Fans can partially rejoice.

They know who they’ll play and where in 2016.

Patience, Grasshopper. You will know when they will play in April.

The National Football League announced this week the opponents for all 2016 regular-season games have been determined and a complete list of each team’s home and away matchups.

The scheduling formula implemented in 2002 with realignment guarantees that all teams play each other on a regular, rotating basis.

Under the formula, every team plays 16 games as follows:

•Home and away against its three division opponents (6 games).

•The four teams from another division within its conference on a rotating three-year cycle (4 games).

•The four teams from a division in the other conference on a rotating four-year cycle (4 games).

•Two intra-conference games based on the prior year’s standings (2 games). These games match a first-place team against the first-place teams in the two same-conference divisions the team is not scheduled to play that season. The second-place, third-place and fourth-place teams in a conference are matched in the same way each year.

Beginning in 2010, a change was made to how teams are paired in the schedule rotation to ensure that teams playing the AFC and NFC West divisions would not be required to make two West Coast trips (e.g. at San Francisco and at Seattle), while other teams in their division had none (e.g. at St. Louis and at Arizona).

The official 2016 schedule, with playing dates and times, will be announced in the spring.

NFL Kickoff 2016 Weekend will begin on Thursday night, September 8, and the regular season will conclude on Sunday, January 1.

Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas will be played on Sunday, February 5, 2017.

2016 OPPONENTS

AFC EAST

1. New England
Home: Buffalo, Miami, New York Jets, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Houston, St. Louis, Seattle
Away: Buffalo, Miami, New York Jets, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Denver, Arizona, San Francisco

2. New York Jets
Home: Buffalo, Miami, New England, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Seattle
Away: Buffalo, Miami, New England, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Arizona, San Francisco

3. Buffalo
Home: Miami, New England, New York Jets, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Jacksonville, Arizona, San Francisco
Away: Miami, New England, New York Jets, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Oakland, St. Louis, Seattle

4. Miami
Home: Buffalo, New England, New York Jets, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Arizona, San Francisco
Away: Buffalo, New England, New York Jets, Baltimore, Cincinnati, San Diego, St. Louis, Seattle
AFC NORTH

1. Cincinnati
Home: Baltimore, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Miami, Denver, Philadelphia, Washington
Away: Baltimore, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, New England, New York Jets, Houston, Dallas, New York Giants

2. Pittsburgh
Home: Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, New England, New York Jets, Kansas City, Dallas, New York Giants
Away: Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Buffalo, Miami, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Washington

3. Baltimore
Home: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Miami, Oakland, Philadelphia, Washington
Away: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, New England, New York Jets, Jacksonville, Dallas, New York Giants

4. Cleveland
Home: Baltimore, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, New England, New York Jets, San Diego, Dallas, New York Giants
Away: Baltimore, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Miami, Tennessee, Philadelphia, Washington

AFC SOUTH

1. Houston
Home: Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Kansas City, San Diego, Cincinnati, Chicago, Detroit
Away: Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Denver, Oakland, New England, Green Bay, Minnesota

2. Indianapolis
Home: Houston, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Kansas City, San Diego, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Detroit
Away: Houston, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Denver, Oakland, New York Jets, Green Bay, Minnesota

3. Jacksonville
Home: Houston, Indianapolis, Tennessee, Denver, Oakland, Baltimore, Green Bay, Minnesota                                      Away: Houston, Indianapolis, Tennessee, Kansas City, San Diego, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit

4. Tennessee
Home: Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Denver, Oakland, Cleveland, Green Bay, Minnesota
Away: Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville Kansas City, San Diego, Miami, Chicago, Detroit

AFC WEST

1. Denver
Home: Kansas City, Oakland, San Diego, Houston, Indianapolis, New England, Atlanta, Carolina
Away: Kansas City, Oakland, San Diego, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Cincinnati, New Orleans, Tampa Bay

2. Kansas City
Home: Denver, Oakland, San Diego, Jacksonville, Tennessee, New York Jets, New Orleans, Tampa Bay
Away: Denver, Oakland, San Diego, Houston, Indianapolis  Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Carolina

