The 2023 NFL schedule is finally set to drop, and anticipation is high as football fans around the world eagerly await the announcement. Every team has already known their 17 opponents for months, but the release will provide crucial details on when and where they will face each other.

Additionally, fans will discover how many games will be featured on national television, adding extra excitement to the upcoming season. While a few schedule details have already been revealed, the official announcement of the 2023 NFL schedule will offer a comprehensive look at what the 2023 NFL season has in store.

Get ready for the 2023 NFL Schedule Release: Here's everything you need to know

When will the 2023 NFL schedule be officially released?

The announcement of the 2023 NFL schedule will be accompanied by live specials on both NFL Network and ESPN2 on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. Fans can also view the schedule on NFL+, the NFL app, and YouTube.

ESPN2’s “NFL Live” show, hosted by Mina Kimes, with Dan Orlovsky, Marcus Spears, and Field Yates as analysts, will provide coverage of the schedule release. NFL Network’s coverage will be led by co-hosts Rich Eisen and Colleen Wolfe, with Maurice Jones-Drew and Emmanuel Sanders serving as analysts. NFL+ will have a special “Players Only Schedule Release” show hosted by Andrew Siciliano, with Daniel Jeremiah, Mark Ingram, J.C. Jackson, Tyrann Mathieu, and Cam Jordan as analysts.

Get ready for the 2023 NFL Schedule Release: Here's everything you need to know

What’s different about the 2023 NFL schedule?

  • A new broadcast deal worth over $100 billion brings changes to the NFL schedule.
  • Miami Dolphins to play New York Jets on Black Friday, adding a sixth national TV game to Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Flex scheduling was added for select “Monday Night Football” games in December and early January.
  • Two additional “Monday Night Football” doubleheaders were added to the schedule.
  • No longer strictly CBS/AFC and Fox/NFC tie-ins for Sunday games.
  • Teams can appear twice on Amazon Prime Video’s “Thursday Night Football” broadcast.
  • Not all teams are guaranteed a primetime game this season.

Get ready for the 2023 NFL Schedule Release: Here's everything you need to know

Who will be in the NFL’s five games in Europe?

NFL has announced five games that will be played in the United Kingdom and Germany. All five games will start at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time.

  • Week 4, Oct. 1: Atlanta Falcons vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (London)
  • Week 5, Oct. 8: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills (Tottenham, London)
  • Week 6, Oct. 15: Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans (Tottenham, London)
  • Week 9, Nov. 5: Miami Dolphins vs. Kansas City Chiefs, Nov. 5 (Frankfurt, Germany)
  • Week 10, Nov. 12: Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots, Nov. 12 (Frankfurt, Germany)