The 10 best matchups from the 2014 NFL schedule release
Highlights from the list
The National Football League released its schedule for the 2014 season live on NFL Network last night and there are several games to circle on the calendar.
Many of these intriguing matchups involve playoff teams from last year facing off against division or competitive rivals, with several of these games occurring on prime time television.
The NFL schedule release features several interesting matchups. Some of these key matchups include the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, who will be tested early and often during the 2014 NFL season. The league’s defending champion Seahawks will face three consecutive playoff teams from the 2013 season, with two out of those first four games occurring on prime time television.
The Seattle Seahawks are not the only playoff team being tested early into the season, as the defending AFC Champion Denver Broncos will also face three consecutive playoff teams with their fourth game being against at team that narrowly missed the postseason in the Arizona Cardinals.
To maintain an objective approach, on this list there is only one non-playoff team as this list includes many projected playoff contenders or touted conference or inter-conference rivalries.
While there aren’t many teams that will shock many readers on this list, many of intriguing matchups revealed after the schedule release involve games that will be worth watching whether or not it involves your favorite football team.
As a fan of the sport itself this list will be a guide of games that should be worth circling on your NFL calendars as the anticipation of week 1 of the NFL season kicks off on September 4th in Seattle.