NFL Schedule 2008: Highlights

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The NFL Schedule for 2008 has been released. The Sports Network does a nice job listing the highlights. Here are a few choice picks:

There will be 42 primetime NFL games in 2008, which breaks down to 16 in the Sunday night slot (NBC's bye week coincides with the World Series in late October), 17 for Monday night on ESPN (including two in Week 1), eight Thursday night games (seven on NFL Network plus the Kickoff Weekend matchup between the Giants and Redskins on NBC), and a Saturday night special between the Cowboys and Ravens in Week 16...

... The NFL once again assigned many of its most intriguing matchups to NBC's Sunday night window, as among the 16 scheduled games to be shown over Peacock Network air (minus the unknown contest in Week 17, of course), only two will involve a pair of teams that did not make the postseason in 2007. Eagles at Bears (Sept. 28th) and Bears at Vikings (Nov. 30th) are the two meetings that buck the trend. Of the other 14 NBC matchups, 10 include two teams that made the '07 postseason field, including four playoff rematches listed above.

Check out a full list of who's playing who here.