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Week 14 Monday 10-pack

As the regular season careens closer to conclusion, the wins get bigger and the losses trigger a steeper slide into despair. On Sunday, no fewer than six playoff contenders suffering devastated losses, while four teams have rocketed to 10-3 records in the AFC. And we’ll sum it all up as we always do with 10…

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Week 15 flex decision expected Wednesday morning

For the first time since the NFL began sliding late-season games from Sunday afternoon to Sunday night, the announcement regarding a flex-or-not-to-flex decision will be late. “The NFL will decide (after consultation with CBS, FOX, NBC) and announce as early as possible the game being played at 8:15 p.m. ET,” the league’s flexible scheduling procedures…

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The Thom Brennaman/Tim Tebow reunion

The headline comes from the unprecedented shift of an NFL game on Sunday afternoon from CBS to FOX.  The subtitle comes from a reunion of Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow and the man who ridiculously gushed about him nearly three years ago. Yes, Thom Brennaman is calling the Broncos-Vikings game for FOX. For those of you…

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Viking avoid blackout

Earlier this week, the Vikings were at risk of snapping a sellout streak extending back to 1997.  Ultimately, the streak will continue. Per the Associated Press, the team has said that Sunday’s game against the Broncos will be televised locally. It’s unknown whether Tebowmania saved the day, or whether owner Zygi Wilf peeled off some…

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Flexible schedule flexes Broncos-Vikings from CBS to FOX

The late-season procedures for sliding games from Sunday afternoon to Sunday evening has gone pretty smoothly since the league implemented the policy in 2006.  This weekend, the swapping out of the Colts-Patriots game on Sunday night has created an unprecedented change in NFL programming. The league’s Sunday afternoon broadcast formula consists of FOX televising games…

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Giants-Cowboys stay on Sunday Night Football

It’s no surprise that the Giants and Cowboys’ clash in Week 14 will remain on Sunday Night Football. The NFL announced Monday that the league and NBC would not flex out of the game that will help decide the NFC East. No matter what happens with the Giants Monday night and next Sunday against Green…

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Lions-Saints on NBC Week 13

In another sign of the turnaround in Detroit, the NFL has moved the Lions into the NBC prime time slot for Week 13. The Lions have announced that their December 4 game at New Orleans has been moved into prime time, making it the first time ever that the Lions have been on NBC’s Sunday…

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No changes to Week 12 schedule, Steelers-Chiefs stays on NBC

The NFL has decided not to use flexible scheduling for Week 12. That means the originally scheduled NBC prime time game, the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Kansas City Chiefs, will remain at 8:20 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, November 27. The NFL has the option of using flexible scheduling for Weeks 10-15 and Week 17, to…

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Week 10 Monday 10-pack

Through 10 Sundays, the two conferences couldn’t be any more different.  The best teams in the NFC are obvious; in the AFC, the proposition changes on a weekly basis. So let’s take the current temperature of the entire league by looking at the 10 story lines that caught our attention on Sunday. Or at least…

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NFL moves Colts-Patriots out of prime time

For several years, NFL fans have been able to count on the Colts and the Patriots to deliver one of the marquee games of the regular season — and often to meet again in a playoff rematch. So it feels like the end of an era when we pass along the news today that the…

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NFL moves Lions-Bears in Week 10, Jets-Patriots stays on NBC

Flexible scheduling comes to the NFL in Week 10, as the league tries to put the best games on at the best times for the TV audiences. But not much is changing for the first flexible Sunday. The NFL announced today that only one game is moving on Sunday, November 13: Lions-Bears, which was scheduled…

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PFT’s Week Seven picks

Last week, Rosenthal and I disagreed on four games:  Eagles-Redskins, 49ers-Lions, Panthers-Falcons, and Bills-Giants. And I picked the Redskins, Lions, Panthers, and Bills. Rosenthal now leads by six games.  The bastard. For the week, he was 11-2.  (I was 7-6.)  For the year, he’s 63-27 and I’m 57-33. This week, we disagree on three.  So…

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PFT’s Week Three picks

It’s been a big week for Rosenthal.  Apart from the whole “new father” thing, he picked 14 of 16 games correctly in Week Two.  (Again, I should have let him bail out on his decision to go with the Broncos over the Bengals.) My only consolation for another 10-6 weekend?  I came within one point…

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NFL committed to improving Super Bowl experience

Despite plenty of denials and excuses that were offered during a week in Dallas that needed a temporary seating debacle to draw attention away from the fact that the primary strategy for dealing with a North Texas ice storm consists of hiding under the bed and waiting for it to melt, the NFL now admits…

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Ayers, Cobb, Moore, Williams, Herzlich still in NFL draft green room

Most years, all of the players invited to Radio City Music Hall for the NFL draft are selected in the first round. But this year, after the NFL decided to bring a record 25 players to New York City, five players remain undrafted and just hoping to hear their names called today. Four of the…

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