2011 NFL Schedule: Reacting to the Schedule Release

Dylan MacNamaraSenior Writer IApril 19, 2011

LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 02: Brandon Jacobs #27 of the New York Giants drags Washington Redskins linebacker Rocky McIntosh into the end zone while scoring a touchdown during their game at FedEx Field on January 2, 2011 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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The bleak reality of life without NFL football this fall is briefly set aside today, as the league is set to unveil the complete 2011 schedule this evening.

While team matchups are already set, the order in which contests will be played and the designation of national primetime games are what have fans excited for tonight's news (airing at 7 pm, ET on NFL Network). 

Already, rumors have been floated that the Redskins and Giants are set for a tilt on Sunday, September 11th in Washington, DC, and that the Jets and Cowboys are meeting in primetime that night.

Nothing will be confirmed until the official announcements come out from the league. Stick around for information leading up the announcements, as well as commentary and analysis after the schedules are set.

And remember, even if the NFL and the NFLPA don't strike a deal in time for football this season, we'll still need the schedule for our dynasty mode in Madden 2012!