2017 NFL schedule: Football fans get a special present on Christmas Monday – CBSSports.com

If you like Monday night doubleheaders, then your going to love what the NFL has planned for Christmas this season. 

With the holiday set to fall on a Monday this year, the league decided to give every NFL fan a free present by adding an extra Monday night game. That’s right, there’s going to be two games played on Monday, Dec. 25. 

Forty-nine years after Santa Claus got booed out of an Eagles game, fans in Philadelphia are going to have a chance to make amends with St. Nick, as the Eagles will be hosting the Raiders in a game that will kickoff at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. 

Speaking of booing, the Raiders might boo the league office for this game because it means they’ll have to fly cross-country to get home after the game, and then turn around and play another road game (against the Chargers) in Week 17. 

In the other Christmas game, the Texans will host the Steelers in a Week 16 showdown that will kickoff at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC. That game will also be televised by NFL Network and streamed live on Amazon. 

This season marks the second year in a row that the NFL decided to hold two regular-season games on Christmas Day. The league also held a Christmas Day doubleheader in 2016. Before that, there hadn’t been a Christmas doubleheader since 2006. 

Although Christmas games aren’t that common, three of the four teams playing on Dec. 25 this year have some holiday experience. The Raiders, Eagles and Steelers will all be playing their second Christmas Day game in franchise history. 

The Eagles beat the Cowboys in 2006, while the Raiders lost to the Chiefs in 2004. 

For Steelers fans, watching their team play on Christmas is slowly starting to

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