Last night the National Football League announced its 2015 schedule. The Patriots and Steelers will kick off the season on Thursday September 10th at Gillette Stadium in a matchup between two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and four-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady. The Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champions.
London’s Wembley Stadium will play host to three games this year. The Dolphins and Jets will play Sunday October 4th, the Jaguars and Bills are slated for October 25th and the Chiefs and Lions are scheduled for the 1st of November. The Dolphins, Jaguars, and Chiefs all have seven scheduled home games instead of eight to accommodate the London matchups.
The annual Thanksgiving Day matchups have been set as well. In the afternoon the Detroit Lions will host the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys will host the Carolina Panthers. In a matchup of divisional rivals the Green Bay Packers will host the Chicago Bears in the night game.
For the first time since 2011 there will be a game on Christmas Eve as the Oakland Raiders are scheduled to host the San Diego Chargers at 8:25 PM at O.co Coliseum. This could be the last game at O.co for the Raiders. Both teams could share a joint stadium in Los Angeles as soon as the 2016 season.