Baltimore Ravens new defensive end Elvis Dumervil , center, holds up his new jersey with coach John Harbaugh, right, and inside linebacker coach Don Martindale last month. (Photo: AP/Gail Burton)
Whoever said you can’t go home again certainly didn’t have the 2013 NFL schedule in mind. We found ten star players who will have some pretty serious reunion games on their docket this season. Fans may want to check these matchups off on their calendars too.
Elvis Dumervil returns to the building
Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos
September 5, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC
The Pro Bowl pass rusher’s fax faux pas in re-signing with Denver made him a free agent and landed him in Baltimore. Now he returns to Sports Authority Field with the opposition for a rematch of last season’s AFC Divisional thriller.
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Steven Jackson tries to run over the Rams
St. Louis Rams at Atlanta Falcons
September 15, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
The Rams’ franchise leading rusher gets his chance to compete for a contender. How punishing will he be against his former teammates in Week 2?
Ed Reed’s Baltimore homecoming
Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens
September 22, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
Look for a big ovation for the longtime fixture at MT&T Bank Stadium. Reed practiced against Joe Flacco since the Super Bowl MVP was a rookie, something that could pay off in this game.
Peyton Manning returns to Indianapolis
Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts
October 20, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC
The Broncos didn’t face the Colts in 2012, so this will be the future Hall of Fame quarterback’s first time facing the franchise where he spent 14 seasons and won a Super Bowl.
Greg Jennings is now the enemy
Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers
November 24, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
The veteran wideout defected to the Packers’ hated division rival, but not before thanking fans with a full-length newspaper ad. Whether they return the love in his first trip to Lambeau is a…