What does the NFL schedule for the 2023/24 regular season look like?

All games including the International Games with the two NFL Frankfurt Games, the games on Thanksgiving and Christmas and the explanation of the NFL schedule composition

NFL Schedule 2023 for Week 12:

The 12th game day on the 2023 NFL schedule falls on the famous Thanksgiving weekend and has several cracker games to offer to match this holiday!

On Thursday, right on Thanksgiving, three games are scheduled – and these are also three divisional thrillers:

The NFC North duel between the two arch-enemies Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers kicks things off. This will be followed by the Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Commanders clash between two NFC East division rivals and on Friday night two teams from the NFC West will meet in the Seattle Seahawks vs. SF 49ers.

Friday then sees the first “Black Friday Game” in NFL history. The New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins will face each other. Two perennial rivals from the AFC East.

The 2023 NFL schedule continues in Week 12 on Sunday. And there are some top games here too. Among others, Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (two teams from the AFC South Division) and Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals (AFC North rivals).

Then on Sunday night, the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs are in action at the Las Vegas Raiders and the Philadelphia Eagles are at home against the Buffalo Bills.

NFL schedule 2023/24 – all dates of the regular season

The 2023/24 NFL schedule begins on September 7 with Week 1. The final round of the NFL Regular Season schedule takes place on the weekend of January 4-7.

The start of the 2024 NFL Playoffs is scheduled for January 13-16. Three rounds are scheduled until the grand final.

The 2024 Super Bowl – the glamorous final game for the NFL championship – will take place on February 11 in Las Vegas.

NFL Schedule 2023 – Dates of the International Games

In the 2023/24 season, there will also be “International Games” again. Five in total – three in London (Great Britain) and two in Frankfurt (Germany). This means there will be more regular-season NFL games in Europe than ever before.

London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – the only purpose-built NFL stadium outside the USA – will once again host two international games when the Bills and Titans visit.

The Jaguars return to their home stadium, Wembley Stadium, as part of their multi-year commitment to the UK.

In Germany, two NFL games will take place in Frankfurt in 2023 – with the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots.

All International Games 2023 start at 15:30 German time.

NFL game schedule 2023 for Thanksgiving and Christmas

The annual tripleheader on Thanksgiving (November 23) will also involve some particularly big-name teams in 2023.

What’s more, there will be an additional Thanksgiving game on the 2023 NFL schedule!

So far, Black Friday has been known primarily for bargain shopping. But in 2023, the Friday the day after Thanksgiving will also go down in the history books as an NFL game day for the first time.

An NFL Black Friday Game will take place for the first time in 2023. This will take place on November 24, 2023 at 9 pm German time. It is: New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins.

In the USA, the game will be broadcast live exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

NFL game schedule 2023 for Christmas & New Year’s Eve

Which Christmas games are on the 2023 NFL regular season schedule?

Since December 24 falls on a Sunday this year, the majority of the games will take place on Christmas Eve at German time. Also on December 25 and 26.

This also applies to New Year’s Eve on December 31. That is also a Sunday this time. Which NFL games are there on the last day of 2023?

December 24:

  • Los Angeles Chargers – Buffalo Bills
  • Atlanta Falcons – Indianapolis Colts
  • Carolina Panthers – Green Bay Packers
  • Houston Texans – Cleveland Browns
  • Minnesota Vikings – Detroit Lions
  • New York Jets – Washington Commanders
  • Tennessee Titans – Seattle Seahawks
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Chicago Bears – Arizona Cardinals
  • Miami Dolphins – Dallas Cowboys

December 25:

  • New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles
  • Kansas City Chiefs vs. Las Vegas Raiders
  • Denver Broncos – New England Patriots

December 31:

  • Dallas Cowboys – Detroit Lions
  • Baltimore Ravens – Miami Dolphins
  • Buffalo Bills – New England Patriots
  • Chicago Bears – Atlanta Falcons
  • Houston Texans – Tennessee Titans
  • Indianapolis Colts – Las Vegas Raiders
  • Jacksonville Jaguars – Carolina Panthers
  • New York Giants – Los Angeles Rams
  • Philadelphia Eagles – Arizona Cardinals
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers – New Orleans Saints
  • Washington Commanders – San Francisco 49ers
  • Seattle Seahawks – Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Denver Broncos – Los Angeles Chargers
  • Kansas City Chiefs – Cincinnati Bengals

January 1, 2:20 p.m.:

  • Minnesota Vikings – Green Bay Packers

The mode for the 2023/24 NFL schedule

The NFL schedule for the 2023/24 season also consists of a total of 18 game days, with each team having one game off (“bye week”). This gives each team 17 games in the season.

This is how the NFL schedule with 17 games is created:

● The four teams from a division always play one home and one away game against each other ⇒ 6 games

● Each year, one team from a division plays all four teams from another division in its own conference. (In a three-year cycle, all divisions from a conference are played through) ⇒ 4 games

● According to a 4-year rotation principle, each team plays once against all four teams from another division of the other conference. Two games at home and two away. ⇒ 4 games

● In addition, the NFL schedule also includes games against teams from the same conference that finished in the same position in the standings the previous year – once at home and once away (except for the division that the team is already playing against based on the current NFL schedule). ⇒ 2 games

● The 17th game is a game against another team from the other conference that is in the same position in its division. The division that will be played against anyway is excluded, and there is also a rotation between the other divisions. ⇒ 1 game

This NFL schedule guarantees that all teams play every other team at least every four years and must play in every other team’s stadium at least every eight years.

Conferences and Divisions 2023/24

NFL schedule 2023 team by team: Who is playing against whom?

The NFL has already announced in spring which teams will play against each other in the regular season. This then resulted in the 2022 NFL schedule.

Who will play against whom – and when?

Here we show which duels there will be in the 2023/24 season and against whom the respective teams will play at home or away.

Atlanta Falcons

Home: Packers, Vikings, Texans, Colts, Commanders, Panthers, Saints, Buccaneers

Away: Bears, Lions, Jaguars, Titans, Jets, Cardinals, Panthers, Saints, Buccaneers

Arizona Cardinals

Home: Cowboys, Giants, Ravens, Bengals, Falcons, Rams, 49ers, Seahawks

Away: Commanders, Steelers, Browns, Eagles, Bears, Texans, Rams, 49ers, Seahawks

Baltimore Ravens

Home: Browns, Steelers, Bengals, Texans, Colts, Seahawks, Rams, Dolphins, Lions

Away: Browns, Steelers, Bengals, Titans, Jaguars, Chargers, Cardinals, 49ers

Buffalo Bills

Home game: Patriots, Dolphins, Jets, Broncos, Raiders, Cowboys, Giants, Buccaneers, Jaguars

Away game: Patriots, Dolphins, Jets, Commanders, Chiefs, Chargers, Eagles, Bengals

Carolina Panthers

Home: Falcons, Saints, Buccaneers, Packers, Vikings, Texans, Colts, Cowboys

Away: Falcons, Bears, Lions, Jaguars, Saints, Buccaneers, Titans, Seahawks, Dolphins

Chicago Bears

Home: Lions, Packers, Vikings, Falcons, Panthers, Broncos, Raiders, Cardinals

Away: Lions, Packers, Vikings, Chiefs, Chargers, Saints, Bucs, Commanders, Browns

Cincinnati Bengals

Home: Ravens, Browns, Steelers, Texans, Colts, Rams, Seahawks, Vikings, Bills

Away: Ravens, Browns, Steelers, Cardinals, Jaguars, 49ers, Titans, Chiefs

Cleveland Browns

Home: Steelers, Ravens, Bengals, Jaguars, Titans, Cardinals, 49ers, Jets, Bears

Away: Steelers, Ravens, Bengals, Texans, Colts, Rams, Seahawks, Broncos

Dallas Cowboys

Home: Rams, Seahawks, Patriots, Jets, Eagles, Giants, Commanders, Lions

Away: Cardinals, Bills, Panthers, Chargers, Dolphins, 49ers, Eagles, Giants, Commanders

Denver Broncos

Home: Chargers, Chiefs, Raiders, Patriots, Jets, Packers, Vikings, Browns, Commanders

Away: Chargers, Chiefs, Raiders, Bills, Dolphins, Bears, Lions, Texans

Detroit Lions

Home: Bears, Packers, Vikings, Falcons, Panthers, Broncos, Raiders, Seahawks

Away: Bears, Packers, Vikings, Chiefs, Chargers, Saints, Buccaneers, Cowboys, Ravens

Green Bay Packers

Home: Bears, Lions, Vikings, Chiefs, Chargers, Rams, Saints, Buccaneers

Away: Bears, Lions, Vikings, Falcons, Panthers, Broncos, Raiders, Giants, Steelers

Houston Texans

Home: Colts, Jaguars, Titans, Browns, Steelers, Saints, Buccaneers, Broncos, Cardinals

