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The leaks are over, the 2021 NFL schedule has been released! 

Now that we have the full 272-game regular season schedule, here are a few highlights: 

  • The Buccaneers will kick off off the NFL season by hosting the Cowboys in the Thursday night opener (Sept. 9).
  • Tom Brady will be making his long-awaited return to New England when the Buccaneers play at the Patriots in a Week 4 Sunday night game (Oct. 3).
  • The annual triple-header on Thanksgiving Day will open with the Bears at the Lions followed by the Raiders at the Cowboys. The Bills will then travel to New Orleans for the Turkey Day nightcap. 
  • The NFL is also giving us a double-header on Christmas Day. On Saturday, Dec. 25, the Packers will host the Browns and the Cardinals will host the Colts.
  • Finally, as you've probably heard, the NFL will be playing 17 games this year for the first-time ever, which means the season won't be ending until Jan. 9. The extra week means that the Super Bowl will be held on Feb. 13, which is the latest it has ever been held.  

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.  

You can check out all the games that leaked throughout the day by skimming through our leaked schedule below. 

Week 1 (Sept. 9-13)

Thursday, Sept. 9
Cowboys at Buccaneers, 8:20 p.m ET NBC

Sunday, Sept. 12
Steelers at Bills, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)
Jets at Panthers, 1 p.m. ET (CBS) 
Jaguars at Texans, 1 p.m. ET (CBS) 
Cardinals at Titans, 1 p.m. ET (CBS) 
Chargers at Washington, 1 p.m. ET (CBS) 
Eagles at Falcons, 1 p.m. ET (Fox)
Seahawks at Colts, 1 p.m. ET (Fox)
Vikings at Bengals, 1 p.m. ET (Fox)
49ers at Lions, 1 p.m. ET (Fox)
Browns at Chiefs, 4:25 p.m. ET (CBS)
Dolphins at Patriots, 4:25 p.m. ET (CBS)
Broncos at Giants, 4:25 p.m. ET
Packers at Saints, 4:25 p.m. ET (Fox) 
Bears at Rams, 8:20 p.m. ET (NBC) 

Monday, Sept. 13
Ravens at Raiders, 8:15 p.m ET (ESPN)

Week 2 (Sept. 16-20)

Thursday, Sept. 16
Giants at Washington (Source)

Sunday, Sept. 19
Broncos at Jaguars (Source)
49ers at Eagles (Source
Saints at Panthers (Source)
Patriots at Jets (Source)
Rams at Colts (Source)
Bills at Dolphins (Source)
Cowboys at Chargers (Source)
Bengals at Bears (Source)
Raiders at Steelers (Source)

Monday Sept. 20
Lions at Packers (Source)

Week 3 (Sept. 23-27)

Thursday, Sept. 23
Panthers at Texans (Source)

Sunday, Sept. 26
Cardinals at Jaguars (Source)
Falcons at Giants (Source)
Packers at 49ers (Source)
Saints at Patriots (Source)
Jets at Broncos (Source)
Washington at Bills (Source)
Chargers at Chiefs (Source)
Bears at Browns (Source)

Monday, Sept. 27
Eagles at Cowboys (Source)

Week 4 (Sept. 30-Oct. 4)

Thursday, Sept. 30
Jaguars at Bengals (Source)

Sunday, Oct. 3
Steelers at Packers (Source)
Washington at Falcons (Source)
Giants at Saints (Source)
Titans at Jets (Source)
Texans at Bills (Source)
Ravens at Broncos (Source
Panthers at Cowboys (Source)
Lions at Bears (Source)
Buccaneers at Patriots, 8:20 p.m. ET (Source)

Monday, Oct. 4
Raiders at Chargers (Source)

Week 5 (Oct. 7-11)

Thursday, Oct. 7
Rams at Seahawks (Source)

Sunday, Oct. 10
Jets at Falcons in London, 9:30 a.m. ET
Giants at Cowboys (Source)
Bears at Raiders (Source)
Saints at Washington (Source)
Patriots at Texans (Source)
Titans at Jaguars (Source)
Bills at Chiefs, 8:20 p.m. ET (Source)

Week 6 (Oct. 14-18)

Thursday, Oct. 14
Buccaneers at Eagles (Source)

Sunday, Oct. 17
Dolphins at Jaguars in London, 9:30 a.m. ET
Rams at Giants (Source)
Chiefs at Washington (Source)
Raiders at Broncos (Source)
Cowboys at Patriots (Source)
Chargers at Ravens (Source)
Packers at Bears (Source)
Seahawks at Steelers, 8:20 p.m. ET (Source)

Monday, Oct. 18
Bill at Titans (Source)

Week 7 (Oct. 21-25)

Sunday. Oct. 24
Washington at Packers (Source)
Panthers at Giants (Source)
Eagles at Raiders (Source)
Jets at Patriots (Source)
Bears at Buccaneers (Source)
Colts at 49ers, 8:20 p.m. ET (Source)

