NFL Bye Weeks 2023-2024: Schedule, Teams & Printable

The NFL is as much a game of strategy as it is of athletic prowess. While teams pit their skills against each other on the field, fans and fantasy league players face their own sets of challenges, particularly when it comes to bye weeks.

The 2023 NFL season brings some interesting variations in the bye week schedule, affecting not just the teams but also fantasy football strategies and fan plans.

NFL Bye Weeks 2023

Understanding NFL Bye Weeks

Before we delve into the specifics for 2023, let’s revisit what a bye week means in the NFL. Every NFL team gets one week off during the regular season “bye week.” This break gives coaches the opportunity to reassess and refine their game plans, while players can recover physically and mentally.

New Twists in 2023

The 2023 season presents a bye-week schedule that stretches from Week 5 to Week 14, with no byes in Week 8 or Week 12.

The number of teams getting a break varies each week, ranging from as few as two teams to as many as six.

Key Points to Note

  • There will be two weeks when as many as six teams have a bye: Week 7 and Week 13.
  • Week 6 and Week 14 will only see two teams each taking a break.
  • The NFL often schedules a bye week for teams playing international games to alleviate the travel burden.

Your 2023 NFL Bye Week Calendar

Here is a quick rundown:

Week 5Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 6Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers
Week 7Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans
Week 8N/A
Week 9Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Francisco 49ers
Week 10Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles
Week 11Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints
Week 12N/A
Week 13Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Las Vegas Raiders, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants
Week 14Arizona Cardinals, Washington Commanders

2023-2024 NFL Bye Weeks Schedule by Team

TeamBye Week
Arizona Cardinals14
Atlanta Falcons11
Baltimore Ravens13
Buffalo Bills13
Carolina Panthers7
Chicago Bears13
Cincinnati Bengals7
Cleveland Browns5
Dallas Cowboys7
Denver Broncos9
Detroit Lions9
Green Bay Packers6
Houston Texans7
Indianapolis Colts11
Jacksonville Jaguars9
Kansas City Chiefs10
LA Chargers5
LA Rams10
Las Vegas Raiders13
Miami Dolphins10
Minnesota Vikings13
NY Giants13
NY Jets7
New England Patriots11
New Orleans Saints11
Philadelphia Eagles10
Pittsburgh Steelers6
San Francisco 49ers9
Seattle Seahawks5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers5
Tennessee Titans7
Washington Commanders14

NFL Bye Week Schedule Printable 2023

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Implications for Fantasy Football

Fantasy football players need to pay close attention to this schedule. With bye weeks running until Week 14, your fantasy playoffs could be affected by key players being unavailable.

Strategy 1: Draft a balanced team that spreads out bye weeks among your starters.
Strategy 2: Be proactive in the waiver market during the weeks with more teams on bye.

For the Fans

If you’re a fan planning to attend games or set up game-day parties, knowing the bye weeks can help you make your plans well in advance. For example, Week 8 and Week 12 have no bye weeks, offering a full slate of action.

Bye weeks are an integral part of the NFL season that offer strategic depth for teams and fans alike. While the teams use it to rejuvenate and strategize, fans can use this schedule to get an upper hand in fantasy leagues or plan their game-day activities.

In a season that continues to offer 17 games per team, these bye weeks could very well be the breather that makes or breaks a season. So mark your calendars, set your line-ups, and let the games begin!

Happy NFL Season 2023!

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