Results matching “flex schedule”

Peyton Manning’s prime time in television ratings too

The NFL’s decision to flex Sunday’s Broncos-Chiefs game into prime time was a winner, in terms of television ratings. Last night’s NBC broadcast recorded a 16.6 overnight rating and a 27 share, up 36 percent over last week’s Ravens-Steelers game and the best November rating for an NFL prime time game since 1996. The last [more]

Giants-Redskins remains on Sunday Night Football in Week 13

The Giants were flexed out of a Sunday night appearance in Week 11 as the league decided to move the Broncos and Chiefs into prime time while shuffling the Giants and Packers to an afternoon start. There will be no such move for the Giants in Week 13, however. The league has announced that their [more]

NFL to flex more games between networks next season

The Chiefs and Broncos will be playing on Sunday night instead of Sunday afternoon because of the league’s rules regarding flexing games into prime time in order to maximize the television audience for the best matchups. There will be more flexing to come in 2014. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the league will institute [more]

Wednesday morning one-liners

The Bills signed DL Ikponmwosa Igbinosun to the practice squad and released DE Adewale Ojomo from the practice squad. (And yes, I had to double-check the spelling of those names.) Dolphins coach Joe Philbin knows Miami fans aren’t happy with what they’re seeing on the field or hearing off the field, but he’s trying to [more]

No flex in Week 12, still Broncos-Patriots

The Broncos aren’t the only ones hoping Peyton Manning’s ankle is OK. The NFL announced this morning that there would be no flexing in the Week 12 schedule, with the Patriots-Broncos matchup staying on Sunday Night Football. That’s hardly a surprise, as a Tom Brady-Manning matchup is always going to be good theater, and the [more]

Chiefs-Broncos get flexed onto Sunday Night Football

Going into the season, there were reasons to think the Chiefs would be better, namely because they could barely be worse than in 2012. But now that they’re perfect, they’re suddenly a prime time draw. The NFL announced the Week 11 Chiefs-Broncos game on Nov. 17 has been drawn as the first flex-scheduled game of [more]

Ray Rice suffers hip flexor strain, no MRI

The Ravens appear to have dodged a bullet. Running back Ray Rice, who hobbled straight off the field into the locker room late in the Ravens’ 14-6 win over the Browns, was diagnosed with a hip flexor strain. Coach John Harbaugh said that no MRI was scheduled at this time, which indicates it’s not a [more]

Tony Gonzalez plans to play in Falcons’ third preseason game

After getting some time off from training camp, Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is ready to get to work. Gonzalez told Jay Glazer of FOX Sports that he is getting ready to leave for the airport to fly to Atlanta today and plans to be at work with his teammates on Sunday. He also plans [more]

PFT Preseason Power Rankings No. 2: Denver Broncos

Let the games begin. You couldn’t blame the Broncos for being eager to start the 2013 season. They are heavy division favorites, strong conference contenders and legitimate Super Bowl challengers, and they have one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks. Hey, it’s good to be the Broncos, even with the news of a potential four-game suspension [more]

Saturday morning one-liners

With three prime-time games for the Dolphins, the league office apparently thinks their free-agency money was well spent. Could the fact that the Jets host Tampa to start the season throw a wrench into efforts to trade CB Darrelle Revis to the Bucs? Patriots WR Julian Edelman and actor Bradley Cooper visited Boston Marathon bombing [more]

Prime time is ready for RG3

The man who sold more jerseys with his name on the back than any player in any year in NFL history will have his jersey plastered all over prime time TV in 2013. Assuming his knee is healthy enough to let him play. The Redskins have five — yes, five — prime time games in [more]

Ravens-Broncos launches NBC slate of games

The schedule is out.  And it includes 19 games on NBC.  A network with which we have a certain degree of connection and affinity. It all starts on Thursday, September 5, when the Ravens launch their defense of the Super Bowl XLVII championship at the site of their most thrilling playoff win:  Denver. The first [more]

Ebersol joins NFLN’s schedule-release show

The looming release of the 2013 NFL regular-season schedule contains an unexpected treat. Thursday night’s three-hour special on NFL Network will include Dick Ebersol as a guest analyst.  A legendary figure in TV and the long-time chairman of NBC Sports, Ebersol will provide insight and thoughts regarding the prime time national television schedules. It’s fitting, [more]

Schedule apparently is coming on April 16

It’s now officially the time to look for the unofficial clues regarding the date on which the NFL will release the 2013 schedule. And the biggest clue comes via Mark Durant of the Greenfield (Mass.) Recorder, who has passed along to PFT that he spotted among NFL Network’s online listings a Schedule Release Show to [more]

Champ Bailey will be back with Denver next season

With the salary cap increasing only minimally next season, several veterans have been handed their walking papers this week to allow teams to purge their salaries from the roster. Players have been released in order for teams to get under the salary cap or to allow for greater flexibility to work with this off-season. However, [more]