Atlanta To Open Season, Also Play Thanksgiving

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) speaks with Offensive Coordinator Steve Sarkisian before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl champion Philadelphia will host Atlanta to kick off the 2018 NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 6.

Green Bay hosts Chicago in the first Sunday night matchup on Sept. 9, while the Monday nighters on opening weekend feature the New York Jets at Detroit, followed by the Los Angeles Rams at Oakland.

The Eagles also will play at England’s home of soccer when they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 8 at Wembley Stadium. READ MORE>