Tuesday, January 1, 2013

NFL Announces 2013 Regular-Season Opponents


The NFL announced the opponents for all teams' 2013 regular-season games on Monday (because there apparently wasn't enough going on in the NFL on Monday ...). We've got a full list below, but here's the formula, courtesy of the NFL, for determining the opponents:

The scheduling formula implemented in 2002 with realignment guarantees that all teams play each other on a regular, rotating basis.

Under the formula, every team plays 16 games as follows:

* Home and away against its three division opponents (6 games).

* The four teams from another division within its conference on a rotating three-year cycle (4 games).

* The four teams from a division in the other conference on a rotating four-year cycle (4 games).

* Two intraconference games based on the prior year's standings (2 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 fourth-place teams in a conference are matched in the same way each year.

* Beginning in 2010, a change was made to how teams are paired in the schedule rotation to ensure that teams playing the AFC and NFC Western Divisions would not be required to make two west coast trips (e.g. at San Francisco and at Seattle), while other teams in their division had none (e.g. at St. Louis and at Arizona).

Thursday, Sept. 5 will be the 2013 NFL Kickoff, and the NFL will announce the full schedule in the spring. Dec. 29 will be the final night of the NFL regular season, and Super Bowl XLVIII will be played on Sunday, Feb. 2 in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

 NFC West

49ers Home: Seahawks, Rams, Cardinals, Falcons, Panthers, Packers, Texans, Colts
Away: Seahawks, Rams, Cardinals, Buccaneers, Saints, Redskins, Jaguars, Titans

Seahawks Home: 49ers, Rams, Cardinals, Saints, Buccaneers, Vikings, Jaguars, Titans,
Away: 49ers, Rams, Cardinals, Falcons, Panthers, Giants, Texans, Colts

Rams Home: 49ers, Seahawks, Cardinals, Saints, Buccaneers, Bears, Jaguars, Titans
Away: 49ers, Seahawks, Cardinals, Falcons, Panthers, Cowboys, Texans, Colts

Cardinals Home: 49ers, Seahawks, Rams, Falcons, Panthers, Lions, Texans, Colts
Away: 49ers, Seahawks, Rams, Saints, Buccaneers, Eagles, Jaguars, Titans

AFC East

Patriots Home: Bills, Dolphins, Jets, Browns, Steelers, Broncos, Saints, Buccaneers
Away: Bills, Dolphins, Jets, Ravens, Bengals, Texans, Falcons, Panthers

Dolphins Home: Bills, Patriots, Jets, Ravens, Bengals, Chargers, Falcons, Panthers
Away: Bills, Patriots, Jets, Browns, Steelers, Colts, Saints, Buccaneers

Jets Home: Bills, Dolphins, Patriots, Browns, Steelers, Raiders, Saints, Buccaneers
Away: Bills, Dolphins, Patriots, Ravens, Bengals, Titans, Falcons, Panthers

Bills Home: Dolphins, Patriots, Jets, Ravens, Bengals, Chiefs, Falcons, Panthers
Away: Dolphins, Patriots, Jets, Browns, Steelers, Jaguars, Saints, Buccaneers


AFC North

Ravens Home: Bengals, Browns, Steelers, Patriots, Jets, Texans, Packers, Vikings
Away: Bengals, Browns, Steelers, Bills, Dolphins, Broncos, Bears, Lions

Bengals Home: Ravens, Browns, Steelers, Patriots, Jets, Colts, Packers, Vikings
Away: Ravens, Browns, Steelers, Bills, Dolphins, Chargers, Bears, Lions

Steelers Home: Ravens, Bengals, Browns, Bills, Dolphins, Titans, Bears, Lions
Away: Ravens, Bengals, Browns, Patriots, Jets, Raiders, Packers, Vikings

Browns Home: Ravens, Bengals, Steelers, Bills, Dolphins, Jaguars, Bears, Lions
Away: Ravens, Bengals, Steelers, Patriots, Jets, Chiefs, Packers, Vikings


AFC South

Texans Home: Colts, Jaguars, Titans, Broncos, Raiders, Patriots, Rams, Seahawks
Away: Colts, Jaguars, Titans, Chiefs, Chargers, Ravens, Cardinals, 49ers

