Nfl Kickoff Game
The NFL Kickoff game, and related festivities, mark the start of the National Football League season. A single game is held, preceded by a concert and other ceremonies. This first game of the season is usually scheduled for the Thursday following Labor Day. However, in 2012, the game was moved to Wednesday to prevent conflicts with the acceptance speech of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. The remainder of the league plays their opening weekend games the following Sunday and Monday.The Kickoff game was introduced in the 2002 season. Between 2004 and 2012, the defending Super Bowl champion hosted the Kickoff game.