Are you ready for some football? The excitement is in the air! With players like Le’Veon Bell, Trey Flowers and Antonio Brown all switching addresses and the NFL Draft a week away, folks are ready for some football chat.

While NFL fans still have 4-plus months to go until the 2019 season officially arrives, rumors are already circulating about each team's upcoming schedule. The NFL will officially reveal each teams' schedule tonight (April 17) live on the NFL Network and ESPN starting at 8 p.m. ET. The big NFL schedule release show is still seven hours away, but some schedule info is being leaked already.

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Patriots open season vs Steelers

The world champion New England Patriots will open the season against the Pittsburgh Steelers. According to a Masslive report, New England will open their 2019 season at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football on Sept. 8.

Talk about getting down to things right away! Big Ben vs Tom Brady on opening night as the Patriots receive their Super Bowl rings. Not a bad Sunday Night starter. Will Tom Brady once again defy the odds and make another run at a Super Bowl title?

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You can never say never when it comes to Brady and the New England Patriots, that's for sure.

As for the previous Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, they will open the season at home against the Washington Redskins. An NFC East showdown right off the bat will most likely have a playoff feel in September.

The Eagles will reportedly travel to Atlanta in Week 2 to face the Falcons on Sunday Night Football.

NFL International flavor

The games in London, England, and Mexico City will once again be back on the schedule for certain teams in 2019.

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Many fans have mixed emotions about these games simply due to the fact that their team may be missing out on a home game.

For example, the Raiders, Buccaneers, Rams, Jaguars, and Los Angeles Chargers all have "home" games that are being played in different countries. It does seem to be a bit unfair for the fans, especially if a playoff berth could be at stake. Nevertheless, if the NFL is making money off these games, don't look for the International Series to change any time soon.

Below is a look at the International Series schedule for 2019.

  • Chicago Bears at Oakland Raiders, London — Week 5 (Oct. 6, 1 p.m.) at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
  • Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, London — Week 6 (Oct 13, 9:30 a.m.) at Tottenham
  • Cincinnati Bengals at LA Rams, London — Week 8 (Oct. 27, 1 p.m.) at Wembley Stadium
  • Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars, London — Week 9 (Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m.) at Wembley
  • KC Chiefs at LA Chargers, Mexico City — Week 11 (Monday, Nov. 18, 8:15 p.m.), Estadio Azteca
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