NFL season-opener to be held Wednesday, Sept. 5

The 2012 season-opening NFL Kickoff game will be played on Wednesday, September 5 (NBC, 8:30 PM ET), Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Tuesday. 

The game will be played on Wednesday to avoid a conflict with President Barack Obama's Thursday night speech at the Democratic National Convention.

The Super Bowl XLVI-champion New York Giants will host the regular-season opener at MetLife Stadium. NBC will televise the game at 8:30 p.m. ET, with "NFL Kickoff 2012" beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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Los Angeles Raiders running back Marcus Allen (32) looks on during pregame warmups before the NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks on Oct. 25, 1992 in Los Angeles. The Cowboys won the game 28-13. (AP Photo/Paul Spinelli)

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