Favre = ratings. Using the flex scheduling provisions, NBC is picking the Vikings-Eagles game to move to Sunday Night Football on December 26. Previously, Chargers-Bengals had been scheduled. That game will now move to Sunday afternoon at 4:05p ET on CBS.
via press release:
WEEK 16 FLEX SCHEDULING:
VIKINGS-EAGLES TO BE NBC SUNDAY NIGHT GAME ON DEC. 26;
CHARGERS-BENGALS MOVES TO 4:05 PM ON CBS;
SEAHAWKS-BUCCANEERS MOVES TO 4:15 PM ON FOX
The Week 16 Minnesota Vikings-Philadelphia Eagles game on Sunday, December 26 will be played at 8:20 PM ET on NBC and the San Diego Chargers-Cincinnati Bengals game that day will move to 4:05 PM ET on CBS, the NFL announced today. In addition, the Seattle Seahawks-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game will move from 1:00 PM ET to 4:15 PM ET on FOX
Following is the final Week 16 NFL schedule:
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23 (WEEK 16)
|CAROLINA AT PITTSBURGH||8:00p (ET)||NFLN|
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25
|DALLAS AT ARIZONA||5:30p (MT)||NFLN|
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26
|NEW ENGLAND AT BUFFALO||1:00 PM (ET)||CBS|
|N.Y. JETS AT CHICAGO||12:00 PM (CT)||CBS|
|BALTIMORE AT CLEVELAND||1:00 PM (ET)||CBS|
|WASHINGTON AT JACKSONVILLE||1:00 PM (ET)||FOX|
|TENNESSEE AT KANSAS CITY||12:00 PM (CT)||CBS|
|DETROIT AT MIAMI||1:00 PM (ET)||FOX|
|SAN FRANCISCO AT ST. LOUIS||12:00 PM (CT)||FOX|
|SAN DIEGO AT CINCINNATI*||4:05 PM (ET)||CBS|
|HOUSTON AT DENVER||2:05 PM (MT)||CBS|
|INDIANAPOLIS AT OAKLAND||1:05 PM (PT)||CBS|
|N.Y GIANTS AT GREEN BAY||3:15 PM (CT)||FOX|
|SEATTLE AT TAMPA BAY*||4:15 PM (ET)||FOX|
|MINNESOTA AT PHILADELPHIA*||8:20 PM (ET)||NBC|
MONDAY, DECEMBER 27
|NEW ORLEANS AT ATLANTA||8:30 PM (ET)||ESPN|
There are no flexible scheduling changes for games this Sunday (Dec. 19).
The NFL utilizes “flexible scheduling” on Sundays in Weeks 11-17. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all NFL Sunday time slots in those weeks and give teams a chance to play their way onto primetime and into the late-afternoon 4:15 PM ET time slot on CBS and FOX.
For each of the flexible scheduling weeks with the exception of Week 17, the NFL will announce 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, the flexible scheduling decision for that Sunday may be made on six days notice.