The 2013 NFL schedule would like to welcome Chip Kelly to the NFL. (USATSI)
Heading into the release of the 2013 NFL schedule we knew one thing The defending champion Ravens were kicking off their schedule away from home with an opener against Peyton Manning and the Broncos in Denver. Now we know everything and there will be plenty to examine. The earliest diagnosis on Thursday came thanks to the Eagles who somehow let their schedule slip out.
And after looking at their schedule well I hope Chip Kelly really does like playing as fast as he claims.
He's gonna get a trial by fire from the NFL coaching the first three games of his NFL career in 11 days ( ) and with two of those games coming in primetime.
The Eagles' opener is on Monday night against the Redskins a game that's going to have some pretty monumental ratings particularly if Robert Griffin III is returning from his injured ACL and going against a hated division rival that spent the offseason rebooting its franchise. Even if RG3 doesn't play there's plenty of scrutiny on this game between Kelly Michael Vick Kelly's offense and Kirk Cousins the presumptive starter if Griffin can't go.
Just six days later Kelly will square off against the Chargers in the Eagles' home opener. That's your standard 1 pm ET fare in Philadelphia but there are new regimes in both San Diego and Philadelphia and there could be judgments or praise flying.
Week 3 brings one of the juicier games on the entire 2013 NFL schedule and good on NFL Network for being smart enough to acquire Andy Reid's return to Philadelphia. That's right on Thursday night of Week 3 Reid and the Chiefs will square off against Kelly and the Eagles. The drama present here should be pretty obvious right But the real story to me is the disadvantage Kelly is at. He's got his third game in three weeks and in just 11 days And he's going against the guy you know wants to come in and remind the good folks of Philadelphia what they're missing.
Maybe it won't matter to Kelly and his 100 mph Eagles. But that's a lot of football in a short amount of time. And he's rewarded with a three game road trip right after that beginning in Denver against the Broncos.
Hope like you playing fast Chip. Welcome to the NFL.
The full 2013 NFL schedule is listed below. All times are Eastern.
Week 1 Ravens Broncos 8 30 p.m NBC 2013 NFL KickoffPatriots Bills 1 pm CBSTitans Steelers 1 pm CBSFalcons Saints 1 pm FOXBuccaneers Jets 1 pm FOXChiefs Jaguars 1 pm CBSSeahawks Panthers 1 pm FOXBengals Bears 1 pm CBSDolphins Browns 1 pm CBSVikings Lions 1 pm FOXRaiders Colts 1 pm CBSPackers 49ers 4 25 p.m. FOXCardinals Rams 4 25 p.m. FOXGiants Cowboys 8 30 p.m. NBCEagles Redskins 7 10 p.m. ESPN Monday Night FootballTexans Chargers 10 20 p.m. ESPN Monday Night Football
