When are the NFL Schedules Released?
The 2017 NFL Schedules exact release date is usually not known until a day or two prior. The schedules are typically released during the 3rd week in April and typically between Tuesday and Thursday on the NFL network at approximately 8:00 p.m. EST. We have compiled a list of Past NFL Schedule Release Dates, that may help give some insight on when to expect this year's release. Based on the data we reviewed, our best estimate is the full finalized schedule should be released sometime between April 18th and April 20th. The year will conclude with Super Bowl 52 on February 4th, 2018 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Most folks are unaware that the NFL announces team opponents, and whether the games will be played at home or away, a couple years in advance. We have the Future 2018 and 2019 Opponents and Schedules available.