2020 NFL schedule: Analysis, Thanksgiving matchups, Thursday/Monday night games and more

The leaks are over, the 2020 NFL schedule has been released! 

The entire schedule is now available on CBSSports.com and you can check it out by clicking here.

Now that we have the full 256-game regular season schedule, here are a few highlights: 

  • The Chiefs will kick off off the NFL season by hosting the Texans in the Thursday night opener.
  • The Saints and Vikings will be playing in the first NFL's first Friday game since 2009.
  • The Dallas Cowboys will be traveling to Los Angeles in Week 1 to face the Rams in what will be the first game ever played at SoFi Stadium. 
  • Tom Brady will be making his Buccaneers debut in a Week 1 road game against the Saints.
  • Speaking of the Saints, they'll also be playing the first NFL game ever in Las Vegas when they play the Raiders on Monday night in Week 2.  

If you want to know more about your favorite team's schedule, be sure to join us on CBS Sports HQ on Thursday night, because we'll be breaking down everything you need to know about the schedule until midnight. You can find the link for our coverage by clicking here.  

Once again, you can click here to check out the entire schedule or you can check out our notes about each team's individual schedule below. 

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Kirk Cousins is horrible in primetime, which means he must have a friend in the NFL scheduling department, because the Vikings were only given two primetime games. Full Minnesota schedule here ---> https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/...

May 8, 2020, 1:29 AM

The Redskins get to play on Thanksgiving this year, but they didn't get a single primetime game in 2020. One of just two teams that won't be playing at night. Full Redskins schedule here: https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/...

May 8, 2020, 1:27 AM

Fun fact about the Ravens schedule: From Nov. 23 to Dec. 19, the Ravens won't play a single Sunday game. Baltimore's full schedule here: https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/...

May 8, 2020, 1:25 AM

Not surprisingly, the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs got FIVE PRIMETIME GAMES in 2020. Here's their full schedule ---> https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/...

May 8, 2020, 1:00 AM

Can the Steelers return to the playoffs after missing them in 2019? Big Ben has a very generous opening schedule with four home games in five weeks from Weeks 2-6. Of course, the downside of that is that they finish the season with three of four games on the road. Full Steelers schedule here ---> https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/...

May 8, 2020, 12:58 AM

Not going to be an easy first few weeks for Joe Burrow. From Weeks 2-6, the Bengals will play four of five games on the road with those games coming against the Browns, Eagles, Jaguars, Ravens and Colts. The only home game in that stretch is against Jacksonville, which coincidentally, feels like the most winnable game during that span. Bengals full schedule here ---> https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/...

May 8, 2020, 12:56 AM

The Cowboys get to open the Rams stadium in Week 1, and after they do that, they get four of five games at home. Wouldn't be surprised if Dallas gets off to a hot start. Full Cowboys schedule here ---> https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/...

May 8, 2020, 12:55 AM

The good news for the Eagles, they got a late bye! Bad news for the Eagles: They have to play three out of four games on the road coming out of the bye https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/...

May 8, 2020, 12:49 AM

The Saints get to open the stadium in Vegas, play in Tom Brady's first Tampa game and get to play on a Friday. Pretty wild schedule for New Orleans and you can see it here --> https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/...

May 8, 2020, 12:30 AM

Will the Browns finally live up to the hype and make the playoffs? Their schedule is set up in a way that might make that possible. Cleveland won't have to leave the state of Ohio from Oct. 19 to Dec. 5. Full schedule here --> https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/...

May 8, 2020, 12:29 AM

For the first time in 20 years, the Patriots will be without Tom Brady, and here's the schedule they'll be facing. The NFL didn't do the Patriots any favors as they'll be on the road for three straight games in December https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/...

May 8, 2020, 12:28 AM

The Packers full schedule is right here. From Weeks 12 thru 15, they get four out of five games at home, which seems like a good thing for a team that usually thrives on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/...

May 8, 2020, 12:27 AM

The Thanksgiving games are also interesting this year: Texans at Lions will kick things off followed by Redskins at Cowboys and then Ravens at Steelers in the night cap.

May 8, 2020, 12:23 AM

Here's a look at the Week 16 Saturday schedule 

May 8, 2020, 12:22 AM

The 2020 NFL schedule has been released and here's a few nuggest: For one, the Saturday tripleheader is returning! MORE SATURDAY FOOTBALL. We'll be getting the extra day of football in both Weeks 15 and 16. 

May 8, 2020, 12:22 AM

The late Monday game in Week 1 will be TITANS at BRONCOS. That's kind of surprising, means the game won't kickoff until 9:20 p.m. CT and will go well past midnight in the central time zone where many Titans fans will be watching from 

May 7, 2020, 11:10 PM

Tom Brady is a popular guy this year. Buccaneers also going to be in primetime in Week 8 

May 7, 2020, 11:09 PM

Tom Brady and the Bucs headed to Vegas for a primetime game in Week 7

May 7, 2020, 11:07 PM

Tom Brady's first home game with the Buccaneers will be coming in Week 2 against the Panthers! https://twitter.com/josephpers...

May 7, 2020, 10:58 PM

It looks like we have a Miami Dolphins linked schedule, and IF this is accurate, that means there's going to be a Dolphins-Bengals game on Sunday Night Football. That might sound crazy, but it would be Burrow-Tua, which might just be enticing enough for the NFL to give them the primetime slot 

May 7, 2020, 10:37 PM

Ron Rivera revenge game has leaked!

May 7, 2020, 10:24 PM

While I'm on CBS Sports HQ, you can check out our entire thread of every single leak that's come out today. There have been more than 75 games leaked and you can see a nice week-by-week breakdown by clicking on this link: https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/...

May 7, 2020, 9:45 PM

If you love reading about leaks, then you'll also probably love hearing about them. I'll be talking about them live on CBS Sports HQ at 6 p.m. ET and you can watch for free at this link: https://www.cbssports.com/live...

May 7, 2020, 9:44 PM

I'm starting to think the NFC North teams lead the NFL in most schedule leaks, and here's another leak: Looks like the Bears ENTIRE SCHEDULE

May 7, 2020, 9:25 PM

NFC NORTH LEAK: It looks like the Aaron Rodgers anger tour is going to be starting off the year in Minnesota 

May 7, 2020, 9:15 PM
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