Official 2011 NFL Schedule: Week 1 Games

| by Alex Groberman

In keeping with recent NFL tradition, the defending Super Bowl champions will host the opening game of the new season -- on a Thursday night. Thanks to a win over Pittsburgh, the Packers get that game Sept. 8 when they host the Saints. In addition, the weekend closes with a fierce rivalry game Monday night in Denver. Take a look:

Thu. Sep. 08

Matchup Time (ET)

Saints at Packers 8:30 PM

Sun. Sep. 11

Matchup Time (ET)

Steelers at Ravens 1:00 PM

Bengals at Browns 1:00 PM

Colts at Texans 1:00 PM

Titans at Jaguars 1:00 PM

Falcons at Bears 1:00 PM

Bills at Chiefs 1:00 PM

Eagles at Rams 1:00 PM

Lions at Buccaneers 1:00 PM

Seahawks at 49ers 4:15 PM

Giants at Redskins 4:15 PM

Vikings at Chargers 4:15 PM

Panthers at Cardinals 4:15 PM

Cowboys at Jets 8:20 PM

Mon. Sep. 12

Matchup Time (ET)

Patriots at Dolphins 7:00 PM

Raiders at Broncos 10:15 PM