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The schedule has been released. Games have been dissected and analyzed. Fans have made flight and hotel reservations. It goes without saying that the NFL schedule release is an unofficial American holiday.

There are revenge games. There are coronations. There are grudge matches. Basically, it’s football. And now, we know when, where and the time. Here are the top ten best games to watch!


Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New England Patriots (Week 4): The Homecoming. Tom Brady vs. Bill Belichick. Good vs. Evil. The G.O.A.T. vs. The Hood. Mark it down, set up the DVR and stock up on popcorn because this is the game to end them all.

Green Bay Packers at Kansas City Chiefs (Week 9): It’s Aaron Rodgers vs. Patrick Mahomes in the State Farm Classic. Only question that remains to be answered is who will A-Rod’s stand-in be? If he’s even there at all!

Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Week 1): Ring Night! TB12 gets his seventh ring, the Buccaneers their second Vince Lombardi and America’s Team in town! Going to be a hot night in Tampa!

Cleveland Browns at Kansas City Chiefs (Week 1): The helmet hit that was never called. Like t or not, that was what swung the tide in last year’s 22-17 AFC Divisional Round game between these two teams. Now, a revamped Browns d-line with Myles Garrett on one side with Jadeveon Clowney on the other, with a fired-up Browns team coming to town. Mahome and the Chiefs new O-line better bring their lunch pail!

Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens (Weeks 12 and 14): Quite a thing developing between the old Browns and Browns 2.0, as both the Ravens and Browns are seen as not only the top two teams in a very stacked AFC North, but also the two biggest threats to Kansas City. Hard to think how bout teams will top last season’s 47-42 MNF thriller in CLE!

Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens (Week 2): If the two-time defending AFC champions can somehow hold off a revamped Browns team at Arrowhead in Week 1, their reward; hopping on a plane to Charm City to face Lamar Jackson and their other biggest threat to AFC supremacy on their turf!

Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs (Week 5): It seems that Arrowhead is the quintessential hot spot of the 2021-22 season, as the Bills circle the wagons in the middle of the heartland in a much-anticipated rematch of last season’s AFC title game!

Buffalo Bills at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Week 14): Tom Brady is 32-2 vs. Buffalo dating back to his 20-year reign in New England. If Josh Allen and the AFC contender Bills hope to take that next step, they had better bring their A game to Florida’s Guld coast if they hope to knock off TB12 down at RayJay.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Rams (Week 3): Tom Brady and the defending Super Bowl champs head to Hollywood to tangle with the newly-revamped Rams led by Matthew Stafford out at SOFI. Hopefully for the Bucs, they make plans for a return trip to SoCal with a big win.

Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers (Week 10): In what will either be another classic duel between Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers at Lambeau, you can’t help but wonder if either—or both QB’s will be in different places. Time will tell.



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