Nfl schedule nov 20 2016

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NFL schedule 2016: Week-by-week regular-season matchups



The NFL schedule for 2016 has been released. The NFL regular season will begin Thursday, Sept. 8, with a Super Bowl 50 rematch between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers. The 2016 NFL regular season will end Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.

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Of the 256 regular-season games on the NFL schedule, three will be played in London and one will be played in Mexico City. The league also will be playing games in Los Angeles for the first time since 1994. The Rams are back in the LA Memorial Coliseum after moving from St. Louis. The team will play there until its new stadium in Inglewood is completed in 2019.

The week-by-week 2016 NFL schedule (all times Eastern), followed by the postseason schedule:


Thursday, Sept. 8

Panthers at Broncos, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 11

Buccaneers at Falcons, 1 p.m.
Vikings at Titans, 1 p.m.
Browns at Eagles, 1 p.m.
Bengals at Jets, 1 p.m.
Raiders at Saints, 1 p.m.
Chargers at Chiefs, 1 p.m.
Bills at Ravens, 1 p.m.
Bears at Texans, 1 p.m.
Packers at Jaguars, 1 p.m.
Dolphins at Seahawks, 4:05 p.m.
Giants at Cowboys, 4:25 p.m.
Lions at Colts, 4:25 p.m.
Patriots at Cardinals, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 12

Steelers at Redskins, 7:10 p.m.
Rams at 49ers, 10:20 p.m.


Thursday, Sept. 15

Jets at Bills, 8:25 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 18

49ers at Panthers, 1 p.m.
Cowboys at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Bengals at Steelers, 1 p.m.
Saints at Giants, 1 p.m.
Dolphins at Patriots, 1 p.m.
Chiefs at Texans, 1 p.m.
Titans at Lions, 1 p.m.
Ravens at Browns, 1 p.m.
Seahawks at Rams, 4:05 p.m.
Buccaneers at Cardinals, 4:05 p.m.
Jaguars at Chargers, 4:25 p.m.
Falcons at Raiders, 4:25 p.m.
Colts at Broncos, 4:25 p.m.
Packers at Vikings, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 19

Eagles at Bears, 8:30 p.m.


Thursday, Sept. 22

Texans at Patriots, 8:25 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 25

Cardinals at Bills, 1 p.m.
Raiders at Titans, 1 p.m.
Redskins at Giants, 1 p.m.
Browns at Dolphins, 1 p.m.
Ravens at Jaguars, 1 p.m.
Lions at Packers, 1 p.m.
Broncos at Bengals, 1 p.m.
Vikings at Panthers, 1 p.m.
Rams at Buccaneers, 4:05 p.m.
49ers at Seahawks, 4:05 p.m.
Jets at Chiefs, 4:25 p.m.
Chargers at Colts, 4:25 p.m.
Steelers at Eagles, 4:25 p.m.
Bears at Cowboys, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 26

Falcons at Saints, 8:30 p.m.


Thursday, Sept. 29

Dolphins at Bengals, 8:25 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 2

Colts vs. Jaguars in London, 9:30 a.m.
Titans at Texans, 1 p.m.
Browns at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Seahawks at Jets, 1 p.m.
Bills at Patriots, 1 p.m.
Panthers at Falcons, 1 p.m.
Raiders at Ravens, 1 p.m.
Lions at Bears, 1 p.m.
Broncos at Buccaneers, 4:05 p.m.
Rams at Cardinals, 4:25 p.m.
Saints at Chargers, 4:25 p.m.
Cowboys at 49ers, 4:25 p.m.
Chiefs at Steelers, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 3

Giants at Vikings, 8:30 p.m.

Byes: Packers, Eagles


Thursday, Oct. 6

Cardinals at 49ers, 8:25 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 9

Patriots at Browns, 1 p.m.
Eagles at Lions, 1 p.m.
Bears at Colts, 1 p.m.
Titans at Dolphins, 1 p.m.
Redskins at Ravens, 1 p.m.
Texans at Vikings, 1 p.m.
Jets at Steelers, 1 p.m.
Falcons at Broncos, 4:05 p.m.
Bengals at Cowboys, 4:25 p.m.
Bills at Rams, 4:25 p.m.
Chargers at Raiders, 4:25 p.m.
Giants at Packers, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 10

Buccaneers at Panthers, 8:30 p.m.

Byes: Jaguars, Chiefs, Saints, Seahawks


Thursday, Oct. 13

Broncos at Chargers, 8:25 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 16

49ers at Bills, 1 p.m.
Eagles at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Browns at Titans, 1 p.m.
Ravens at Giants, 1 p.m.
Panthers at Saints, 1 p.m.
Jaguars at Bears, 1 p.m.
Rams at Lions, 1 p.m.
Steelers at Dolphins, 1 p.m.
Bengals at Patriots, 1 p.m.
Chiefs at Raiders, 4:05 p.m.
Falcons at Seahawks, 4:25 p.m.
Cowboys at Packers, 4:25 p.m.
Colts at Texans, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 17

Jets at Cardinals, 8:30 p.m.

Byes: Vikings, Buccaneers


Thursday, Oct. 20

Bears at Packers, 8:25 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 23

Giants vs. Rams in London, 9:30 a.m.
Saints at Chiefs, 1 p.m.
Colts at Titans, 1 p.m.
Vikings at Eagles, 1 p.m.
Browns at Bengals, 1 p.m.
Redskins at Lions, 1 p.m.
Raiders at Jaguars, 1 p.m.
Bills at Dolphins, 1 p.m.
Ravens at Jets, 1 p.m.
Buccaneers at 49ers, 4:05 p.m.
Chargers at Falcons, 4:05 p.m.
Patriots at Steelers, 4:25 p.m.
Seahawks at Cardinals, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 24

Texans at Broncos, 8:30 p.m.

Byes: Panthers, Cowboys


Thursday, Oct. 27

Jaguars at Titans, 8:25 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 30

Redskins vs. Bengals in London, 9:30 a.m.
Packers at Falcons, 1 p.m.
Patriots at Bills, 1 p.m.
Jets at Browns, 1 p.m.
Lions at Texans, 1 p.m.
Chiefs at Colts, 1 p.m.
Seahawks at Saints, 1 p.m.
Raiders at Buccaneers, 1 p.m.
Chargers at Broncos, 4:05 p.m.
Cardinals at Panthers, 4:25 p.m.
Eagles at Cowboys, 8;30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 31

Vikings at Bears, 8:30 p.m.

Byes: Ravens, Rams, Dolphins, Giants, Steelers, 49ers


Thursday, Nov. 3

Falcons at Buccaneers, 8:25 p.m

Sunday, Nov. 6

Steelers at Ravens, 1 p.m.
Cowboys at Browns, 1 p.m.
Jaguars at Chiefs, 1 p.m.
Jets at Dolphins, 1 p.m.
Lions at Vikings, 1 p.m.
Eagles at Giants, 1 p.m.
Panthers at Rams, 4:05 p.m.
Saints at 49ers, 4:05 p.m.
Colts at Packers, 4:25 p.m.
Titans at Chargers, 4:25 p.m.
Broncos at Raiders, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 7

Bills at Seahawks, 8:30 p.m.

Byes: Cardinals, Bears, Bengals, Texans, Patriots, Redskins


Thursday, Nov. 10

Browns at Ravens, 8:25 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 13

Chiefs at Panthers, 1 p.m.
Texans at Jaguars, 1 p.m.
Broncos at Saints, 1 p.m.
Rams at Jets, 1 p.m.
Falcons at Eagles, 1 p.m.
Bears at Buccaneers, 1 p.m.
Packers at Titans, 1 p.m.
Vikings at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Dolphins at Chargers, 4:05 p.m.
49ers at Cardinals, 4:25 p.m.
Cowboys at Steelers, 4:25 p.m.
Seahawks at Patriots, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 14

Bengals at Giants, 8:30 p.m.

Byes: Bills, Lions, Colts, Raiders


Thursday, Nov. 17

Saints at Panthers, 8:25 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 20

Bills at Bengals, 1 p.m.
Steelers at Browns, 1 p.m.
Ravens at Cowboys, 1 p.m
Jaguars at Lions, 1 p.m.
Titans at Colts, 1 p.m.
Buccaneers at Chiefs, 1 p.m.
Cardinals at Vikings, 1 p.m.
Bears at Giants, 1 p.m.
Dolphins at Rams. 4:05 p.m.
Patriots at 49ers, 4:25 p.m.
Eagles at Seahawks, 4:25 p.m.
Packers at Redskins, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 21

Texans vs. Raiders at Mexico City, 8:30 p.m.

