NFL Releases 2017 Regular Season Schedule

The Kansas City Chiefs 2017 schedule is out!

Of course, it isn't.

Each team's opponent is already known, both home and away. We just don't know when, but we'll find out Thursday.

All of the Patriots' last nine games are conference games, including four divisional contests. The Patriots will be looking to prove their comeback was proof they were the better team.

Prime Number - That national night game above has an air of familiarity about it.

A matchup of two division winners right off the bat! And perhaps even a sixth Super Bowl title.

The Super Bowl 51 rematch was not scheduled as the season-opener as some had hoped.

Remember: This game was not chosen.

The NFC East will face the AFC West in 2017, setting up a battle with Andy Reid's Chiefs. It is an odd choice to push a game that will have an obvious storyline when the season begins all the way back to Week 8.

It'll be the third straight year America's Team has hosted Big Blue and fourth in the last five years.

Thanksgiving: Cowboys will host the LA Chargers.

Tony Romo's first Cowboys game at CBS: Against the Chiefs Week 9! Suffice it to say, you want to avoid playing teams who are coming off their bye. But of course, life can take over at times and it's not easy to free up your time to see all 16 games. One is against the Packers, always a TV draw. The bye came in Week 5 a year ago.

This year, Amazon will carry 11 games that are a part of the NFL Network package.

On New Year's Eve, the Patriots will close out the regular season against their division rival from NY. The schedule was later confirmed by other outlets. I suspect those two things are related.

The oddsmakers in Las Vegas are certainly taking notice. That game against Oakland, given the location and the strength of opponent, might be the toughest game on New England's schedule.