The NFL will play three games over Christmas

The NFL is looking to take full advantage of the fact that this year’s Christmas falls on a Sunday. With the regular season nearing the end of its run at this time, some interesting matchups could take place on this day.

And that’s exactly why the league is looking to capitalize on this opportunity. By appearing on a Podcast Hosted by Sal Capaccio, NFL Vice President of Broadcast Mike North said the league will play three games over Christmas for the first time in league history:

“We’ll be playing a game on CBS in the afternoon, a game on Fox in the afternoon, and our usual Sunday night game on NBC…Christmas, when it’s an NFL game day, we had Lots of success there, all due respect to our friends in the NBA. It’s something our friends are interested in. If Christmas falls on a Sunday, that makes perfect sense.

According to reports, two games will be played in the afternoon and will air on CBS and Fox, while a primetime game will air on NBC.

The league has played at least one game over Christmas for the past two seasons. This will be the third year in a row that the league has seen teams take to the field over Christmas. In fact, last season’s showdown between the Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns at the Dawg Pound averaged 28.6 million viewers on Fox.

The NBA and the NFL clashed over Christmas. The results are in:- 4:30 a.m. ET: Packers/Browns on FOX and NFL Network: 28.6 million viewers- 5:00 a.m. ET: Warriors/Suns on ABC: 5.1 million viewers.- 8:00 a.m. ET: Lakers/Nets on ABC and ESPN: 5.7 million viewers – 8:15 a.m. ET: Colts/Cardinals on the NFL Network: 12.6 million viewers

This comfortably placed the game as the third most-watched game of the 2021 regular season. Over the years, the NBA has earned a reputation for captivating fans with its Christmas Day games. But this new update could well shake up the audience this season.

North added that the league will push for at least two Christmas games going forward, even if the holiday falls on a Monday.

The NFL’s greatest moment on Christmas Day was a playoff game staged more than 50 years ago

While last season’s Christmas game turned out to be bittersweet, it had nothing on the 1971 playoff thriller between the Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs.

The divisional round game between the AFC rivals proved to be a clash for the ages as the two teams went back and forth in overtime for 82 minutes and 40 seconds, the longest game of the season. history of the NFL. Don Shula’s legendary Dolphins came out on top in the end with a 27-24 victory over the Chiefs.

Edited by Jay Lokegaonkar

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