Byes: Falcons, Broncos, Jets, Chargers


Thursday, Nov. 24

Vikings at Lions, 12:30 p.m.
Redskins at Cowboys, 4:30 p.m.
Steelers at Colts, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 27

Cardinals at Falcons, 1 p.m.
Bengals at Ravens, 1 p.m.
Jaguars at Bills, 1 p.m.
Titans at Bears, 1 p.m.
Giants at Browns, 1 p.m.
Chargers at Texans, 1 p.m.
49ers at Dolphins, 1 p.m.
Rams at Saints, 1 p.m.
Seahawks at Buccaneers, 4:05 p.m.
Chiefs at Broncos, 4:25 p.m.
Panthers at Raiders, 4:25 p.m.
Patriots at Jets,  8:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 28

Packers at Eagles, 8:30 p.m.


Thursday, Dec. 1

Cowboys at Vikings, 8:35 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 4

Chiefs at Falcons, 1 p.m.
Dolphins at Ravens, 1 p.m.
49ers at Bears, 1 p.m.
Eagles at Bengals, 1 p.m.
Texans at Packers, 1 p.m.
Broncos at Jaguars, 1 p.m.
Rams at Patriots, 1 p.m.
Lions at Saints, 1 p.m.
Bills at Raiders, 4:05 p.m.
Redskins at Cardinals, 4:25 p.m.
Giants at Steelers,    4:25 p.m.
Buccaneers at Chargers, 4:25 p.m.
Panthers at Seahawks, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 5

Colts at Jets, 8:30 p.m.

Byes: Browns, Titans


Thursday, Dec. 8

Raiders at Chiefs, 8:25 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 11

Steelers at Bills, 1 p.m.
Chargers at Panthers, 1 p.m.
Bengals at Browns, 1 p.m.
Bears at Lions, 1 p.m.
Texans at Colts, 1 p.m.
Vikings at Jaguars, 1 p.m.
Cardinals at Dolphins, 1 p.m.
Redskins at Eagles, 1 p.m.
Saints at Buccaneers, 1 p.m.
Broncos at Titans, 1 p.m.
Jets at 49ers, 4:05 p.m.
Seahawks at Packers, 4:25 p.m.
Falcons at Rams, 4:25 p.m.
Cowboys at Giants, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 12

Ravens at Patriots, 8:30 p.m.


Thursday, Dec. 15

Rams at Seahawks, 8:25 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 17

Dolphins at Jets, 8:25 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 18

Eagles at Ravens, 1 p.m.
Browns at Bills, 1 p.m.
Packers at Bears, 1 p.m.
Buccaneers at Cowboys, 1 p.m.
Jaguars at Texans, 1 p.m.
Titans at Chiefs, 1 p.m.
Colts at Vikings, 1 p.m.
Lions at Giants, 1 p.m.
Saints at Cardinals, 4:05 p.m.
49ers at Falcons, 4:05 p.m.
Patriots at Broncos, 4:25 p.m.
Raiders at Chargers, 4:25 p.m.
Steelers at Bengals, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 19

Panthers at Redskins, 8:30 p.m.


Thursday, Dec. 22

Giants at Eagles, 8:25 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 24

Dolphins at Bills, 1 p .m.
Falcons at Panthers, 1 p.m.
Redskins at Bears, 1 p.m.
Chargers at Browns, 1 p.m.
Vikings at Packers, 1 p.m.
Titans at Jaguars, 1 p.m.
Jets at Patriots, 1 p.m.
Buccaneers at Saints, 1 p.m.
Colts at Raiders, 4:05 p.m.
49ers at Rams, 4:25 p.m.
Cardinals at Seahawks, 4:25 p.m.
Bengals at Texans, 8:25 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 25

Ravens at Steelers, 4:30 p.m.
Broncos at Chiefs, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 26

Lions at Cowboys, 8:30 p.m.


Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017

Saints at Falcons, 1 p.m.
Ravens at Bengals, 1 p.m.
Packers at Lions, 1 p.m.
Jaguars at Colts, 1 p.m.
Patriots at Dolphins, 1 p.m.
Bears at Vikings, 1 p.m.
Bills at Jets, 1 p.m.
Cowboys at Eagles, 1 p.m.
Browns at Steelers, 1 p.m.
Panthers at Buccaneers, 1 p.m.
Texans at Titans, 1 p.m
Giants at Redskins, 1 p.m.
Raiders at Broncos, 4:25 p.m.
Cardinals at Rams, 4:25 p.m.
Chiefs at Chargers, 4:25 p.m.
Seahawks at 49ers, 4:25 p.m.

NOTE: Sunday night games in Weeks 5-15 subject to change; Week 17 game TBD.


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Saturday, Jan. 7, and Sunday, Jan. 8

