They're supposed to avoid putting undue stress on players' bodies and prevent teams from traveling too much across the country, but hmm, based on their job titles, there seems to be somewhat of an emphasis on broadcasting.
Last season the Raiders faced the Houston Texans in Mexico City November 21st on Monday Night Football.
We hope to avoid a Thursday night dud with Chiefs-Raiders in an AFC West showdown that could prove huge in the playoff race.
Super Bowls Redux - The Jets will meet last season's Super Bowl LI participants at home in a three-week span.
Assuming all of these teams return to the field near to their 2016 forms, these rematches should make for some great games in 2017.
Bebe to shutter all stores, including one in Pittsburgh region
The Brisbane, California-based retailer, known for its form-fitting dresses and other apparel, had 180 stores at the end of 2016. The move comes amid speculation that the company plans to transition to an online-only model.
Oddsmakers will be working diligently on full schedule betting lines, "Games of the Year", and regular season win totals but the initial release are point spreads and totals for Week 1. Of course, there are plenty more games to look at beyond just what's happening in Week 1.
The 17-week, 256-game schedule kicks off at 1.30am United Kingdom time on Friday September 8 in New England and concludes on Sunday December 31 with 16 division games. The Chiefs have not won at Foxborough since 1990, a stretch that includes six straight losses, including a playoff game in the 2015 season. His appearance at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., would be his first since the Deflategate situation and the league's battle to uphold a four-game suspension of quarterback Tom Brady. I suspect those two things are related.
On New Year's Eve, the Patriots will close out the regular season against their division rival from NY.
Tony Romo's first Cowboys game at CBS: Against the Chiefs Week 9! Clark Hunt wants earlier home games when the weather is nice but once again they're given three December home games. The only other came in 2006, a 23-3 home win over the Raiders.