Away: Colts, Jaguars, Titans, Bengals, Falcons, Ravens, Panthers, Jets

Indianapolis Colts

Home: Texans, Jaguars, Titans, Browns, Steelers, Saints, Buccaneers, Raiders, Rams

Away: Texans, Jaguars, Titans, Ravens, Bengals, Falcons, Panthers, Patriots

Jacksonville Jaguars

Home: Colts, Texans, Titans, Bengals, Ravens, Falcons, Panthers, Chiefs, 49ers

Away: Colts, Texans, Titans, Browns, Steelers, Saints, Bucs, Bills

Kansas City Chiefs

Home: Broncos, Raiders, Chargers, Bills, Bengals, Dolphins, Bears, Lions, Eagles

Away: Broncos, Raiders, Chargers, Jaguars, Patriots, Jets, Packers, Vikings

Las Vegas Raiders

Home: Chiefs, Chargers, Broncos, Patriots, Jets, Packers, Vikings, Steelers, Giants

Away: Chiefs, Chargers, Broncos, Bears, Lions, Dolphins, Bills, Colts

Los Angeles Chargers

Home: Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders, Bills, Bears, Lions, Dolphins, Ravens, Cowboys

Away: Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders, Patriots, Jets, Packers, Vikings, Titans

Los Angeles Rams

Home: 49ers, Cardinals, Seahawks, Eagles, Commanders, Saints, Browns, Steelers

Away: 49ers, Cardinals, Seahawks, Cowboys, Giants, Packers, Ravens, Bengals, Colts

Miami Dolphins

Home game: Bills, Patriots, Jets, Broncos, Raiders, Cowboys, Giants, Titans, Panthers

Away game: Bills, Patriots, Jets, Chiefs, Chargers, Eagles, Commanders, Ravens

Minnesota Vikings

Home: Bears, Lions, Packers, Saints, Buccaneers, Chiefs, Chargers, 49ers

Away: Bears, Lions, Packers, Falcons, Panthers, Broncos, Raiders, Bengals, Eagles

New England Patriots

Home: Chiefs, Chargers, Eagles, Commanders, Colts, Saints, Bills, Dolphins, Jets

Away: Broncos, Raiders, Cowboys, Giants, Steelers, Bills, Dolphins, Jets

New Orleans Saints

Home: Falcons, Buccaneers, Panthers, Bears, Lions, Jaguars, Titans, Giants

Away: Falcons, Buccaneers, Panthers, Packers, Texans, Colts, Vikings, Rams, Patriots

New York Giants

Home: Cowboys, Commanders, Eagles, Rams, Seahawks, Patriots, Jets, Packers

Away: Cowboys, Commanders, Eagles, Cardinals, 49ers, Bills, Dolphins, Raiders, Saints

New York Jets

Home: Bills, Dolphins, Patriots, Chiefs, Chargers, Eagles, Commanders, Texans, Falcons

Away: Bills, Dolphins, Patriots, Broncos, Raiders, Cowboys, Giants, Browns

Philadelphia Eagles

Home: Cowboys, Giants, Commanders, Cardinals, Bills, 49ers, Dolphins, Vikings

Away: Cowboys, Commanders, Giants, Patriots, Rams, Jets, Bucs, Seahawks, Chiefs

Pittsburgh Steelers

Home: Ravens, Browns, Bengals, Jaguars, Titans, Cardinals, 49ers, Patriots, Packers

Away: Ravens, Browns, Bengals, Texans, Colts, Rams, Raiders, Seahawks

San Francisco 49ers

Home: Cardinals, Rams, Seahawks, Cowboys, Giants, Bengals, Ravens, Buccaneers

Away: Cardinals, Rams, Seahawks, Commanders, Eagles, Steelers, Browns, Vikings, Jaguars

Seattle Seahawks

Home: Cardinals, Rams, 49ers, Eagles, Browns, Steelers, Commanders, Panthers

Away: Cardinals, Rams, 49ers, Bengals, Ravens, Cowboys, Giants, Lions, Titans

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Home: Falcons, Panthers, Saints, Bears, Lions, Jaguars, Titans, Eagles

Away: Falcons, Panthers, Saints, Packers, Vikings, Texans, Colts, 49ers, Bills

Tennessee Titans

Home: Colts, Texans, Jaguars, Ravens, Bengals, Falcons, Panthers, Seahawks, Chargers

Away: Texans, Colts, Jaguars, Browns, Saints, Steelers, Buccaneers, Dolphins

Washington Commanders

Home: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Cardinals, 49ers, Bills, Dolphins, Bears

Away: Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Rams, Patriots, Jets, Seahawks, Broncos, Falcons