The 2013 NFL schedule was released at 8 pm (est.) on Thursday August 18th. Many intriguing match-ups are set for this season. Of the games scheduled for the 2013 season, a few of them really stood out.
9.5 Ravens at Broncos: Opening night has a AFC divisional round rematch scheduled. The Broncos atrocious secondary allowed the Ravens hit a home run and win the game late that propelled them past the Patriots and 49ers on their way to hoisting the Vince Lombardi trophy.
9.8 Packers at 49ers: In a NFC divisional round rematch, the Packers will get a chance to atone for the shredding they took in the playoffs against the 49ers.
9.15 Broncos at Giants: In Manning Bowl 3, the first between The Broncos and Giants, Peyton will visit little brother Eli and his Giants. Peyton Manning holds a 2-0 record from his time with the Colts.
9.19 Chiefs at Eagles: Andy Reid will make his return to Philadelphia where he saw so much success to face Chip Kelly and the new look Eagles.
10.20 Broncos at Colts: Peyton Manning returns to Indianapolis, where he will have a statue in front of the building and have his number retired, where he matches up with his replacement and future star Andrew Luck.
11.3 Titans at Rams: In a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIV, the Titans and Rams will meet in St Louis. This time Jeff Fisher will be on the other sideline wearing a Rams logo.
11.10 Seahawks at Atlanta: In a rematch of the NFC Divisional round game from 2012, this game will be important for standings in the NFC playoffs as well as best record in the NFC.
11.24 Broncos at Pats: The Manning versus Brady match-ups are always must see television. This game will be very important for playoff seeding and best record in the AFC. The intrigue will only be multiplied by the fact that Wes Welker left the Patriots for the Broncos in Free Agency.
11.28 Steelers at Ravens: In the nightcap of the Thanksgiving Day set of games, The Steelers at Ravens will provide the dessert to a full slate of games. The Ravens and Steelers always provide a hard hitting and compelling game.
12.8 Seahawks at 49ers: This game will be a huge game, not only will this likely decide the NFC west’s best team but could also decide the best team in the NFC overall.
Other games that are interesting
9.15 49ers v Seahawks: Setting up to be the best rivalry in the NFC for the next 5 years.
10.13 Redskins at Cowboys: Always a competitive and enjoyable game, this game will help to determine the NFC east’s best team.
11.17 49ers at Saints: A Sean Payton led Saints will be a player in the NFC this season. This game will be a competitive and important match-up.
11.25 49ers at Redskins: In a match-up that will pit two athletic quarterbacks, RG3 v Kaepernick will be a fun game for all NFL fans.
12.15 Bengals at Steelers: The Ravens will take a step back after the off-season departure from their rosters. This game will pit the best two teams in the NFC North and will dictate the division crown.
12.22 Patriots at Ravens: A rematch of the AFC championship game that will help determine playoff seeding.
11.4 Bears at Packers: An always competitive and compelling game that will impact the NFC North crown.