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Still no word on Week 15 flex decision

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On Tuesday night, the league said that a decision regarding whether Ravens-Chargers will be flexed out of prime time will be made on Wednesday.  The Ravens said it would come Wednesday morning.

If it has been made, it has yet to be shared.

As of this posting, the NFL has not announced whether Ravens-Chargers will stay put or whether the Patriots-Broncos game will slide into the 8:20 p.m. ET position.

Either way, a decision needs to come soon.  Maybe in the end Commissioner Roger Goodell will do what he did to decide whether the Jets or the Giants will host the first game at the new stadium they share.

Flip a coin.

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43 Responses to “Still no word on Week 15 flex decision”
  1. vegaskid21 says: Dec 7, 2011 12:46 PM

    Man it’s a slow news day; which means work is dragging…. :-(

  2. southpaw2k says: Dec 7, 2011 12:50 PM

    So Goodell would essentially override CBS’ objections to flexing the Patriots/Broncos game into prime time? Can he really arbitrarily just do that? When flexing games around was added into scheduling, the networks were allowed to protect one game per week. If CBS wants to keep that game on their network, who is Goodell to say otherwise?

  3. turdfurgerson68 says: Dec 7, 2011 12:50 PM

    Brady vs Tebow! Brady vs Tebow! Brady vs Tebow! Brady vs Tebow! Brady vs Tebow!

    Come on Rodger, make a decision that’s good for us fans for once.

  4. hanktheking says: Dec 7, 2011 12:52 PM

    This is such a joke. At this point don’t even bother any more. If the Pats want to b**** and whine about having to take a late flight home let them have their way.

    I guess we’ve finally found the one thing that trumps Tebow: Robert Kraft’s tears.

  5. sbxxix says: Dec 7, 2011 12:56 PM

    Brady vs Tebow

    The definition of clutch vs clutch by any means necessary

    I can’t wait to see this match up whether it’s at night or in the afternoon. This will be a real test for the Broncos. They need to beat a real team to prove they are the real thing

  6. wte1 says: Dec 7, 2011 12:57 PM

    It’s obvious CBS did not protect the Patriots/Broncos game so what leverage could they possibly have in trying a retroactive protection?

    Rules are rules CBS.

  7. derekjetersmansion says: Dec 7, 2011 12:58 PM

    The blocked game was probably determined 4 months ago. I have a feeling it’s the Jets-Eagles game, which looked good at the time. That’s why they’re fighting. They’re fighting because Patriots-Broncos is not blocked.

    Also, Kraft doesn’t want an 8 pm game in Denver in December.

  8. ortonwhiskeycrew says: Dec 7, 2011 12:58 PM

    We want The Chosen One vs The Hooded One on primetime!

  9. jsalis13 says: Dec 7, 2011 12:58 PM

    Brady vs Tebow, I take Brady. Tebows Degree of difficulty vs NE defense vs Brady’s D.O.D. vs DEN defense, clearly Tebow.

  10. pzimm7778 says: Dec 7, 2011 1:00 PM

    I believe the rule was the networks could protect 5 games period during the entire flex portion of the years schedule. Not 1 a week. But I don’t remember for sure.

  11. jakek2 says: Dec 7, 2011 1:00 PM

    I actually think the SD-Balt game will be a better game. There’s only so many times that Tebow can go 3 and out before he’s staring at a 17 point deficit. The Broncos are exciting and I for one love watching their brand of football (smashmouth sure is refreshing!) but I just don’t think they are ready for the Pats. Not a good matchup….YET. Give it a year.

  12. champsb3233 says: Dec 7, 2011 1:01 PM

    Too bad for Kraft. Rules are rules. It’s WORSE for the Ravens, who have an 8 p.m. game 2 1/2 hours in the air farther west than the Patriots. Flex the game like the rules allow.

  13. giablommi says: Dec 7, 2011 1:02 PM

    This indecision reeks of not only of incompetence but also utter indifference to the fans who have tickets and/or travel plans around these games. Poo or get off the pot.

    The deadline to make the move (yesterday) has come and passed, and passed again this morning.
    If CBS wanted the game it had the chance to protect it, but instead chose to protect the 2 Time Defending Super Bowl Champion Jets at Dream Team Eagles. CBS=Fail.

    Give CBS the option to protect a game week 17 for giving up the Broncos/Vikings game to Fox last week and stop holding the fans hostage here.

  14. larrydavidstern says: Dec 7, 2011 1:05 PM

    It’s not that difficult. Make the Bears/Broncos a CBS game to make up for them losing the Vikes/Broncos game and then Flex the NE/Den game to primetime, which will get better ratings than the Bmore/Sd game.

  15. tunescribe says: Dec 7, 2011 1:07 PM

    The Pats have a game the following Saturday, so a Sunday night game means they lose Monday prep time on an already short week. The only fair thing would be to keep the schedules as they are.

  16. jackfnburton says: Dec 7, 2011 1:08 PM

    Does anyone with a pulse really believe the Denver Tebows will not get the call? Is this anticipation even necessary? Everyone go back to bed and await the inevitable.

  17. lionfan419 says: Dec 7, 2011 1:12 PM

    Make it the raiders/Lions game!

  18. knn9413 says: Dec 7, 2011 1:14 PM

    Apparently there are rules wherein CBS or FOX have the first rights to 1 game / week and not more than 5 games / season during the flex scheduling. CBS apparently has used one of those requests and can use its right on this as well. Love the Pats, but they have such a bad record out in Denver.. will be tough to win there

  19. all4patriots says: Dec 7, 2011 1:16 PM

    We the people of the United States of Tebownia demand a just decision.

