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NFL’s TV changes will benefit Giants and Jets fans

Updated 3:46 PM; Today 12:39 PM
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is getting ready for the league's 100th season.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is getting ready for the league's 100th season.


By Mike Rosenstein | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

There are several changes to how you will be watching NFL games this year, based on the news coming out of the Spring League Meeting in Key Biscayne, Florida.

1. All markets will get a total of three FOX and CBS games each Sunday during the regular season, eliminating the “singleheader rule."


What this means: If you don’t have Sunday Ticket on DirecTV and you actually like to watch games instead of Red Zone, you are no longer a prisoner to your local team(s).

To clarify: If you live in New York, for example, many weeks you’d only get the Jets and Giants games, depending on whether FOX or CBS had the doubleheader that week. Now, you will get Jets, Giants and a third game each and every week no matter who has the doubleheader.


NFL also voted to lift its old singleheader rule for 2019, will make it so there will be at least 3 games on TV on Sunday afternoons in every market.


2. NFL Divisional Playoff games on Sunday: Start times moved from 1:05 p.m. and 4:40 p.m. ET to 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET, matching the programming schedule for the Conference Championship games. This will give the league more scheduling flexibility for west coast teams in the playoffs.


NFL is moving the games on Divisional Playoff Sunday back to 3 pm and 6:30 pm ET. Voted it through this morning.


One reason: hard to put a west coast team in the 1 p.m. window on SUnday. More to later starts gives them more flexibility in scheduling.


3. Super Bowl LIV will have four commercial breaks per quarter, down from five per quarter in Super Bowl LIII, when the New England Patriotsdefeated the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3, to win their third title in five years and sixth in the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick era.


NFL’s Brian Rolapp says that the league will go down to 4 commercial breaks per quarter in the Super Bowl this year (it had been 5).


The 2019 regular season begins on Thursday, Sept. 5, when the Green Bay Packers visit the Chicago Bears to kick off the league’s 100th anniversary. The Patriots will celebrate their Super Bowl title on Sunday, Sept. 8, when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The New York Jets begin the 2019 season at home on Sept. 8, hosting the Buffalo Bills in the first game of the Adam Gase era.

The Philadelphia Eagles will welcome back quarterback Carson Wentz in Week 1 when they host the Washington Redskins.

The New York Giants hit the road for Week 1, visiting, who else, the Dallas Cowboys.

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