The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Las Vegas Raiders on Christmas afternoon.
The NFL announced Thursday morning that the Super Bowl champions’ home game against their division rivals will be televised on Nickelodeon and CBS at 1 p.m. EST on December 25. This will be the second regular season game on Nickelodeon after last year’s Christmas game between the Los Angeles Rams and Denver Broncos.
The Rams won that game in a blowout over the Broncos that cost Denver coach Nathaniel Hackett his job.
If you watched that game on Nickelodeon before a season or any of the NFL postseason games that were simulcast on Nick, you’ll know that Nickelodeon’s broadcast isn’t your typical NFL viewing experience. There is a lot of virtual slime and hustle. Russell Wilson even got him roasted by Patrick from SpongeBob after he got caught last year.
Christmas Day is the third Chiefs game to be announced ahead of the schedule’s release. Kansas City plays the Miami Dolphins on November 5 in Frankfurt, Germany, and the Cincinnati Bengals hosts on New Year’s Eve. As the defending Super Bowl champions, the Chiefs will also host the season opener on Thursday night.
Not long after the Christmas Day game was announced, the NFL and New York Jets said Aaron Rodgers’ first game with the Jets would come on Monday Night Football. The Jets will play at home against the Buffalo Bills in Week 1.
The NFL releases select games ahead of the planned Thursday night release of the entire schedule. The Nickelodeon game announcement came a day after the five international games were announced as well as the Eagles’ Week 13 game against the 49ers.
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