LOCALS IN THE NFL

2023 NFL Schedule Release: Best Local Player Matchups

May 11, 2023, 7:47 PM | Updated: May 12, 2023, 10:24 am

SALT LAKE CITY – The NFL released its schedule for the upcoming 2023 season and many of the weeks feature great matchups between players with ties to the state of Utah.

The complete 2023 NFL schedule was revealed on Thursday, May 11.

Here are some of the top matchups for the #LocalsInTheNFL for the 18-week schedule:

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Week 1

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts

  • Date: Sunday, September 10 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX
    • Local Players: Devin Lloyd (Utah/Jaguars), Julian Blackmon (Utah/Colts), Matt Gay (Utah/Colts), Zack Moss (Utah/Colts)

Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

  • Date: Sunday, September 10 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX
    • Local Players: Jordan Love (Utah State/Packers), Tipa Galeai (Utah State/Packers), Dallin Leavitt (Utah State/Packers), Jaylon Johnson (Utah/Bears), Patrick Scales (Utah State/Bears), Braxton Jones (Southern Utah/Bears)

Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets

  • Date: Monday, September 11 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN
    • Local Players: Dalton Kincaid (Utah/Bills), Zayne Anderson (BYU/Bills), Taron Johnson (Weber State/Bills), Bradlee Anae (Utah/Jets), Zach Wilson (BYU/Jets)

Week 2

Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles

  • Date: Thursday, September 14 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on Prime Video
    • Local Players: Khyiris Tonga (BYU/Vikings), Jaren Hall (BYU/Vikings), Britain Covey (Utah/Eagles), Iosua Opeta (Weber State/Eagles), Brian Johnson (Utah/Eagles – Offensive Coordinator)

Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons

  • Date: Sunday, September 17 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX
    • Local Players: Jordan Love (Utah State/Packers), Tipa Galeai (Utah State/Packers), Dallin Leavitt (Utah State/Packers), Javelin Guidry (Utah/Falcons), Tyler Allgeier (BYU/Falcons), Kaden Elliss (Judge Memorial High/Falcons)

Washington Commanders vs. Denver Broncos

  • Date: Sunday, September 17 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX
    • Local Players: Cody Barton (Utah/Commanders), Dax Milne (BYU/Commanders), Tyler Larsen (Utah State/Commanders), Marcus Kemp (Layton High/Commanders), Garett Bolles (Utah/Broncos), Tim Patrick (Utah/Broncos), Hunter Thedford (Utah/Broncos)

Week 3

New Orleans Saints vs. Green Bay Packers

  • Date: Sunday, September 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX
    • Local Players: Nephi Sewell (Utah/Saints), Taysom Hill (BYU/Saints), Jamaal Williams (BYU/Saints), Rashid Shaheed (Weber State/Saints), Jordan Love (Utah State/Packers), Tipa Galeai (Utah State/Packers), Dallin Leavitt (Utah State/Packers)

Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens

  • Date: Sunday, September 24 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS
    • Local Players: Julian Blackmon (Utah/Colts), Matt Gay (Utah/Colts), Zack Moss (Utah/Colts), Tyler Huntley (Utah/Ravens), Marcus Williams (Utah/Ravens)

Week 4

Atlanta Falcons vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (at Wembley Stadium in London)

  • Date: Sunday, October 1 at 7:30 a.m. (MDT) on ESPN+
    • Local Players: Javelin Guidry (Utah/Falcons), Tyler Allgeier (BYU/Falcons), Kaden Elliss (Judge Memorial High/Falcons), Devin Lloyd (Utah/Jaguars)

Week 5

Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers

  • Date: Sunday, October 8 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV
    • Local Players: Simi Fehoko (Brighton High/Cowboys), Mitch Wishnowsky (Utah/49ers), Fred Warner (BYU/49ers), Cameron Latu (Olympus High/49ers)

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills

  • Date: Sunday, October 8 at 7:30 a.m. (MDT) on ESPN+
    • Local Players: Devin Lloyd (Utah/Jaguars), Dalton Kincaid (Utah/Bills), Zayne Anderson (BYU/Bills), Taron Johnson (Weber State/Bills)

Week 7

San Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings

  • Date: Monday, October 23 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN
    • Local Players: Mitch Wishnowsky (Utah/49ers), Fred Warner (BYU/49ers), Cameron Latu (Olympus High/49ers), Khyiris Tonga (BYU/Vikings), Jaren Hall (BYU/Vikings)

Week 8

New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts

  • Date: Sunday, October 29 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX
    • Local Players: Nephi Sewell (Utah/Saints), Taysom Hill (BYU/Saints), Jamaal Williams (BYU/Saints), Rashid Shaheed (Weber State/Saints), Julian Blackmon (Utah/Colts), Matt Gay (Utah/Colts), Zack Moss (Utah/Colts)

Week 11

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Kansas City Chiefs (Super Bowl LVII rematch)

  • Date: Monday, November 20 at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) on ESPN
    • Local Players: Britain Covey (Utah/Eagles), Iosua Opeta (Weber State/Eagles), Brian Johnson (Utah/Eagles – Offensive Coordinator), Matt Bushman (BYU/Chiefs), Andy Reid (BYU/Chiefs – Head Coach)

Week 12

Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers

  • Date: Thursday, November 23 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV
    • Local Players: Bobby Wagner (Utah State/Seahawks), Bryan Mone (Highland High/Seahawks), Mitch Wishnowsky (Utah/49ers), Fred Warner (BYU/49ers), Cameron Latu (Olympus High/49ers)

Week 13

San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles

  • Date: Sunday, December 3 at 2:25 p.m. (MDT) on FOX
    • Local Players: Mitch Wishnowsky (Utah/49ers), Fred Warner (BYU/49ers), Cameron Latu (Olympus High/49ers), Britain Covey (Utah/Eagles), Iosua Opeta (Weber State/Eagles), Brian Johnson (Utah/Eagles – Offensive Coordinator)

Week 14

San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks

  • Date: Sunday, December 10 at 2:05 p.m. (MDT) on FOX
    • Local Players: Mitch Wishnowsky (Utah/49ers), Fred Warner (BYU/49ers), Cameron Latu (Olympus High/49ers), Bobby Wagner (Utah State/Seahawks), Bryan Mone (Highland High/Seahawks)

Week 18

Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers

  • Date: TBD
    • Local Players: Jaylon Johnson (Utah/Bears), Patrick Scales (Utah State/Bears), Braxton Jones (Southern Utah/Bears), Jordan Love (Utah State/Packers), Tipa Galeai (Utah State/Packers), Dallin Leavitt (Utah State/Packers)

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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