The NFL preseason is in the books and the 2015 regular season is almost set to get underway. All 32 teams are on the schedule in Week 1 with four games set to air on national television.
Thursday night’s kickoff game will see the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the defending champion New England Patriots. For much of the preseason it looked like Tom Brady wouldn’t be on the field, but a judge nullified his four-game suspension. The previous season’s Super Bowl champion has played in the first game of the year since 2004, and the New York Giants are the only ones to lose in the opener.
New York lost to the Dallas Cowboys in the 2012 kickoff game, and the two teams will meet in the first “Sunday Night Football” game of 2015. The Giants haven’t beaten the Cowboys in three years. The NFC East rivals opened the 2013 season against each other on Sunday night.
The first Sunday of the season features seven early afternoon games. The Green Bay Packers visit the Chicago Bears in a divisional matchup, while the Seattle Seahawks go on the road to play the St. Louis Rams. Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins begin their season at 1 p.m. ET, as well.
The most intriguing late afternoon game might feature the NFL’s two worst teams from 2014. The Tennessee Titans visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, featuring No.1 overall draft pick Jameis Winston against No.2 overall selection Marcus Mariota. The Baltimore Ravens visit the Denver Broncos after the early games, marking the only contest on Sunday that features two playoff teams from last season.
Two “Monday Night Football” games close out Week 1. The Philadelphia Eagles visit the Atlanta Falcons and the Minnesota Vikings head to San Francisco to face the 49ers.
Below is the complete schedule for Week 1 of the 2015 NFL season, including start times and TV channels.
Thursday, Sept. 10
Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC
Sunday, Sept. 13
Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
Cleveland Browns at New York Jets, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
Miami Dolphins at Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
Carolina Panthers at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. ET FOX
Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
New Orleans Saints at Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX
Detroit Lions at San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX
Tennessee Titans at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
Cincinnati Bengals at Oakland Raiders, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC
Monday, Sept. 14
Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons, 7:10 p.m. ET, ESPN
Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers, 10:20 p.m. ET, ESPN