Earlier this afternoon, NFL PR executive Brian McCarthy teased the coming schedule announcement by promising: “Some interesting twists.”
One of them is apparently two more flex games.
Somehow or another, the NFL’s own website obtained one of the juicy little details, that flex scheduling is being expanded, giving them a chance to change a pair of NBC’s Sunday Night Football matchups.
According to the report, the league now has the option to flex two games during the period from Weeks 5-10, adding some more drama (“Will they flex this week? We’ll reveal, after the break.”) to a process that has plenty already.
The Week 11 and beyond flex scheduling is wide open, as before.
But this gives the league a chance to avoid a clunker, as well as a chance to remind you that you’re a slave to its powers.