Call it a slime game: The NFL Christmas Day game between the Denver Broncos and the Los Angeles Rams will be broadcast by Nickelodeon.
The network, which previously televised two playoff games, and CBS will handle televised duties on Dec. 25 at 4:30 p.m. EST. The Super Bowl champion Rams will host the game, which will also be broadcast by Paramount+.
Nickelodeon had success with its youth-oriented TV shows during Wildcard Weekend alongside the NFL broadcast on CBS. This season, this collaboration will transition to regular season and Christmas Day. It is expected to be part of a triple holiday title.
Another twist in the program, which will be released in full on Thursday evening, will have a double header on the second Monday evening of the program – with an overlap. On Sept. 19, the Tennessee Titans will be at the Buffalo Bills for kickoff at 7:15 p.m. EDT. At 8:30 p.m., the Minnesota Vikings face the Eagles in Philadelphia. Usually any Monday night doubleheader has had one match at a time.
Previously announced were the international games:
- November 13, the NFL’s first regular season game in Germany, Tampa Bay against Seattle in Munich.
- On October 9, Green Bay become the last team to play in Europe, facing the Giants at the home of Premier League football team Tottenham in London. The previous week, Minnesota faced New Orleans there.
- On October 30, Wembley Stadium will host the Broncos against the Jaguars.
- November 21, San Francisco and Arizona to Mexico City.
The season kicks off on Thursday, September 8, presumably with the champion Rams as host.
Barry Wilner of the Associated Press wrote this story.
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