NFL To Open ’12 Season On Wednesday, September 5th

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Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The NFL has moved its traditional Thursday season opener to Wednesday, September 5th, to avoid a conflict with a scheduled speech by President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement Tuesday.

The defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants will host the season opener against an opponent to be named at a later date. 

Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. EST.

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