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The 2017 NFL season is 100 days away!

Jacksonville Jaguars v Indianapolis Colts Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

We’re in the midst of the offseason right now, with teams conducting OTAs and practices, and during that time it can feel like the NFL season will never get here.

But take heart: the season will get here soon enough. In fact, today marks exactly 100 days until the NFL regular season opener in September.

That season opener will, of course, be the Kansas City Chiefs taking on the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on Thursday, September 7, at 8:30 p.m. in Foxborough. That should be an entertaining game between two of the best teams in the AFC, but the most important thing is that it will mean that the NFL season is underway.

A few days later, then, the Indianapolis Colts will make their season debut. They will open on the road on Sunday, September 10, at the Los Angeles Rams for a 4:05 contest. We will of course have plenty of coverage leading up to that game, but it will be here soon enough.

The Colts today are holding their fourth OTA practice (out of ten) and in a couple of weeks will have their mandatory mini-camp. After that, the players will go their separate ways for a month until training camp begins on July 29. They will have a couple weeks of camp (including joint practices with the Lions) and four preseason games, but after that the regular season will be arrive. It may seem like it’s an incredibly long ways away, but as of today there are only 100 days left until the NFL is back.