The schedule formula implemented in 2002 with realignment guarantees that all teams will play each other on a regular, rotating basis. After the 2008 season, a decision was to continue with the same rotation in 2011.
The official 2011 schedule, with playing dates and times, will be announced in the spring. NFL Kickoff Weekend will begin on Thursday night, Sept. 8 and the regular season will conclude on Jan. 1.
Wildcard Weekend will be Saturday and Sunday, Jane. 7-8; Division Playoff games on the weekend of Jan. 14-15; and the AFC and NFC Championship Games on Sunday, Jan. 29.