The NFL season kicks off with the traditional Thursday night game. Usually, the defending Super Bowl champions play in it. However, since the NFL is celebrating its 100th anniversary, the league’s two oldest franchises, the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers, will play the first game.
Here are the games and where they will be televised. Announcers, in order of play-by-play, analyst and sideline reporter, are in parentheses.
NBC13 (WNYT) — Green Bay at Chicago, 8:20 p.m. (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya).
CBS6 (WRGB) — Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. (Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon).
FOX23 (WXXA) — Washington at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. (Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis, Pam Oliver); N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews).
NBC13 — Pittsburgh at New England, 8:20 p.m. (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya).
DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket — Baltimore at Miami, 1 p.m. (Andrew Catalon, James Lofton); Kansas City at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn); Tennessee at Cleveland, 1 p.m. (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson); L.A. Rams at Carolina, 1 p.m. (Chris Myers, Darul Johnston, Laura Okmin); Atlanta at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman, Shannon Spake); Cincinnati at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. (Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta); Indianapolis at L.A. Chargers, 4:05 p.m. (Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Melanie Collins); Detroit at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. (Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth, Jennifer Hale); San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 4:25 p.m. (Kenny Albert, Rhonde Barber, Lindsay Czarniak).
ESPN — Houston at New Orleans, 7 p.m. (Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland, Lisa Salters); Denver at Oakland, 10:15 p.m. (Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick, Laura Rutledge).
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