The NFL is expected to open its 2017 season on the box office on Thursday, when all 32 NFL teams will play their first game on a new format.
The NFL will play a new preseason game on Thursday night, Oct. 12 against the Minnesota Vikings.
The league’s first NFL preseason game will take place on Thursday nights, with the Denver Broncos playing against the Kansas City Chiefs at the Metrodome in Kansas City.
The NFL has not confirmed a date yet for the preseason games to be played.
The new format will allow the NFL to debut its first regular-season game on NFL Network on Monday, Oct 17, which will also be the league’s kickoff week, when the NFL will be kicking off the regular season.
The regular season will begin on Oct. 10.
In addition to the preseason game, NFL Network will air the debut of the new and improved preseason game format on Thursday Night Football on Thursday evenings, and will debut the new preseason format for the Week 3 regular season games on Saturday nights, Oct 18.
The preseason games will begin at 7:30 p.m.
ET on Thursday.
The game will be shown on NFL.com and on the NFL Network app.
The preseason games are scheduled to be aired live on the NBC Sports Network, NFL Game Pass and the NFL.tv app.
The format of NFL preseason games has not been confirmed by the league, but it has been speculated that it could be played on the same broadcast time slot as the regular-year NFL games.
The format is set to begin on the first Saturday of October, but will also open to the public on the second Saturday of each month.
The 2018 season will be the NFL’s 14th, but the first season to feature a traditional preseason game.
The first preseason game to open was played in 2013, when Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson played in his first NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals in the preseason opener of the 2014 season.
Wilson played the entire second half of the game and completed 13 of 21 passes for 163 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Seahawks to a 27-17 win.