NFL 2011 Headline Games
"In the NFL," says head coach KEN WHISENHUNT (right) of the Arizona Cardinals, "every game is important."
With only 16 games per team, he's right that every game is important. It's just that, some weeks, some games seem to be even more important!
Here's our list of "Headline Games " for the NFL 2011 Season:
Week 1: New Orleans at Green Bay
Thursday-night opener showcases past two Super Bowl champions.
Week 2: Philadelphia at Atlanta
Two of NFC's best meet. In 2010, Falcons won South and Eagles captured East.
Week 3: Pittsburgh at Indianapolis
Past two AFC champions face one another in primetime.
Week 4: NY Jets at Baltimore
Rex Ryan returns to Baltimore as two 2010 playoff teams meet on Sunday night.
Week 5: New Orleans at Carolina
Game features 2010 (Cam Newton) & 2009 (Mark Ingram) Heisman winners.
Week 6: Dallas at New England
Jason Garrett leads the Cowboys into Gillette Stadium to face the Patriots.
Week 7: Chicago at Tampa Bay
London's Wembley Stadium hosts NFL's fifth regular-season game overseas.
Week 8: Washington at Buffalo
Bills host Redskins in fourth regular-season game at Toronto's Rogers Centre.
Week 9: Baltimore at Pittsburgh
AFC North rivals and 2010 playoff teams meet on Sunday night.
Week 10: St. Louis at Cleveland
New Browns head coach Pat Shurmur faces former team for first time.
Week 11: Kansas City at New England
Two 2010 division winners face one another on Monday night.
Week 12: Packers at Lions / Dolphins at Cowboys / 49ers at Ravens
Thanksgiving triple-header! Turkey and football -- does it get any better?
Week 13: Philadelphia at Seattle
Week 13 starts on Thursday night with two 2010 division winners.
Week 14: Indianapolis at Baltimore
Preview of playoff matchup? Two of the AFC's best meet late in the season.
Week 15: Washington at NY Giants
Late-season contest between NFC East rivals with possible playoff spot at stake.
Week 16: Chicago at Green Bay
Division rivals face one another on Christmas night.
Week 17: 16 Division Matchups
Final weekend features all division games with playoff berths on the line
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- Rex Grossman Off to Strong Start as Redskins Top Steelers
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- Matt Cain Anchoring Strong Starting Pitching Staff for Giants
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