The league announced its schedule in anticipation of playing a normal season despite the coronavirus pandemic. However, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told all 32 teams in a memo this week that adjustments could happen if necessary.
"We will continue to work in a deliberate and thoughtful way to plan for the 2020 season, including with [Thursday's] schedule release," Goodell said. "We will be prepared to address any contingencies as they arise."
The Chiefs will open the season by hosting the Texans in a Thursday Night Football matchup on Sept. 10 at Arrowhead Stadium. It will be a rematch of last season's AFC Divisional Round game, in which Kansas City rallied from a 21-0 deficit in the first quarter en route to a 51-31 victory.
In other Week 1 action, the Super Bowl runner-up San Francisco 49ers will host second-year quarterback Kyler Murray and the revamped Arizona Cardinals. The Dallas Cowboys will travel to Los Angeles for a matchup against the Rams on Sunday Night Football.
Also in Week 1, Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints will host newcomer Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a late afternoon game on FOX. Meanwhile, Brady's former team -- the New England Patriots -- will host rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins in the opening week of games.
The Atlanta Falcons will take on the Seattle Seahawks in a battle of high-octane offenses, while the Green Bay Packers will renew their NFC North rivalry with the Vikings in Minnesota. Joe Burrow, the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, could make his pro debut in Week 1 against fellow first-round signal-caller Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers.
Below is the full schedule for Week 1 of the 2020-21 NFL season. The remainder of the schedule for each team can be found at NFL.com.
Thursday Night Kickoff, Sept. 10:
Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs, 8:20 p.m. EST, NBC
Sunday afternoon games, Sept. 13:
Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. EST, FOX
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots, 1 p.m. EST, CBS
Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. EST, FOX
Las Vegas Raiders at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. EST, CBS
Sunday late games, Sept. 13:
Los Angeles Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals, 4:05 p.m. EST, CBS
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints, 4:25 p.m. EST, FOX
Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers, 4:25 p.m. EST, FOX
Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m. EST, NBC
Monday Night Football games, Sept. 14: