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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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NFL could cancel Weeks 2 and 4 without losing any divisional games

Another day, another interesting nugget about the newly released NFL schedule, once again showing that the league office planned the 2011 season with the possibility of canceling some early games in mind. Yesterday the story was that the first three weeks of the season could easily be postponed and made up later, thanks to the…

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Sunday Night Football is loaded with great games

Sure, you wouldn’t expect us to say anything other than good things about the NBC Sunday Night Football schedule.  That said, the NBC Sunday Night Football schedule for 2011 is a very good thing. Even without the possibility of late-season flexing, the 17 selected games solid ones, beginning with the Thursday night opener between the…

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Santa gives NBC Bears-Packers on Christmas night

We believed that the Bears or the Saints would visit Lambeau Field to start the 2011 NFL season.  As it turns out, the Saints will get the assignment. The Bears will be visiting Wisconsin on another significant date on the calendar. The official schedule has been released, and it consists on Week 16 of the…

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Eagles-Vikings moves to primetime in Week 16

It took until the Week 16 slate of games, but the NFL has made a change in the Sunday night schedule with the help of flex scheduling. Chargers-Bengals has been moved out of the night game on December 26 to 4:o5 et, while Vikings-Eagles will be on Sunday Night Football.  Seahawks-Bucs has also be moved…

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No Week 15 flex

NBC’s Sunday Night Football schedule includes from Week 11 through Week 16 the ability to abandon the tentatively-scheduled game, and to replace it with another Sunday game.  Through the first five weeks of the flex portion of the schedule, no changes have been made. The league has announced that the December 19 game between the…

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Eagles-Cowboys stays in prime time Week 14

The Dallas Cowboys are already all but mathematically out of playoff contention, but that won’t keep them out of prime time. The NFL announced today that there’s no change in the schedule for the NBC Sunday night game Week 14, which means the previously scheduled Eagles-Cowboys game will remain in place. The combination of Michael…

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