Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 10

Since it started in its current format as the NFL’s main primetime package in 2006, the defining feature of NBC’s Sunday Night Football has been the use of flexible scheduling to ensure the best matchups and showcase the best teams as the season goes along. Well, that’s the theory, anyway; the reality has not always lived up to the initial hype and has at times seemed downright mystifying. Regardless, I’m here to help you figure out what you can and can’t expect to see on Sunday nights on NBC.

A full explanation of all the factors that go into flexible scheduling decisions can be found on my NFL Flexible Scheduling Primer, but here’s the Cliffs Notes version with all the important points you need to know:

  • The season can be broken down into three different periods (four if you count the first four weeks where flexible scheduling does not apply at all) for flexible scheduling purposes, each with similar yet different rules governing them: the early flex period, from weeks 5 to 10; the main flex period, from weeks 11 to 16; and week 17. In years where Christmas forces either the Sunday afternoon slate or the Sunday night game to Saturday in Week 16, flex scheduling does not apply that week, and the main flex period begins week 10.
  • In all cases, only games scheduled for Sunday may be moved to Sunday night. Thursday and Monday night games, as well as late-season Saturday games, are not affected by Sunday night flexible scheduling (discounting the “flexible scheduling” applied to Saturday of Week 16 in recent years and Week 15 this year – see below).
  • During the early and main flex periods, one game is “tentatively” scheduled for Sunday night and listed with the Sunday night start time of 8:20 PM ET. This game will usually remain at that start time and air on NBC, but may be flexed out for another game and moved to 1, 4:05, or 4:25 PM ET on Fox or CBS, no less than 12 days in advance of the game.
  • No more than two games can be flexed to Sunday night over the course of the early flex period. If the NFL wishes to flex out a game in the early flex period twelve days in advance, CBS and Fox may elect to protect one game each from being moved to Sunday night. This is generally an emergency valve in situations where the value of the tentative game has plummeted since the schedule was announced, namely in cases of injury to a key star player.
  • CBS and Fox may also each protect games in five out of six weeks of the main flex period, but all of those protections must be submitted after week 5, week 4 in years where the main flex period begins week 10 (so it is always six weeks before the start of the main flex period).
  • No team may appear more than six times across the league’s three primetime packages on NBC, ESPN, and Fox/NFL Network, and only three teams are allowed to appear that often, with everyone else getting five. In addition, no team may appear more than four times on NBC. All teams’ number of appearances heading into this season may be seen here.
  • According to the league’s official page, teams are notified when “they are no longer under consideration or eligible for a move to Sunday night.” However, they rarely make this known to the fans, and the list of each network’s protections has never officially been made public. It used to leak fairly regularly, but has not leaked since 2014.
  • In all cases, the NFL is the ultimate arbiter of the schedule and consults with CBS, Fox, and NBC before moving any games to prime time. If the NFL does elect to flex out the Sunday night game, the network whose game is flexed in may receive the former tentative game, regardless of which network would “normally” air it under the “CBS=AFC, Fox=NFC” rules, keeping each network’s total number of games constant. At the same time, the NFL may also move games between 1 PM ET and 4:05/4:25 PM ET. However, this feature focuses primarily if not entirely on Sunday night flexible scheduling.
  • In Week 17, the entire schedule is set on only six days notice, ensuring that NBC gets a game with playoff implications, generally a game where the winner is the division champion. More rarely, NBC may also show an intra-division game for a wild card spot, or a game where only one team wins the division with a win but doesn’t win the division with a loss, but such situations are rare and 2018 was the first time it showed such a game. If no game is guaranteed to have maximum playoff implications before Sunday night in this fashion, the league has been known not to schedule a Sunday night game at all. To ensure maximum flexibility, no protections or appearance limits apply to Week 17. The NFL also arranges the rest of the schedule such that no team playing at 4:25 PM ET (there are no 4:05 games Week 17) could have their playoff fate decided by the outcome of the 1 PM ET games, which usually means most if not all of the games with playoff implications outside Sunday night are played at 4:25 PM ET.

Here are the current tentatively-scheduled games and my predictions:

Week 11 (November 22):

  • Selected game: Kansas City @ Las Vegas.

Week 12 (November 29):

  • Selected game (presumably): Chicago @ Green Bay.