Week 2 Jets Patriots 8 25 p.m. NFL Network Thursday Night FootballRams Falcons 1 p.m. FOXChargers Eagles 1 p.m. CBSCowboys Chiefs 1 p.m. FOXDolphins Colts 1 p.m. CBSTitans Texans 1 p.m. CBSRedskins Packers 1 p.m. FOXBrowns Ravens 1 p.m. CBSPanthers Bills 1 p.m. FOXVikings Bears 1 p.m. FOXSaints Buccaneers 4 05 p.m. FOXLions Cardinals 4 05 p.m. FOXJaguars Raiders 4 25 p.m. CBSBroncos Giants 4 25 p.m. CBS49ers Seahawks 8 30 p.m. NBC Sunday Night Football Steelers Bengals 8 40 p.m. ESPN Monday Night Football
Week 3 Chiefs Eagles 8 25 p.m. NFL Network Thursday Night Football Texans Ravens 1 p.m. CBSGiants Panthers 1 p.m. FOXLions Redskins 1 p.m. FOXChargers Titans 1 p.m. CBSCardinals Saints 1 p.m. FOXBuccaneers Patriots 1 p.m. FOXPackers Bengals 1 p.m. FOXRams Cowboys 1 p.m. FOXBrowns Vikings 1 p.m. CBSFalcons Dolphins 4 05 p.m. FOXBills Jets 4 25 p.m. CBSColts 49ers 4 25 p.m. CBS Jaguars Seahawks 4 25 p.m. CBSBears Steelers 8 30 p.m. NBC Sunday Night Football Raiders Broncos 8 40 p.m. ESPN Monday Night Football
Week 4 49ers Rams 8 25 p.m. NFL Network Thursday Night FootballRavens Bills 1 p.m. CBS Cardinals Buccaneers 1 p.m. FOXSteelers Vikings (in London) 1 p.m. CBSGiants Chiefs 1 p.m. FOXColts Jaguars 1 p.m. CBS Seahawks Texans 1 p.m. FOXBengals Browns 1 p.m. CBS Bears Lions 1 p.m. FOXJets Titans 4 05 p.m. CBS Redskins Raiders 4 25 p.m. FOXEagles Broncos 4 25 p.m. FOXCowboys Chargers 4 25 p.m. FOXPatriots Falcons 8 30 p.m. NBC Sunday Night FootballDolphins Saints 8 40 p.m. ESPN Monday Night Football
Bye week Panthers Packers
Week 5 Bills Browns 8 25 p.m. NFL Network Thursday Night FootballPatriots Bengals 1 p.m. CBS Lions Packers 1 p.m. FOX Seahawks Colts 1 p.m. FOXRavens Dolphins 1 p.m. CBS Saints Bears 1 p.m. FOXEagles Giants 1 p.m. FOX Chiefs Titans 1 p.m. CBS Jaguars Rams 1 p.m CBS Panthers Cardinals 4 05 p.m. FOX Broncos Cowboys 4 25 p.m. CBS Chargers Raiders 4 25 p.m. CBS Texans 49ers 8 30 p.m. NBC Sunday Night FootballJets Falcons 8 40 p.m. ESPN Monday Night Football
Bye week Vikings Steelers Buccaneers Redskins
Week 6 Giants Bears 8 25 p.m. NFL Network Thursday Night FootballPackers Ravens 1 p.m. FOX Eagles Buccaneers 1 p.m. FOX Steelers Jets 1 p.m. CBS Panthers Vikings 1 p.m. FOX Raiders Chiefs 1 p.m. CBS Rams Texans 1 p.m. FOX Bengals Bills 1 p.m. CBS Lions Browns 1 p.m. FOX Titans Seahawks 4 05 p.m. CBS Jaguars Broncos 4 05 p.m. CBS Saints Patriots 4 25 p.m. FOX Cardinals 49ers 4 25 p.m. FOX Redskins Cowboys 8 30 p.m. NBC Sunday Night FootballColts Chargers 8 40 p.m. ESPN Monday Night Football
Bye week Falcons Dolphins
