NFL is considering a pre-Christmas Saturday tripleheader on NFL Network

NFL is considering a pre-Christmas Saturday tripleheader on NFL Network

  • Awful Announcing has learned that the NFL is considering a tripleheader of NFL Network games on December 21, the Saturday before Christmas.
  • As per a source, the league currently plans to air three games on NFL Network that day.
  • There’s no indication yet of if these games would be exclusive to NFL Network or simulcast on other broadcast partners, and there’s no indication of what teams and timeslots would be involved.
  • They’ve previously scheduled Saturday doubleheaders on NFL Network around Christmas, including doing so in each of the two weeks before Christmas last year.
  • Last season, the Dec. 15 games saw the Houston Texans beat the New York Jets 29-22 and the Cleveland Browns edge the Denver Broncos 22-21, while the Dec. 22 contests saw the Tennessee Titans down the the Washington Redskins 25-16 and the Baltimore Ravens beat the Los Angeles Chargers 22-10.
  • There shouldn’t be a lot of premier sports competition on that day, beyond some minor college football bowls and some NBA and NHL games.
  • So dialing up the NFL Network pre-Christmas Saturday content beyond even last year’s doubleheaders may make sense.