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Eagles-Cowboys doesn’t get flexed out of prime time

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Clearly, what America needs this holiday season is more Eagles football in prime time.

The NFL just announced there would be no flex-schedule changes to the Week 13 television lineup, meaning the Eagles-Cowboys game will remain on Sunday Night Football as previously scheduled.

This follows an eagerly anticipated Monday Night Football matchup this week, which pairs the 3-7 Eagles with the 2-8 Panthers (the winner gets to keep Jon Gruden).

While there might be more competitive games in Week 13, the combination of market size and storylines (that’s not a Yule Log kids, it’s a dumpster fire), means all eyes will be on the NFC East.

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21 Responses to “Eagles-Cowboys doesn’t get flexed out of prime time”
  1. AlanSaysYo says: Nov 20, 2012 11:59 AM

    The opening should have Faith Hill beating a life-sized Andy Reid piñata with a red, white, and blue stick.

  2. threedeep1998 says: Nov 20, 2012 12:03 PM

    Al Michaels only knows players from these teams. He’d have to learn new names for good teams.

  3. blacknole08 says: Nov 20, 2012 12:10 PM

    I will watch the Panthers/Eagles despite how bad the two teams are. Gotta support my team, plus I want to see how Cam performs in his first ever Monday Night Game.

    As for Week 13, I would have loved to see Bucs/Broncos in thaty slot over PHI/DAL. Other than that I don’t see any other match-up that was worth flexing out.

  4. bucrightoff says: Nov 20, 2012 12:14 PM

    Predictable. Why flex a potentially good Tampa-Denver game or a Seahawks and Bears game with huge playoff implications. Instead it’ll be two teams with losing records. But it’ll rate well at least, right NBC?

  5. themanchine says: Nov 20, 2012 12:18 PM

    Andy Reid, not Gruden, will be in Carolina next year if he doesn’t take a year off to be with his family.

  6. fjtardy says: Nov 20, 2012 12:25 PM

    The league had no choice but to leave the Cowboys in as the Giants are playing on Monday night football (and playing Sunday night this week). There are three games that week featuring 6-4 vs 7-3 teams, all vying for playoff spots, and yet we get a 5-5 Dallas vs 3-7 Eagles. I hope if the league realigns, they get Dallas out of the NFC East.

  7. milkmandanimal says: Nov 20, 2012 12:28 PM

    Reminds me of back in 1998 when I was living in the D.C. area, and there was some really great NFC game I was looking forward to watching. Instead, I got the 0-5 Redskins vs. the 0-5 Eagles. I got NFL Sunday Ticket the next year, and never looked back.

    This is all about RGIII; people want to see him. If Rex Grossman was still QBing this team, they’d have switched away from this game in a heartbeat.

  8. rams1579 says: Nov 20, 2012 12:32 PM

    Walking Dead it is!!

  9. southpaw2k says: Nov 20, 2012 12:32 PM

    The only other games possibly worth putting in the Sunday night slot are Pittsburgh/Baltimore, and maybe Tampa Bay/Denver. Steelers/Ravens was this past Sunday’s matchup, so the NFL wouldn’t flex that into the night game. Tampa/Denver wouldn’t pull in nearly as big an audience as Philly/Dallas, so the NFL wouldn’t replace that game either. It’s really as simple as a lack of options.

  10. theralph2012 says: Nov 20, 2012 12:45 PM

    I am so sick of the NFC east. Every single FOX game of the week, at least 3 SNF games a year between 2 underachieving NFC East teams. Its getting ridiculous. I understand that the markets are huge and the teams are popular, but for the past 10 years this has been the most overrated division in the NFL.

  11. rajbais says: Nov 20, 2012 12:56 PM

    This just in: Andy Reid started to suck when the Eagles lost to the 49ers in 2011!!!

    To have the subject of his imminent dismissal on the airwaves is discourteous to viewers and Jeffrey Lurie should find this to be a distraction and fire him after MNF vs. Carolina!!!

    He is doing nothing And it makes no sense to have nothing to offer on the table when you have to face the team that’s at least doing something!!!!

  12. charlesfoxtrot says: Nov 20, 2012 1:01 PM

    bucrightoff says: Nov 20, 2012 12:14 PM

    Predictable. Why flex a potentially good Tampa-Denver game or a Seahawks and Bears game with huge playoff implications. Instead it’ll be two teams with losing records. But it’ll rate well at least, right NBC?

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    FOX and CBS get to protect a certain number of games each week from being flexed off of their networks, and I’m sure that’s what happened here.

  13. casophonic says: Nov 20, 2012 1:07 PM

    Both CBS and FOX get to hold back a game, right? So it’s not just as simple as the NFL refusing to put a better game there….

  14. scrummymustard says: Nov 20, 2012 1:27 PM

    milkmandanimal says:
    Nov 20, 2012 12:28 PM
    Reminds me of back in 1998 when I was living in the D.C. area, and there was some really great NFC game I was looking forward to watching. Instead, I got the 0-5 Redskins vs. the 0-5 Eagles. I got NFL Sunday Ticket the next year, and never looked back.

    This is all about RGIII; people want to see him. If Rex Grossman was still QBing this team, they’d have switched away from this game in a heartbeat.

    I didn’t realize RGIII played for the eagles or the cowboys.

  15. upperdecker19 says: Nov 20, 2012 1:40 PM

    Send the game to London

  16. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Nov 20, 2012 2:06 PM

    Facts is even at 5-5 the Cowboys will draw more viewers than several other teams will draw that have winning records.

  17. bucrightoff says: Nov 20, 2012 2:18 PM

    Does anyone really think FOX wouldn’t trade a Cowboys-Eagles game for Tampa-Denver or Seattle-Chicago? Rupert Murdoch might brake his hip trying to make that trade.

  18. sonopazzo6 says: Nov 20, 2012 2:21 PM

    On the real tip, any NFC East match is usually a good one regardless of their records or playoff implications!……..Depressed Iggles Phan

  19. cowboys282 says: Nov 20, 2012 2:34 PM

    Like it or not this is why the Cowboys still are Americas team and always will be.

  20. tdrundmc says: Nov 20, 2012 2:37 PM

    Predictable. Why flex a potentially good Tampa-Denver game or a Seahawks and Bears game with huge playoff implications. Instead it’ll be two teams with losing records. But it’ll rate well at least, right NBC?

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    After last night, nobody wants to see the Bears on national tv.

  21. peytonsneck18 says: Nov 20, 2012 2:44 PM

    i got bets that each QB in those games throw at least 3+ int. each game, yawn fest!!!! ill be watching the walking dead and family guy!!!

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