3 NFL games in London next season will have early afternoon kickoffs in the U.K., meaning fans
back in the U.S. will have to get up early to watch.
The NFL announced Thursday that the November 1st game, Detroit Lions vs.Kansas City Chiefs
at Wembley Stadium will start at 2:30 p.m. local time - 9:30 a.m. on the U.S. East Coast.
Early kickoffs had already been announced for the Oct. 4th game between the NY Jets and
Miami Dolphins (2:30 p.m. local; 9:30 a.m. EDT) and the Oct. 25th game between the Buffalo Bills
and Jacksonville Jaguars (1:30 p.m. local; 9:30 a.m. EDT).
The 1st NFL game at Wembley played with an early afternoon kickoff was this season's game between
the Lions and Atlanta Falcons on Oct. 26th. All other London games had kicked off in the early evening,
translating to a 1 p.m. start in the U.S.
The timing also allows the teams to fly home later the same day to begin their bye weeks.