Soccer on Christmas Day! first three video games

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The NFL will money in on Christmas Day falling on a Sunday.

The league can have three video games for the primary time on December 25: 2 p.m. on CBS and Fox, adopted by a prime-time contest on NBC. NFL Vice President of Broadcasting Mike North revealed the tripleheader on a podcast hosted by WGR radio host and Buffalo Payments sideline reporter Sal Capaccio.

“Christmas, when it falls on NFL recreation day, we have had a number of success there, all of the respect for our associates within the NBA. It is one thing our associates are taken with,” North stated. “If Christmas falls on a Sunday, it makes excellent sense.”

This would be the third consecutive yr that the league has been performed on Christmas. Final yr, Inexperienced Bay’s 24-22 win over Cleveland averaged 28.6 million viewers on Fox, making it the third most-watched recreation of the 2021 common season. Indianapolis’ 22–16 win over Arizona averaged 12.6 million on the NFL Community, the second most-watched recreation in community historical past.

For Week 16, the league’s common Thursday evening video games will happen on 22 December. Eleven video games will happen on December 24, together with an evening recreation on NFL Community. After the Christmas tripleheader, the week will conclude with a Monday evening contest on December 26.

24 NFL video games have been performed on Christmas Day, together with two competitions because the season in 1971. Essentially the most well-known December 25 recreation is Miami’s 27–24 win over Kansas Metropolis in double extra time within the AFC Divisional Spherical.

The NFL’s trio of video games would put it in direct competitors with the NBA, which had lengthy had the day unto itself. The NBA has performed 5 video games every December 25 within the final 14 seasons.

North stated the NFL will play at the least two Christmas video games on December 25 when the vacation falls on a Monday.

This yr’s Christmas Video games can be unveiled the week of Could 9. The league introduced on Thursday that the total schedule can be launched on Could 12. Nonetheless, the primary “Thursday Evening Soccer” recreation on Prime Video can be unveiled throughout the first spherical. NFL draft on April 28 and worldwide video games on Could 4.

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