3. Oakland
Home: Denver, Kansas City, San Diego, Houston, Indianapolis, Buffalo, Atlanta, Carolina
Away: Denver, Kansas City, San Diego, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Baltimore, New Orleans, Tampa Bay

4. San Diego Chargers
Home: Denver, Kansas City, Oakland, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Miami, New Orleans, Tampa Bay
Away: Denver, Kansas City, Oakland, Houston, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Atlanta, Carolina

NFC EAST

1. Washington
Home: Dallas, New York Giants, Philadelphia, Green Bay, Minnesota, Carolina, Cleveland, Pittsburgh
Away: Dallas, New York Giants, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Arizona, Baltimore, Cincinnati

2. Philadelphia
Home: Dallas, New York Giants, Washington, Green Bay, Minnesota, Atlanta, Cleveland, Pittsburgh
Away: Dallas, New York Giants, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, Seattle, Baltimore, Cincinnati

3. New York Giants
Home: Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans, Baltimore, Cincinnati
Away: Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington, Green Bay, Minnesota, St. Louis, Cleveland, Pittsburgh

4. Dallas
Home: New York Giants, Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, Tampa Bay, Baltimore, Cincinnati
Away: New York Giants, Philadelphia, Washington, Green Bay, Minnesota, San Francisco, Cleveland, Pittsburgh

NFC NORTH

1. Minnesota
Home: Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Dallas, New York Giants, Arizona, Houston, Indianapolis
Away: Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Philadelphia, Washington, Carolina, Jacksonville, Tennessee

2. Green Bay
Home: Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota, Dallas, New York Giants, Seattle, Houston, Indianapolis
Away: Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Washington, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Tennessee

3. Detroit
Home: Chicago, Green Bay, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Washington, St. Louis, Jacksonville, Tennessee
Away: Chicago, Green Bay, Minnesota, Dallas, New York Giants, New Orleans, Houston, Indianapolis

4. Chicago
Home: Detroit, Green Bay, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Washington, San Francisco, Jacksonville, Tennessee
Away: Detroit, Green Bay, Minnesota, Dallas, New York Giants, Tampa Bay, Houston, Indianapolis

NFC SOUTH

1. Carolina
Home: Atlanta, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Arizona, San Francisco, Minnesota, Kansas City, San Diego
Away: Atlanta, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, St. Louis, Seattle, Washington, Denver, Oakland

2. Atlanta
Home: Carolina, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Arizona, San Francisco, Green Bay, Kansas City, San Diego
Away: Carolina, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, St. Louis, Seattle, Philadelphia, Denver, Oakland

3. New Orleans
Home: Atlanta, Carolina, Tampa Bay, St. Louis, Seattle, Detroit, Denver, Oakland
Away: Atlanta, Carolina, Tampa Bay, Arizona, San Francisco, New York, Kansas City, San Diego

4. Tampa Bay
Home: Atlanta, Carolina, New Orleans, St. Louis, Seattle, Chicago, Denver, Oakland
Away: Atlanta, Carolina, New Orleans, Arizona, San Francisco, Dallas, Kansas City, San Diego

NFC WEST

1. Arizona
Home: St. Louis, San Francisco, Seattle, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Washington, New England, New York Jets
Away: St. Louis, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Carolina, Minnesota, Buffalo, Miami

2. Seattle
Home: Arizona, San Francisco, St. Louis, Atlanta, Carolina, Philadelphia, Buffalo, Miami
Away: Arizona, San Francisco, St. Louis, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Green Bay, New England, New York Jets

3. St. Louis
Home: Arizona, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Carolina, New York Giants, Buffalo, Miami
Away: Arizona, San Francisco, Seattle, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Detroit Lions, New England, New York Jets

4. San Francisco
Home: Arizona, St. Louis, Seattle, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Dallas, New England, New York Jets
Away: Arizona, St. Louis, Seattle, Atlanta, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Buffalo, Miami

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