Week 7 Seahawks Cardinals 8 25 p.m. NFL Network Thursday Night Football Buccaneers Falcons 1 p.m. FOXBears Redskins 1 p.m. FOXCowboys Eagles 1 p.m. FOXPatriots Jets 1 p.m. CBSBills Dolphins 1 p.m. CBSRams Panthers 1 p.m. FOXBengals Lions 1 p.m. CBSChargers Jaguars 1 p.m. CBSTexans Chiefs 1 p.m. CBS49ers Titans 4 05 p.m. FOXBrowns Packers 4 25 p.m. CBSRavens Steelers 4 25 p.m. CBSBroncos Colts 8 30 p.m. NBC Sunday Night Football Vikings Giants 8 40 p.m. ESPN Monday Night Football
Bye week Saints Raiders
Week 8 Panthers Buccaneers 8 25 p.m. Thursday Night Football49ers Jaguars (in London) 1 p.m. FOXBrowns Chiefs 1 p.m. CBS Dolphins Patriots 1 p.m. CBS Bills Saints 1 p.m. CBS Cowboys Lions 1 p.m. FOX Giants Eagles 1 p.m. FOX Steelers Raiders 4 05 p.m. CBS Jets Bengals 4 05 p.m. CBS Falcons Cardinals 4 25 p.m. FOX Redskins Broncos 4 25 p.m. FOX Packers Vikings 8 30 p.m. NBC Sunday Night FootballSeahawks Rams 8 40 p.m. ESPN Monday Night Football
Bye week Ravens Bears Texans Colts Chargers Titans
Week 9 Bengals Dolphins 8 25 p.m. NFL Network Thursday Night FootballFalcons Panthers 1 p.m. FOX Vikings Cowboys 1 p.m. FOX Saints Jets 1 p.m. FOX Titans Rams 1 p.m. CBS Chiefs Bills 1 p.m. CBS Chargers Redskins 1 p.m. CBS Eagles Raiders 4 05 p.m. FOX Buccaneers Seahawks 4 05 p.m. FOX Ravens Browns 4 25 p.m. CBS Steelers Patriots 4 25 p.m. CBS Colts Texans 8 30 p.m. NBC Sunday Night FootballBears Packers 8 40 p.m. ESPN Monday Night Football
Bye week Cardinals Broncos Lions Jaguars Giants 49ers
Week 10 Redskins Vikings 8 25 p.m. NFL Network Thursday Night FootballBengals Ravens 1 p.m. CBS Lions Bears 1 p.m. FOX Eagles Packers 1 p.m. FOX Rams Colts 1 p.m. FOX Seahawks Falcons 1 p.m. FOX Raiders Giants 1 p.m. CBS Jaguars Titans 1 p.m. CBS Bills Steeelers 1 p.m. CBS Panthers 49ers 4 05 p.m. FOX Texans Cardinals 4 25 p.m. CBS Broncos Chargers 4 25 p.m. CBS Cowboys Saints 8 30 p.m. NBC Sunday Night FootballDolphins Buccaneers 8 40 p.m. ESPN Monday Night Football
Bye week Browns Chiefs Patriots Jets
Week 11 Colts Titans 8 25 p.m. NFL Network Thursday Night Football Jets Bills 1 p.m. CBS Falcons Buccaneers 1 p.m. FOX Lions Steelers 1 p.m. FOX Redskins Eagles 1 p.m. FOX Chargers Dolphins 1 p.m. CBS Ravens Bears 1 p.m. CBS Browns Bengals 1 p.m. CBS Raiders Texans 1 p.m. CBS Cardinals Jaguars 1 p.m. FOX Chiefs Broncos 4 05 p.m. CBS Vikings Seahawks 4 25 p.m. FOX 49ers Saints 4 25 p.m. FOX Packers Giants 8 30 p.m. NBC Sunday Night FootballPatriots Panthers 8 40 p.m. ESPN Monday Night Football
Bye week Cowboys Rams
Week 12 Saints Falcons 8 25 p.m. NFL Network Thursday Night FootballSteelers Browns 1 p.m. CBS Buccaneers Lions 1 p.m. FOX Vikings Packers 1 p.m. FOX Jaguars Texans 1 p.m. CBS Jets Ravens 1 p.m. CBS Chargers Chiefs 1 p.m. CBS Bears Rams 1 p.m. FOX Panthers Dolphins 1 p.m. FOX Colts Cardinals 4 05 p.m. CBS Titans Raiders 4 05 p.m. CBS Cowboys Giants 4 25 p.m. FOX Broncos Patriots 8 30 p.m. NBC Sunday Night Football49ers Redskins 8 40 p.m. ESPN Monday Night Football
