Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving.
The NFC West showdown on Sunday Night Football.
San Francisco 49ers vs. New England Patriots.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers.
These were just a few of the games that highlighted 2012. These games either lived up to the hype they were given or they created their own.
With the release of the 2013 NFL schedule, we can take a look at which games to hype up for the upcoming season.
Each game has multiple reasons why it deserves special recognition. Whether it is a rematch of a great game from last season, a strong division rivalry game or just a heavyweight matchup, these games should be great to watch for any football fan.
Of course, with every game, the significance will depend on how the season plays out. That's why they play the game.
So without further delay, let's count down the top 20 games of 2013: