Ten teams scheduled for five prime-time appearances

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The NFL has scheduled 10 teams to make five prime-time appearances during the 2019 season.

That list includes both of the teams playing in the opening game of the year. The Packers and Bears will face off on Thursday, September 5 in a matchup chosen to celebrate the NFL’s 100th season and then go on to make eight combined appearances in prime-time games the rest of the year.

The first Sunday night game of the year will feature the Steelers visiting the Patriots and both of those AFC teams are also scheduled for five prime-time outings this season. The Cowboys, Chiefs, Rams, Vikings, Eagles and Seahawks are the other teams slated for five prime-time games.

Four of Seattle’s appearances will come over a five-week span that also features their bye week. They’ll face the 49ers on the road on Monday, November 11 before going on a bye and returning with Sunday night road games against the Eagles and Rams sandwiched around a Monday night home game against the Vikings.

The 10 teams scheduled for five prime-time games may not wind up making all of those appearances as they can be flexed out of Sunday night games in Weeks 11-16. The number could also rise if they are flexed into games in those weeks or in Week 17. The Patriots and Rams could also add a Saturday night game in Week 16,

26 responses to “Ten teams scheduled for five prime-time appearances

  1. There will never be a time when you know for a fact that a game will actually be a good game. There were plenty of good games last season and there were so many terrible night games that weren’t even worth watching. The fact that they feel the need to flex games in and out of primetime is ridiculous and causes nothing but stress for the fans attending the games.

  2. Why on earth does a 6 win team get 5 prime time games? That is like awarding a team a prime time game for each win the prior year. Nobody cares to watch teams with garbage rosters.

  3. I actually like the schedule on paper. (of course)
    I am also happy the Vikings have a late Bye. Hopeful to see how this pans out.
    Really hoping Cousins finds a way to get all of his gaudy passing stats when the game still matters, not halfway through the 4th quarter when they’re down by 3 scores… I’d rather see wins than passing yards and touchdowns that don’t really mean anything to the game they’re playing in.

  4. cheeseisfattening says:
    April 17, 2019 at 9:23 pm
    Why on earth does a 6 win team get 5 prime time games? That is like awarding a team a prime time game for each win the prior year. Nobody cares to watch teams with garbage rosters.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Why not? A team with a SuperBowl guarantee wasted everyone’s time last year. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

  5. The way Kirk Cousins plays in prime time games, the Vikings fans will be along any time now to complain about their unfair schedule.
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    Cousins prime time play and their AAF roster. Makes the Vikings season look lost before the draft.

  6. cheeseisfattening says:
    April 17, 2019 at 9:23 pm
    Why on earth does a 6 win team get 5 prime time games? That is like awarding a team a prime time game for each win the prior year. Nobody cares to watch teams with garbage rosters.
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    C’mon, cheeseisfat, don’t cry about it.
    The Packers have a worldwide following and fan base, probably 2nd only to the Cowboys.
    Plus their nationally televised games always garner a significant percentage of the market share.
    This is why the NFL’s partners and their audience demand these kind of concessions.

    Besides, like the rest of the teams in the NFC North, Green Bay has made great strides to improve their team over last year.
    Well, I guess I should say most teams, I’ve seen one in particular desperately trying to lock up and retain all of their 8-7-1 talent.
    We’ll see just how that plays out.

  7. The Vikings finally get a late bye. They also have 4 of the last 6 at home. If Kubiak can fix the offensive line & running game problems who knows, this could be one of those years the Vikings play really well. The schedule is easy & favorable enough.

  8. philcodean says:
    April 17, 2019 at 10:30 pm
    I’m really jacked for the Pack’s home opener. Is it too early to flex that to “prime time” as well

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    The Bears hurt Rodgers the first game and the Vikings knock him out for the season in the second. The packers get flexed out of their remaining prime time games. Careful what you wish for.

  9. Viking season-ending schedule is homer-friendly…..4-5 at home, nothing outdoors. Nice and soft.

  10. The Bears hurt Rodgers the first game and the Vikings knock him out for the season in the second. The packers get flexed out of their remaining prime time games. Careful what you wish for
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    Seems like you’re the one doing the wishing…

  11. flviking says:
    April 18, 2019 at 11:09 am
    philcodean says:
    April 17, 2019 at 10:30 pm
    I’m really jacked for the Pack’s home opener. Is it too early to flex that to “prime time” as well

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    The Bears hurt Rodgers the first game and the Vikings knock him out for the season in the second. The packers get flexed out of their remaining prime time games. Careful what you wish for.
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    Your post reeks of sad wishful thinking and really doesn’t make any sense.
    The Packers don’t play any Sunday night games in the weeks 11-16, so they are in no danger of getting flexed out of any of their prime time games.

    Also, since we’re on the subject of the schedule, I have to say that it’s an extreme disappointment that Green Bay’s last 2 games are played in domes, thus, depriving true football fans of classic December games.

  12. cellarperformance says:

    Viking season-ending schedule is homer-friendly…..4-5 at home, nothing outdoors. Nice and soft.
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    Your ability to read the schedule and understand what it says is failing you.

    The Vikings play the Seahawks in Seattle (outdoors) and the Chargers in LA (outdoors), so it’s only 3 of 5 at home and both road games are outdoors.

    For some reason, you left out the previous game against the Broncos in Denver (outdoors), so in the last 6 games 3 are at home and 3 on the road outdoors.

    Do you have to work hard to be so wrong all the time?

    Look at the bright side – the NFL was kind to Packer fans with the schedule.

    No home games the last 2 weeks of the season so they don’t have to come up with a reason not to go to meaningless games outside and freeze their rears on aluminum bleachers.

  13. Odd, the only people that are the least bit concerned about sitting on the bleachers of Lambeau Field in the cold are whiny, pampered Barney fans.
    And quite honestly, we don’t need you there anyway!

  14. Ahhh Packer fans, one thinks they flex games in week 2 and another knows the Packers have improved yet the Packers have yet to play a game in 2019.
    Don’t ever stop being you. LOLOL

  15. beerbratscheese says:
    April 17, 2019 at 9:10 pm
    The way Kirk Cousins plays in prime time games, the Vikings fans will be along any time now to complain about their unfair schedule.

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    As a Vikings fan, I thought this was funny. 🙂

  16. gtodriver says:
    April 18, 2019 at 4:43 pm
    Your ability to read the schedule and understand what it says is failing you.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    I presumptively included two home-field postseason games, because this is the year they’re going to the SuperBowl.

  17. Odd, the only people that are the least bit concerned about sitting on the bleachers of Lambeau Field in the cold are whiny, pampered Barney fans.
    And quite honestly, we don’t need you there anyway!
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    More than the bleachers I’m concerned for the opposing players. Being in Green Bay in the summertime when the smell combination of cows, paper manufacturing and the fox river is overwhelming.

  18. cheesey……hey…….check this out!

    City Pages, 11/21/17, Mike Mullen. Minneapolis smells all over.

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