When will the 2024 NFL Schedule get released?

Here's everything we know about the 2024 NFL schedule release.
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Now that we're on the other side of the NFL Draft, there's only one more tentpole event before football recedes into the background of the sports scene.

Things will still be happening, but rookie minicamp and OTAs aren't exactly must-see TV. That's probably why the NFL has turned the schedule release into a primetime event since it's the last time until September that the league will have the complete undivided attention of fans.

It's also when we get to learn what the lay of the land is and what each team's roadmap to the playoffs is. Last year the Tampa Bay Buccaneers managed to reach the NFC Divisional Round despite how down on them everyone seemed to be around this time.

Not many people saw it coming, and it was even hard to predict when the schedule came out, but things worked out for Tampa Bay. There's an excitement around the team that wasn't present last May, and it has fans hyped to see what the schedule will end up being.

Latest 2024 NFL schedule release update

Historically the schedule drops within a few weeks of the NFL Draft, once the league knows which rookies went where and how to cross t's and dot i's when it comes to showcasing certain players. That’ll once again be the case as it was announced on Tuesday night that the schedule will drop on May 15th.

Earlier on Tuesday, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay tossed some fuel onto the fire, perhaps as a way of putting pressure on the league, by teasing the schedule release "soon".

That's not exactly an announcement, but it's at least something. It also seems to bump up against what Mike Florio over at PFT reported this week, suggesting that the schedule is going to drop sometime next week — which ended up being the case.

While we have to wait for exact dates and times, we already know who the Buccaneers will be playing in 2024.

Home Games

Away Games

Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers

Dallas Cowboys

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

Las Vegas Raiders

Kansas City Chiefs

New Orleans Saints

Los Angeles Chargers

Philadelphia Eagles

New Orleans Saints

San Francisco 49ers

New York Giants

Washington Commanders

Tampa Bay will have one extra home game this year after losing one last year. That's the rotation all teams are on with the 18-game schedule now, which is why it's so brutal when a team has to play internationally and loses a home game.

It doesn't seem like that will be the case this year for the Bucs, as more attention can be paid to whether or not the team will get multiple primetime games. That's what happens when overperforming results in interest being snatched back when everyone thought it would fade away.

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