NFL Details Season Opening TV Schedule

The NFL on Monday announced its schedule for the coming season, a move that includes a revised start time for the first game of the year as well as a double-header for the first Monday night of football coverage.

On Sept. 4, Super Bowl XLII champion New York Giants will host NFC East rival Washington Redskins in a game that will be televised on NBC. Kick off will be 90 minutes earlier than the traditional start time of the season opener due to the Republican National Convention, which NBC News will cover following the conclusion of the game, the league said.

The Sunday night primetime game 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 the new Lucas Oil Stadium.

On Sept. 8, ESPN will offer the Monday Night Football doubleheader featuring the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay in the first game and the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos in the second match.