Release of the 2023 NFL schedule: Dolphins-Jets, 49ers-Eagles, Giants-Eagles, and Bengals-Chiefs matches

Release of the 2023 NFL schedule: Dolphins-Jets, 49ers-Eagles, Giants-Eagles, and Bengals-Chiefs matches

The NFL is releasing a few key matches on Wednesday, but the whole schedule for the 2023 regular season will be revealed Thursday night.

The NFL unveiled the five overseas games for the 2023 season earlier on Wednesday morning, including two in Frankfurt, Germany.

The league then presented exciting matchups, beginning with the first Black Friday game between Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins taking on Aaron Rodgers and the host New York Jets.

MetLife Stadium is located in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

o When: November 24 at 3 p.m. ET (Week 12)

o Where to view: Prime Video

The Jets, one of the two teams to participate in the first Monday Night Football contest, will create NFL history once again when they meet AFC East foe Dolphins in the league’s inaugural Black Friday contest.

The Jets, who have acquired the future Hall of Fame quarterback to an already excellent squad, will face four-time MVP Aaron Rodgers and the Dolphins in a high-profile game with Tua Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill, and Jaylen Waddle leading the high-octane Dolphins offence into hostile territory.

With 2022 Rookies of the Year Garrett Wilson and Sauce Gardner representing New York, and the Dolphins adding Jalen Ramsey in a stunning deal, there is no lack of star power. Both teams have very high expectations for the 2023 season, therefore this matchup is expected to have a significant impact on the standings in addition to being a high-profile matchup.

Where: Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field

When: Sunday, December 3, 4:25 PM ET (Week 13)

o On what channel: FOX

In a repeat of the NFC Championship Game from the 2022 season, ill will and probably NFC status will be on the line.

Last season, Philadelphia’s Jalen Hurts and the Eagles secured a Super Bowl spot at San Francisco’s cost, losing rookie quarterback Brock Purdy to an elbow injury in the process.

Will Purdy be present for the Week 13 matchup? Will San Francisco start Trey Lance at centre? That is all still up in the air, but this battle has no shortage of intrigue or star power.

The Eagles have bolstered their roster by signing youngsters Jalen Carter and Nolan Smith from Georgia, while the Niners will undoubtedly be looking for some kind of retaliation. The fact that former Eagles star Javon Hargrave joined the 49ers in free agency was one among the factors driving the decision to strengthen the Philly front.

Two of the expected NFC powerhouse will face off in what might turn out to be a crucial game with fascinating stories as the 2023 season enters its closing stretch. 

Where: Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field

When: December 25 at 4:30 PM ET (Week 16)

o On what channel: FOX

On Christmas Day, the reigning NFC East champion Eagles will play the Giants in a game that is guaranteed to have divisional ramifications. It will be a classic NFC East rivalry.

With a fantastic season and one of the NFL’s most well-rounded teams, the Eagles have earned every primetime spot in 2023. Jalen Hurts had a breakthrough season, leading the league’s No. 3-ranked offence in yards (389.1) and points per game (28.1), making him a strong contender for MVP in 2022. As impressive was Philadelphia’s No. 2-ranked defence, which came close to breaking the franchise single-season sack record (70) and maintained its domination all the way to Super Bowl LVII.

The Giants were defeated by the Eagles 38-7 in the Divisional Round at Lincoln Financial Field as a result of their Super Bowl success. However, the Giants broke a five-year string of losing seasons and postseason absences, and Brian Daboll’s first season as head coach finished with New York buzzing with enthusiasm. In 2022, star running back Saquon Barkley made a comeback, and QB Daniel Jones also did. The two seek to capitalise on the promising beginning of a new era in NYC.

Given the makeup of the NFC East, a division that hasn’t produced a repeat champion since 2004, a late-season Eagles-Giants game on Christmas Day creates the conditions for a nighttime, pseudo-playoff contest.

Arrowhead Stadium is located in Kansas City, Missouri.

When: December 31 at 4:25 PM ET (Week 17)

o Where to view: CBS

An AFC Championship Game rematch will usher in the NFL’s new year. Joe Burrow and the Bengals will once again travel to Arrowhead to take on Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, the defending Super Bowl winners, in a key Week 17 matchup.

Cincinnati’s 2022 season came to a disappointing conclusion in Kansas City as Harrison Butker’s game-winning field goal propelled the Chiefs to Super Bowl LVII in the AFC championship game. A year before, at Arrowhead, in the 2021 AFC championship game, the Bengals pulled off an incredible comeback, overturning an 18-point halftime hole to upset Kansas City and go to their first Super Bowl in three decades.

The Bengals quarterback is 3-1 versus his Chiefs opponent in head-to-head games between the two quarterbacks, who are arguably the best two in football. Their lone defeat came in the most recent meeting.

In this matchup, postseason placement will undoubtedly be at stake since by Week 17, these defending division champions will probably still be competing for seeds, division crowns, and playoff positions.

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