What do we know about the 2017 NFL schedule?

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) takes the field before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - It's Christmas in April for NFL fans.

The 2017 regular-season schedule is expected to be released on Thursday. The Bengals already know their opponents but are waiting on specific dates and starting times for each games, including how many appearances they will make in prime time.

As for the rest of the league? Here is a pretty good look at some intriguing headlines.

Click here for other key dates this offseason and what they mean for the Bengals.

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