Report: Lions would host Pats

Updated: March 18, 2010, 12:09 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

The New York Jets accepted the NFL's offer to play host to the Thanksgiving night game this year, the New York Daily News reported.

The game will kick off at 8:20 p.m. The NFL will make the announcement on Monday at the league meetings in Orlando, Fla., the newspaper said. It will also name the Jets' opponent for the Monday night opener on Sept. 13.

If the Jets are hosting the late game, then the Detroit Lions will host the New England Patriots earlier in the day. The Lions game is on CBS and the only AFC teams playing at Detroit next fall are the Jets and Patriots.