Monday, Oct. 25
Saints at Seahawks (Source)

Week 8 (Oct. 28-Nov. 1)

Sunday, Oct. 31
Washington at Broncos (Source)
Buccaneers at Saints (Source)
Dolphins at Bills (Source)
Patriots at Chargers (Source)
Bengals at Jets (Source)
49ers at Bears (Source)
Jaguars at Seahawks (Source)

Monday, Nov. 1 
Giants at Chiefs (Source)

Week 9 (Nov. 4-8)

Thursday, Nov. 4
Jets at Colts (Source)

Sunday, Nov. 7
Raiders at Giants (Source)
Packers at Chiefs (Source
Falcons at Saints (Source)
Bills at Jaguars (Source)
Patriots at Panthers (Source)
Browns at Bengals (Source)

Monday, Nov. 8
Bears at Steelers (Source)

Week 10 (Nov. 11-15)

Sunday, Nov. 14
Seahawks at Packers (Source)
Saints at Titans (Source)
Bills at Jets (Source)
Jaguars at Colts (Source)
Buccaneers at Washington (Source)

Week 11 (Nov. 18-22)

Thursday, Nov. 18
Patriots at Falcons (Source)

Sunday, Nov. 21
Saints at Eagles (Source)
Dolphins at Jets (Source)
Colts at Bills (Source)
49ers at Jaguars (Source)
Washington at Panthers (Source)
Ravens at Bears (Source)
Steelers at Chargers, 8:20 p.m. ET (Source)

Monday, Nov. 22
Giants at Buccaneers (Source)

Week 12 (Nov. 25-29) Thanksgiving Week

Thanksgiving (Nov. 25)
Bears at Lions, 12:30 p.m. ET (CBS) (Source)
Raiders at Cowboys, 4:30 p.m. ET (Fox) (Source)
Bills at Saints, 8:20 p.m. ET (NBC) (Source)

Sunday, Nov. 28
Rams at Packers (Source)
Eagles at Giants (Source)
Titans at Patriots (Source)
Jets at Texans (Source)
Falcons at Jaguars (Source)

Monday, Nov. 29
Seahawks at Washington (Source)

Week 13 (Dec. 2-6)

Thursday, Dec. 2
Cowboys at Saints (Source)

Sunday, Dec. 5
Washington at Raiders (Source)
Eagles at Jets (Source)
Giants at Dolphins (Source)
Jaguars at Rams (Source)
Cardinals at Bears (Source)
Chargers at Bengals (Source)
49ers at Seahawks, 8:20 p.m. ET (Source)

Monday, Dec. 6
Patriots at Bills (Source)

Week 14 (Dec. 9-13)

Sunday, Dec. 12
Bills at Buccaneers (Source)
Lions at Broncos (Source)
Saints at Jets (Source)
Giants at Chargers (Source)
Cowboys at Washington (Source)
Jaguars at Titans (Source)
Seahawks at Texans (Source)
Bears at Packers, 8:20 p.m. ET (Source)

Week 15 (Dec. 16-20)

Thursday, Dec. 16
Chiefs at Chargers (Source)

Saturday Dec. 18
Patriots at Colts (Source) (Game could be flexed to Sunday)
Panthers at Bills (Source) (Game could be flexed to Sunday)
Jets at Dolphins (Source)  (Game could be flexed to Sunday)

Sunday, Dec. 19
Cowboys at Giants (Source)
Bengals at Broncos (Source)
Washington at Eagles (Source)
Texans at Jaguars (Source)
Saints at Buccaneers, 8:20 p.m. ET (Source)

Monday, Dec. 20
Vikings at Bears (Source)

Week 16 (Dec. 23-27)

Saturday, Dec. 25
Browns at Packers (Source)
Colts at Cardinals (Source)

Sunday, Dec. 26
Broncos at Raiders (Source)
Bears at Seahawks (Source)
Bills at Patriots (Source)
Chargers at Texans (Source)
Jaguars at Jets (Source)
Giants at Eagles (Source)
Washington at Cowboys, 8:20 p.m. ET (Source)

Monday, Dec. 27
Dolphins at Saints (Source)

Week 17 (Dec. 30-Jan. 3)

Sunday, Jan. 2
Panthers at Saints (Source)
Jaguars at Patriots (Source)
Buccaneers at Jets (Source)
Falcons at Bills (Source)
Eagles at Washington (Source)
Giants at Bears (Source)
Vikings at Packers, 8:20 p.m. ET (Source)

Week 18 (Jan. 8-9)

Sunday, Jan. 9
Washington at Giants (Source)
Cowboys at Eagles
Saints at Falcons (Source)
Patriots at Dolphins (Source)
Jets at Bills (Source)
Bengals at Browns (Source)
Colts at Jaguars (Source)
Bears at Vikings (Source)
Packers at Lions