For the first time in league history the NFL will open it’s season on a Wednesday night.

The league has opened every year on a Thursday night in recent seasons, but because President Obama will be giving a speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte on Thursday, September 6th, the commissioner’s office decided on starting the night before.

The Super Bowl XLVI champion Giants will host their first opponent on Wednesday, September 5th on NBC.

Based on recent history – last year, the defending champion Packers opened the season against the Super Bowl XLIV champion New Orleans Saints – and the fact that the two teams are guaranteed to face each other next season, the Packers seem the most likely candidate to make the trip to MetLife Stadium.

So, it appears Green Bay won’t have to wait long for their shot at revenge.