AFC and NFC divisional playoffs

Saturday, Jan. 14, and Sunday, Jan. 15

AFC and NFC championship games

Sunday, Jan. 22

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Sunday, Feb. 5, at Houston


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2016 NFL SCHEDULEGAMETime (ET)TVWEEK 1Thursday, September 08, 2016Carolina Panthers at Denver Broncos8:30pNBCSunday, September 11, 2016Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons1:00pFOXBuffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens1:00pCBSChicago Bears at Houston Texans1:00pFOXGreen Bay Packers at Jacksonville Jaguars1:00pFOXSan Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs1:00pCBSOakland Raiders at New Orleans Saints1:00pFOXCincinnati Bengals at New York Jets1:00pCBSCleveland Browns at Philadelphia Eagles1:00pCBSMinnesota Vikings at Tennessee Titans1:00pFOXMiami Dolphins at Seattle Seahawks4:05pCBSNew York Giants at Dallas Cowboys4:25pFOXDetroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts4:25pFOXNew England Patriots at Arizona Cardinals8:30pNBCMonday, September 12, 2016Pittsburgh Steelers at Washington7:10pESPNLos Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers10:20pESPNWEEK 2Thursday, September 15, 2016New York Jets at Buffalo Bills8:25pCBS/NFLN/TwitterSunday, September 18, 2016San Francisco 49ers at Carolina Panthers1:00pFOXBaltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns1:00pCBSTennessee Titans at Detroit Lions1:00pCBSKansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans1:00pCBSMiami Dolphins at New England Patriots1:00pCBSNew Orleans Saints at New York Giants1:00pFOXCincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers1:00pCBSDallas Cowboys at Washington1:00pFOXTampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals4:05pFOXSeattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams4:05pFOXIndianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos4:25pCBSAtlanta Falcons at Oakland Raiders4:25pCBSJacksonville Jaguars at San Diego Chargers4:25pCBSGreen Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings8:30pNBCMonday, September 19, 2016Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears8:30pESPNWEEK 3Thursday, September 22, 2016Houston Texans at New England Patriots8:25pCBS/NFLN/TwitterSunday, September 25, 2016Arizona Cardinals at Buffalo Bills1:00pFOXMinnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers1:00pFOXDenver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals1:00pCBSDetroit Lions at Green Bay Packers1:00pFOXBaltimore Ravens at Jacksonville Jaguars1:00pCBSCleveland Browns at Miami Dolphins1:00pCBSWashington at New York Giants1:00pFOXOakland Raiders at Tennessee Titans1:00pCBSSan Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks4:05pFOXLos Angeles Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers4:05pFOXSan Diego Chargers at Indianapolis Colts4:25pCBSNew York Jets at Kansas City Chiefs4:25pCBSPittsburgh Steelers at Philadelphia Eagles4:25pCBSChicago Bears at Dallas Cowboys8:30pNBCMonday, September 26, 2016Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints8:30pESPNWEEK 4Thursday, September 29, 2016Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals8:25pNFLNSunday, October 02, 2016Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars (London)9:30aCBSCarolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons1:00pFOXOakland Raiders at Baltimore Ravens1:00pCBSDetroit Lions at Chicago Bears1:00pFOXTennessee Titans at Houston Texans1:00pCBSBuffalo Bills at New England Patriots1:00pCBSSeattle Seahawks at New York Jets1:00pFOXCleveland Browns at Washington1:00pCBSDenver Broncos at Tampa Bay Buccaneers4:05pCBSLos Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals4:25pFOXNew Orleans Saints at San Diego Chargers4:25pFOXDallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers4:25pFOXKansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers8:30pNBCMonday, October 03, 2016New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings8:30pESPNByes: Green Bay, PhiladelphiaWEEK 5Thursday, October 06, 2016Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers8:25pCBS/NFLN/TwitterSunday, October 09, 2016Washington at Baltimore Ravens1:00pFOXNew England Patriots at Cleveland Browns1:00pCBSPhiladelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions1:00pFOXChicago Bears at Indianapolis Colts1:00pFOXTennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins1:00pCBSHouston Texans at Minnesota Vikings1:00pCBSNew York Jets at Pittsburgh Steelers1:00pCBSAtlanta Falcons at Denver Broncos4:05pFOXCincinnati Bengals at Dallas Cowboys4:25pCBSBuffalo Bills at Los Angeles Rams4:25pCBSSan Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders4:25pCBSNew York Giants at Green Bay Packers *8:30pNBCMonday, October 10, 2016Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers8:30pESPNByes: Jacksonville, Kansas City, New Orleans, SeattleWEEK 6Thursday, October 13, 2016Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers8:25pCBS/NFLN/TwitterSunday, October 16, 2016San Francisco 49ers at Buffalo Bills1:00pFOXJacksonville Jaguars at Chicago Bears1:00pCBSLos Angeles Rams at Detroit Lions1:00pFOXPittsburgh Steelers at Miami Dolphins1:00pCBSCincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots1:00pCBSCarolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints1:00pFOXBaltimore Ravens at New York Giants1:00pCBSCleveland Browns at Tennessee Titans1:00pCBSPhiladelphia Eagles at Washington1:00pFOXKansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders4:05pCBSDallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers4:25pFOXAtlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks4:25pFOXIndianapolis Colts at Houston Texans *8:30pNBCMonday, October 17, 2016New York Jets at Arizona Cardinals8:30pESPNByes: Minnesota, Tampa BayWEEK 7Thursday, October 20, 2016Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers8:25pCBS/NFLN/TwitterSunday, October 23, 2016New York Giants at Los Angeles Rams (London)9:30aNFLNCleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals1:00pCBSWashington at Detroit Lions1:00pFOXOakland Raiders at Jacksonville Jaguars1:00pCBSNew Orleans Saints at Kansas City Chiefs1:00pFOXBuffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins1:00pCBSBaltimore Ravens at New York Jets1:00pCBSMinnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles1:00pFOXIndianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans1:00pCBSSan Diego Chargers at Atlanta Falcons4:05pFOXTampa Bay Buccaneers at San Francisco 49ers4:05pFOXNew England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers4:25pCBSSeattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals *8:30pNBCMonday, October 24, 2016Houston Texans at Denver Broncos8:30pESPNByes: Carolina, DallasWEEK 8Thursday, October 27, 2016Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans8:25pNFLNSunday, October 30, 2016Washington at Cincinnati Bengals (London)9:30aFOXGreen Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons1:00pFOXNew England Patriots at Buffalo Bills1:00pCBSNew York Jets at Cleveland Browns1:00pCBSDetroit Lions at Houston Texans1:00pFOXKansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts1:00pCBSSeattle Seahawks at New Orleans Saints1:00pFOXOakland Raiders at Tampa Bay Buccaneers1:00pCBSSan Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos4:05pCBSArizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers4:25pFOXPhiladelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys *8:30pNBCMonday, October 31, 2016Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears8:30pESPNByes: Baltimore, Los Angeles, Miami, NY Giants, Pittsburgh, San FranciscoWEEK 9Thursday, November 03, 2016Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers8:25pNFLNSunday, November 06, 2016Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens1:00pCBSDallas Cowboys at Cleveland Browns1:00pFOXJacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs1:00pCBSNew York Jets at Miami Dolphins1:00pCBSDetroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings1:00pFOXPhiladelphia Eagles at New York Giants1:00pFOXCarolina Panthers at Los Angeles Rams4:05pFOXNew Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers4:05pFOXIndianapolis Colts at Green Bay Packers4:25pCBSTennessee Titans at San Diego Chargers4:25pCBSDenver Broncos at Oakland Raiders *8:30pNBCMonday, November 07, 2016Buffalo Bills at Seattle Seahawks8:30pESPNByes: Arizona, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, New England, WashingtonWEEK 10Thursday, November 10, 2016Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens8:25pNFLNSunday, November 13, 2016Kansas City Chiefs at Carolina Panthers1:00pCBSHouston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars1:00pCBSDenver Broncos at New Orleans Saints1:00pCBSLos Angeles Rams at New York Jets1:00pFOXAtlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles1:00pFOXChicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers1:00pFOXGreen Bay Packers at Tennessee Titans1:00pFOXMinnesota Vikings at Washington1:00pFOXMiami Dolphins at San Diego Chargers4:05pCBSSan Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals4:25pFOXDallas Cowboys at Pittsburgh Steelers4:25pFOXSeattle Seahawks at New England Patriots *8:30pNBCMonday, November 14, 2016Cincinnati Bengals at New York Giants8:30pESPNByes: Buffalo, Detroit, Indianapolis, OaklandWEEK 11Thursday, November 17, 2016New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers8:25pNBC/NFLN/TwitterSunday, November 20, 2016Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals1:00pFOXPittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns1:00pCBSBaltimore Ravens at Dallas Cowboys1:00pCBSJacksonville Jaguars at Detroit Lions1:00pCBSTennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts1:00pCBSTampa Bay Buccaneers at Kansas City Chiefs1:00pFOXArizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings1:00pFOXChicago Bears at New York Giants1:00pFOXMiami Dolphins at Los Angeles Rams4:05pFOXNew England Patriots at San Francisco 49ers4:25pCBSPhiladelphia Eagles at Seattle Seahawks4:25pCBSGreen Bay Packers at Washington*8:30pNBCMonday, November 21, 2016Houston Texans at Oakland Raiders (Mexico City)8:30pESPNByes: Atlanta, Denver, NY Jets, San DiegoWEEK 12Thursday, November 24, 2016Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions12:30pCBSWashington at Dallas Cowboys4:30pFOXPittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts8:30pNBCSunday, November 27, 2016Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons1:00pFOXCincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens1:00pCBSJacksonville Jaguars at Buffalo Bills1:00pCBSTennessee Titans at Chicago Bears1:00pCBSNew York Giants at Cleveland Browns1:00pFOXSan Diego Chargers at Houston Texans1:00pCBSSan Francisco 49ers at Miami Dolphins1:00pFOXLos Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints1:00pFOXSeattle Seahawks at Tampa Bay Buccaneers4:05pFOXKansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos4:25pCBSCarolina Panthers at Oakland Raiders4:25pCBSNew England Patriots at New York Jets *8:30pNBCMonday, November 28, 2016Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles8:30pESPNWEEK 13Thursday, December 01, 2016Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings8:25pNBC/NFLN/TwitterSunday, December 04, 2016Kansas City Chiefs at Atlanta Falcons1:00pCBSMiami Dolphins at Baltimore Ravens1:00pCBSSan Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears1:00pFOXPhiladelphia Eagles at Cincinnati Bengals1:00pFOXHouston Texans at Green Bay Packers1:00pCBSDenver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars1:00pCBSLos Angeles Rams at New England Patriots1:00pFOXDetroit Lions at New Orleans Saints1:00pFOXBuffalo Bills at Oakland Raiders4:05pCBSWashington at Arizona Cardinals4:25pFOXNew York Giants at Pittsburgh Steelers4:25pFOXTampa Bay Buccaneers at San Diego Chargers4:25pFOXCarolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks *8:30pNBCMonday, December 05, 2016Indianapolis Colts at New York Jets8:30pESPNByes: Cleveland, TennesseeWEEK 14Thursday, December 08, 2016Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs8:25pNBC/NFLN/TwitterSunday, December 11, 2016Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills1:00pCBSSan Diego Chargers at Carolina Panthers1:00pFOXCincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns1:00pCBSChicago Bears at Detroit Lions1:00pFOXHouston Texans at Indianapolis Colts1:00pCBSMinnesota Vikings at Jacksonville Jaguars1:00pFOXArizona Cardinals at Miami Dolphins1:00pFOXWashington at Philadelphia Eagles1:00pFOXNew Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers1:00pFOXDenver Broncos at Tennessee Titans1:00pCBSNew York Jets at San Francisco 49ers4:05pCBSSeattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers4:25pFOXAtlanta Falcons at Los Angeles Rams4:25pFOXDallas Cowboys at New York Giants *8:30pNBCMonday, December 12, 2016Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots8:30pESPNWEEK 15Thursday, December 15, 2016Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks8:25pNBC/NFLN/TwitterSaturday, December 17, 2016Miami Dolphins at New York Jets8:25pNFLNSunday, December 18, 2016Philadelphia Eagles at Baltimore Ravens1:00pFOXCleveland Browns at Buffalo Bills1:00pCBSGreen Bay Packers at Chicago Bears1:00pFOXTampa Bay Buccaneers at Dallas Cowboys1:00pFOXJacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans1:00pCBSTennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs1:00pCBSIndianapolis Colts at Minnesota Vikings1:00pCBSDetroit Lions at New York Giants1:00pFOXNew Orleans Saints at Arizona Cardinals4:05pFOXSan Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons4:05pFOXNew England Patriots at Denver Broncos4:25pCBSOakland Raiders at San Diego Chargers4:25pCBSPittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals *8:30pNBCMonday, December 19, 2016Carolina Panthers at Washington8:30pESPNWEEK 16Thursday, December 22, 2016New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles8:25pNBC/NFLN/TwitterSaturday, December 24, 2016Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills1:00pCBSAtlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers1:00pFOXWashington at Chicago Bears1:00pFOXSan Diego Chargers at Cleveland Browns1:00pCBSMinnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers1:00pFOXTennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars1:00pCBSNew York Jets at New England Patriots1:00pCBSTampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints1:00pFOXIndianapolis Colts at Oakland Raiders4:05pCBSSan Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams4:25pFOXArizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks4:25pFOXCincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans8:25pNFLNSunday, December 25, 2016Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers4:30pNFLNDenver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs8:30pNBCMonday, December 26, 2016Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys8:30pESPNWEEK 17Sunday, January 01, 2017New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons1:00pFOXBaltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals1:00pCBSGreen Bay Packers at Detroit Lions1:00pFOXJacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts1:00pCBSNew England Patriots at Miami Dolphins1:00pCBSChicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings1:00pFOXBuffalo Bills at New York Jets1:00pCBSDallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles1:00pFOXCleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers1:00pCBSCarolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers1:00pFOXHouston Texans at Tennessee Titans1:00pCBSNew York Giants at Washington1:00pFOXOakland Raiders at Denver Broncos4:25pCBSArizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams4:25pFOXKansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers4:25pCBSSeattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers4:25pFOX
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2016 NFL schedule release: Here's the time and date for all 256 games

