Idea of first Black Friday game in New York helped Jets land historic game

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By: Billy Riccette

The Jets will host the Miami Dolphins in the first ever game to take place on Black Friday. The game is set for a 3:00 kickoff and will be streamed on Amazon Prime Video.

Amazon ended up liking the idea of having the game in New York, the No. 1 retail location in America, on a day that is all about shopping. That plus the addition of quarterback Aaron Rodgers helped make the Jets a very viable option for this game.

The league was also considering Steelers at Bengals for the game. In fact, the Bengals offered to be featured annually on Black Friday, just like the Lions and Cowboys traditionally play on Thanksgiving.

In the end, the Rodgers effect came through again for the Jets and is why they will help make history in the NFL as the first home team for a Black Friday game.

Originally posted on Jets Wire

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