Let’s see, today is April 15, and the season opener is September 13, so … only 15+31+30+31+31+12 days to go until the season opener! Whatever that works out to … 150 days if my old-fogey brain is still working. Call it 5 months.
Week 1: Sun, Sept. 13 at Green Bay Packers NBC 7:20 p.m.
Week 2: Sun, Sept. 20 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers CBS 3:15 p.m.
Week 3: Sun, Sept. 27 at Seattle Seahawks FOX 3:05 p.m.
Week 4: Sun, Oct. 4 vs. Detroit Lions FOX noon
Week 5: Bye Week
Week 6: Sun, Oct. 18 at Atlanta Falcons NBC 7:20 p.m.
Week 7: Sun, Oct. 25 at Cincinnati Bengals FOX noon
Week 8: Sun, Nov. 1 vs. Cleveland Browns CBS noon
Week 9: Sun, Nov. 8 vs. Arizona Cardinals FOX noon.
Week 10: Thu, Nov. 12 at San Francisco 49ers NFLN 7:20 p.m.
Week 11: Sun, Nov. 22 vs. Philadelphia Eagles NBC 7:20 p.m.
Week 12: Sun, Nov. 29 at Minnesota Vikings FOX noon.
Week 13: Sun, Dec. 6 vs. St. Louis Rams FOX noon
Week 14: Sun, Dec. 13 vs. Green Bay Packers FOX noon.
Week 15: Sun, Dec. 20 at Baltimore Ravens FOX noon
Week 16: Mon, Dec. 28 vs. Minnesota Vikings ESPN 7:20 p.m.
Week 17: Sun, Jan. 3 at Detroit Lions FOX noon.
Breakdown: besides the usual six games against their division rivals, they play the AFC Central … oh yay … Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cincinnati, and Cleveland, plus Seattle, Atlanta, Arizona, S.F., Philadelphia, and St. Louis.
This looks like a tough schedule. Thank God for the Lions, Bengals and Rams! Oh my!