With the 2023 NFL Draft now behind us, football fans eagerly await the next major event on the calendar: the release of the 2023 NFL schedule. Although the league has not officially announced the release date, it is expected to be unveiled on Thursday, May 11, 2023.
The Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs are set to host the season opener on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, against an opponent yet to be announced.
Preseason Begins with NFL/Hall of Fame Game
The 2023 NFL preseason will kick off with the NFL/Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023. This annual event, held at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, precedes the enshrinement of the latest Hall of Fame class and serves as a showcase for teams’ emerging talent.
Schedule Release and Anticipated Matchups
Once the NFL unveils the 2023 schedule in early May, fans can begin to plan their game-day experiences and anticipate key matchups throughout the season. Rivalry games, clashes between marquee quarterbacks, and contests with playoff implications will highlight the upcoming season, providing football enthusiasts with a thrilling slate of games to follow.
While we wait for the complete schedule, let’s preview some potential key important dates to keep in mind
Important Dates to Keep in Mind During the Offseason:
- 2023 NFL Schedule Release: Likely Thursday, May 11, 2023
- Training Camps: Usually begin in late July, with specific dates varying by team.
- Hall of Fame Game: Friday, Aug. 4, 2023, featuring the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns.
- Preseason Games: Typically held throughout August, with exact dates and matchups announced with the schedule release.
- Roster Cutdown Day: The deadline for teams to reduce their rosters to 53 players, usually occurring in late August or early September.
- Regular Season Kickoff: Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023.
- NFL Trade Deadline: Usually takes place around Week 8 of the regular season (late October or early November).
- Playoffs: Begin in early January, with the Wild Card Round, followed by the Divisional Round, Conference Championships, and ultimately, the Super Bowl.
- Super Bowl 58: Scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024.
Keep in mind that specific dates for some events, such as training camps and roster cutdowns, may vary slightly year to year or by team.
Upcoming Offseason Events
As we approach the start of the 2023 NFL season, several important offseason events remain on the calendar. These include training camps, which usually commence in late July, and roster cutdown days, which typically occur in late August or early September. Additionally, the NFL trade deadline will take place around Week 8 of the regular season, providing teams with a final opportunity to make roster adjustments.
2023 NFL Schedule Team-By-Team Opponents
Although we do not know what the schedule looks like, the NFL has released every team’s opponents for next season. Here is who the various team will be playing in 2023.
|AFC East||Buffalo Bills||Dolphins, Patriots, Jets, Broncos, Raiders, Cowboys, Giants, Buccaneers, Jaguars||Dolphins, Patriots, Jets, Commanders, Chiefs, Chargers, Eagles, Bengals|
|AFC East||Miami Dolphins||Bills, Jets, Patriots, Broncos, Raiders, Cowboys, Giants, Titans, Panthers||Bills, Jets, Patriots, Chiefs, Chargers, Eagles, Commanders, Ravens|
|AFC East||New England Patriots||Bills, Jets, Dolphins, Commanders, Chargers, Chiefs, Eagles, Colts, Saints||Bills, Jets, Dolphins, Broncos, Raiders, Cowboys, Giants, Steelers|
|AFC East||New York Jets||Bills, Dolphins, Patriots, Chiefs, Chargers, Eagles, Commanders, Texans, Falcons||Bills, Dolphins, Patriots, Broncos, Raiders, Cowboys, Giants, Browns|
|AFC North||Baltimore Ravens||Bengals, Browns, Steelers, Texans, Colts, Seahawks, Rams, Dolphins, Lions||Bengals, Browns, Steelers, Titans, Jaguars, Chargers, Cardinals, 49ers|
|AFC North||Cincinnati Bengals||Ravens, Browns, Steelers, Texans, Colts, Rams, Seahawks, Vikings, Bills||Ravens, Browns, Steelers, Cardinals, Jaguars, 49ers, Titans, Chiefs|
|AFC North||Cleveland Browns||Bengals, Ravens, Steelers, Jaguars, Titans, Cardinals, 49ers, Jets, Bears||Bengals, Ravens, Steelers, Texans, Colts, Rams, Seahawks, Broncos|
|AFC North||Pittsburgh Steelers||Bengals, Browns, Ravens, Jaguars, Titans, Cardinals, 49ers, Patriots, Packers||Bengals, Browns, Ravens, Texans, Colts, Rams, Raiders, Seahawks|
|AFC South||Houston Texans||Colts, Jaguars, Titans, Browns, Steelers, Saints, Buccaneers, Broncos, Cardinals||Colts, Jaguars, Titans, Bengals, Falcons, Ravens, Panthers, Jets|
|AFC South||Indianapolis Colts||Jaguars, Titans, Texans, Browns, Steelers, Saints, Buccaneers, Raiders, Rams||Jaguars, Titans, Texans, Ravens, Bengals, Falcons, Panthers, Patriots|
|AFC South||Jacksonville Jaguars||Colts, Texans, Titans, Bengals, Ravens, Falcons, Panthers, Chiefs, 49ers||Colts, Texans, Titans, Browns, Steelers, Saints, Bucs, Bills|
|AFC South||Tennessee Titans||Jaguars, Colts, Texans, Ravens, Bengals, Falcons, Panthers, Seahawks, Chargers||Jaguars, Colts, Texans, Browns, Saints, Steelers, Buccaneers, Dolphins|
|AFC West||Denver Broncos||Chiefs, Raiders, Chargers, Patriots, Jets, Packers, Vikings, Browns, Commanders||Chiefs, Raiders, Chargers, Bills, Dolphins, Bears, Lions, Texans|
|AFC West||Kansas City Chiefs||Broncos, Raiders, Chargers, Bills, Bengals, Dolphins, Bears, Lions, Eagles||Broncos, Raiders, Chargers, Jaguars, Patriots, Jets, Packers, Vikings|
|AFC West||Las Vegas Raiders||Chiefs, Broncos, Chargers, Patriots, Jets, Packers, Vikings, Steelers, Giants||Chiefs, Broncos, Chargers, Bears, Lions, Dolphins, Bills, Colts|
|AFC West||Los Angeles Chargers||Chiefs, Raiders, Broncos, Bills, Bears, Lions, Dolphins, Ravens, Cowboys||Chiefs, Raiders, Broncos|
The 2023 NFL season is shaping up to be another exciting year for fans, players, and teams alike. With the preseason and regular-season kickoff dates approaching, the anticipation continues to build. Keep an eye out for the official schedule release in early May, and get ready for another thrilling season of NFL action.
The 2023 NFL schedule is expected to be released in early May, following the NFL Draft. The exact date has not been officially announced, but it is likely to be around May 11, 2023.
The 2023 NFL preseason will kick off with the NFL/Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023. This game marks the beginning of the preseason and is held at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.
The 2023 NFL regular season is scheduled to begin on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, with the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs hosting an opponent yet to be determined.
Each NFL team will play 17 regular-season games in the 2023 season, following the league’s decision to expand the regular season from 16 to 17 games starting in the 2021 season.
Super Bowl 58 is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024. The championship game will be played at a location yet to be announced, and it will determine the winner of the 2023-2024 NFL season.
Important dates during the 2023 NFL offseason include training camps starting in late July, roster cutdown days in late August or early September, and the NFL trade deadline around Week 8 of the regular season.
The 2023 NFL Draft took place on April 27-29, 2023, in Kansas City, Missouri. The event featured seven rounds in which NFL teams selected college players to join their rosters.