WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — President Barack Obama’s scheduled speech at the Democratic National Convention forced the NFL to kickoff its season one day earlier than originally planned.

The 2012 season opener will now be played on Wednesday, September 5, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced today.

The defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants will host the game at MetLife Stadium, but an opponent is yet to be determined.

Last season, the Giants opened their season on the road against the Washington Redskins on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks.

The game will be televised on NBC.


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