Week 13 (December 6):

  • Tentative game: Denver @ Kansas City
  • Prospects: 3-6 v. 8-1. Continues to be worryingly lopsided, as the Chiefs might have the division on lockdown with a win over the Raiders Sunday night.
  • Likely protections: Eagles-Packers (CBS) and Football Team-Steelers or Rams-Cardinals (FOX).
  • Other possible games: I don’t think the Browns have ever been flexed into a Sunday night game, but Browns-Titans has a good chance to do it, though if Rams-Cardinals is unprotected it might have the edge; Lions-Bears has lurked as a dark horse but might be too far behind the other contenders or the playoff picture at this point, especially with the Bears on bye this week. Lobbyists-Steelers and Giants-Seahawks pit actually good teams with NFC East teams that somehow still have a shot at making the playoffs.
  • Analysis: All four of the teams among the two main flex candidates have 6-3 records. Ultimately, what gets flexed in depends more on what Fox protected than what the teams in question do this week; the Rams and Cardinals don’t have the name value of an NFC East or North team and might have the two weakest names in their own division, but they’re still significantly bigger market teams than the Browns or Titans, and that likely applies even if Browns-Titans is 7-3 v. 7-3 and Rams-Cardinals is 6-4 v. 6-4. Also worth noting that while Browns-Titans should get decent distribution in the CBS early slot, Rams-Cardinals is pinned to the late singleheader and I’m not even sure Fox would favor it in home markets of CBS early games over Giants-Seahawks. On that note, I don’t think the league would flex in either of the NFC East games even though both have more name value than either of the other contenders, as that would make a mockery of the stated purpose of flex scheduling and Rams-Cardinals should have enough name value to overcome it – though tellingly, I’m not that sure about Browns-Titans. I wouldn’t completely rule out the league flexing in Lobbyists-Steelers (if the No Names beat the Bengals this week) or Giants-Seahawks (if they don’t) if Rams-Cardinals is protected, but it might be difficult to justify if Browns-Titans is sitting at 7-3 v. 7-3, and the former game would put the Steelers on SNF in back-to-back weeks while the Seahawks’ record is the same as the Browns and Titans so favoring Giants-Seahawks, even with the NFC East tire fire, wouldn’t be a good look.
  • Final prediction: Los Angeles Rams @ Arizona Cardinals (if Fox didn’t protect it); Cleveland Browns @ Tennessee Titans (if they did).

Week 14 (December 13):

  • Tentative game: Pittsburgh @ Buffalo
  • Prospects: 8-0 v. 7-3. Starting to become a skosh lopsided, but only three teams would be less lopsided opponents for the unbeaten Steelers, and the Bills still lead the division and represent one of the biggest obstacles for the Steelers going unbeaten the rest of the way.
  • Likely protections: Colts-Raiders if anything (CBS) and Saints-Eagles (FOX).
  • Other possible games: Chiefs-Dolphins is probably the best option even if Colts-Raiders is unprotected, but Vikings-Bucs could involve two teams over .500 in a couple weeks, and Packers-Lions remains a dark horse. Snyders-Niners and Cardinals-Giants have the same NFC East factor going for it as last week.

Week 15 (December 20):

  • Tentative game: San Francisco @ Dallas
  • Prospects: 4-6 v. 2-7, but with the NFC East tire fire the Cowboys are still within striking distance of the division race, and it might be a sign of the apocalypse if they were ever flexed out of Sunday night.
  • Likely protections: Chiefs-Saints (CBS) and Seahawks-Football Team, Eagles-Cardinals, or nothing (FOX).
  • Other possible games: Assuming the games that have been set aside for a potential move to Saturday can’t be protected, which at this point mainly affects Lions-Titans. Regardless, Fox’s unprotected game(s), plus Browns-Giants, are probably the best options just because of the NFC East tire fire (and you already have that division’s most attractive team), with Patriots-Dolphins and Bears-Vikings also having outside shots.

Week 16 (December 27):

  • Tentative game: Tennessee @ Green Bay
  • Prospects: 6-3 v. 7-2. One team is fighting to make the playoffs (potentially as the division winner), the other for the #1 seed.
  • Likely protections: Colts-Steelers, Rams-Seahawks, or nothing (CBS) and Eagles-Cowboys (FOX).
  • Other possible games: Among the games chosen for a potential move to Saturday, Dolphins-Raiders is notable for involving two teams above .500, with Niners-Cardinals and Bucs-Lions involving teams not too far behind the mark. Nonetheless, CBS’ unprotected games (as this is the most likely week for them to leave unprotected) are still the best options if the Titans and/or Packers collapse, with Giants-Ravens as a dark horse given the situation in the NFC East.