Rejoice, football fanatics, because the 2016 NFL schedule is finally here. And, boy is it juicy, kicking off with a Super Bowl 50 rematch in Denver between the Broncos and Panthers.

The 2015 NFL MVP, Cam Newton, will be looking for revenge, while the world awaits just who the Super Bowl champs will trot out as their Week 1 starter. The game marks the first time the NFL has scheduled a Super Bowl rematch in its Thursday night opener.

The Week 1 schedule also includes a sexy Sunday night game with the Cardinals hosting the Patriots in a "consolation matchup" between the two losers of last season's conference title games.

Other notable games?

  • The Vikings, a playoff team in 2015, will travel to Detroit to face the Lions for the first of the NFL's three Thanksgiving games, followed by the Redskins facing the Cowboys in Dallas and the Steelers facing the Colts in prime time.
  • The Steelers and Bengals will renew their rivalry in Week 2 after an ugly playoff game in Cincinnati, but Vontaze Burfict will be out while serving his three-game suspension.
  • The Broncos will play on Christmas night at Kansas City against the rival Chiefs.

Here is the full 2016 NFL schedule:

Week 1

Thursday, Sept. 8
8:30 p.m. ET Panthers at Broncos

Sunday, Sept. 11
1 p.m. ET Buccaneers at Falcons
1 p.m. ET Vikings at Titans
1 p.m. ET Browns at Eagles
1 p.m. ET Bengals at Jets
1 p.m. ET Raiders at Saints
1 p.m. ET Chargers at Chiefs
1 p.m. ET Bills at Ravens
1 p.m. ET Bears at Texans
1 p.m. ET Packers at Jaguars
4:05 p.m. ET Dolphins at Seahawks
4:25 p.m. ET Giants at Cowboys
4:25 p.m. ET Lions at Colts
8:30 p.m. ET Patriots at Cardinals

Monday, Sept. 12
7:10 p.m. ET Steelers at Redskins
10:20 p.m. ET Rams at 49ers

Week 2

Thursday, Sept. 15
8:25 p.m. ET Jets at Bills

Sunday, Sept. 18
1 p.m. ET 49ers at Panthers
1 p.m. ET Cowboys at Redskins
1 p.m. ET Bengals at Steelers
1 p.m. ET Saints at Giants
1 p.m. ET Dolphins at Patriots
1 p.m. ET Chiefs at Texans
1 p.m. ET Titans at Lions
1 p.m. ET Ravens at Browns
4:05 p.m. ET Seahawks at Rams
4:05 p.m. ET Buccaneers at Cardinals
4:25 p.m. ET Jaguars at Chargers
4:25 p.m. ET Falcons at Raiders
4:25 p.m. ET Colts at Broncos
8:30 p.m. ET Packers at Vikings

Monday, Sept. 19
8:30 p.m. ET Eagles at Bears

Week 3

Thursday, Sept. 22
8:25 p.m. ET Texans at Patriots

Sunday, Sept. 25
1 p.m. ET Cardinals at Bills
1 p.m. ET Raiders at Titans
1 p.m. ET Redskins at Giants
1 p.m. ET Browns at Dolphins
1 p.m. ET Ravens at Jaguars
1 p.m. ET Lions at Packers
1 p.m. ET Broncos at Bengals
1 p.m. ET Vikings at Panthers
4:05 p.m. ET Rams at Buccaneers
4:05 p.m. ET 49ers at Seahawks
4:25 p.m. ET Jets at Chiefs
4:25 p.m. ET Chargers at Colts
4:25 p.m. ET Steelers at Eagles
8:30 p.m. ET Bears at Cowboys

Monday, Sept. 26
8:30 p.m. ET Falcons at Saints

Week 4

Thursday, Sept. 29
8:25 p.m. ET Dolphins at Bengals

Sunday, Oct. 2
9:30 a.m. ET Colts at Jaguars
1 p.m. ET Titans at Texans
1 p.m. ET Browns at Redskins
1 p.m. ET Seahawks at Jets
1 p.m. ET Bills at Patriots
1 p.m. ET Panthers at Falcons
1 p.m. ET Raiders at Ravens
1 p.m. ET Lions at Bears
4:05 p.m. ET Broncos at Buccaneers
4:25 p.m. ET Rams at Cardinals
4:25 p.m. ET Saints at Chargers
4:25 p.m. ET Cowboys at 49ers
8:30 p.m. ET Chiefs at Steelers

Monday, Oct. 3
8:30 p.m. ET Giants at Vikings
Bye week: Packers, Eagles

Week 5

Thursday, Oct. 6
8:25 p.m. ET Cardinals at 49ers

Sunday, Oct. 9
1 p.m. ET Patriots at Browns
1 p.m. ET Eagles at Lions
1 p.m. ET Bears at Colts
1 p.m. ET Titans at Dolphins
1 p.m. ET Redskins at Ravens
1 p.m. ET Texans at Vikings
1 p.m. ET Jets at Steelers
4:05 p.m. ET Falcons at Broncos
4:25 p.m. ET Bengals at Cowboys
4:25 p.m. ET Bills at Rams
4:25 p.m. ET Chargers at Raiders
8:30 p.m. ET Giants at Packers

Monday, Oct. 10
8:30 p.m. ET Buccaneers at Panthers
Bye week: Jaguars, Chiefs, Saints, Seahawks

