Vikings fans have reason for excitement with National Football League schedule announced Thursday

Posted April 20, 2018

According to reports, the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles will host the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, September 6 to kickoff the 2018 National Football League season.

Below is a roundup of the latest schedule rumors and leaks as the 8 p.m. ET reveal approaches.

According to a report by Jeff Duncan at NOLA.com, the Atlanta Falcons will be visiting their NFC South rivals, the New Orleans Saints on Thanksgiving in a prime-time game.

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With the 2018 schedule leaking, we now know who will play in the global games.

The Titans are scheduled to play the New York Jets, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens, Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts at Nissan Stadium in 2018. The game will take place at Wembley Stadium on October 28 at 9:30 a.m.

Philadelphia will likely hand out its Super Bowl 52 rings and display the Lombardi Trophy in a pregame ceremony.

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Worthy of note, the 49ers nearly beat Los Angeles in Week 3, a Thursday Night game that may have been the best of the slate, and was an absolute shoot-out from the opening gun to 00:00 on the clock, resulting in a 41-39 win for LA.

The NFL launched the International Series in 2007, with a regular season game between Miami and the New York Giants at Wembley Stadium. Here are the Rams' opponents in 2018, including who they'll play at home and away. The Steelers were 5-0 in primetime games last season.

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