The NFL has added a few surprises to its weekly schedule for the week ending December 3, 2018

The NFL will play a few extra games in the regular season and one playoff game, the league announced Thursday.

The league said the playoff games will take place at the conclusion of the first week of the regular calendar year, Jan. 9-13.

The league said Thursday the games will be played in New Orleans, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, New York Giants, Washington and Chicago.

The teams that will play the playoff game will be announced at a later date.

The NFL will also play its second preseason game in 2018, against the San Francisco 49ers.

The preseason begins Dec. 15, with the regular-season opener scheduled for Dec. 16.