Week 6

Thursday, Oct. 13
8:25 p.m. ET Broncos at Chargers

Sunday, Oct. 16
1 p.m. ET 49ers at Bills
1 p.m. ET Eagles at Redskins
1 p.m. ET Browns at Titans
1 p.m. ET Ravens at Giants
1 p.m. ET Panthers at Saints
1 p.m. ET Jaguars at Bears
1 p.m. ET Rams at Lions
1 p.m. ET Steelers at Dolphins
1 p.m. ET Bengals at Patriots
4:05 p.m. ET Chiefs at Raiders
4:25 p.m. ET Falcons at Seahawks
4:25 p.m. ET Cowboys at Packers
8:30 p.m. ET Colts at Texans

Monday, Oct. 17
8:30 p.m. ET Jets at Cardinals
Bye week: Vikings, Buccaneers

Week 7

Thursday, Oct. 20
8:25 p.m. ET Bears at Packers

Sunday, Oct. 23
9:30 a.m. ET Giants at Rams
1 p.m. ET Saints at Chiefs
1 p.m. ET Colts at Titans
1 p.m. ET Vikings at Eagles
1 p.m. ET Browns at Bengals
1 p.m. ET Redskins at Lions
1 p.m. ET Raiders at Jaguars
1 p.m. ET Bills at Dolphins
1 p.m. ET Ravens at Jets
4:05 p.m. ET Buccaneers at 49ers
4:05 p.m. ET Chargers at Falcons
4:25 p.m. ET Patriots at Steelers
8:30 p.m. ET Seahawks at Cardinals

Monday, Oct. 24
8:30 p.m. ET Texans at Broncos
Bye week: Panthers, Cowboys

Week 8

Thursday, Oct. 27
8:25 p.m. ET Jaguars at Titans

Sunday, Oct. 30
9:30 a.m. ET Redskins at Bengals
1 p.m. ET Chiefs at Colts
1 p.m. ET Raiders at Buccaneers
1 p.m. ET Seahawks at Saints
1 p.m. ET Lions at Texans
1 p.m. ET Jets at Browns
1 p.m. ET Packers at Falcons
1 p.m. ET Patriots at Bills
4:05 p.m. ET Chargers at Broncos
4:25 p.m. ET Cardinals at Panthers
8:30 p.m. ET Eagles at Cowboys

Monday, Oct. 31
8:30 p.m. ET Vikings at Bears
Bye week: Ravens, Rams, Dolphins, Giants, Steelers, 49ers

Week 9

Thursday, Nov. 3
8:25 p.m. ET Falcons at Buccaneers

Sunday, Nov. 6
1 p.m. ET Lions at Vikings
1 p.m. ET Eagles at Giants
1 p.m. ET Jets at Dolphins
1 p.m. ET Jaguars at Chiefs
1 p.m. ET Cowboys at Browns
1 p.m. ET Steelers at Ravens
4:05 p.m. ET Saints at 49ers
4:05 p.m. ET Panthers at Rams
4:25 p.m. ET Colts at Packers
4:25 p.m. ET Titans at Chargers
8:30 p.m. ET Broncos at Raiders

Monday, Nov. 7
8:30 p.m. ET Bills at Seahawks
Bye week: Cardinals, Bears, Bengals, Texans, Patriots, Redskins

Week 10

Thursday, Nov. 10
8:25 p.m. ET Browns at Ravens

Sunday, Nov. 13
1 p.m. ET Texans at Jaguars
1 p.m. ET Broncos at Saints
1 p.m. ET Rams at Jets
1 p.m. ET Falcons at Eagles
1 p.m. ET Chiefs at Panthers
1 p.m. ET Bears at Buccaneers
1 p.m. ET Vikings at Redskins
1 p.m. ET Packers at Titans
4:05 p.m. ET Dolphins at Chargers
4:25 p.m. ET 49ers at Cardinals
4:25 p.m. ET Cowboys at Steelers
8:30 p.m. ET Seahawks at Patriots

Monday, Nov. 14
8:30 p.m. ET Bengals at Giants
Bye week: Bills, Lions, Colts, Raiders

Week 11

Thursday, Nov. 17
8:25 p.m. ET Saints at Panthers

Sunday, Nov. 20
1 p.m. ET Steelers at Browns
1 p.m. ET Ravens at Cowboys
1 p.m. ET Jaguars at Lions
1 p.m. ET Titans at Colts
1 p.m. ET Bills at Bengals
1 p.m. ET Buccaneers at Chiefs
1 p.m. ET Bears at Giants
1 p.m. ET Cardinals at Vikings
4:05 p.m. ET Dolphins at Rams
4:25 p.m. ET Patriots at 49ers
4:25 p.m. ET Eagles at Seahawks
8:30 p.m. ET Packers at Redskins

Monday, Nov. 21
8:30 p.m. ET Texans at Raiders
Bye week: Falcons, Broncos, Jets, Chargers

Week 12

Thursday, Nov. 24
12:30 p.m. ET Vikings at Lions
4:30 p.m. ET Redskins at Cowboys
8:30 p.m. ET Steelers at Colts

Sunday, Nov. 27
1 p.m. ET Titans at Bears
1 p.m. ET Jaguars at Bills
1 p.m. ET Bengals at Ravens
1 p.m. ET Cardinals at Falcons
1 p.m. ET Giants at Browns
1 p.m. ET Rams at Saints
1 p.m. ET 49ers at Dolphins
1 p.m. ET Chargers at Texans
4:05 p.m. ET Seahawks at Buccaneers
4:25 p.m. ET Panthers at Raiders
4:25 p.m. ET Chiefs at Broncos
8:30 p.m. ET Patriots at Jets

Monday, Nov. 28
8:30 p.m. ET Packers at Eagles

Week 13

Thursday, Dec. 1
8:25 p.m. ET Cowboys at Vikings

Sunday, Dec. 4
1 p.m. ET Chiefs at Falcons
1 p.m. ET Lions at Saints
1 p.m. ET Rams at Patriots
1 p.m. ET Broncos at Jaguars
1 p.m. ET Texans at Packers
1 p.m. ET Eagles at Bengals
1 p.m. ET Dolphins at Ravens
1 p.m. ET 49ers at Bears
4:05 p.m. ET Bills at Raiders
4:25 p.m. ET Giants at Steelers
4:25 p.m. ET Redskins at Cardinals
4:25 p.m. ET Buccaneers at Chargers
8:30 p.m. ET Panthers at Seahawks

Monday, Dec. 5
8:30 p.m. ET Colts at Jets
Bye week: Browns, Titans

Week 14

Thursday, Dec. 8
8:25 p.m. ET Raiders at Chiefs

Sunday, Dec. 11
1 p.m. ET Steelers at Bills
1 p.m. ET Broncos at Titans
1 p.m. ET Saints at Buccaneers
1 p.m. ET Redskins at Eagles
1 p.m. ET Cardinals at Dolphins
1 p.m. ET Chargers at Panthers
1 p.m. ET Bengals at Browns
1 p.m. ET Bears at Lions
1 p.m. ET Texans at Colts
1 p.m. ET Vikings at Jaguars
4:05 p.m. ET Jets at 49ers
4:25 p.m. ET Falcons at Rams
4:25 p.m. ET Seahawks at Packers
8:30 p.m. ET Cowboys at Giants

Monday, Dec. 12
8:30 p.m. ET Ravens at Patriots

Week 15

Thursday, Dec. 15
8:25 p.m. ET Rams at Seahawks

Saturday, Dec. 17
8:25 p.m. ET Dolphins at Jets

Sunday, Dec. 18
1 p.m. ET Packers at Bears
1 p.m. ET Buccaneers at Cowboys
1 p.m. ET Jaguars at Texans
1 p.m. ET Browns at Bills
1 p.m. ET Eagles at Ravens
1 p.m. ET Titans at Chiefs
1 p.m. ET Lions at Giants
1 p.m. ET Colts at Vikings
4:05 p.m. ET Saints at Cardinals
4:05 p.m. ET 49ers at Falcons
4:25 p.m. ET Patriots at Broncos
4:25 p.m. ET Raiders at Chargers
8:30 p.m. ET Steelers at Bengals

Monday, Dec. 19
8:30 p.m. ET Panthers at Redskins

Week 16

Thursday, Dec. 22
8:25 p.m. ET Giants at Eagles

Saturday, Dec. 24
1 p.m. ET Dolphins at Bills
1 p.m. ET Buccaneers at Saints
1 p.m. ET Jets at Patriots
1 p.m. ET Titans at Jaguars
1 p.m. ET Vikings at Packers
1 p.m. ET Chargers at Browns
1 p.m. ET Redskins at Bears
1 p.m. ET Falcons at Panthers
4:05 p.m. ET Colts at Raiders
4:25 p.m. ET Cardinals at Seahawks
4:25 p.m. ET 49ers at Rams
8:25 p.m. ET Bengals at Texans

Sunday, Dec. 25
4:30 p.m. ET Ravens at Steelers
8:30 p.m. ET Broncos at Chiefs

Monday, Dec. 26
8:30 p.m. ET Lions at Cowboys

Week 17

Sunday, Jan. 1
1 p.m. ET Saints at Falcons
1 p.m. ET Ravens at Bengals
1 p.m. ET Giants at Redskins
1 p.m. ET Texans at Titans
1 p.m. ET Panthers at Buccaneers
1 p.m. ET Packers at Lions
1 p.m. ET Jaguars at Colts
1 p.m. ET Patriots at Dolphins
1 p.m. ET Bears at Vikings
1 p.m. ET Bills at Jets
1 p.m. ET Cowboys at Eagles
1 p.m. ET Browns at Steelers
4:25 p.m. ET Cardinals at Rams
4:25 p.m. ET Raiders at Broncos
4:25 p.m. ET Chiefs at Chargers
4:25 p.m. ET Seahawks at 49ers

November 20, 2016

2016 NFL season

This article is about the American football season in the United States. For the Gaelic football season in Ireland, see 2016 National Football League (Ireland).

97th season in the history of the National Football League

The 2016 NFL season was the 97th season in the history of the National Football League (NFL) and the 51st of the Super Bowl era. The season began on September 8, 2016, with the defending Super Bowl 50 champion Denver Broncos defeating the Carolina Panthers 21–20 in the NFL Kickoff Game in a rematch of the Super Bowl. The season concluded with Super Bowl LI, the league's championship game on February 5, 2017, at NRG Stadium in Houston with the New England Patriots defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34–28 in overtime.

For the first time since the Houston Oilers relocated to Tennessee in 1997,[note 1] an NFL team relocated to another state, as the former St. Louis Rams moved out of St. Louis, Missouri and returned to Los Angeles, its home from 1946 to 1979 (Anaheim 1980–1994).[1][2] For the first time since the 2003 NFL season, neither of the previous season's Super Bowl participants made the playoffs.[3]

The 2016 season also was the last season for the San Diego Chargers after playing in San Diego for 56 years before their return to the city of Los Angeles for 2017, where the franchise was based in for their first season in 1960.

Player movements and retirements[edit]

The 2016 NFL league year began on March 9, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. ET. On March 7 clubs started to contact and enter into contract negotiations with the certified agents of players who became unrestricted free agents upon the expiration of their 2015 contracts two days later. On March 9, clubs exercised options for 2016 on players who have option clauses in their 2015 contracts, submitted qualifying offers to their restricted free agents with expiring contracts and to whom desire to retain a Right of Refusal/Compensation, submitted a Minimum Salary Tender to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring 2015 contracts and who have fewer than three accrued season of free agent credit, and teams were required to be under the salary cap, using the "Top-51" definition (in which the 51 highest-paid players on the team's payroll must have a collective salary cap hit below the actual cap). All 2015 players contracts expired and trading period for 2016 begin.

Free agency[edit]

A total of 496 players were eligible for some form of free agency at the beginning of the free agency period.[4] In addition, a number of highly paid players were released after the start of the league year to allow their teams to regain space under the salary cap. Among the notable players who changed teams via free agency were:

  • Quarterbacks Robert Griffin III (Washington to Cleveland) and Brock Osweiler (Denver to Houston)
  • Running backs Matt Forte (Chicago to New York Jets), Chris Ivory (New York Jets to Jacksonville) Lamar Miller (Miami to Houston), and Alfred Morris (Washington to Dallas)
  • Wide receivers Travis Benjamin (Cleveland to San Diego), Marvin Jones (Cincinnati to Detroit), Rishard Matthews (Miami to Tennessee), and Mohamed Sanu (Cincinnati to Atlanta)
  • Tight ends Coby Fleener (Indianapolis to New Orleans) and Benjamin Watson (New Orleans to Baltimore)
  • Offensive linemen Alex Boone (San Francisco to Minnesota), Alex Mack (Cleveland to Atlanta), Russell Okung (Seattle to Denver), Kelechi Osemele (Baltimore to Oakland), Mitchell Schwartz (Cleveland to Kansas City), Donald Stephenson (Kansas City to Denver),
  • Defensive linemen Damon Harrison (New York Jets to New York Giants) Malik Jackson (Denver to Jacksonville), Brandon Mebane (Seattle to San Diego), and Olivier Vernon (Miami to New York Giants)
  • Linebackers Demario Davis (New York Jets to Cleveland), Bruce Irvin (Seattle to Oakland), and Danny Trevathan (Denver to Chicago)
  • Defensive backs Prince Amukamara (New York Giants to Jacksonville), Tashaun Gipson (Cleveland to Jacksonville), Casey Hayward (Green Bay to San Diego), Janoris Jenkins (Los Angeles to New York Giants), Rodney McLeod (Los Angeles to Philadelphia), Josh Norman (Carolina to Washington), Sean Smith (Kansas City to Oakland), and Eric Weddle (San Diego to Baltimore)


Notable retirements[edit]

  • DE Jared Allen – Five time Pro Bowler and four-time first-team AP All Pro. Allen played for the Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, and Carolina Panthers during his 12-year career.[13]
  • RB Arian Foster – Four-time Pro Bowler and three-time AP All Pro (two first-team, one second-team). Foster played for the Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins during his eight-year career.[14]
  • RB Marshawn Lynch – Five-time Pro Bowler, two time AP All Pro (one first-team, one second-team), and Super Bowl XLVIII champion. Lynch played for the Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks during his nine-year career.[15] Prior to the 2017 season, Lynch came out of retirement, signing with the Oakland Raiders.
  • WR Calvin Johnson – Six-time Pro Bowler and four-time AP All Pro (three first-team, one second-team). Johnson played his entire nine-year career for the Detroit Lions.[16]
  • QB Peyton Manning – Fourteen-time Pro Bowler, 10-time AP All Pro (seven first-team, three second-team), first overall selection in the 1998 NFL Draft, five-time NFL MVP (2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2013), two-time Offensive Player of the Year (2004 and 2013), 2005 Walter Payton Man of the Year, 2012 Comeback Player of the year, two-time Super Bowl champion (XLI and 50), and Super Bowl XLI MVP. Manning played for the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos during his 18 year career.[17]
  • S Charles Woodson – Nine-time Pro Bowler, eight-time AP All Pro (four first-team, four second-team), 2009Defensive Player of the Year, and Super Bowl XLV champion. Woodson shares the record for most career defensive touchdowns, with 13. He played for the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers during his 18-year career.[18]


Further information: 2016 NFL Draft

The 2016 NFL Draft was held between April 28 − April 30, 2016 in Chicago. By way of a trade with the Tennessee Titans, the Los Angeles Rams held the first overall pick and selected QBJared Goff.

Rule changes[edit]

The following rule changes were approved for the 2016 NFL season at the owners' meeting on March 22:[19]

  • Allowing the offensive and defensive play callers on the coaching staffs to use the coach-to-player communication system regardless of whether they are on the field or in the coaches' booth.
  • Permanently adopting the extra-point rules enacted in the 2015 NFL season. Extra point kicks will be from the 15 yard line, and defenses can return blocked PAT's, fumbles or interceptions on two-point tries for a two-point defensive conversion.
  • Outlaw all chop blocks anywhere on the field. Previously, the chop block was legal when an offensive lineman chops a defensive player "while the defensive player is physically engaged above the waist by the blocking attempt of another offensive teammate".
  • Expand the definition of a "horse-collar tackle" to include tackles where a player is grabbed by the jersey at or above the name plate and dragged to the ground.
  • Making the act of calling time-out when not permitted to do so subject to a delay-of-game penalty (5 yards).
  • Changing from a five-yard penalty to a loss of down when a receiver goes out of bounds and comes back in to illegally touch a forward pass.
  • Eliminating multiple spots of enforcement for a double foul committed after a change of possession.
  • The umpire will now line up in the offensive backfield directly across from the referee at all times in the game, ending the practice of the umpire moving behind the defensive line when the offense is inside the five-yard line or in the final 2:00 of the first half & the final 5:00 of the second half.

