2017 NFL schedule release news and rumors

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The NFL will announce its 2017 regular season schedule on Thursday. But ahead of the official announcement, a picture of the schedule is already emerging. 

Below is a roundup of the latest schedule rumors and leaks as the 8 p.m. ET reveal approaches. Check back for updates. 

• WFAN's Mike Francesa revealed what he said is the New York Giants' 2017 schedule on air, featuring a visit from the Detroit Lions on Monday night football Week 2 and a Thanksgiving Day visit to Washington, according to CBS New York.

 

The Washington Post's Master Tesfatsion is also reporting the Redkskins will host the Giants on Thanksgiving. It would be the first time the team hosts a game on Thanksgiving.

• The Patriots will begin their defense of their Super Bowl Championship by hosting the Chiefs, the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe reports. Howe also reports the Patriots will face the Falcons on Oct. 22 in New England. 

• The Broncos will host the Chargers on Monday Night Football in the season's opening week, Mark Klis of 9News reports.

• A tweet from broadcaster Roberto Abramowitz indicates the game between the Patriots and Raiders in Mexico City will be played on Nov. 19.

 

• The Packers will open against the Seahawks, ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports

• The Bills will host the the Jets Week 1, the New York Post's Brian Costello reports. Costello also reports the Jets are only slated to play one primetime game, their home game against the Bills. 

• The Eagles will have back-to-back games on the West Coast, facing the Seahawks and then the Rams to start the month of December, the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane reports

• The Bears will end their season at Minnesota on Dec. 31 and host the Vikings in a Monday night showdown on Oct. 9, the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs reports. Biggs also reports the Bears will host the Panthers on Oct. 22. 

• The Vikings will open their season by hosting the Saints on Monday Night Football, The Advocate's Nick Underhill reports

• The Redskins and Eagles will begin the season by facing off in Washington, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports

• The Eagles will play the Raiders in Philadelphia on Christmas, Kyle Scott of Crossing Broad reports

CBS Boston radio host Marc Bertrand tweeted an apparent complete look at the Patriots schedule: 

 

• Below see pieced-together team schedules:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

Week 1: @Miami

Week 2: Chicago

Week 3: @Minnesota

Week 4: New York Giants

Week 5: New England 

Week 6: @Arizona

Week 7: @Buffalo

Week 8: Carolina

Week 9: @New Orleans

Week 10: New York Jets

Week 11: Bye

Week 12: @Atlanta

Week 13: @Green Bay

Week 14: Detroit

Week 15: Atlanta

Week 16: @Carolina

Week 17: New Orleans

Chicago Bears 

(According to the Chicago Tribune

Week 1: Atlanta

Week 2: @Tampa Bay 

Week 3: Pittsburgh

Week 4: @Green Bay

Week 5: Minnesota

Week 6: @Baltimore

Week 7: Carolina

Week 8: @New Orleans

Week 9: Bye

Week 10: Green Bay

Week 11: Detroit

Week 12: @Philadelphia

Week 13: San Francisco 

Week 14: @Cincinnati

Week 15: @Detroit 

Week 16: Cleveland

Week 17: @Minnesota

New Orleans Saints

(John Hendrix reports)  

Week 1: @Minnesota

Week 2: New England

Week 3: @Carolina

Week 4: @Miami

Week 5: Bye

Week 6: Detroit

Week 7: @Green Bay

Week 8: Chicago 

Week 9: Tampa Bay

Week 10: @Buffalo

Week 11: Washington

Week 12: @Los Angeles 

Week 13: Carolina

Week 14: @Atlanta

Week 15: New York Jets

Week 16: Atlanta 

Week 17: @Tampa Bay

Philadelphia Eagles

(CSNPhilly's John Boruk reports)

Week 1: @Washington

Week 2: @Dallas

Week 3: New York Giants

Week 5: @Kansas City

Week 12: Chicago

Week 13: @Seattle

Week 14: @Los Angeles

Week 15: @New York Giants 

Week 16: Oakland

Week 17: Dallas 

Green Bay Packers

(Marques Eversoll of The Fan 1075 reports)

Week 1: Seattle

Week 2: @Atlanta

Week 3: @Green Bay

Week 4: Chicago

Week 5: @Dallas

Week 6: @Minnesota

Week 7: New Orleans

Week 8: Bye

Week 9: Lions 

Week 10: @Bears

Week 11: Ravens

Week 12: @Steelers 

Week 13: Tampa Bay

Week 14: @Browns 

Week 15: @Panthers 

Week 16: Vikings

Week 17: @Detroit 

New York Jets

(Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports

Week 1: @Buffalo

Week 2: @Oakland

Week 3: Miami

Week 4: Jacksonville

Week 5: @Cleveland

Week 6: New England

Week 7: @Miami

Week 8: Atlanta

Week 9: Buffalo

Week 10: @Tampa Bay

Week 11: Bye

Week 12: Carolina

Week 13: Kansas City

Week 14: @Denver

Week 15: @New Orleans

Week 16: Los Angeles

Week: 17: @New England 

This post will be updated. 

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