The 2015-2016 NFL schedule rotation and matchups will be available Feb. 2015 and 2015 NFL preseason schedules were released Tuesdaym April 21st 2015 at 7:55 PM EST. The schedule release show aired on NFL network at 8 PM EST. This season will mark the 98th year of National Football League. Games will begin on the 2nd of September with a Wednesday night game between the defending Super Bowl 50 champions hosting a division rival in the annual NFL kickoff game in Gillette Stadium. Best info we have is New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins. The release date scheduling varies for a variety or reasons. Most notably the goal of syncing the draft, free agency and admin meetings in a way that optimized the ability for the league and its fans to focus on the schedule on release day.