The 2015-2016 NFL schedule rotation and matchups will be available Feb. 2015 and 2015 NFL preseason schedules will be released late April 2015! It is looking like Thursday the 23rd is likely the new NFL Schedule 2015 Announcement Date. The schedule release show should air on NFL network at 8 PM EST! This season will mark the 96th 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.