Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Number of Primetime Appearances Per Team for the 2020 Season

I didn’t post this when the schedule came out because it wasn’t clear the season would start on time or would play out the way the schedule had it, but with Week 1 of the NFL season in the books, here are each team’s current number of appearances across the league’s three primetime packages on NBC, ESPN, and Fox/NFL Network for the season, useful for determining what games can be flexed into or out of Sunday night for my Flex Schedule Watch. Recall the appearance limits are six primetime games for three teams, five for everyone else, and four NBC appearances. In the “Flexible” column, a plus sign indicates SNF games in the Week 5-10 early flex period. Note that two games will move to Saturday in each of Weeks 15 and 16, chosen from five pre-selected options each week, increasing the counts for the teams involved; options in Week 15 are BUF/DEN, CAR/GB, HOU/IND, NYJ/LAR, and DET/TEN, while in Week 16 the options are SF/ARI, TB/DET, DEN/LAC, MIA/LV, and CLE/NYJ.

Team PT App’s On NBC Flexible
SF 5* 3 1+1
DAL 5 3 1+1
GB 5* 3 2
KC 5 3 2
LAR 5* 2 0+1
NE 5 2 0+1
NO 5 2 0+1
TB 5* 2 0+2
SEA 4 2 0+1
PHI 4 2 0+1
LV 4* 2 1+1
BAL 4 2 0+1
PIT 4 2 1
BUF 4* 1 1
CHI 4 1 1
MIN 3 1 0+1
DEN 3* 1 1
TEN 3* 1 1
NYG 3 0 0
LAC 2* 0 0
ARI 2* 0 0
NYJ 2* 0 0
CLE 2* 0 0
CIN 2 0 0
ATL 2 0 0
HOU 1* 1 0
DET 0* 0 0
WAS 0 0 0
All others 1* 0 0

1 thought on “Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Number of Primetime Appearances Per Team for the 2020 Season

  1. Hi Morgan,

    Thank you for the post. 🙂 It’s nice to have football back, though this morning I will be watching the U.S. Open and then watch football when that’s over.

    I will actually start giving some opinions on flex scheduling for Weeks 5 and 6 after the conclusion of these Week 2 games.

    As for Weeks 15 and 16, there’s indeed going to be at least 2 of the 5 pre-selected games moving to Saturday. However, from what I have read, it seems that the NFL is still reserving the right to actually move 3 of the 5 games to Saturday. Please let me know if you have read anything that confirms or debunks what I believe to be correct. I appreciate it. Also, I believe that the NFL has to make these scheduling decisions no later than Weeks 11 and 12. AKA 4 weeks before Weeks 15 and 16.

    Nice win for my Pack last week in Minnesota. Go Pack Go this week at Lambeau vs. the Lions. 🙂

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