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Jacksonville Jaguars 2016 NFL schedule: Dates, game times, strength of schedule and more

The Jaguars open the season at home against one of their toughest opponents of the season in the Green Bay Packers. How does the rest of the schedule play out?

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The NFL hasn't gifted the Jacksonville Jaguars a Monday Night Football appearance since their win over the Baltimore Ravens in 2011. This is the longest active streak in the NFL and it will not be broken in 2016.

The only primetime appearance the Jaguars will see next season comes on October 27th: a Thursday Night Football game against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville.

Here's the complete 2016 schedule, in all of it's Sunday-afternoon glory. All times in EST.

Sept. 11: vs. Green Bay Packers (1:00pm)

Sept. 18: at San Diego Chargers (4:25pm)

Sept. 25: vs. Baltimore Ravens (1:00pm)

Oct. 2: vs. Indianapolis Colts (London) (9:30am)

Oct. 9: Bye

Oct. 16: at Chicago Bears (1:00pm)

Oct. 23: vs. Oakland Raiders (1:00pm)

Oct. 27: at Tennessee Titans (Thursday Night Football) (8:25pm)

Nov. 6: at Kansas City Chiefs (1:00pm)

Nov. 13: vs. Houston Texans (1:00pm)

Nov. 20: at Detroit Lions (1:00pm)

Nov. 27: at Buffalo Bills (1:00pm)

Dec. 4: vs. Denver Broncos (1:00pm)

Dec. 11: vs. Minnesota Vikings (1:00pm)

Dec. 18: at Houston Texans (1:00pm)

Dec. 24 (Saturday): vs. Tennessee Titans (1:00pm)

Jan. 1: at Indianapolis Colts (1:00pm)

Each game will be played at 1:00pm EST, with the exception of a few matchups: Colts in London, Titans on Thursday Night Football, and the Week 2 contest in San Diego (4:05pm EST).

A Week 1 matchup against a powerhouse team should give birth to an electric atmosphere at EverBank Field. Meetings with San Diego and Baltimore in the two weeks that follow will offer familiarity as the Jaguars have played each of these two teams in 2014 and 2013.

After these contests, the Jaguars will begin a nine-week stretch with only two games in Jacksonville.

The Jaguars will only see one back-to-back home game block in 2016 on December 4th and 11th against the Broncos and Vikings, respectively. Jacksonville will finish the season against three straight divisional opponents. Hopefully, these games will carry bloated significance as the playoffs come into view.

According to 2015 NFL win percentage, the Jaguars (tied with Pittsburgh and Tennessee) hold the 23rd-most difficult 2016 schedule in the NFL (.473). The Packers will enjoy the "easiest" 2016 campaign (.457), while the Falcons and 49ers will undertake the strongest schedule (.555).