The 2011 NFL season got underway on Thursday with a tremendous battle between the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints from Lambeau Field. The first full day on the schedule is Sunday, which includes a fierce battle between the AFC North rival Steelers and Ravens, and the Chargers looking to get their season started with a home win.
Here is a look at the complete Week 1 schedule of games televised in Los Angeles, on both Sunday and Monday.
10 a.m. - Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens (CBS): Pittsburgh has won six of their last eight meetings with their longtime division rivals, including playoff wins in 2008 and 2010. Five of the last six regular season meeting between the Steelers and Ravens have been decided by three points. The other game had a four-point margin.
10 a.m. - Philadelphia Eagles at St. Louis Rams (Fox): Michael Vick leads the Philly offense, while newcomer Nnamdi Asomugha hopes to improve the Eagles' defense. Sam Bradford and the Rams narrowly missed the playoffs last season, and look to get over the hump this year.
1:15 p.m. - Minnesota Vikings at San Diego Chargers (Fox): Los Angeles area residents were going to receive the Giants vs. Redskins, but KTTV changed course and decided to show Phillip Rivers and the NFL team closest to LA. instead.
5:20 p.m. - Dallas Cowboys at New York Jets (NBC): With Tony Romo healthy this season, Dallas looks to improve on their 6-10 record, while Rex Ryan looks for one season when his Super Bowl prediction final comes through.
4 p.m. - New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins (ESPN): With an earlier start than usual, those of us on the west coast will miss the first half of this AFC East battle.
7:15 p.m. - Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos (ESPN): Oakland was 6-0 against AFC West opponents last season. It will be tough to repeat that performance this season, and they face a tough road test in Denver.