While everyone waits for the full announcement at 7pm EST on the NFL Network and NFL.com, various reports have revealed 75% of the league's opening week prime-time schedule.
Provided the NFL and NFLPA resolve the labor dispute in time, the Super Bowl XLV Champion Green Bay Packers will open the 2011 season on Thursday, September 8 against the New Orleans Saints, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports the New York Jets will host the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.
ESPN's prime-time broadcasts open with two Monday Night Football games, one early game followed by one late game. Paul Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area reports the Oakland Raiders will open the 2011 season on Monday Night Football at the Denver Broncos.
For the early MNF game, my prediction is that the New England Patriots--who will open the season on the road--will be in Heinz Field to face the Pittsburgh Steelers.
UPDATE: Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald reports the Patriots will open the 2011 regular season on Monday Night Football, but against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium.