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The NFL announced its 2017 schedule on Thursday night, and the defending champion Patriots are scheduled to lead off festivities on Thursday, Sept. 7 against the Chiefs. A few days later, the Cowboys and Giants will meet in Dallas in the opener for both teams in what's becoming an annual Week 1 tradition. 
Other notable games in Week 1 include a heavyweight clash between likely NFC contenders in Green Bay, where the Packers will welcome the Seahawks, and the defending NFC champion Falcons hitting the road to face the Bears.
The first London game of the season is on tap for Week 3, with the Ravens taking on the Jaguars in what's becoming their second home.  The Saints and Dolphins will follow with another London game in Week 4, and then the Cardinals and Rams face in London in Week 7. The Vikings and Browns close out the London slate the following week.
Week 7 also brings a Super Bowl rematch between the Falcons and Patriots on Sunday Night Football in New England.
The Patriots head to Mexico City to face the Raiders in Week 11, with Oakland sacrifice one of a dwindling number of remaining home games for the city.
The Packers will be on Sunday Night Football in week 2 where they travel to Atlanta.
Chicago and Green Bay will clash on Thursday Night Football to kick off week 4 action. 
A matchup with the Cowboys awaits Green Bay in week 5 in Dallas.
The Packers return to prime time with a matchup on Monday Night Football hosting Detroit in Week 9. 
The Bears will host the Vikings on Monday Night Football to finish off week 5. The Bears host Green Bay Nov. 12 for a noon start time. 
The Bears draw a Saturday matchup at Detroit on Dec. 16 as a part of week 16. 
The Bears are on bye Week 9 while Green Bay gets their bye week 8. 

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