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NFL schedule release: Ranking the top-20 games of 2024

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The 2024 NFL schedule will be released later on Wednesday. While we have some information about who is playing who, the official release is going to give us a better understanding about how the season is going to turn out.

We’ll see a Friday game in Brazil. The two-time defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs will host the Baltimore Ravens to open the season. Here, we rank the top-20 games on the 2024 NFL schedule.

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20. Carolina Panthers at Chicago Bears

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19. Las Vegas Raiders at New Orleans Saints

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Rams
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18. San Francisco 49ers at Buffalo Bills

Josh Allen against San Francisco 49ers
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17. Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings

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Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports

16. Los Angeles Rams at Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions' Jared Goff

15. Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Rams

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Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

14. Baltimore Ravens at Los Angeles Chargers

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13. Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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12. Baltimore Ravens at Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott
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11. San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers

San Francisco 49ers George Kittle against Green Bay Packers
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

10. Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs

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9. Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions

Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions

8. Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans

NFL schedule release, Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins

7. Detroit Lions at Houston Texans

Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud
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6. Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers QB Brock Purdy
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5. Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans

Buffalo Bills' Stefon Diggs
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4. Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

NFL schedule release, San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys
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3. Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys

NFL schedule release, Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys
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2. Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs

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1. Kansas City Chiefs at San Francisco 49ers

Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers
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