NFL releases 2019 regular season schedule

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Keith Srakocic/AP)

The NFL released the 2019 regular season schedule on Wednesday night, highlighted by the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots opening their campaign on Sunday Night Football at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In honour of the league’s 100th season, the Chicago Bears will host the Green Bay Packers to kick off the season on Thursday, Sept. 5 at Soldier Field on the shores of Lake Michigan.

The Chicago Bears and Oakland Raiders kick off the international portion of the schedule on Sunday, Oct. 6 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with 1 p.m. ET kickoff.

Here are the rest of the NFL games scheduled to be played in London.

Poor field conditions at Estadio Azteca forced the NFL to cancel a game between the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs. It looks like they will try that again as both teams are scheduled to travel south of the border to play a game on Monday, Nov. 18, 8:15 p.m. ET.

In the annual American Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 28, the NFL will once again have the Detroit host the Chicago Bears at 12:30 p.m. ET. The Dallas Cowboys get a non-traditional opponent with the Buffalo Bills at 4:30 p.m. ET followed by the Atlanta Falcons welcoming the New Orleans Saints for the primetime game at 8:20 p.m. ET.

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