New food. New rules. New cheerleaders. It's going to be a great season for football.
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The Last Night's Game Team
THE FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR THE 2018 NFL SEASON
1. Each team will play 16 games with one bye week (aka: a week off). Four of those games will be international. The Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans, Los Angeles Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars will all play in London as the NFL (National Football League) attempts to expand its fan base. The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams will have a game in Mexico City. SEE THE FULL SCHEDULE.
2. You’re going to find some crazy food if you end up in an NFL stadium any time soon. We’re talking fried PB&J, dessert nachos and "Kingdom Inferno Chicken Sandwiches." And as a bonus, it’s all going to be cheaper this year. Many teams are lowering concession prices in hopes of increasing attendance. BALLIN ON A BUDGET.
3. History will be made in more ways than one this season, but it has nothing to do with what happens on the field. For the first time ever, there will be male cheerleaders on the sidelines. Another moment in history: the Oakland Raiders hired their first-ever female coach. SAY GOODBYE TO GENDER STEREOTYPES.
4. NFL referees will be busy this season enforcing a new helmet rule. During the offseason, the NFL decided to penalize players for lowering their heads while tackling an opponent. They're trying to prevent serious head and neck injuries, but players, coaches and even some referees are all pretty confused on how the rule will be enforced. Cue the sideline yelling. A VERY GRAY AREA.
5. Of course, all of this leads up to the biggest football game of the year, Super Bowl LIII (that's 53, if you're not crazy about roman numerals). Last year, the Philadelphia Eagles won the big game and only time will tell if they'll make it back again. For all you type-A planners, Super Bowl LIII will be in Atlanta on February 3, 2019. MARKING OUR CALENDARS.
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