Kickoff Game

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NFL On Television - NFL Broadcasters - List of NFL Television Contracts
... billion/yr ESPN's Sunday Night Football contract included selected Thursday and Saturday night games in December ... Through 2001, the contract included one Thursday night game in October (the weekend of Games 1–2 of the World Series), in lieu of the Sunday night game that weekend ... In 2002, the night game was eliminated altogether for that weekend, and replaced with the NFL Kickoff game ...
National Football League On Television - Broadcasting History - Thursday Kickoff Game
... In 2002, the NFL began scheduling a Thursday night special opening "Kickoff" game, taking place on the Thursday after Labor Day leading into the opening Sunday slate of NFL games ... The event includes a pre-game concert and other televised festivities ... The 2002 San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants game was held on September 5 and televised on ESPN ...

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