Week 17 (January 3):

  • Tentative game: None (NBC will show game with guaranteed playoff implications).
  • Possible games: Falcons-Bucs, Bidens-Eagles, Cowboys-Giants, Vikings-Lions, Steelers-Browns, Packers-Bears, Dolphins-Bills, Seahawks-Niners, Cardinals-Rams.

21 thoughts on “Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 10

  1. As said in the other blog, Browns-Titans looks to be the most logical candidate to move to SNF. It would be if so the Browns first EVER flex into SNF.

    Weeks 14 & 16 are unlikely to change.

    Week 15: 49ers-Cowboys stays IF the Cowboys win their next two.

    Week 17: Shaping up to be Dolphins-Bills for the AFC East title on SNF.

  2. I saw on one of the blogs that on a Packers vs. Bears game at Lambeau Field on SNF week 12 the end of this month that someone thinks that Mike Tirico is taking Al Michael’s’ place by announcing that game that Sunday night. I am not sure if that’s true or not, but I highly doubt it’s true.

  3. Good stuff Morgan.
    For week 13, NBC would want the Cardinals vs Rams because of Murray, the newest sensation, and the LA market, as opposed to Cleveland vs Tennessee. The ads will show the latest amazing Hail Mary.

    As for the Cowboys vs 49ers in week 15, that looks great if we are in the 80’s-early 90’s. But a 4-9 49er team vs 2-10 Cowboy team? No way that is played.

  4. We have a possible situation occurring: the entire Raiders defense is going on the COVID list and it seems like the Chiefs-Raiders game could be flexed out of SNF this Sunday because of it.

    I don’t know what the other options are, but none that aren’t protected are good, so the league may have to flex Titans-Ravens or Packers-Colts (maybe this one isn’t protected but I don’t know)

  5. Jonah:

    KC-LV if replaced by GB-IND on SNF becomes FOX’s main 4:25 PM ET game if it still goes plus FOX still has DAL-MIN. This would be an emergency flex, so the regular rules likely don’t apply. The other possibility is KC-LV moves to a 10:00 PM ET Monday game on CBS (with LAR-TB on ESPN moved up to 6:30 and the late night shows airing in prime time in the east to compensate for a 10:00 PM ET NFL game on CBS) with perhaps TEN-BAL moved to SNF. That could be the way to do it.

  6. (Repost from Week 9 Watch)

    Hi all,

    My current Week 12 preferences for Sunday Night Football are:

    #1 – Chiefs(8-1) @ Buccaneers(7-3) <—marquee matchup between Mahomes & Brady
    #2 – Titans(6-3) @ Colts(6-3) <—huge AFC South matchup, but other than the Saints and now Buccaneers, NBC hates the other 6 South division teams and this could be one hell of a game that decides the AFC South
    #3 – Bears(5-5) @ Packers(7-2) <—tentative and I believe will stay because NBC ran a promo last night showing that they will be doing this game. And this game must have kept its place due to there being no announced schedule changes for Week 12 on nflcommunications.com.

    My current Week 13 preferences for Sunday Night Football are:

    #1 – Rams(6-3) @ Cardinals(6-3) <—huge game in the NFC West
    #2 – Browns(6-3) @ Titans(6-3) <—NBC hates the Titans, so won't happen

    Broncos(3-6) @ Chiefs(8-1) <—Broncos could doom this game and that's looking more likely and Chiefs by keeping on winning are lessening the chances this game stays & if the Broncos lose to the Raiders this week I think this game will be flexed out….yeah, this should be flexed out

    My current Week 14 preferences for Sunday Night Football are:

    #1 – Steelers(9-0) @ Bills(7-3) <—I still like a Dec. 13th SNF game in Buffalo (brrrrr….)…lock in my book and this is the tentative
    #2 – Colts(6-3) @ Raiders(6-3) <—intriguing matchup
    #3 – Chiefs(8-1) @ Dolphins(6-3) <—potential playoff matchup. Amazing to say that.

    Current Records for Tentative Week 15 Sunday Night Football matchup:

    49ers(4-6) @ Cowboys(2-7) <—Cowboys means no moving this, plus some good(?)
    games are going to move to Saturday, lessening the chances even more of a flex. Ugh!!!…This game gets worse and 2020 has been so bad that this might be the season that Morgan's "apocalypse" happens and the Cowboys get flexed out. Please, please flex out this disaster for Week 15. There's only 1 good game to go if it isn't protected.

