The O's should tell Goodell and the NFL to pound sand.
There are other options available for the NFL, but they want to stand by their NINE year old "Tradition"
They play on Labor day..or have before. They play on Christmas. They play on T'giving. They play on Yom Kippur. I think that's just a convenient excuse by the NFL. They don't suddenly care about people's religious commitments. They want their way and they want it now.
The could start on Friday too. Or Saturday. Or the monday before or Tuesday. They ONLY want to start on Thursday.
Even IF the O's agreed to an earlier afternoon game, it would still be a traffic and logistical nightmare.