NEW YORK – The NFL released the 2016 schedule Thursday, and the quest for the Lombardi Trophy will start with a familiar matchup as the Panthers face off with the Broncos – the team that beat them in Super Bowl 50.
The Oakland Raiders will play against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Sept. 11. The Raiders’ first home game is Sept. 18 against the Atlanta Falcons.
The San Francisco 49ers are hosting the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football on Sept. 12.
Here’s a full rundown of the first week’s games:
See the full 2016 schedule on NFL.com.