    Current Records for Tentative Week 16 Sunday Night Football matchup:

    Titans(6-3) @ Packers(7-2) <—looking good, plus some good(?) games are going to
    move to Saturday, lessening the chances even more of a flex

    No tentative game for Week 17 & scheduled games are:

    Dolphins(6-3) @ Bills(7-3)
    Jets(0-9) @ Patriots(4-5)
    Ravens(6-3) @ Bengals(2-6-1)
    Steelers(9-0) @ Browns(6-3)
    Jaguars(1-8) @ Colts(6-3)
    Titans(6-3) @ Texans(2-7)
    Chargers(2-7) @ Chiefs(8-1)
    Raiders(6-3) @ Broncos(3-6)
    Cowboys(2-7) @ Giants(3-7)
    Redski…(2-7) @ Eagles(3-5-1)
    Packers(7-2) @ Bears(5-5)
    Vikings(4-5) @ Lions(4-5)
    Saints(7-2) @ Panthers(3-7)
    Falcons(3-6) @ Buccaneers(7-3)
    Cardinals(6-3) @ Rams(6-3)
    Seahawks(6-3) @ 49ers(4-6)

    Go Pack Go this week in Week 11 at Indy vs the Colts. 🙂

  7. (Repost from Week 9 Watch)

    Week 15 and Week 16 each have 5 games that can be moved to Saturday from Sunday. The NFL can choose to move a minimum of 2 games and up to 3 games each of these weeks.

    Here’s how things currently look for these Week 15 and Week 16 Saturday games.

    Week 15 potential Saturday games(has to be decided by end of Week 11 at latest, which is after this upcoming week):

    Texans(2-7) @ Colts(6-3) <—no
    Panthers(3-7) @ Packers(7-2) <— Panthers ruined the chances here, so no
    Bills(7-3) @ Broncos(3-6) <— hmmm…might move by default, yep it will move
    Jets(0-9) @ Rams(6-3) <—no no no
    Lions(4-5) @ Titans(6-3) <—will be moved based on records after Week 10. Still sucks though.

    I only see 2 of these 5 moving and if the NFL could make none move, they would. Horrible options now. This has turned into horrible football game Saturday for the NFL.

    Week 16 potential Saturday games(has to be decided by end of Week 12 at latest):

    Dolphins(6-3) @ Raiders(6-3) <—definitely will be moved, It's a lock.
    Broncos(3-6) @ Chargers(2-7) <—nah nah nah
    Buccaneers(7-3) @ Lions(4-5) <—More likely now due to Lions win in Week 10.
    49ers(4-6) @ Cardinals(6-3) <—still gets nod over Bucs/Lions due to Kyler Murray factor
    Browns(6-3) @ Jets(0-9) <—no

    It's looking like 2 of the 5 will move now, not 3, but one never knows. Will be interesting to see.

    We'll see how these things pan out as the next few weeks move forward and we get more clarity. However, in this COVID influenced NFL season, anything can change at any time, as the very short notice of a Week 7 SNF change has proven.

    I just hope that we can all stay healthy, get a vaccine ASAP(looking more promising as of 11/09/20 and even more promising as of 11/16/20) and get back to normal ASAP, and get the 2020 NFL season completed as scheduled.

    Jeff

  8. Hi all,

    My final Week 13 preferences for Sunday Night Football are:

    #1 – Browns(7-3) @ Titans(7-3) <—NBC hates the Titans, so won't happen but should
    #2 – Rams(7-3) @ Cardinals(6-4) <—huge game in the NFC West

    Broncos(4-6) @ Chiefs(9-1) <—does the Broncos win in Week 11 save this game? I sure hope not, as the 2 games above are definitely better choices

    My current Week 14 preferences for Sunday Night Football are:

    #1 – Steelers(10-0) @ Bills(7-3) <—I still like a Dec. 13th SNF game in Buffalo (brrrrr….)…lock in my book and this is the tentative
    #2 – Colts(7-3) @ Raiders(6-4) <—intriguing, very important matchup
    #3 – Chiefs(9-1) @ Dolphins(6-4) <—got a little skewed this past weekend, but potential playoff matchup. Amazing to say that.

