The NFL has released its 2013 schedule and the World Champions Baltimore Ravens will open up on the road against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos on September 5. The Super Bowl champions usually open up at home but the Baltimore Orioles are home that night and Major League Baseball would not move their game.
Some of the games to look forward too:
- September 15 sees Manning Bowl III as Peyton visits Eli’s house
- September 19 sees Andy Reid returning to Philadelphia: Let the booing begin now!
- The Sunday night season opener is the Giants at the Cowboys, and the Monday night doubleheader has Philadelphia at Washington then Houston at San Diego.
- Thanksgiving Day has Detroit hosting Green Bay and Dallas at home for Oakland. The holiday night game features one of football’s most intense rivalries: Pittsburgh at Baltimore.
- Rematches of 2012 championship games come on Sunday night, Dec. 22, with New England at Baltimore, and the next night, with NFC winner San Francisco at Atlanta in the final Monday nighter of the season.
- Buffalo’s annual home game in Toronto will be against the Falcons on Dec. 1.
- London will host two previously announced matches: Minnesota hosting Pittsburgh on Sept. 29, and Jacksonville hosting San Francisco on Oct. 27.
- 2012 MVP Adrian Peterson and the Vikings open at Detroit. Other notable games on the first weekend have Green Bay at San Francisco and Atlanta at New Orleans.