The 2023 NFL schedule is filled with both playoff rematches and new beginnings.
The final seven games of the post-2022 season will be replayed.
But there are also new head coaches, new quarterbacks and new-fangled rivalries.
Here are 10 games in the post to watch, barring the Giants or Jets:
Packers at Broncos, Week 7
Two new eras collide – Jordan Love as the Packers’ quarterback and Sean Payton as the Broncos’ head coach. Can love continue a time honored tradition?
Can Peyton revive Russell Wilson after a poor season by the nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback?
The Broncos traded three first-round picks and three second-rounders (plus more) to combine Wilson and Payton.
Eagles at Chiefs, Week 11
Kelce Bowl … or Reed Bowl … or a rematch of Super Bowl LVII.
They meet again seven months after Travis Kelce’s Chiefs beat older brother Jason’s Eagles in a 10-point second half run to give head coach Andy Reid a win against his former team.
After his controversial penalty the Eagles re-signed cornerback James Bradberry, sealing his Super Bowl fate.
49ers at Eagles, Week 13
We’ll never know how last season’s NFC Championship game would have turned out if the injury-plagued 49ers had a viable quarterback to play the second half.
Who will be in this rematch? Brock Purdy, whose recovery from UCL repair could stretch into the season?
The 49ers poached DT Javon Hargrave in free agency, but somehow the Eagles still improved in the offseason.
Bengals at Chiefs, Week 17
Before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, watch a rematch of the last two AFC Championship Games and a possible preview of another.
Joe Burrow has won three of his last four meetings against Patrick Mahomes.
Left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. Now blocking for Burrows after mistakenly turning down a big offer to stay with the Chiefs.
Is it to determine the number of AFC? 1 seed?
Panthers, Texans in Week 8
Will Bryce Young and CJ Stroud both start by then?
If so, it would be the fifth time since 1967 that a quarterback has been drafted no. 1 and no. 2 overall get it as a cheater.
The Panthers traded up a small fortune to draft Young.
The Texans took Stroud and then traded at No. 1. 3 to draft Will Anderson, who could try to sack his former Alabama teammate.
Chargers, Dolphins at Week 1
If the Chiefs, Bengals and Bills are the three best teams in the AFC, who’s next?
The winner of this game can answer.
The Dolphins drafted Tua Tagovailoa with a pick before the Chargers took Justin Herbert in 2020.
They have already split two one-on-one meetings.
Tagovailoa had the inside track to MVP pre-injury, but Herbert was in for the first playoff win.
Bills, week at Bengals 9
It’s impossible to imagine what Bills’ safety Dummer Hamlin — who was recently cleared to return to football — must be feeling when he steps onto the same field where he suffered a cardiac arrest during a January game. was cancelled.
This game is also a rematch of a playoff game won by the Bengals on the road.
The Bills are under as much pressure as any team this season.
Ravens-Browns, Week 4
This game is about two quarterbacks needing to live up to massive contracts.
Lamar Jackson is the NFL’s highest paid player and has the best weapon of his career with Odell Beckham Jr. and J. Flowers.
Deshaun Watson — who got the fully guaranteed contract that Jackson initially wanted — wasn’t very good in six games last season after a 27-game absence.
There is very little room for error in AFC North.
Lions-Vikings, Week 16
An Aaron Rodgers-less NFC North is wide open. Everyone is buying into the Lions’ hype.
They were 8-2 after Halloween last season and added two first-round draft picks.
By this point, Jamison Williams would be back from his six-game gambling suspension.
Are Vikings a Hoax?
They went 13–4 but were shut out in the regular season and lost at home in the playoffs.
Dalvin Cook may be gone soon.
This is the first of two meetings in the final three weeks of the season.
Eagles-Cowboys, Week 14
The NFC East has not come away winless since 2005 – the longest streak of any division in NFL history.
The top-heavy Cowboys have the best shot at defeating the defending champion Eagles, who appear to be in a class of their own in the conference.
None of the previous season’s meetings between Jalen Hurts and Dak Prescott resulted in a settlement.