Lions-Falcons to kick off early in London

For those that won't be traveling to London for next season's Falcons-Lions game, be prepared to wake up early if you want to watch it on television — especially if you're on the West Coast.

The NFL announced that the game, which will be played on Oct. 26, 2014, will kick off at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. For NFL fans on the West Coast, you won't be able to sleep in that Sunday if you want to catch this game at the 6:30 a.m. Pacific Time kickoff.

FOX will broadcast the game and could wind up with a large vieweship as a result. After all, it will be the only game going on at that time.

For this one day in 2014, the NFL will have an entire nation watching football for a near 12 hours — with a 9:30 kickoff, a slate of 1 p.m. kickoffs, the late kickoffs after 4 p.m. and the Sunday Night Football game concluding the day's events.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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