    My current Week 15 preference for Sunday Night Football is:

    #1 – Chiefs(9-1) @ Saints(8-2) <—clear cut #1, that hopefully unseats the tentative below

    49ers(4-6) @ Cowboys(3-7) <—Cowboys means no moving this, plus some good(?)
    games are going to move to Saturday, lessening the chances even more of a flex. Ugh!!!…This game gets worse and 2020 has been so bad that this might be the season that Morgan's "apocalypse" happens and the Cowboys get flexed out. Please, please flex out this disaster for Week 15. There's only 1 good game to go if it isn't protected and I mention it above and it probably is protected. 🙁

    Current Records for Tentative Week 16 Sunday Night Football matchup:

    Titans(7-3) @ Packers(7-3) <—looking good, plus some good(?) games are going to
    move to Saturday, lessening the chances even more of a flex

    No tentative game for Week 17 & scheduled games are:

    Dolphins(6-4) @ Bills(7-3)
    Jets(0-10) @ Patriots(4-6)
    Ravens(6-4) @ Bengals(2-7-1)
    Steelers(10-0) @ Browns(7-3)
    Jaguars(1-9) @ Colts(7-3)
    Titans(7-3) @ Texans(3-7)
    Chargers(3-7) @ Chiefs(9-1)
    Raiders(6-4) @ Broncos(4-6)
    Cowboys(3-7) @ Giants(3-7)
    Redski…(3-7) @ Eagles(3-5-1)
    Packers(7-3) @ Bears(5-5)
    Vikings(4-6) @ Lions(4-6)
    Saints(8-2) @ Panthers(4-7)
    Falcons(3-7) @ Buccaneers(7-4)
    Cardinals(6-4) @ Rams(7-3)
    Seahawks(7-3) @ 49ers(4-6)

    Go Pack Go this week in Week 12 on Sunday Night Football at Lambeau vs the Bears. 🙂

  9. Week 15 and Week 16 each have 5 games that can be moved to Saturday from Sunday. The NFL can choose to move a minimum of 2 games and up to 3 games each of these weeks.

    Here’s how things currently look for these Week 15 and Week 16 Saturday games.

    Week 15 potential Saturday games(has to be decided by end of Week 11 at latest, which is NOW!!!!):

    Texans(3-7) @ Colts(7-3) <— no
    Panthers(4-7) @ Packers(7-3) <— unlikely, but due to Packers name recognition and the game closer now record-wise, might it sneak in?
    Bills(7-3) @ Broncos(4-6) <— probably
    Jets(0-10) @ Rams(7-3) <— no no no
    Lions(4-6) @ Titans(7-3) <— probably

    I only see 2 of these 5 moving and if the NFL could make none move, they would. Horrible options now. This has turned into horrible football game Saturday for the NFL.

    Week 16 potential Saturday games(has to be decided by end of Week 12 at latest, which is after this coming week's games):

    Dolphins(6-4) @ Raiders(6-4) <—definitely will be moved, It's a lock. Yes indeed.
    Broncos(4-6) @ Chargers(3-7) <—nah nah nah
    Buccaneers(7-4) @ Lions(4-6) < —less likely now due to Lions loss in Week 11.
    49ers(4-6) @ Cardinals(6-4) <—still gets nod over Bucs/Lions due to Kyler Murray factor and with Cardinals lost last Thursday these teams are closer now on record
    Browns(7-3) @ Jets(0-10) <—no no no

    It's looking like 2 of the 5 will move now, not 3, but one never knows. Will be interesting to see.

    We'll see how these things pan out as the next few weeks move forward and we get more clarity. However, in this COVID influenced NFL season, anything can change at any time, as the very short notice of a Week 7 SNF change has proven.

    I just hope that we can all stay healthy, get a vaccine ASAP(looking more promising as of 11/09/20 and even more promising as of 11/16/20 and 11/23/20) and get back to normal ASAP, and get the 2020 NFL season completed as scheduled.

    Jeff

  10. Hey there Joe,

    Thanks for that info. Kathryn is a professional and does great work. I love her in hockey and can’t wait to see her in an NFL game.

    🙂

    Jeff

  11. Week 13: Browns (7-3) at Titans (7-3). A win puts the winner in the driver’s seat for a playoff berth with 4 to go while the loser will have to gut out a wild card.

    Week 14: Steelers (10-0) at Bills (7-3). The toughest remaining opponent outside of the Colts, on the Steelers quest to finish 16-0.

    Week 15: Philadelphia () at Arizona (). Have no idea what game should go here. I think Philly will be a game or half of a game out of the NFC East lead and will need this one badly

    Week 16: Titans (7-3) at Packers (7-3). This one won’t change. Two potential division leaders in a potential Super Bowl match-up and the conference championship game runner-ups.

