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NFL to release 2020 schedule Thursday, May 7

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Football (schedule) is coming!

NFL: Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Monday night, the NFL officially announced they will release the full 2020 schedule at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 7.

Reports are that this year’s schedule will be a full 17-week schedule with no current delay in the start of the season. However, last week some reports suggested that the NFL will have contingency plans in place in case the COVID-19 pandemic causes more delays in the opening of NFL facilities or sports stadiums.

One change we already know about the 2020 schedule is that there will be no international games. The NFL announced earlier on Tuesday that the International Series, which was supposed to include three London games and one game in Mexico, will be cancelled for 2020.

As of right now, we already know the opponents the Detroit Lions will face in 2020—which you can see here. However, on Thursday the NFL will release the order of the Lions’ schedule, along with however many nationally-televised games the team will have.

The NFL schedule release event will also include a three-hour show on NFL Network.