2016 NFL Schedule: Regular-Season Opponents for All 32 Teams Revealed

January 5, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Just one day after the end of the 2015 regular season, the NFL announced the opponents for all 32 teams for the upcoming 2016 season Monday.
Kickoff is 247 days away—but who's counting?—with a Thursday night matchup set for Sept. 8. Teams will play schedules centered around their division and order of finish, but here's a look at what the NFL uses to determine a team's matchups, per John Breech of CBS Sports:
Home and away against its three division opponents (six games). The four teams from another division within its conference on a rotating three-year cycle (four games). The four teams from a division in the other conference on a rotating four-year cycle (four games). Two intraconference games based on the prior year's standings (two games). These games match a first-place team against the first-place teams in the two same-conference divisions that the team is not scheduled to play that season. The second-place, third-place, and fo...

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