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2018 NFL Regular Season Week 1 TV and Announcer Schedule

The season begins with the NFL’s annual primetime kickoff game, as the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field on September 6 (8:20 PM ET, NBC).

Week 1 is a Fox network national weekend with key games on Sunday, September 9 featuring the Dallas Cowboys at the
Carolina Panthers (4:25 PM ET) and the Seattle Seahawks visiting the Denver Broncos (4:25 PM ET). Week 1 matchups on CBS include the Houston Texans at the New England Patriots (1:00 PM ET) and the Los Angeles Chargers hosting the Kansas City Chiefs (4:05 PM ET).

NBC’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ gets underway on September 9 when the Green Bay Packers host the Chicago Bears (8:20 PM ET) at Lambeau Field in the 195th regular-season meeting between the storied franchises.

Kickoff Weekend concludes on Monday, September 10 with an ESPN Monday Night Football doubleheader. The Detroit Lions will host the New York Jets (7:10 PM ET) in the first game followed by the Los Angeles Rams visiting the Oakland Raiders in the nightcap (10:20 PM ET).

As for the nightcap, it’s the regular season debut of ESPN’s new Monday night announcing crew of Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten and Booger McFarland. Jon Gruden, former “Monday Night Football” analyst from 2009-2017, returns to the league as head coach of the Oakland Raiders. He was previously that team’s head coach from 1998-2001 before leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2002-08, winning the Super Bowl with Tampa in 2002.

The following is the complete Week 1 NFL regular season schedule, including dates, start times, TV networks and scheduled announcers.

Thursday, Sep. 6, 2018 8:20 p.m.

Atlanta Falcons @ Philadelphia Eagles (NBC)
Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst), Michele Tafoya (reporter)

Sunday, Sep. 9, 2018 1:00 p.m.

Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens (CBS)
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Rich Gannon (analyst), Steve Tasker (reporter) 

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns (CBS)
Announcers: Greg Gumbel (play-by-play), Trent Green (analyst), Bruce Arians (analyst), Melanie Collins (reporter) 

Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts (CBS)
Announcers: Andrew Catalon (play-by-play), James Lofton (analyst) 

Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins (Fox)
Announcers: Sam Rosen (play-by-play), Cris Carter (analyst), Sarah Kustok (reporter)

San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings (Fox)
Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt (play-by-play), Charles Davis (analyst), Pam Oliver (reporter)

Houston Texans at New England Patriots (CBS)
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Tony Romo (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (reporter)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints (Fox)
Announcers: Chris Myers (play-by-play), Daryl Johnston (analyst), Laura Okmin (reporter)

Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Giants (Fox)
Announcers: Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Rondé Barber (analyst), Tiki Barber (reporter)

Sunday, Sep. 9, 2018 4:05 p.m.

Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers (CBS)
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Dan Fouts (analyst), Evan Washburn (reporter) 

Sunday, Sep. 9, 2018 4:25 p.m.

Dallas Cowboys at Carolina Panthers (Fox)
Announcers: Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (analyst), Erin Andrews (reporter)

Washington Redskins at Arizona Cardinals (Fox)
Announcers: Thom Brennaman (play-by-play), Chris Spielman (analyst), Shannon Spake (reporter)

Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos (Fox)
Announcers: Dick Stockton (play-by-play), Mark Schlereth (analyst), Jennifer Hale (reporter)

Sunday, Sep. 9, 2018 8:20 p.m.

Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers (NBC)
Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (analyst), Michele Tafoya (reporter)

Monday, Sep. 10, 2018 7:10 p.m.

New York Jets @ Detroit Lions (ESPN)
Announcers: Beth Mowins (play-by-play), Brian Griese (analyst), Laura Rutledge (reporter)

Monday, Sep. 10, 2018 10:20 p.m.

Los Angeles Rams @ Oakland Raiders (ESPN)
Announcers: Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), Jason Witten (booth analyst), Booger McFarland (on-field analyst), Lisa Salters (reporter)

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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