NFL moving kickoff times for night games slightly earlier
Prime-time NFL games will start — and, more importantly, end — earlier in 2018.
The Boston Globe reported the NFL will move up the kickoff time of Monday night games by 15 minutes, Sunday night games by 10 minutes and Thursday night games by five minutes. The changes mean no game should start after 8:20 p.m. ET, aside from the late game of the now-traditional doubleheader on the first Monday night of the season.
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