2018 NFL Schedule: League Releases Official Regular-Season Slate
Clear your schedules now, NFL fans: The Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons will open the 2018 NFL regular season on Sept. 6 at Lincoln Financial Field as the reigning Super Bowl champions prepare to raise their first championship banner fresh off a dramatic Super Bowl 52 win over the New England Patriots.
And that’s just the start.
Following Thursday’s schedule release, all 256 games are now set in stone as the league’s 32 teams prepare for a fresh slate of football.
Burton was only in Detroit one season, but adequately filled his role at fullback and as a key special teamer. He became expendable when the team opted to dump the fullback position from the offensive scheme and was quickly scooped up by the Chicago Bears.
The Lions have done well in the sixth round in recent years, scoring Diggs, Theo Riddick, TJ Jones and Anthony Zettel in the past five drafts. Diggs is unquestionably the best value selection from this class, and arguably, the best talent overall.
Just as important was Judge busting it to first base in the fifth to break up an inning-ending double play because Didi Gregorius followed with a tie-breaking single that put the Yankees ahead for good at 3-2.
Also, Judge, who was 1-for-3 with a homer and walk, possibly saved a run in the fifth by running hard to right-center to hold Steve Pearce to a leadoff single on a hit that looked like a sure double. Had Pearce gotten a double, the Jays might have taken the lead instead of not scoring when the hit was followed by a passed ball, groundout, flyball to center and strikeout.
Judge’s homer put the Yanks up 4-2, and the insurance run was needed because the Blue Jays scored an eighth-inning run on David Robertson, who limited the damage after loaded the bases on a single and two walks.
Pinch-hitter Curtis Granderson made it a one-run game with a bases-loaded, one-out single, but Robertson followed by striking out Randal Grichuk and Luke Maile to end the inning.