Bye week Bills Bengals Eagles Seahawks
Week 13 Packers Lions 12 30 p.m. FOX Thanksgiving Raiders Cowboys 4 30 p.m. CBS Thanksgiving Steelers Ravens 8 p.m. NBC Thanksgiving Broncos Chiefs 1 p.m. CBS Titans Colts 1 p.m. CBS Jaguars Browns 1 p.m. CBS Buccaneers Panthers 1 p.m. FOX Bears Vikings 1 p.m. FOX Cardinals Eagles 1 p.m. FOX Dolphins Jets 1 p.m. CBS Falcons Bills (in Toronto) 4 05 p.m. FOXRams 49ers 4 05 p.m. FOX Patriots Texans 4 25 p.m. CBS Bengals Chargers 4 25 p.m. CBS Giants Redskins 8 30 p.m. NBC Sunday Night FootballSaints Seahawks 8 40 p.m. ESPN Monday Night Football
Week 14Texans Jaguars 8 25 p.m. NFL Network Thursday Night FootballVikings Ravens 1 p.m. FOX Chiefs Redskins 1 p.m. CBS Bills Buccaneers 1 p.m. CBS Dolphins Steelers 1 p.m. CBS Lions Eagles 1 p.m. FOX Panthers Saints 1 p.m. FOX Colts Bengals 1 p.m. CBS Browns Patriots 1 p.m. CBS Raiders Jets 1 p.m. CBS Titans Broncos 4 05 p.m. CBS Rams Cardinals 4 25 p.m. FOX Seahawks 49ers 4 25 p.m. FOX Giants Chargers 4 25 p.m. FOX Falcons Packers 8 30 p.m. NBC Sunday Night FootballCowboys Bears 8 40 p.m. ESPN Monday Night Football
Week 15 Chargers Broncos 8 25 p.m. NFL Network Thursday Night Football Redskins Falcons 1 p.m. FOX Cardinals Titans 1 p.m. FOX 49ers Buccaneers 1 p.m. FOX Saints Rams 1 p.m. FOX Seahawks Giants 1 p.m. FOX Bears Browns 1 p.m. FOX Texans Colts 1 p.m. CBS Bills Jaguars 1 p.m. CBS Patriots Dolphins 1 p.m. CBS Eagles Vikings 1 p.m. FOX Chiefs Raiders 4 05 p.m. CBS Jets Panthers 4 05 p.m. CBS Packers Cowboys 4 25 p.m. FOX Bengals Steelers 8 30 p.m. NBC Sunday Night FootballRavens Lions 8 40 p.m. ESPN Monday Night Football
Week 16 Dolphins Bills 1 p.m. CBS Saints Panthers 1 p.m. FOX Cowboys Redskins 1 p.m. FOX Buccaneers Rams 1 p.m. FOX Bears Eagles 1 p.m. FOX Browns Jets 1 p.m. CBS Colts Chiefs 1 p.m. CBS Vikings Bengals 1 p.m. FOX Broncos Texans 1 p.m. CBS Titans Jaguars 1 p.m. CBS Cardinals Seahawks 4 05 p.m. FOX Giants Lions 4 05 p.m. FOX Raiders Chargers 4 25 p.m. CBSSteelers Packers 4 25 p.m. CBS Patriots Ravens 8 30 p.m. NBC Sunday Night FootballFalcons 49ers 8 40 p.m. ESPN Monday Night Football
Week 17 Panthers Falcons 1 p.m. FOX Packers Bears 1 p.m. FOX Texans Titans 1 p.m. CBS Browns Steelers 1 p.m. CBS Redskins Giants 1 p.m. FOX Ravens Bengals 1 p.m. CBS Eagles Cowboys 1 p.m. FOX Jaguars Colts 1 p.m. CBS Jets Dolphins 1 p.m. CBS Lions Vikings 1 p.m. FOX Bills Patriots 1 p.m. CBS Buccaneers Saints 1 p.m. FOX Broncos Raiders 4 25 p.m. CBS 49ers Cardinals 4 25 p.m. FOX Chiefs at Chargers 4 25 p.m. CBS Rams Seahawks 4 25 p.m. FOX