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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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,…

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Week 17 flex comes into focus

When the schedule comes out in April, most of the prime time games look very good on paper.  With the passage of time (and, more accurately, the playing of games), the contests scheduled for high-profile slots suddenly become not as compelling. Case in point:  Saturday night.  ESPN.  Falcons at Lions.  Meh. This year’s Sunday night…

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Report: Prominent Jets source says “there’s no way” Sanchez starts

The Mark Sanchez era may be over. At least for the rest of 2012. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports, citing a prominent unnamed Jets source, that “there’s no way” Sanchez should start against the Chargers on Sunday.  “Home or away,” the source said.  “I don’t care where game is being played. …

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49ers-Seahawks moves into NBC prime time Week 16

The NFL has shuffled the Week 16 schedule to move a better game into the Sunday Night Football prime time slot. The December 23 49ers-Seahawks NFC West battle that was originally scheduled for a 4:25 p.m. Eastern kickoff on FOX has now become an 8:20 p.m. kickoff on NBC. That means San Francisco will play…

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Eagles-Cowboys doesn’t get flexed out of prime time

Clearly, what America needs this holiday season is more Eagles football in prime time. The NFL just announced there would be no flex-schedule changes to the Week 13 television lineup, meaning the Eagles-Cowboys game will remain on Sunday Night Football as previously scheduled. This follows an eagerly anticipated Monday Night Football matchup this week, which pairs…

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No changes to Thanksgiving week schedule

When the NFL schedule was announced, the Packers’ visit to the Meadowlands to face the Giants on Sunday night in Week 12 looked like one of the biggest matchups of the season. Nothing’s changed after nine weeks of football. The NFL announced Wednesday that the game will remain on NBC on the evening of Nov.…

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Ravens-Steelers remains on NBC in Week 11, Patriots-Colts at 4:25

Patriots vs. Colts is a marquee game in the NFL again. After years of being one of the NFL’s biggest games of the season, last year’s Patriots-Colts battle lost its luster when Peyton Manning was lost for the season, and as a result the NFL moved last season’s Patriots-Colts game from prime time to a…

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PFT’s Week Nine picks

The good news last week?  MDS gained only one game on me.  The bad news?  MDS got only seven of the 14 games right. Yep, that 12-1 performance from yours truly in Week Seven is now the chunk of filet between a moldy pair of 6-8 slices of counterfeit Wonder bread. At one point, it…

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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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