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The release of the 2020 NFL schedule on Thursday was a beacon of hope for sports-starving fans, as the league plans to stage a general season despite the COVID-19 epidemic.
While the coronavirus may derail the best plans, the NFL is charging ahead and unveiling the tantalizing slate of primetime games for the upcoming season.
Eight teams have matched for five primetime games, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and new quarterback Tom Brady.
All of Buccaneer’s night games, starting with Thursday night’s matchup against the Chicago Bears, come from 5-11 of the week. Tampa Bay and Brady will play in the Raiders’ first season in Las Vegas on Sunday night, October 25th.
The matchup against Brady’s previous Super Bowl enemies on November 2 and 23 will be against the New York Giants on Monday night, who beat Brady eight weeks to win the 200 and 2011 titles.
Three weeks later, the Buccaneers were visited by the Los Angeles Rams, whom Brady defeated for the sixth championship in the 2018 season.
Now divisional rivals, Brady and Drew Bryce will be in the spotlight at the Sunday Night Football on November 8, when Tampa Bay will host the New Orleans Saints.
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While Brady’s tenth career trip to the Super Bowl is somewhat guaranteed, the Super Bowl LV is scheduled for February 7, 2021 in Tampa Bay and the Buccaneers will try to be the first team to play the Super Bowl at their home stadium.
Just as enchanting as Brady’s new team was, the New England Patriots, who have five primetime games.
With the start of a new era in mainstream English, head coach Bill Belick and Patriots second-year quarterback Jarrett Stidham have appeared in content, with four attempts to pass in their careers.
The Patriots are scheduled to tour departmental rivals the New York Jets on Monday night, November 9, as well as the Buffalo Bills on Monday, December 28.
The one-week 2 Road game against the Seattle Seahawks and the 14th tour of the week at the Rams ’new Sophie Stadium will be a rematch of the Primetime Super Bowl, when the Belic and Patriots will take on MVP Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens on center stage on Sunday. Night football 15 November.
One of the most exciting games in primetime slate is the 3 Monday night showdown between the Jackson Ravens and defending champions Kansas City Chiefs, led by quarterback Patrick Mahoms.
The Ravens Weeks will play games on Thursday nights at 12 and 13 and the host Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Dallas Cowboys on November 26 and then on December 3.
The Chiefs are set to open their title defense by welcoming the Houston Texans on Thursday, Sept. 10, after losing 51-31 in the divisional-round play-off game after trailing 24-0 last season.
While hosting the Cowboys in Sunday night football on September 13, the Rams will open their new B5 billion stadium, while the new Elegant Stadium at the Raiders in Las Vegas will debut on Monday, September 21, when the Saints arrive in town.
Defending NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers have four of their five primetime games at home, including a rematch of the route to the NFC Championship Game last Thursday night against the 9th Green Bay Packers.
Joe Burrow will probably get his first taste of the NFL spotlight when his Bengals get to see his teammate No. 1 overall pick Buck Mayfield and state rival Cleveland Brown on Thursday, September 17th.
If Tuya Tagovelloa, the fifth overall pick in last month’s draft, wins early for the Miami Dolphins, her only chance in primetime is to face the Jaguars in a game on Thursday night in Jacksonville on 24 September.
Los Angeles Chargers, Quarterback No. Number-pick Justin Herbert played a showcase game in the 5th week in New Orleans and in the 15th week in Las Vegas.
Former Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, who now plays for the Indianapolis Colts, has only one primetime game on schedule – Thursday night, November 12 in Tennessee.
Although the game will begin in the afternoon, the Saints and the Minnesota Vikings will share the spotlight on Christmas Day, with the San Diego Chargers playing the Tennessee Titans at Christmas 2009 for the first NFL game on Friday. To avenge the Vikings ’dramatic playoff losses that ended their 2017 and 2019 seasons.
The triple-headlines for Thanksgiving Day 2020 include the Texans visiting the Detroit Lions, the Washington Redskins playing against the Dallas Cowboys and the Ravens fighting the Stevelers.