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Seahawks, Packers Kick Off 2014 NFL Season

The defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks will take on the Green Bay Packers Thursday Sept. 4 in the first game of the 2014 NFL regular season.

The game is already being pegged as the revenge of the "Fail Mary," Seattle's last ditch attempt to beat Green Bay in 2012 at CenturyLink Field that was helped by the league's replacement referees.

The opening game is just one of many to highlight the NFL's top games revealed in the schedule.

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The Patriots will open their season on the road against the Miami Dolphins. The Patriots will have their home opener in Week 3 against the Oakland Raiders. See the Patriots full schedule here.

And while there are new flexible scheduling rules in place, which will make nationally televised games from Week 5 onward subject to change, the Patriots are currently slated to play in five national TV games. The Patriots are locked in to play the Kansas City Chiefs in their only "Monday Night Football" game of the season in Week 4. But they're also set to play the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 5 on Sunday night, the New York Jets on Thursday night in Week 7, the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night in Week 11, and the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night in Week 14. The latter four are subject to flex scheduling.

Week 4 - Patriots at Chiefs, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 29 (ESPN)*
Week 5 - Bengals at Patriots, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 5 (NBC)**
Week 7 - Jets at Patriots, 8:25 p.m. Oct. 16 (CBS/NFL Network)***
Week 11 - Patriots at Colts, 8:30 p.m. Nov. 16 (NBC)**
Week 14 - Patriots at Chargers, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 7 (NBC)**

The Patriots were saved from any holiday duties. On Thanksgiving Day, the Detroit Lions will host the Chicago Bears, the Philadelphia Eagles will visit the Dallas Cowboys, and the Seahawks will play their NFC West nemesis, the San Francisco 49ers.

Bears at Lions, 12:30 p.m. CBS
Eagles at Cowboys, 4:30 p.m. FOX
Seahawks at 49ers, 8:30 p.m. NBC

The New York Giants and Washington are the only teams that are currently scheduled to play two "Monday Night Football" games. The Giants have the Lions in Week 1 and the Colts in Week 9. Washington will play the Seahawks in Week 5 and the Cowboys in Week 8.

In the rematches department, the Seahawks will face their Super Bowl foe, the Denver Broncos, in Week 3. The Patriots will play the Broncos, in a rematch of the AFC Championship, in Week 9 in Foxborough.

San Francisco, which lost to the Seahawks in the NFC Championship, will play their division rival in Weeks 13 (Thanksgiving) and 15.