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Top 10 Games on the 2014 NFL Schedule

By Jared Smola | Updated on Tue, 23 May 2023 . 1:27 PM EDT

The NFL schedule release is like getting your hands on the all-you-can buffet menu. It whets the appetite. Gets the saliva flowing. Has you dreaming about the delicious goodness you’ll soon be stuffing down your pie hole.

Here are the 10 best items on the NFL’s 2014 menu.

Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks (Week 1)

Get out your decibel meters. The 12th Man figures to set a new noise record when they welcome back their Super Bowl champs. And the last time Green Bay was in Seattle, this happened.

Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles (Week 3)

This has always been a heated rivalry. The temperature got turned when DeSean Jackson signed with the Redskins. We’ll see if Chip Kelly’s defense can stop Chip Kelly’s old #1 WR.

Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks (Week 3)

A rematch of what turned out to be a lopsided Super Bowl. Expect Manning and Co. to be better this time around. But leaving Seattle with a win won’t be easy.

Carolina Panthers at Baltimore Ravens (Week 4)

Steve Smith wasn’t too happy when he was released by the Panthers. He’ll get to take out that frustration on his former squad in Week 4. Over/under 10 minutes before Smith draws a personal foul flag?

New York Jets at New England Patriots (Week 7)

Jets-Patriots is always intense. The Rex Ryan-Bill Belichick postgame handshake always awkward. Former Jet and new Patriot Darrelle Revis adds intrigue to this meeting.

Denver Broncos at New England Patriots (Week 9)

Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady XVI. (That’s 16 for you non-Romans.) Brady has won 10 of the first 15, but Manning took last year’s AFC Championship.

Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers (Week 9)

If you’re a fan of old-school rock-em, sock-em football, this game’s for you. Baltimore and Pittsburgh remain 2 of the most physical teams in the league. And they despise each other. The last 5 games between these rivals have been decided by 3 points or less, with the Ravens winning 3 and the Steelers 2. Their 1st meeting comes in Week 2. The Week 9 matchup is the Sunday nighter.

Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers (Week 10)

Bears. Packers. Lambeau Field. Sunday Night Football. Need we say more?

Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers (Week 13)

This has developed into arguably the best rivalry in the NFL. The ‘Niners have lost 3 straight in Seattle. But they’ve won their past 2 home games against the Seahawks by a total of 9 points. This is the Thanksgiving nightcap.

Washington Redskins at Indianapolis Colts (Week 13)

The top 2 picks of the 2012 NFL Draft meet for the first time. Robert Griffin was named 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year, but Andrew Luck had the better sophomore season. This game could go a long way toward determining who’s better in 2014.

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