The 2020 NFL schedule will be released Thursday night, detailing the dates and start times for each regular-season game. Before the announcement, there are plenty of rumors regarding what the first month of the upcoming season will look like.

The NFC East is scheduled to play the AFC North in 2020. According to ESPN’s John Clayton, all of those interconference matchups will take place over the first four weeks.

The Pittsburgh Steelers will reportedly face the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants and Washington Redskins in some order from Weeks 1-4. The same goes for the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals.

Likewise, the Cowboys, Eagles, Giants and Redskins will all take on the NFC North in the season’s first month.

Both divisions only had one playoff representative in the 2019 season. The Baltimore Ravens won the AFC North with a league-best 14-2 record. The Philadelphia Eagles finished atop the NFC East with a 9-7 record.

Baltimore was upset in the divisional playoffs by the Tennessee Titans when unanimous MVP Lamar Jackon committed three turnovers. Philadelphia lost to the Seattle Seahawks in the wild-card round after Carson Wentz was knocked out of the contest early on with a concussion.

Pittsburgh finished a game out of the playoffs, going 9-7 with Ben Roethlisberger sidelined for 14 games. Dallas went 8-8 and missed the postseason with the NFL’s No.1 ranked offense.

The Steelers and Cowboys are scheduled to play the year’s very first contest when they meet in the 2020 Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio on Aug. 6.

Cleveland was arguably the NFL’s most disappointing team. The Browns went 6-10, and Baker Mayfield regressed following an impressive rookie campaign.

Cincinnati won an NFL-worst two games last season, allowing them to select LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the No.1 overall draft pick. The Heisman Trophy winner is expected to be the Bengals’ starting quarterback.

Washington had the No.2 pick, tied for an NFC-worst 3-13 record. New York was 4-12.

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Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens is tackled as he carries the ball by cornerback Mike Hilton #28 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. Scott Taetsch/Getty Images