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NFL season opener will pit Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 rematch

NFL season opener will pit Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 rematch

Talk about instant replay. The NFL season will open Thursday, Sept. 8, with the Denver Broncos hosting the Carolina Panthers in a rematch of Super Bowl 50.

"It's exciting for our players to compete on a national stage," said Panthers Coach Ron Rivera, whose team lost in February to the Broncos, 24-10. "We've earned the right to be in the spotlight, and we have to take advantage of it."

That game will mark the first Super Bowl rematch on opening weekend since 1970, when the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Kansas City Chiefs.

The league released the 2016 schedule Thursday, and there were a slew of marquee games. Among them:

• The runners-up...

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