NFL schedules Texans-Bucs, Bills-Patriots, Rams-49ers for Week 16 Saturday

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The NFL today announced the schedule for three Saturday games that will be played in Week 16, on December 21.

Texans at Buccaneers will take place at 1 p.m. ET, Bills at Patriots will take place at 4:30 p.m. ET and Rams at 49ers will take place at 8:15 p.m. ET.

All three Saturday games will air exclusively on NFL Network.

The league had also considered Lions at Broncos and Raiders at Chargers for Saturday, but today it was announced that both of those games will kick off on Sunday, December 22 at 4:05 p.m. ET. Both of those games will air on CBS.

The league wanted to put games that will have some relevance to the playoff race in the Saturday time slot, and it appears likely that most of those teams (perhaps all except the Buccaneers) will still be competing for playoff spots in Week 16.

19 responses to “NFL schedules Texans-Bucs, Bills-Patriots, Rams-49ers for Week 16 Saturday

  1. November 12, 2019 at 6:21 pm
    Might as well play them on the moon if they are on the NFL Network.
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    Why so negative? Most people have cable and if your team is playing it’s simulcast on a local channel. People pay for Red Zone so if you love the sport pay a few schekels for the NFL network it’s better than sitting in a cold stadium and paying $15 for a beer and $40 for parking.

  2. Not all people have NFL Network.

    Not all people have cable. People have dropped cable due to the ridiculous rise of cable bills.

  3. “Why so negative? Most people have cable and if your team is playing it’s simulcast on a local channel. People pay for Red Zone so if you love the sport pay a few schekels for the NFL network it’s better than sitting in a cold stadium and paying $15 for a beer and $40 for parking.”

    Thanx for telling me how to spend my money. That arrogance aside, it may interest you to know that for some people the NFL Network and Redzone aren’t available as stand alone options, they are only available as part of a package. It’s not a choice between going to a stadium or buying NFL Network, the choice is don’t watch the game or go to a bar. Some choice.

  4. thecape15 says:
    November 12, 2019 at 6:45 pm
    I love Saturday football.

    They should move Thursday games to Saturday.

    The Super Bowl too.
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    I know, right? AND, they should put them all on the NFL Network exclusively.

  5. thecape15 says:
    November 12, 2019 at 6:45 pm
    I love Saturday football.

    They should move Thursday games to Saturday.

    The Super Bowl too.
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    You can’t. The only reason they play Saturday games is because the college football regular season is over and those Saturdays are free. They aren’t going to mess with their minor league system.

  6. I have to wonder how many of the people complaining about cable bills and NFL Network normally take the side of the owners in labor disputes, public financing of stadiums and uprooting franchises and moving to other cities for better deals.

    I watched Mark Cuban, an excellent NBA owner and a constant critic of the NFL, sitting in the front row of the TD Garden last night and had to laugh at his wealth tax being inequitable comments last week aimed at a certain Massachusetts senator and presidential candidate.

    It is literally impossible to lose money as an NFL or NBA owner no matter how poor your product is but somehow even most of the guys that can’t afford cable prefer to identify with owners before players.

  7. The exclusive NFL Network airing is aimed at self promoting the League’s own Network (NFLN). The owners and Players benefit financially if the NFLN takes off and more games end up on the home network. It isn’t going away and I would expect it to significantly increase going forward.

  8. If you don’t have NFLN believe the league offers streaming options that aren’t that expensive, and if you poke around the net you can find other streams that are often free. You simply have to stop being lazy and do the work to find them.

  9. Bills have a good chance to expose the overrated Patriots and put them in their place in front in their obnoxious fans. I’m sure everyone would love to see that on a Saturday.

  10. It’s always a Winning Formula to have The Greatest Franchise in NFL History playing PRIMETIME!!

    #20yearsawinner

  11. TimTebowGodOfFootballKarma says:
    November 13, 2019 at 9:51 am
    Bills have a good chance to expose the overrated Patriots and put them in their place in front in their obnoxious fans. I’m sure everyone would love to see that on a Saturday.
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    How did that first meeting between them work out? Here is an obnoxious fan calling out other obnoxious fans. Got to love the irony. I bet you thought the Pats were overrated in the past 5 season too, right? So when are you going to answer those questions from yesterday on the Brady article or is your silence the only rebuttal you can offer?

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