The 2016 NFL schedule has been released for a bit now and looking at it, there are an abundance of great match-ups. From old rivalries to Super Bowl rematches, here is a list of the top NFL games you should circle on your calendar in 2016.
11. Super Bowl 50 rematch to open the season
Week 1: Carolina Panthers at Denver Broncos
Thursday, September 8th
8:30 p.m. ET on NBC
The 2016 season will kick off with a bang in Denver with a rematch of last season’s Super Bowl that saw the Broncos defeat the Panthers 24-10. Although this time Denver will be breaking in a new starting quarterback as Peyton Manning retired and Brock Osweiler left for Houston via free agency. Currently the Broncos have newly acquired veteran Mark Sanchez and 2015 7th round pick Trevor Siemian on the roster, but many are expecting John Elway to bring in another QB with either a trade or in the draft. Carolina QB Cam Newton will be ready to silence his doubters after a forgettable Super Bowl performance, but will the Panthers offensive line be ready to contain that ferocious pass rush?