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Quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons open the Monday Night Football slate against the Philadelphia Eagles. Getty Images

The new NFL season also marks the return of "Monday Night Football" beginning with a Sept. 14 doubleheader of the Atlanta Falcons hosting the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings traveling to face the San Francisco 49ers. Dating back to 1970, MNF has become synonymous with football culture in the United States and stands as one of the few nationally broadcasted sports programs on prime time television.

This season there are several high-profile and intriguing matchups for viewers. On Sept. 28, the high-scoring Green Bay Packers take on the defensive juggernaut Kansas City Chiefs, the New York Giants and Eagles will duel for NFC East supremacy on Oct. 19, followed by the Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals the following week, and the Cincinnati Bengals traveling to Mile High to face the Denver Broncos in the season finale.

The Giants will appear on the broadcast twice this season, as will the Bengals, Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, Detroit Lions, and San Diego Chargers.

However, several teams didn’t make the prime-time cut, with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Tennessee Titans all left out.

Here’s the full schedule with dates and times, and every game will be aired by ESPN. With the exception of next Monday’s double-header, all games will start at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Week 1, September 14

Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons, 7:10 p.m. ET

Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers, 10:20 p.m. ET

Week 2 September 21

New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts

Week 3 September 28

Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers

Week 4 October 5

Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks

Week 5 October 12

Pittsburgh Steelers at San Diego Chargers

Week 6 October 19

New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles

Week 7 October 26

Baltimore Ravens at Arizona Cardinals

Week 8 November 2

Indianapolis Colts at Carolina Panthers

Week 9 November 9

Chicago Bears at San Diego Chargers

Week 10 November 16

Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals

Week 11 November 23

Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots

Week 12 November 30

Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns

Week 13 December 7

Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins

Week 14 December 14

New York Giants at Miami Dolphins

Week 15 December 21

Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints

Week 16 December 28

Cincinnati Bengals at Denver Broncos