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Steve Bisciotti fought “like hell” to get the Ravens in prime time

For Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, having a winning football team is not enough: He wants to make sure his team is seen by as wide an audience as possible. So according to the Ravens’ website, Bisciotti said he’d “fight like hell” for a home Monday Night Football game, and the league delivered by sending the…

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Terrell Suggs: I’m going to shock a lot of people

Terrell Suggs isn’t coming close to backing down on his pledge to be back on the field for the Ravens this year. Nowhere close, as a matter of fact. Suggs might even be pushing more of his chips into the center of the table. Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun spoke to Suggs and the…

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32 takes on the 2012 schedule

There’s much that can be said about the 2012 schedule.  Since we aspire to focus not on any one team but on all 32 of them, I took a careful look at each team’s schedule and came up with one observation per team. So here they are.  One per team.  This way, no one can…

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Sunday night continues to be football night

I’ve resisted for more than an hour to celebrate the schedule of Sunday night games on NBC. I can resist no longer. Sunday night will once again be football night, with a great slate of NBC games to finish off every Sunday of the regular season, and a couple of other days on the calendar.…

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Week 17 flex decision will come by Monday night

Since 2006, the league has been using a flexible schedule on Sunday nights to ensure that a competitive and interesting game always will occupy the prime-time slot.  In most weeks of flex scheduling, the decision comes at least 12 days before the games are played.  For Week 17, the decision usually is made after the…

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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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