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Week 16 features Saturday doubleheader

Officially, Week 16 launches with a Thursday night game in Jacksonville, where the Jaguars will host the Titans.  But the real action gets rolling on Saturday, when the league brings back the concept of the late-season Saturday doubleheader.

One game starts in the late afternoon, and the other kicks off on Saturday night.

The broadcast antitrust exemption prevents the NFL from broadcasting Friday and Saturday games from early September through early December.  By late December, Fridays and Saturdays are fair game.

On December 20, the 49ers host the Chargers and the Redskins host the Eagles.  Kickoff times are 4:30 p.m. ET on NFL Network and 8:15 p.m. ET on CBS, with an NFLN simulcast.

It’s a mini-flex concept; the league will select the better of the two games for the national broadcast audience.  Ultimately, the decision will hinge on how well the teams are doing after 15 regular-season weekends.

For now, the showdown between DeSean Jackson’s new team and his old team appears to be the more intriguing game.  That could change by late December.

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9 Responses to “Week 16 features Saturday doubleheader”
  1. skolvikings58 says: Apr 23, 2014 9:42 PM


  2. doomsdaydefensetx says: Apr 23, 2014 9:48 PM

    I called week 1 niners at Dallas look earlier post about NBA and NFL schedule release

  3. moerawn says: Apr 23, 2014 9:51 PM

    Will this be the week where the Cowboys are win and in–I mean, lose and done?

  4. braceyourselffor12 says: Apr 23, 2014 9:58 PM

    There goes the NFL trying to fix something that’s not broke.

  5. paulnoga says: Apr 23, 2014 10:07 PM

    Remember when there were only 14 games a year and only Sunday afternoons and Monday nights?
    The monster is unleashed.

  6. stampnhawk says: Apr 23, 2014 11:02 PM

    Nice pic of Sanchez and his white pants.

  7. tvguy22 says: Apr 24, 2014 9:03 AM

    I like the Saturday games in December a lot more than the Thursday night games.

  8. skins1970 says: Apr 24, 2014 4:59 PM

    I liked it when they had Saturday games in late December back in the 80’s and 90’s. The only thing I hope is that we don’t get any 3-0 stinkers like the Jets-Skins game in 1993.

  9. TheNaturalMevs says: Apr 24, 2014 6:43 PM

    They just *couldn’t* bring themselves to do it two Saturdays in December, could they? The NFL is such a joke nowadays with their greed and their agenda and their dollars.

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