via press release:
WEEK 15 FLEX SCHEDULING:
BENGALS-STEELERS REMAINS ON NBC’S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
The final Week 15 NFL schedule was announced today with the originally scheduled Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers game remaining in place on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.
The December 15 New Orleans Saints-St. Louis Rams game and the Arizona Cardinals-Tennessee Titans game will both be played at 4:25 PM ET on FOX.
Following is the final Week 15 NFL schedule:
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 (WEEK 15)
|SAN DIEGO AT DENVER||6:25 PM (MT)||NFLN|
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15
|WASHINGTON AT ATLANTA||1:00 PM (ET)||FOX|
|CHICAGO AT CLEVELAND||1:00 PM (ET)||FOX|
|HOUSTON AT INDIANAPOLIS||1:00 PM (ET)||CBS|
|BUFFALO AT JACKSONVILLE||1:00 PM (ET)||CBS|
|NEW ENGLAND AT MIAMI||1:00 PM (ET)||CBS|
|PHILADELPHIA AT MINNESOTA||12:00 PM (CT)||FOX|
|SEATTLE AT NEW YORK GIANTS||1:00 PM (ET)||FOX|
|SAN FRANCISCO AT TAMPA BAY||1:00 PM (ET)||FOX|
|NEW YORK JETS AT CAROLINA||4:05 PM (ET)||CBS|
|KANSAS CITY AT OAKLAND||1:05 PM (PT)||CBS|
|GREEN BAY AT DALLAS||3:25 PM (CT)||FOX|
|*NEW ORLEANS AT ST. LOUIS||3:25 PM (CT)||FOX|
|*ARIZONA AT TENNESSEE||3:25 PM (CT)||FOX|
|CINCINNATI AT PITTSBURGH||8:30 PM (ET)||NBC|
MONDAY, DECEMBER 16
|BALTIMORE AT DETROIT||8:40 PM (ET)||ESPN|
The NFL uses “flexible scheduling” on Sundays in Weeks 11-17. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all NFL Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives teams a chance to play their way onto primetime and into the late-afternoon 4:25 PM ET time slot on CBS or FOX.
For each flexible scheduling week with the exception of Week 17, the NFL announces the start times of games on Sundays no later than 12 days prior to that weekend. To ensure a Sunday night game and doubleheader games with playoff implications in Week 17, flexible scheduling decisions for that Sunday can be made on six days notice.