NEW YORK — After the cancellation, postponement, and modification of professional sports due to COVID-19, many wondered how the National Football League would be impacted by the global pandemic or if there would be a 2020-21 season at all.
The league canceled all scheduled pre-season games for 2020 but remained optimistic for a regular season schedule. Now, the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs are days away from kicking off the season opener Thursday, September 10, at 5:20 p.m. on NBC in a fan-less Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
The rest of the Week 1 NFL regular season games will resume Sunday, September 13, beginning at 10 a.m. with 13 games scheduled (nine in the morning slot and three in the afternoon slot). The Sunday nightcap game will be between the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Rams on NBC at 5:20 p.m.
Similar to previous Week 1 Monday Night broadcasts, there will be two games slated for September 14. The Pittsburgh Steelers will travel to East Rutherford, New Jersey to take on the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium at 4:10 p.m. Then, the Tennessee Titans will crash pads with the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium in Denver Colorado at 7:20 p.m. to complete the ESPN doubleheader.