When Is The NFL Schedule Release For The 2021 Campaign?

Written By Matt Burke on May 3, 2021
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It was made official in late March that the NFL would move from a 16-game to a 17-game regular season. The news is great for sports bettors and fans alike because, ya know, more football! Now, you may be wondering “when is the NFL schedule release date?” Here we will look at what day you can expect the 2021 slate to be released and look at NFL betting options that are already available.

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When is the NFL schedule release date?

Update: ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted on Wednesday, April 21 that the 2021 NFL schedule would be released on Wednesday, May 12.

So, when will the NFL schedule be released? The league keeps folks guessing throughout the spring but we do have a pretty good idea of which day it will be unveiled.

Sports Business Journal reporter Ben Fischer reported in March that the NFL schedule release date would take place sometime between May 10 – 14.

It is possible that the schedule will be released prior to the NFL Draft, which takes place from April 29 – May 1. Up until last year, the NFL schedule release date came in mid to late April. It typically comes on a Thursday night, with the NFL Network having a full schedule release show.

If the league reverts back to the old way of doing things, we could see the NFL schedule released on either April 15 or April 22.

NFL team win totals

NFL team win totals betting markets will obviously be greatly impacted by the NFL’s move to a 17-game slate.
DraftKings Sportsbook already has Over/Under win totals up, with the Kansas City Chiefs owning the highest Over/Under at 12 wins. The Houston Texans have the lowest win total projection at 4.5. Check out the win total projections for all 32 pro football teams below and click on the price(s) you like to bet now.


Also Read: 5 Teams projected for big changes in 17-game season

Super Bowl futures

Super Bowl odds for the 2021-22 season have been up for several months. Unsurprisingly, the Chiefs also have the lowest odds to win the Lombardi Trophy at DraftKings Sportsbook (+500). The reigning champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the second shortest odds at +750. Here is a look at all teams’ championship futures.


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Matt Burke is the Sports Editor and Head of Evergreen/SEO Content at TheLines.com. He is the Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of MetroBet, a digital and print sports betting platform, and was the Executive Sports Editor at Metro US Newspapers (New York, Philadelphia, Boston) from 2014-2020. Matt has covered Super Bowls and Final Fours, and his work has appeared for Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, the Eagle Tribune, Gloucester Daily Times and Newburyport Daily News. Matt is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

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