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Super Bowl 50 rematch set to open 2016 NFL season

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Just in case it didn't feel like the new league year had started in the NFL, tonight saw the release of the 2016 schedule for all 32 NFL teams.

The teams now know who they will be facing in the first week of the regular season and week one has presented some incredible matches for the fans.

Last game to first game

The season opener is surely the game that grabs the headlines as the defending Super Bowl Champions the Denver Broncos will open the season at home to the team they beat in Super Bowl 50 in February.


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The Carolina Panthers who went 15-1 last season will kick-off next season by watching the Broncos unveil their Super Bowl banner in person.

The Broncos may be very different next season but they will surely be very aware of how to treat Cam Newton and how to limit that impressive offense of Carolina.

The season opener may be huge, but the first Sunday night football game of the season could be equally explosive as the New England Patriots will visit the Arizona Cardinals.

Two quarterbacks seeking redemption after bad final performances last season, two second seeded teams from last year and of course a huge debut for Chandler Jones.

Jones was traded from the Patriots to the Cardinals earlier in the off-season and now the first quarterback he will be targeting will be Tom Brady.

The first Monday Night Football will be a double header that sees the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Washington Redskins and newly former LA Rams travel to the San Francisco 49ers.

Some huge games

There are some incredible match ups throughout the season with the first big one away from opening week being the Rams first game back in LA where they will host the Seattle Seahawks.

Meanwhile the fans will have a explosive Christmas day where they are treated to two divisional games as the Steelers will take on the Baltimore Ravens and the Broncos will visit the Kansas City Chiefs.

It looks like it is set to be a huge season in the NFL!

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