagles, which was the anticlimactic end of an otherwise brilliant season.鈥淸It was] their response to me of saying, 鈥榃e were going to win the Super Bowl,鈥?鈥?Nagy said, via Dan Wiederer of the . 鈥淭hey believed that. But now they also realize it鈥檚 not easy.鈥濃€淚 wasn鈥檛 sure, after a loss like that, how they were going to handle it,鈥?Nagy said. 鈥淏ecause they are young. So are they upset and deflated and disappointed? Yeah, they are. But they were actually more positive and more [eager] to get back [to Halas Hall], which fired me up.鈥淚n that game, with the way we lost, there鈥檚 a natural reaction to almost feel sorry for yourselves as players and coaches that Charles Leno Jerseys 2019 , 鈥楳an, we were so close.鈥?But, no, [it was], 鈥榃e鈥檙e going to use this now as a motivation.鈥?That鈥檚 what鈥檚 fun to me, knowing we have guys on this team who truly care.鈥漀agy said his next challenge is to make sure his team did not take last year’s success for granted.鈥淭hat鈥檚 going to be my biggest challenge as the head coach 鈥?to make sure there鈥檚 no complacency,” he said. 鈥淥ne of the fun parts in my position is being able to be creative and find ways of how do you do that. You鈥檝e got to be motivational, but you can鈥檛 be monotonous with it.鈥漈hat’s a much better concern than worrying about how to rebuild, because after going 12-4 last year, the Bears have had a taste of the success Nagy hopes becomes traditional.

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