When will the NFL regular season start in 2023? Explaining the league’s important dates

Each year a new NFL season starts will a new adventure and fans wait eagerly to enjoy every bit of the events either sitting in the stadium or on the cozy sofa of their drawing room. Moreover, with a gallon of excitement and anticipation, the regular season 2023 is on the verge of starting.

So, let’s explore the ins and outs of the 2023 regular season.

When will the 2023 NFL schedule be released?

The 2023 NFL regular season’s schedule will be released on Thursday, May 11.

Referring to the timetable of the upcoming season, the league published a press release mentioning, ‘NFL Network’s coverage will be highlighted by Schedule Release ’23 presented by Verizon at 20:00 ET, which breaks down the 2023 NFL regular season schedule, division by division, analyzing the top matchups and prime-time games’.

People will be able to enjoy the live streaming of the coverage through NFL networks via phone, computer, tablet, and smart TV. Fans will have access to the event’s broadcast through the NFL app or its website.

Which team will be hosting the NFL kickoff game in 2023?

The regular season kickoff game refers to the start of the new season and as per the rules and regulations of the league, the defending team will get to appear in the kickoff game with any team selected by the authority.

The Kansas City Chiefs are the current defending champion so they will start the 2023 regular season by playing the first game. Furthermore, this is the second time when the Chiefs will be hosting the kickoff game. Before 2023, they appeared in the first game of the 2019 season.

How many games will there be in 2023?

There is a total of 32 teams in the league and each will play 17 games over 18 weeks.


As the countdown has already begun, it remains to be seen how this illuminating season of 2023 goes. So, don’t forget to mark the important dates on your calendar so that you don’t forget to enjoy the Chief’s kickoff this year. Which team will you be supporting this NFL season? Let us know in the comment section.

Golenur Aktar

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Golenur Aktar is a writer and made her debut in the 'Pen & Paper' industry holding the hands of Sportszion. She ignited her writing craze from Biography articles and now writes about NFL.


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