We’re one step closer to football.
The 2016 NFL schedule officially was released Thursday, and the San Francisco 49ers will help open the “Monday Night Football” slate of games at home again this season as they face the Los Angeles Rams in the second game of a doubleheader. Other intriguing matchups include quarterback Brock Osweiler’s return to Denver in Week 7 and a Jameis Winston-Cam Newton matchup in Week 5.
Check out the entire “Monday Night Football” schedule below.
“MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL” 2016 SCHEDULE
(All times Eastern; all games televised on ESPN)
Monday, Sept. 12
Pittsburgh Steelers at Washington Redskins, 7:10 p.m.
Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers, 10:20 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 19
Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 26
Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 3
New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 10
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 17
New York Jets at Arizona Cardinals, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 24
Houston Texans at Denver Broncos, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 31
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 7
Buffalo Bills at Seattle Seahawks, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 14
Cincinnati Bengals at New York Giants, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 21
Houston Texans at Oakland Raiders, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 28
Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 5
Indianapolis Colts at New York Jets, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 12
Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 19
Carolina Panthers at Washington Redskins, 8:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 26
Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys, 8:30 p.m.
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