Lions-Falcons London game to kick off at 9:30 a.m. ET

The Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons might have to borrow Wimbledon’s strawberries and cream tradition for breakfast at Wembley.

The NFL announced Wednesday that the Falcons and Lions will kickoff at 9:30 a.m. ET on Oct. 26 when the two teams play in London next season.

The Week 8 showdown will mark the first time in league history that a game has started that early in the morning.

“We are excited about playing three regular-season games in the UK for the first time,” NFL chief marketing officer Mark Waller said, “and debuting a new game time that we expect to be a hit with fans on both sides of the Atlantic and around the world.”

I’m not looking forward to waking up in Los Angeles for a 6:30 a.m. kickoff after an epic Saturday night Halloween party. On second thought, though, what kind of NFL fan wouldn’t enjoy a fourth window to watch football on Sundays?

The Around The League crew moves to make this a regular Sunday phenomenon. Who’s with us?

The latest “Around The League Podcast” recapped every Week 13 game.

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