Colts Home: Texans, Jaguars, Titans, Broncos, Raiders, Dolphins, Rams, Seahawks
Away: Texans, Jaguars, Titans, Chiefs, Chargers, Bengals, Cardinals, 49ers

Titans Home: Texans, Colts, Jaguars, Chiefs, Chargers, Jets, Cardinals, 49ers
Away: Texans, Colts, Jaguars, Broncos, Raiders, Steelers, Rams, Seahawks

Jaguars Home: Texans, Colts, Titans, Chiefs, Chargers, Bills, Cardinals, 49ers
Away: Texans, Colts, Titans, Broncos, Raiders, Browns, Rams, Seahawks


AFC West

Broncos Home: Chiefs, Raiders, Chargers, Jaguars, Titans, Ravens, Eagles, Redskins
Away: Chiefs, Raiders, Chargers, Texans, Colts, Patriots, Cowboys, Giants

Chargers Home: Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders, Texans, Colts, Bengals, Cowboys, Giants
Away: Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders, Jaguars, Titans, Dolphins, Eagles, Redskins

Raiders Home: Broncos, Chiefs, Chargers, Jaguars, Titans, Steelers, Eagles, Redskins
Away: Broncos, Chiefs, Chargers, Texans, Colts, Jets, Cowboys, Giants

Chiefs Home: Broncos, Chargers, Raiders, Texans, Colts, Browns, Cowboys, Giants
Away: Broncos, Chargers, Raiders, Jaguars, Titans, Bills, Eagles, Redskins


NFC East

Redskins Home: Cowboys, Giants, Eagles, Bears, Lions, 49ers, Chiefs, Chargers
Away: Cowboys, Giants, Eagles, Packers, Vikings, Falcons, Broncos, Raiders

Giants Home: Redskins, Cowboys, Eagles, Packers, Vikings, Seahawks, Broncos, Raiders
Away: Redskins, Cowboys, Eagles, Bears, Lions, Panthers, Chiefs, Chargers

Cowboys Home: Redskins, Giants, Eagles, Packers, Vikings, Rams, Broncos, Raiders
Away: Redskins, Giants, Eagles,Bears, Lions, Saints, Chiefs, Chargers

Eagles Home: Cowboys, Giants, Redskins, Bears, Lions, Cardinals, Chiefs, Chargers
Away: Cowboys, Giants, Redskins, Packers, Vikings, Buccaneers, Broncos, Raiders


NFC North

Packers Home: Bears, Lions, Vikings, Eagles, Redskins, Falcons, Browns, Steelers
Away: Bears, Lions, Vikings, Cowboys, Giants, 49ers, Ravens, Bengals

Vikings Home: Bears, Lions, Packers, Eagles, Redskins, Panthers, Browns, Steelers
Away: Bears, Lions, Packers, Cowboys, Giants, Seahawks, Ravens, Bengals

Bears Home: Lions, Packers, Vikings, Cowboys, Giants, Saints, Ravens, Bengals
Away:Lions, Packers, Vikings, Eagles, Redskins, Rams, Browns, Steelers

Lions Home: Bears, Packers, Vikings, Cowboys, Giants, Buccaneers, Ravens, Bengals
Away: Bears, Packers, Vikings, Eagles, Redskins, Cardinals, Browns, Steelers


NFC South


Falcons Home: Panthers, Saints, Buccaneers, Rams, Seahawks, Redskins, Patriots, Jets
Away: Panthers, Saints, Buccaneers, Cardinals, 49ers, Packers, Bills, Dolphins

Panthers Home: Falcons, Saints, Buccaneers, Rams, Seahawks, Giants, Patriots, Jets
Away: Falcons, Saints, Buccaneers, Cardinals, 49ers, Vikings, Bills, Dolphins

Saints Home: Falcons, Panthers, Buccaneers, Cardinals, 49ers, Cowboys, Bills, Dolphins
Away: Falcons, Panthers, Buccaneers, Rams, Seahawks, Bears, Patriots, Jets

Bucs Home: Falcons, Panthers, Saints, Cardinals, 49ers, Eagles, Bills, Dolphins
Away: Falcons, Panthers, Saints, Rams, Seahawks, Lions, Patriots, Jets


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