When does football season start? NFL, college 2016 begin date - Metro US

When does football season start? NFL, college 2016 begin date

Nick Saban and Alabama will be shooting for yet another national title in 2016.
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The 2016 NFL regular season will begin on Thursday, Sept. 8 and the first full Sunday of games will take place on Sunday, Sept. 11. The first major college football game of 2016 will be played on Friday, Aug. 26 in Sydney, Australia between Cal and Hawaii (10 p.m., ESPN). The first full Saturday of games will be played on Labor Day weekend – Sept. 3.

For a full college schedule, click here.

The Denver Broncos will host the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 8 in a rematch of last season’s Super Bowl, which was won by Denver. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NBC.

Here is a look at the rest of the Week 1 slate.

Sunday, Sept. 11

Buccaneers at Falcons (1 p.m., FOX)

Vikings at Titans (1 p.m., FOX)

Browns at Eagles (1 p.m., CBS)

Bengals at Jets (1 p.m., CBS)

Raiders at Saints (1 p.m., FOX)

Chargers at Chiefs (1 p.m., CBS)

Bills at Ravens (1 p.m., CBS)

Bears at Texans (1 p.m., FOX)

Packers at Jaguars (1 p.m., FOX)

Dolphins at Seahawks (4 p.m., CBS)

Giants at Cowboys (4:25 p.m., FOX)

Lions at Colts (4:25 p.m., FOX)

Patriots at Cardinals (8:30 p.m., NBC)

Monday, Sept. 12

Steelers at Redskins (7:10 p.m., ESPN)

Rams at 49ers (10:20 p.m., ESPN)

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