NFL • The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks will kick off the regular season Thursday, Sept. 4, hosting Green Bay, the first of four opening-weekend prime-time games. Sunday features a matchup of AFC champ Denver and Peyton Manning hosting his former team, Indianapolis; and a Monday doubleheader with the New York Giants at Detroit, followed by San Diego at Arizona. For those looking for a rematch of Seattle's 43-8 rout of Denver in the Super Bowl, it's Sept. 21 at Seattle. For the first time, games in Weeks 5 through 10 can be flexed from Sunday afternoon to night. Starting in Week 11, a Sunday game can be moved to prime time each week. Also, some "cross-flexed" Sunday games can move between CBS and Fox to potentially draw more viewers.
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