    Week 17: Steelers (10-0) at Browns (7-3). I am thinking the Steelers will be in position to go 16-0 and/or the Browns will need this game to get into the playoffs. Either way I think this will be a solid match-up despite the week 6 blowout

    As for Tirico replacing Al Michaels, he is just filling in for Michaels who has decided to do games west of the Mississippi.

  12. Well it sucks that the game wasn’t changed for Week 13 SNF, but I guess that the Broncos win over the Dolphins might have saved the game. There were definitely 2 better options, barring protections.

    And the NFL moved 2 games to Saturday for Week 15 and they are:

    Bills(7-3) @ Broncos(4-6) – 4:30pm EST/1:30pm PST
    Panthers(4-7) @ Packers(7-3) – 8:15pm EST/5:15pm PST

    These games are both on the NFL Network exclusively as a doubleheader. Lions @ Titans didn’t get in due to the ratings hit they figured that the game would get compared to the Packers and anyone they were playing. Record-wise Lions/Titans was only slightly better when it came to won/loss records.

    We’ll see what happens next week.

    Go Pack Go!!!! 🙂

  13. They didn’t flex that lopsided Cheifs Broncos out of SNF!? I love watching the Cheifs but come on CLE-TEN and AZ-Rams were two worthy options! Why even have flex scheduling if you’re not going to do it properly?

  14. With the BAL-PIT postponement, here’s how I would re-do the schedule:

    BAL-PIT is now an 8:00 PM ET TUESDAY (12/1) kickoff on NBC. This way, NBC gets the game back.

    DAL-BAL, scheduled for NEXT Thursday (12/3) moves to Monday (12/7) and becomes a 7:10 PM ET kickoff on FOX/NFLN.

    BUF-SF, which was scheduled for 8:15 PM ET on ESPN and ABC on Monday 12/7 becomes a 10:35 PM ET kickoff on ESPN and ABC. Disney is given some sort of compensation for this. I know people won’t be happy in Buffalo about having to stay up until 2:00 AM locally because of this, but this is the one way it could be done.

  15. Steelers-Ravens is Sunday at 10:15 AM Pacific on NBC
    will be interesting if the RedZone channels will be able to use this game for cut ins or if NBC gets exclusive rights? Would have preferred maybe a 4 PM start and push green bay/bears back an hour to 6:20 pm (Pacific) so we could have a sort of quadruple header. But instead steelers/ravens gets lost in the jumble of 10 AM Sunday starts. Too bad.

  16. I’m guessing the NFL is going to have to find a way to give NBC an additional game at some point to make up for their Thanksgiving night game having to go opposite other games on CBS and/or FOX.

    I suspect the NFL would have preferred to move BAL-PIT to Tuesday at 8:05 PM but the producers of NBC’s “The Voice” probably called NFL HQ and loudly objected to that as that is scheduled to air live at that time in the east on NBC (that’s their results show). Other issues I noted in the other thread, plus one other:

    Due to COVID concerns, the NFL won’t be able to have fans at games in Pittsburgh and Philly after this Monday and I suspect PA officials would not extend that to accommodate a rescheduled game in Pittsburgh for Tuesday.

  17. It’s definitely an interesting schedule change. Happy Thanksgiving everybody. Stay safe. The light at the end of the tunnel is coming and coming soon due to a vaccine being on the way.

    Jeff

  18. Walt: every time you talk about the league “owing” a network a game you do realize it has never ONCE happened they way you say? and your hair brained theory about The Voice calling the NFL to determine the schedule?! uhhh, no. they were never going to move this game to TUESDAY night when they could play on a sunday. and networks never get “makeup games” like you claim. your long diatribes used to be entertaining, but they’re pointless now because you’re just flat out making shit up and never right. Maybe they’ll send the Raiders-Falcons to the OWN to replace Little House on the Praire in the Monday 10 am slot because FOX didn’t want to lose Top Chef. C’mon man. Stick with reality.

  19. Well now it’s my turn to be impersonated, although I’m not deleting the comment because while I wouldn’t say it in so many words I wouldn’t entirely disagree either (though I really need a way to ban certain people). Though I actually felt moving Steelers-Ravens to Tuesday made more sense than what they actually did, and while the “producers of the Voice” may not have impressed themselves on the NFL’s decision-makers, NBC executives for whom that show is a cash cow may well have balked at pre-empting it.

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