NFL teams are preparing for the 2018 season in the form of their postseason schedule, and they’ll likely have a different look than the one they’re familiar with.
Here’s a look at some of the most notable moves from the 2018 schedule.
The Cleveland Browns will host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL’s second preseason game.
It will be the first time the Browns and Steelers have played each other since a 2015 preseason matchup.
The Browns are scheduled to host the Steelers at Raymond James Stadium on Oct. 30, 2019.
The New York Giants will face the New Orleans Saints in the preseason finale at MetLife Stadium on Nov. 13.
The Giants are scheduled for the Saints on Oct.
“In 2018, the Giants were the first team to host a preseason game against the New York Jets, who had played a preseason home game against Pittsburgh on Aug. 21.
The Dallas Cowboys will host their first preseason game in 2019 against the Atlanta Falcons in the first preseason matchup in 2019 between the two teams.
The Houston Texans will host a playoff game against their former team, the New England Patriots.
The Green Bay Packers will play the Minnesota Vikings in the regular season opener at Lambeau Field.
The Packers have not played in Minnesota since 1995.
The Indianapolis Colts will play their first regular-season game at Lincoln Financial Field in 2019.
The Colts were the second team in NFL history to play in Lincoln Financial and their first in the new stadium, which opened in 2019 and features the NFL Network.
The Seattle Seahawks will host New England in the opening preseason game of the 2019 season.
The Seahawks will have the best odds to host an opening game at the newly renovated Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
The San Diego Chargers will host San Francisco in the 2019 preseason opener at Qualcomm Stadium.
The Chargers played their first game at Qualcomm in 2019, but the team has since moved to a new stadium in Inglewood, Calif., in 2020.
The Atlanta Falcons will host Dallas in the second preseason matchup at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in 2020, the same stadium they will play in 2020 in a regular season game against Denver.
The Miami Dolphins will host Buffalo in 2019 in the franchise’s second game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.
The Minnesota Vikings will play host to the Buffalo Bills in 2019 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
The Philadelphia Eagles will play at Dallas in 2019 with the first game in the season at Lincoln Bank Stadium.
The Chicago Bears will host Atlanta in 2019 as part of the NFL Week 4 slate.
The Eagles were the last team to play at Lincoln Wells Stadium, the first in a new $400 million stadium, before the franchise moved to Lincoln Financial Stadium in 2019 after a 10-year stint in Chicago.
The Detroit Lions will play against the Philadelphia Eagles in 2019 to open the 2019 regular season at Ford Field.
The Kansas City Chiefs will play New Orleans in 2019 for the first regular season matchup in Kansas City.
The Cincinnati Bengals will play Jacksonville in 2019 on a Thursday night to open their 2019 regular-year slate.
The Oakland Raiders will play Minnesota in 2019 before hosting the Minnesota Twins on a Sunday.
The Jacksonville Jaguars will play Oakland in 2019 while the Minnesota Wild host the Oakland Raiders in 2019 during their 2018 regular-term schedule.NFL teams will likely use the same format as they have in 2018: a Thursday preseason game with the team’s home opener and home finale.
The Jaguars and Raiders will have a bye week in 2019 that would include a Week 6 game at Oakland and a Week 12 game at Jacksonville.
The Chargers will play Tennessee in 2019 first with their first home game of that season at the new Qualcomm Stadium, which was unveiled in 2019 but was never used.
The Packers will host Minnesota in 2020 as part the NFC Championship Game in Minneapolis and will have bye weeks in 2020 and 2021.
The Cowboys will play Green Bay in 2021 and play the Chicago Bears in 2022 while the Chicago White Sox host the Dallas Cowboys in 2021.
The Chicago Bears and Bears play in 2022.
The Titans will play Atlanta in 2022 and play at the home of the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2019 so they will have their home opener in 2019 vs. St. Louis.
The Seahawks will play Seattle in 2022 before hosting Seattle in 2020 at the Georgia Dome in Minneapolis for a preseason matchup of the 2018-19 seasons.
The Browns will play Cleveland in 2020 while the Tennessee Titans will have four weeks off to prepare for their home games at Tennessee in 2021 before hosting Oakland in 2021 at Ford Stadium.