Tuesday, October 24, 2006


The Chicago Bears-New York Giants game on Sunday, November 12 will be played at 8:15 PM ET on NBC and the New Orleans Saints-Pittsburgh Steelers game will move to 4:15 PM ET on FOX as part of the first week of flexible scheduling, the NFL and NBC announced today.

As for the Ravens being added to the schedule there is only one thus far in consideration and that is the week 11 game between the Ravens and the Falcons. San Diego and Denver is also under consideration for that date. Week 12 the Ravens – Steelers is also a game that is a possible move. Look for the Ravens to get one but unlikely two games.

According my conversation today with John Madden and Dick Ebersol they want the best games that have not been protected by FOX or CBS.

This season the NFL is implementing for the first time a “flexible scheduling” feature on Sundays in Weeks 10-15 and in Week 17. November 12 (Week 10) marks the first week of flexible scheduling, which will ensure quality matchups in all the NFL Sunday time slots 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.

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