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USFL Football Games on TV Today (Saturday, April 16)

USFL Football Games on TV Today

The newest professional football league kicks its season off with one game in prime time on Saturday

The reinvented USFL kicks off its inaugural season with one game on Saturday, April 16. The newest iteration of the USFL features eight teams playing all of their games in Birmingham, Alabama, with some modified rules that are intended to increase scoring opportunities and entertainment value.

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Fans who have been missing football will get their first glimpse of the USFL in prime time on Saturday in a game that will be broadcast live on both FOX and NBC as well as streamed on Peacock.

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So if you're wondering, "What football games are on today?" know this: There is one scheduled for today, Saturday, April 16.

USFL Games on TV Today

New Jersey Generals vs. Birmingham Stallions, 7:30 p.m. ET (FOX/NBC/Peacock)

Even though every team will play its games in Birmingham, the Stallions still serve as the de facto hometown team so it's only fitting they get the first game. Birmingham is led by Skip Holtz, who has more than 150 career wins as the head coach at four different college programs. On the other side is Mike Riley,  who has been coaching in some capacity for nearly 50 years and has been a head coach in college, the NFL, CFL, and the short-lived AAF. He also was an offensive coordinator for the XFL's Seatle Dragons in spring 2020, which was the most recent league to try and fill an NFL-sized hole but ceased operations after just five games due to financial issues exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As for the payers, the Generals are expected to be led by quarterback Luis Perez while the Stallions' offense will be helmed by Alex McGough. It will be interesting to see what sort of impact the modified rules, which mostly impact extra points, onside kicks, how overtime works, and allow for two forward passes, have in the first game.

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