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NFL “maybe” will stage another early Sunday morning game

Detroit Lions v Atlanta Falcons

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: during the NFL match between Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium on October 26, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Nicky Hayes/NFL/Pool/Getty Images)

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For the first time ever, the NFL played a game on Sunday morning in the Eastern time zone, with a 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff between the Lions and Falcons.

Of course, the game started several hours later in London, the site of the contest. So with the NFL committed to playing another three games in London next year, will one of them start at 9:30 a.m. ET?

“Maybe,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Tuesday.

One factor will be the TV ratings. According to FOX, they were strong to quite strong, with a 6.6 rating and a 17 share. That’s comparable to the numbers FOX is getting for the World Series.

So get ready to watch more early Sunday football. Because enough of you watched the first installment to justify doing it again.

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