    Give us this day our daily Tebow, in prime time, or we will occupy the NFL offices!

  20. champsb3233 says: Dec 7, 2011 1:22 PM

    And CBS used it — Jets-Eagles. Not Patriots-Broncos. Too bad for Tiffany. Flex it already so I know how many layers I’ll need for the game.

  21. jeffchadwick says: Dec 7, 2011 1:22 PM

    tunescribe says:
    Dec 7, 2011 1:07 PM
    The Pats have a game the following Saturday, so a Sunday night game means they lose Monday prep time on an already short week. The only fair thing would be to keep the schedules as they are.

    Um, pretty much everybody has a game on the 24th, so no matter who plays in that spot in week 15, those teams are going to have a shorter week.

  22. proteus914 says: Dec 7, 2011 1:23 PM

    The Pats have a game the following Saturday, so a Sunday night game means they lose Monday prep time on an already short week. The only fair thing would be to keep the schedules as they are.

    The Broncos also have a game the next Saturday.
    How is it not fair?

  23. careerender56 says: Dec 7, 2011 1:29 PM

    tunescribe says:
    Dec 7, 2011 1:07 PM
    The Pats have a game the following Saturday, so a Sunday night game means they lose Monday prep time on an already short week. The only fair thing would be to keep the schedules as they are.

    ___________________________________

    You should know better than to comment on here using sound logic

  24. trenaro says: Dec 7, 2011 1:47 PM

    I’m tired of this “Tebowmania.” I don’t dislike him, I just think it’s way too much hype and talk for a below average QB. Can he make plays – yes. Is he winning – yes. Will he ever be a good, Superbowl caliber NFL QB – no. Who’s in charge in Denver? John Elway. A Hall of Fame QUARTERBACK. He will trade Tebow. My bet is Jacksonville. Win-Win -Lose. Lose is all the talk, not just on this site – all sports media.

  25. sullijo1 says: Dec 7, 2011 1:51 PM

    Young Mr. Tebow sure is causing quite a stir throughout the NFL.

    I love it! Prove the naysayers wrong! Down with hate, anger, and he cant’s…..

  26. edavidberg says: Dec 7, 2011 1:52 PM

    This is one of the biggest games of the regular season and I’ll be pretty pissed if I can’t see it. I can assure you I would not be watching SD Baltmore.

  27. havok82 says: Dec 7, 2011 1:57 PM

    As much as I ‘d love to watch the Pats in prime time, with a short week, I’d rather they play in the afternoon.

  28. bwisnasky says: Dec 7, 2011 1:59 PM

    Please.. please… PLEASE…. No more Tebow.

  29. profootballwalk says: Dec 7, 2011 1:59 PM

    Jesus Tebow vs. Darth Hoodie! I am your father, Tim!!!

  30. rally411 says: Dec 7, 2011 2:00 PM

    If Goodell had a sack he would do his job and decide that DEN vs. NE is the best game for the fans and the league. But because his buddy is whining about having to travel west a grand total of ONCE for the year, it might bruise his team’s labia majora. Can’t believe what pu$$ies the Pats are being. Or should I say Patsies?

  31. greg2geez says: Dec 7, 2011 2:03 PM

    I’ve prayed on it and the Good Lord has directed me to flex the Raiders/Lions into the prime time slot featuring the premeditated double ejection of Suh and Seymour and halftime public execution of Rolando McClain. – Just released statement from the office of Roger Goodell.

  32. hanktheking says: Dec 7, 2011 2:08 PM

    It’s official. Nothing changes. I hate Robert Kraft.

  33. ballsoharduniversity says: Dec 7, 2011 2:10 PM

    Ravens chargers staying put

  34. andre504 says: Dec 7, 2011 2:11 PM

    Update: The Chargers @ Ravens will still be shown on Sunday Night Football per Adam Shefter.

  35. jeffperk says: Dec 7, 2011 2:40 PM

    tunescribe says:
    Dec 7, 2011 1:07 PM
    The Pats have a game the following Saturday, so a Sunday night game means they lose Monday prep time on an already short week. The only fair thing would be to keep the schedules as they are.
    ___________________________________

    The Ravens have a game the following Saturday too!! Patriots & CBS need to stop whining!!

  36. bunkmcnulty says: Dec 7, 2011 3:01 PM

    Baltimore Sun reporting no change in the week 15 sunday night game.

  37. ike1973 says: Dec 7, 2011 3:01 PM

    That’s too bad, I was hoping for an entertaining game on Sunday night.

    Should have been Lions/Raiders

  38. lapsncaps says: Dec 7, 2011 3:02 PM

    According to the Baltimore Sun, the games are staying as is with Ravens-Chargers as the prime-time game.

  39. db105 says: Dec 7, 2011 3:06 PM

    Does no word mean no change?

  40. vietnambob2473 says: Dec 7, 2011 3:10 PM

    it has already been announced that Bob Kraft and CBS cried and got their ways keeping Broncos-Pats off SNF. Pretty sure everyone wants to see 2 playoff teams facing each other than a Chargers team that is done and an up & down Ravens team.

  41. finfan87 says: Dec 7, 2011 3:29 PM

    Maybe its just my indifference this year after Miami’s crappy start…but is it just me or have there been a ton of crappy prime time games this year? As in…way more than usual?

  42. ErikW65 says: Dec 7, 2011 3:57 PM

    Goodell will make a statement as soon as he removes his tongue from Kraft’s a**

  43. jamaltimore says: Dec 7, 2011 5:15 PM

    Ravens website says game won’t be flexed. Finally someone figured out who the BEST TEAM IN THE AFC is! Ray Lewis is coming back that game to dance on the bolts.

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