Thursday, May 7, is a glimpse into the future.
No need to call Doc Brown or get the time machines ready, it's just the release of the 2020 NFL schedule at 8 p.m. ET. But reports of scheduled matchups will trickle in well before then, as is custom on this day every year.
One thing we know for sure: The NFL has already nixed the idea of playing international games due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic limiting travel and complicating things for professional sports leagues around the world. But there are still plenty of intriguing matchups and storylines that'll be on this year's slate of games — should the NFL season get underway accordingly.
Below you'll find schedule leaks and rumors leading up to the official schedule release:
NFL schedule leaks 2020
The NFL will officially release the schedule during a three-hour show on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET. Before then, though, NFL insiders are dropping nuggets of reported, rumored matchups, which you can find below.
Bills vs. Jets (via NYDN)
Saints vs. Buccaneers (via NewOrleans.football)
Redskins vs. Eagles (via NBC Sports)
Panthers vs. Raiders (via The Athletic)
Lions vs. Bears (via TheScore 670)
Patriots vs. Dolphins (via the Miami Herald)
Broncos vs. Titans — MNF (via News9)
Raiders vs. Saints — MNF (via The Athletic)
Packers vs. Lions (via PackersNews.com)
Dolphins vs. Bills (via the Miami Herald)
Saints vs. Chargers — MNF (via The Athletic)
Patriots vs. 49ers (via CLNS Media)
Buccaneers vs. Saints — SNF (via The Athletic)
Packers vs. Bears — SNF (via PackersNews.com)
Eagles vs. Packers (via PackersNews.com)
Saints vs. Vikings — Dec. 25 (via The Athletic)