The following changes were approved for only the 2016 NFL season at the owners' meeting on March 23. Both are subject to become permanent rules or scrapped for the 2017.

  • Moving the touchback spot after kickoffs and other free kicks to the 25-yard line, similar to the NCAA rule adopted in the 2012 season (a touchback after a turnover or punt will still be placed on the 20-yard line). The goal for this rule change is to decrease the number of kickoff returns: kick returners may be more reluctant to bring the ball out from the end zone because of the greater risk of being tackled before reaching the 25-yard line. NFL officials concede that this may in fact increase kickoff returns because kickers may instead attempt to pin returners inside the 10-yard line.[20]
  • Players committing two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties in the same game will be automatically ejected from the game. This was in response to New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. committing three personal fouls in one game against the Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman without being ejected. This change is being referred to as the "Odell Beckham Rule". NFL officials, however, clarify that this new rule would not have ejected Beckham since he committed personal fouls and not unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.[21]

The following changes to instant replay rules were approved for the 2016 NFL season at the owners' meeting on May 24:[22]

  • Refining what is a reviewable play, including the following:
    • Plays involving possession.
    • Plays involving touching of either the ball or the ground.
    • Plays governed by the goal line.
    • Plays governed by the boundary lines.
    • Plays governed by the line of scrimmage.
    • Plays governed by the line to gain (1st down).
    • Number of players on the field at the snap.
    • Game administration (which includes correct application of the playing rules, proper down, spot of the foul for penalty application, and game clock status (running clock, not running clock, end of period)

Additional rule updates made for the 2016 season include:

  • Banning players from wearing hoodies under their uniform shirts. This was adopted in response to Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones using that style in the 2015 season, which hid his name plate under the hood.[23]
  • Banning any coaches except for the head coach from entering the field of play, and then only to check on an injured player. This was in response to the incident involving Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter and several Cincinnati Bengals players, especially Adam Jones, during the 2015–16 NFL playoffs.[23]
  • If the coin does not flip (as it did during the 2015–16 NFL Playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and the Arizona Cardinals), during the pre-game or pre-OT toss, the Referee can re-toss the coin using the captain's original call.
  • Practice squads can now have up to four players with two seasons of experience, an increase from the two players allowed the previous two years.[24]
  • Injury reports will no longer include the "probable" designation. The league had discouraged using the designation for anything beyond minor injuries after 2005 (in a game in which Michael Vick, listed as probable on the injury report, also was listed as inactive), to the point where almost all of the players who were being listed as probable ultimately played. The "questionable" category will now be broadened to include any injury that could possibly prevent a player from entering the game, while the "doubtful" category will likewise be generalized to include any player who is more likely to not play than play. Prior to 2016, each designation represented the approximate odds of the player seeing any playing time: 75 percent for probable, 50 percent for questionable and 25 percent for doubtful.[25]

2016 deaths[edit]

The following people associated with the NFL (or AFL) died in 2016.[26]

Dennis Green

Dennis Green died July 21. Green was named the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings in 1992, becoming the second full-time black head coach in NFL history (Art Shell, who had been hired for the Los Angeles Raiders three years prior, was the first). Green spent ten years coaching the Vikings, eight of them being playoff seasons, but never made it to the Super Bowl. He then took over the Arizona Cardinals from 2004 to 2006, to much less success, most infamously in the Monday Night Meltdown, in which he let off a tirade after losing a game. Green had also spent time as an assistant coach with the San Francisco 49ers and as a broadcast commentator. Green was 67.[27]

Buddy Ryan

James "Buddy" Ryan died June 28. Ryan, a head coach and defensive coordinator who served with six NFL teams over the course of his career, was credited with inventing the 46 defense. His contributions to the game were considered crucial to helping the New York Jets secure an upset win in Super Bowl III and played a key role in the Chicago Bears' rout in Super Bowl XX. His sons, Rex and Rob, were both coaches with the Buffalo Bills at the time (a team the elder Ryan turned down a coaching offer from in the early years of his career). Ryan was 85.[28][29]

Other notable deaths

Regular season[edit]

The 2016 regular season featured 256 games which were played out over a seventeen-week schedule beginning on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Each of the league's 32 teams played a 16-game schedule, with one bye week for each team scheduled between weeks 4–13. The slate also featured games on Monday night. There were games played on Thursday, including the National Football League Kickoff game in prime time on September 8 and games on Thanksgiving Day. The regular season concluded with a full slate of 16 games on Sunday, January 1, 2017, all of which were intra-divisional matchups, as it has been since 2010.

Scheduling formula

Under the NFL's current scheduling formula, each team played each of the other three teams in its own division twice. In addition, a team played against all four teams in one other division from each conference. The final two games on a team's schedule were against the two teams in the team's own conference in the two divisions the team was not set to play which finished the previous season in the same rank in their division (e.g. the team which finished first in its division the previous season played each other team in its conference that also finished first in its respective division). The pre-set division pairings for 2016 were:

The complete 2016 schedule was released on April 14, 2016. Highlights of the 2016 schedule included:

  • NFL Kickoff Game: The 2016 season began with the Kickoff Game on September 8. The 2015 champion Denver Broncos hosted and defeated the Carolina Panthers in a rematch of Super Bowl 50, marking the first time since the Kickoff game was established that it was a rematch of the previous Super Bowl, and the first such meeting of both Super Bowl participants during the first week of the next season since the 1970 season (when the Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs held a rematch of Super Bowl IV to kick off the new post-merger era). The Broncos debuted Trevor Siemian as their new starting quarterback; Siemian had been the Broncos' third-string quarterback and ascended to the starting position after Peyton Manning, their starting quarterback for the 2012 through 2015 seasons, retired following Super Bowl 50, and second-stringer Brock Osweiler left as a free agent for the Houston Texans.
  • International Series: Four games were played internationally this season. Three of the games were played in London, England and the fourth was played in Mexico City, Mexico. The Jacksonville Jaguars played host to and defeated the Indianapolis Colts on October 2 at Wembley Stadium, marking the fourth of at least eight consecutive years in which the Jaguars hosted a game in London. On October 23, in the first NFL game at Twickenham Stadium also in London, the Los Angeles Rams hosted and were defeated by the New York Giants. The Cincinnati Bengals played host to and tied with the Washington Redskins on October 30 at Wembley Stadium in London.[30] Finally, on Monday, November 21, the Oakland Raiders hosted and defeated the Houston Texans at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, in the first Monday night game to be played outside of the United States and the second regular-season contest to be held in Mexico (the first being the 2005 Fútbol Americano contest.)[31]
  • Thanksgiving Day games: As has been the case since 2006, three games were played on Thursday, November 24, 2016. The Detroit Lions hosted and defeated the Minnesota Vikings, the Dallas Cowboys hosted and defeated the Washington Redskins, and the evening game, the first Thanksgiving game to feature teams from the AFC since 2013, featured the Indianapolis Colts hosting and being defeated by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Christmas games: Christmas Day, December 25, fell on a Sunday in 2016. The Sunday afternoon games were moved to Saturday, Christmas Eve, and joined by a Thursday Night Special game between the Bengals at the Texans. Two nationally-televised games were played on Christmas Day; a late-afternoon Thursday Night Special game was played between the Ravens and Steelers, while Sunday Night Football was played between the Broncos and Chiefs.

In-season scheduling changes[edit]

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame Game: The 2016 edition of the preseason Hall of Fame Game, between the Packers and the Colts, was canceled due to unsafe playing conditions at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, caused by the use of improper paints applied to the field to create the Hall of Fame logo and other markings.[32]
  • Week 8: The Packers–Falcons game, originally scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET, was switched to 4:25 p.m. ET in place of the originally-scheduled Cardinals–Panthers game, which was originally scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET (both games still on Fox).[33]
  • Week 12: The Chiefs–Broncos game, originally scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS, was flexed into the 8:30 p.m. ET slot on NBC's Sunday Night Football, in place of the originally-scheduled Patriots–Jets game, which was moved to 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS.[34]
  • Week 14: The Saints–Buccaneers game, originally scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET, was switched to 4:25 p.m. ET, still on Fox. The Bears–Lions game was "cross-flexed" from Fox to CBS, still at 1:00 p.m. ET.[35]
  • Week 15: The Buccaneers–Cowboys game, originally scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox, was flexed into the 8:30 p.m. ET slot on NBC's Sunday Night Football, in place of the originally-scheduled Steelers–Bengals game, which was moved to 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS.[36]
  • Week 16: The Buccaneers–Saints game, originally scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox, was switched to 4:25 p.m. ET (still on Fox).[37]
  • Week 17: The Packers–Lions game, which was originally scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET on Fox, was selected for the final 8:30 p.m. NBC Sunday Night Football game, which for the second consecutive season decided the NFC North division champion. Also, the Saints–Falcons game and the Giants–Redskins game were moved from 1:00 p.m. ET to 4:25 p.m. ET, with both games still on Fox.

