WEEK 16 FLEX SCHEDULING
WEEK 16 SEAHAWKS-CARDINALS REMAINS NBC SUNDAY NIGHT GAME
The originally scheduled Week 16 Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals game remains in place on NBC’s Sunday Night Football on Sunday, December 21, the NFL confirmed today.
In addition, the NFL announced last week the final kickoff times for each of the Week 16 Saturday doubleheader games. The Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins game on Saturday, December 20 will be played at 4:30 PM ET and broadcast on NFL Network, followed by the San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers game at 8:25 PM ET on CBS that also will be simulcast on NFL Network.
Following is the final Week 16 NFL schedule:
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18 (WEEK 16)
|TENNESSEE AT JACKSONVILLE||8:25 PM (ET)||NFLN|
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20
|*PHILADELPHIA AT WASHINGTON||4:30 PM (ET)||NFLN|
|*SAN DIEGO AT SAN FRANCISCO||5:25 PM (PT)||CBS/NFLN|
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21
|CLEVELAND AT CAROLINA||1:00 PM (ET)||CBS|
|DETROIT AT CHICAGO||12:00 PM (CT)||FOX|
|BALTIMORE AT HOUSTON||12:00 PM (CT)||CBS|
|MINNESOTA AT MIAMI||1:00 PM (ET)||FOX|
|ATLANTA AT NEW ORLEANS||12:00 PM (CT)||FOX|
|NEW ENGLAND AT N.Y. JETS||1:00 PM (ET)||CBS|
|KANSAS CITY AT PITTSBURGH||1:00 PM (ET)||CBS|
|GREEN BAY AT TAMPA BAY||1:00 PM (ET)||FOX|
|N.Y. GIANTS AT ST. LOUIS||3:05 PM (CT)||FOX|
|INDIANAPOLIS AT DALLAS||3:25 PM (CT)||CBS|
|BUFFALO AT OAKLAND||1:25 PM (PT)||CBS|
|SEATTLE AT ARIZONA||6:30 PM (MT)||NBC|
MONDAY, DECEMBER 22
|DENVER AT CINCINNATI||8:30 PM (ET)||ESPN|
The NFL uses “flexible scheduling” to ensure quality matchups in all NFL Sunday time slots and to give 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 the first time, flexible scheduling may be applied in Weeks 5-10. During that period, flexible scheduling can be used in no more than two weeks by shifting a Sunday afternoon game into primetime and moving the Sunday night game to an afternoon start time.
Also, for the first time, a select number of games are being “cross-flexed,” moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences.
The NFL will continue to use flexible scheduling on Sundays in Weeks 11-17. 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.
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