1 NFL team reportedly volunteered to play on Black Friday

An NFL goal post at Soldier Field as the Chicago Bears host the Detroit Lions on September 17, 2006 in Chicago.  The Bears won 34 - 7.
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The National Football League will now have games on Black Friday, which is an excellent and exciting concept for fans.

More than that, it paved the way for another type of traditional game every season, like what the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions have with their Thanksgiving slate.

That’s why the Cincinnati Bengals reportedly volunteer to play every Black Friday, hoping to have a traditional game of their own for years to come, according to Ari Merow.

Meirov says the league reportedly considered Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals as their Black Friday game, but they ultimately chose Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets because New York is the No. 1 retail market in the nation, thus making it a good choice. and makes it quieter. Obvious fit for Black Friday.

No disrespect to the Bengals, but NYC is one of the biggest sports markets on earth, so it obviously makes sense.

Sure, the Jets haven’t been great historically, but they have a huge fanbase, and they should be one of the teams to beat in the league for at least the next few years.

The Jets had already built a strong and promising core of young players, and adding Aaron Rodgers to that incoming roster would make him a must-win team as the four-time MVP in town.

Still, there have been rumors about the league looking to spread the game out over an entire week at some point in the future, so there’s still hope for the Bengals.

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