Regular season standings[edit]



Division leaders
1 Dallas CowboysEast 13 3 0 .813 3–3 9–3 .471 .440 L1
2 Atlanta FalconsSouth 11 5 0 .688 5–1 9–3 .480 .452 W4
3 Seattle SeahawksWest 10 5 1 .656 3–2–1 6–5–1 .441 .425 W1
4 Green Bay PackersNorth 10 6 0 .625 5–1 8–4 .508 .453 W6
Wild Cards
5 New York GiantsEast 11 5 0 .688 4–2 8–4 .486 .455 W1
6[a]Detroit LionsNorth 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 .475 .392 L3
Did not qualify for the postseason
7[a]Tampa Bay BuccaneersSouth 9 7 0 .563 4–2 7–5 .492 .434 W1
8 Washington RedskinsEast 8 7 1 .531 3–3 6–6 .516 .430 L1
9 Minnesota VikingsNorth 8 8 0 .500 2–4 5–7 .492 .457 W1
10 Arizona CardinalsWest 7 8 1 .469 4–1–1 6–5–1 .463 .366 W2
11[b]New Orleans SaintsSouth 7 9 0 .438 2–4 6–6 .523 .393 L1
12[b]Philadelphia EaglesEast 7 9 0 .438 2–4 5–7 .559 .518 W2
13 Carolina PanthersSouth 6 10 0 .375 1–5 5–7 .518 .354 L2
14 Los Angeles RamsWest 4 12 0 .250 2–4 3–9 .504 .500 L7
15 Chicago BearsNorth 3 13 0 .188 2–4 3–9 .521 .396 L4
16 San Francisco 49ersWest 2 14 0 .125 2–4 2–10 .504 .250 L1
  1. ^ abDetroit finished ahead of Tampa Bay for the No. 6 seed and qualified for the last playoff spot based on record vs. common opponents — Detroit's cumulative record against
    Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and New Orleans was 3–2, while Tampa Bay's cumulative record against the same four teams was 2–3.
  2. ^ abNew Orleans finished ahead of Philadelphia based on better record vs. conference opponents.
  3. ^When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.


Main article: 2016–17 NFL playoffs

The 2016 playoffs began on the weekend of January 7–8, 2017 with the Wild Card playoff round. The four winners of these playoff games visited the top two seeded teams in each conference in the Divisional round games, which were played on the weekend of January 14–15, 2017. The winners of those games advanced to the Conference championship games, which will be held on January 22, 2017. The 2017 Pro Bowl was held at the recently renovated Camping World Stadium (the former Citrus Bowl stadium) in Orlando, Florida on January 29, 2017 and aired on ESPN.[38]Super Bowl LI was held on February 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston on Fox.

Playoffs bracket[edit]

* Indicates overtime victory

Notable events[edit]


On April 25, 2016, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated New England Patriots' quarterbackTom Brady's four-game suspension for the 2016 regular season related to Deflategate; Brady dropped his appeal shortly thereafter and declined to take his case to the Supreme Court.[39][40]

National anthem protests[edit]

Main article: U.S. national anthem protests (2016–present)

In 2016, several professional athletes have protested the United States national anthem. The protests began in the NFL after San Francisco 49ers' quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the anthem, as opposed to the tradition of standing, before a preseason game.[41]

Records, milestones, and notable statistics[edit]

Week 1
  • Cam Newton scored his 44th career rushing touchdown, surpassing Steve Young for the most career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in NFL history. Newton, who had scored a passing touchdown in the first quarter, also surpassed Young for the most career games with both a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown by a quarterback in NFL history, with 32.[42]
  • Drew Brees tied Peyton Manning for the most 400-yard passing games in a career (17 overall, regular season and postseason combined) by a quarterback.[43]
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
  • The Washington–Cincinnati game ended in a 27–27 tie. It was the first time an International Series game had ended in a tie (and the first such game to have gone into overtime). It also was the first time since 1997 where two games ended in a tie in the same season.[57]
  • The Oakland Raiders were penalized 23 times for 200 yards, setting a new NFL record for the most penalties against a team in a single game.[58]
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17


Division Round
  • The Patriots advanced to their sixth consecutive AFC Championship Game, surpassing the 1973–1977 Oakland Raiders for the most consecutive appearances in a conference championship game in history.[77]
  • Chris Boswell made a postseason record six field goals.[78]
  • Dak Prescott became the first rookie to throw three touchdown passes in a postseason game in the Super Bowl era.[79]
  • Dion Lewis became the first player in NFL history to score a rushing, receiving and kickoff return touchdown in a playoff game.[80]
Super Bowl LI
  • Super Bowl LI marked an NFL record seventh Super Bowl appearance for Tom Brady and Bill Belichick as a QB-head coach duo.[81]
  • Super Bowl LI also marked the New England Patriots' ninth Super Bowl appearance, breaking a record shared with the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, and Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • The Patriots accumulated 37 first downs in the game, an NFL postseason record.[82]
  • Tom Brady's 43 pass completions, 62 pass attempts, and 466 passing yards all set new single game Super Bowl records.
  • For the first time in NFL history, the Super Bowl went into overtime.
  • After trailing 28–3, the Patriots won the game, 34–28, completing the largest comeback win in both team history and Super Bowl history.
  • The Atlanta Falcons became the first losing team in Super Bowl history to return an interception for a touchdown; teams returning an interception for a touchdown in the Super Bowl had been a perfect 12–0.[83]

Regular season statistical leaders[edit]

Scoring leaderMatt Bryant, Atlanta (158)
Most Field Goals MadeJustin Tucker, Baltimore (38 FGs)
TouchdownsDavid Johnson, Arizona (20 TDs)
RushingEzekiel Elliott, Dallas (1,631 yards)
Passing yardsDrew Brees, New Orleans (5,208 yards)
Passing touchdownsAaron Rodgers, Green Bay (40 TDs)
Passer ratingMatt Ryan, Atlanta (117.1 rating)
Pass receptionsLarry Fitzgerald, Arizona (107 catches)
Pass receiving yardsT. Y. Hilton, Indianapolis (1,448 yards)
Combined tacklesBobby Wagner, Seattle (168 tackles)
InterceptionsCasey Hayward, San Diego (7)
PuntingJohnny Hekker, Los Angeles (4,680 yards, 47.8 average yards)
SacksVic Beasley, Atlanta (15.5)


Individual season awards[edit]

Further information: 6th Annual NFL Honors

The 6th Annual NFL Honors, saluting the best players and plays from 2016 season, was held at the Wortham Theater Center in Houston, Texas on February 4, 2017.[85]

All-Pro team[edit]

Further information: 2016 All-Pro Team

The following players were named First Team All-Pro by the Associated Press:

QuarterbackMatt Ryan, Atlanta
Running backEzekiel Elliott, Dallas
FlexDavid Johnson, Arizona
Wide receiverAntonio Brown, Pittsburgh
Julio Jones, Atlanta
Tight endTravis Kelce, Kansas City
Left tackleTyron Smith, Dallas
Left guardKelechi Osemele, Oakland
CenterTravis Frederick, Dallas
Right guardZack Martin, Dallas
Right tackleJack Conklin, Tennessee
Edge rusherKhalil Mack, Oakland
Vic Beasley, Atlanta
Interior linemanAaron Donald, Los Angeles
Damon Harrison, New York Giants
LinebackerVon Miller, Denver
Bobby Wagner, Seattle
Sean Lee, Dallas
CornerbackAqib Talib, Denver
Marcus Peters, Kansas City
SafetyLandon Collins, New York Giants
Eric Berry, Kansas City

Players of the week/month[edit]

The following were named the top performers during the 2016 season:


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