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March 31, 2008 10:44 AM

Opening Day

Posted by Jose Romero

...of football, of course. The NFL released its schedule of games for Week One. Here it is, in a statement from the league:

In a tradition that began in 2004, the Super Bowl champion annually hosts the NFL Thursday night season kickoff the following year. This September 4 at 7:00 PM ET on NBC, the Super Bowl XLII champion New York Giants will host their NFC East-rival Washington Redskins and their new head coach Jim Zorn. Kickoff will be 90 minutes earlier than the start time of the traditional season opener due to the Republican National Convention, which NBC News will cover following the conclusion of the game.

The Sunday night primetime game (8:15 PM ET) on NBC will feature a rematch of Super Bowl XLI as the Indianapolis Colts host the Chicago Bears. The game marks the first regular-season game at Lucas Oil Stadium.

On Monday night, September 8, ESPN will host a Monday Night Football doubleheader featuring two critical division matchups. The first game (7:00 PM ET) will send the Minnesota Vikings to Green Bay to visit the NFC North titlist Packers. The MNF nightcap (10:15 PM ET) will be an AFC West battle as the Oakland Raiders host the Denver Broncos.

The announcement of these national primetime TV games was made Monday by NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL at the NFL Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida.

The rest of the 2008 regular-season schedule will be completed and announced in April.

The 2008 Kickoff Weekend national primetime television games:

KICKOFF WEEKEND

September 4
Thursday
Washington at New York Giants
NBC
7:00 PM ET

September 7
Sunday
Chicago at Indianapolis
NBC
8:15 PM ET

September 8
Monday
Minnesota at Green Bay
ESPN
7:00 PM ET

Denver at Oakland
ESPN
10:15 PM ET

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Posted by charles

11:51 AM, Mar 31, 2008

Once again Seattle gets no respect from the league.

Posted by cheeky

12:30 PM, Mar 31, 2008

charles u might get some respect this year afther all you got julas jones he way better then shawn

Posted by charles

12:37 PM, Mar 31, 2008

Seattle gets as much respect as the smelly kid in school.

Posted by charles

12:47 PM, Mar 31, 2008

Boy I think i'll stay up to watch denver and oakland go at it Two of the worst teams in the league. That one ought to be about as much fun to watch as a pop warner badmitten game.THe schedule makers out to stick to building there giant ruberband balls.

Posted by free beer

10:43 PM, Mar 31, 2008

What do you mean smelly kid.

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