Monday Night Football schedule also announced starting with Giants-Lions
The NFL schedule for the 2014-15 season has been released, and the Green Bay Packers will face an opening weekend trip to the CenturyLink Field to take on the Seattle Seahawks.
The Seahawks are of course set to defend their Super Bowl crown in the upcoming campaign, and they will host the Packers on September 4 as they get their season underway.
Green Bay fell to defeat the last time they visited Seattle, losing 14-12 back in Week 3 of the 2012 season with Russell Wilson’s desperation pass on the final play called a touchdown reception for Golden Tate by the replacement officials.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy insisted that it is a “tremendous opportunity” for his team as it will ultimately sharpen their focus for the start of the season, while Wilson insisted that it won’t be about the past.
Meanwhile, the NFL will also play three games in London this season with the Miami Dolphins-Oakland Raiders on September 28, Detroit Lions-Atlanta Falcons on October 26 and Dallas Cowboys-Jacksonville Jaguars on November 9.
The Detroit-Atlanta game will kick off at 09:30 ET to test the NFL’s audience draw on a Sunday morning, while it will also be a treat for the Wembley crowd to experience a day-time game.
Other games to look out for are the San Francisco 49ers playing at their new stadium in Week 2 when they host the Chicago Bears in a Sunday night match, while the New England Patriots take on the Denver Broncos on November 2 in the latest instalment of Tom Brady vs Peyton Manning.
The Super Bowl rematch will be on September 21 in Seattle, while the regular season will end on December 28 with all divisional games.
ESPN Monday Night Football Schedule:
Week 1: N.Y. Giants at Detroit
San Diego at Arizona
Week 2: Philadelphia at Indianapolis
Week 3: Chicago at N.Y. Jets
Week 4: New England at Kansas City
Week 5: Seattle at Washington
Week 6: San Francisco at St. Louis
Week 7: Houston at Pittsburgh
Week 8: Washington at Dallas
Week 9: Indianapolis at N.Y. Giants
Week 10: Carolina at Philadelphia
Week 11: Pittsburgh at Tennessee
Week 12: Baltimore at New Orleans
Week 13: Miami at N.Y. Jets
Week 14: Atlanta at Green Bay
Week 15: New Orleans at Chicago
Week 16: Denver at Cincinnati
For the week-by-week schedule, click here.