NFL Schedule Release: Top 15 Games You Can’t Miss This Season

by Theo Gremminger · Breaking News

The 2024 NFL Schedule Release took place on May 15th, and it is loaded with incredible and exciting matchups. Here are a few games that standout.

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No. 15 – Baltimore at LA Chargers | Week 12 

The Harbaugh Bowl. The last time these two coaches met it was in the 2013 Super Bowl. John Harbaugh got the best of Jim that day as San Francisco suffered an agonizing defeat. A win here would go a long was for the Chargers in Harbaugh’s first year at the helm. 

No. 14 – Atlanta at Minnesota | Week 14

The Kirk Cousins revenge narrative.

Cousins heads into his old stomping grounds to face off against J.J. McCarthy and the Vikings. A lot is expected of the Falcons this season while Minnesota looks like a team in transition. 

No. 13 – Chicago at Washington | Week 8

The NFL Draft’s top two selections face off. Caleb Williams and Jayden Daniels are the new faces of each franchise. There will be a lot of pressure on each of them to get a win in this one. Add in a Caleb Williams homecoming. Williams is the only Heisman Trophy winner ever from Washington DC. 

No. 12 – Cincinnati at Kansas City | Week 2 

The Chiefs have had great success against almost every team in football on their run to two Super Bowl wins in a row. One team that has had their number is the Bengals. Joe Burrow is 3-1 head-to-head against Patrick Mahomes

No. 11 – Philadelphia at Baltimore | Week 13

The Eagles head down I-95 for a short trip to Baltimore. Jalen Hurts faces off against Lamar Jackson in a game that features two probable playoff teams. 

No. 10 – Pittsburgh at Denver | Week 2

It’s an early-season revenge game with high stakes. Russell Wilson and the Pittsburgh Steelers head to Mile High to face Sean Payton’s new-look Broncos.

Denver could struggle this year, and if Wilson wins this one, it would be an early-season gut punch. 

No. 9 – Buffalo at Houston | Week 5 

This is a revenge game featuring two of the league’s best QBs. Stefon Diggs and the Houston Texans host Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills. Diggs caught 37 TD passes from Allen during his run in Buffalo. He will look to find the end zone in this one as Houston looks to make a statement. 

No. 8 – LA Rams at Detroit | Week 1

It’s a double revenge game with Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff facing off against their old teams. This game is also a rematch of last year’s 24-23 Detroit win during the first round of the NFC Playoffs.

No. 7 – Green Bay at Philadelphia | Week 1

The NFL’s first game ever game in Brazil features two of the NFC’s best teams. Jordan Love and the upstart Packers were one of the playoffs’ best storylines.

This put them on an opposite trajectory from the Eagles- a team who stumbled down the stretch. There will be a ton of pressure on Nick Sirianni and new playcaller Kellen Moore to win this one. 

No. 6 – New York Jets at San Francisco | Week 1 

Aaron Rodgers makes his Jets return against the defending NFC Champions. Rodgers’s season-ending injury to start out the 2023 season was a devastating blow to Jets fans who have longed for a star quarterback. A road victory could turn the emotional rollercoaster ride into a triumphant one. 

No. 5 – Houston at Dallas | Week 11

It has been four years since Houston could claim the best record in the state. This year they have a chance to do just that. C.J. Stroud is on the road in Big D. Houston can make a statement to the rest of the league with this one. 

No. 4 – Buffalo at San Francisco | Week 13

Josh Allen is on the road in Levis Stadium. This AFC-NFC showdown will be a lot of fun and could potentially have playoff-seeding implications.

The last time these two teams played, Josh Allen shredded the 49ers with four touchdown passes. 

No. 3 – Detroit at San Francisco | Week 17

This game could have major playoff seeding implications. The young Lions squandered a lead and lost to the 49ers last year in the NFC Title game. Now a year older, Detroit will look to make a big statement on the road. 

No. 2 – Kansas City at San Francisco | Week 7 

A Super Bowl rematch with two teams that are for the most part unchanged from a thrilling 25-22 overtime classic. Both teams enter the season as the top two favorites to win it all this year. The Niners will look to make a statement at home in Levi’s Stadium. Kansas City will need to win games like this to give themselves a chance to be the first three peat Super Bowl Champion.

No. 1 – Baltimore at Kansas City | Week 1

The NFL gives fans- as well as fantasy managers- a treat with a rematch of the AFC Championship game. Baltimore will be looking for revenge from their demoralizing home loss, but this time will have to do so in the buzz saw that is Arrowhead stadium. The Chiefs open the NFL season for the second year in a row after their loss to Detroit a season ago. Lamar Jackson against Patrick Mahomes in the NFL Opener. Enough said.

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