Local flavour given to NFL

Joe Flacco (AFP)
Joe Flacco (AFP)

Johannesburg - The US's most popular sports league, the National Football League (NFL), will be televised by a local broadcaster, it was announced on Thursday.

SuperSport said it had partnered with the NFL to broadcast the sport.

The NFL consists of 32 teams in two conferences: the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC).

The winner of each conference meets to play in the Super Bowl at the end of every season. The NFL season started on Thursday.

SuperSport said it would screen Monday night football and Thursday night football, with the first live game on Monday.

Included in the coverage would be the AFC Playoffs in January, with two Wildcard games, two Divisional playoff games and the AFC Championship game.

The Pro Bowl, the NFL’s All-Star Game, would also be broadcast on January 26.

The coverage would end with the Super Bowl on February 2.

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