Patriots-Chiefs moves to Monday at 7, Falcons-Packers at 8:50

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The NFL will have two Monday night games this week.

After the Patriots’ game at Kansas City was delayed following Cam Newton‘s positive test for COVID-19, the league decided to have the Patriots and Chiefs kick off on Monday night at 7 p.m. ET. The game will stay on CBS.

The regularly scheduled Monday Night Football game, Falcons at Packers, will be delayed to 8:50 p.m. ET. That game will stay on ESPN.

Although these are hardly ideal circumstances — the NFL doesn’t like to compete with itself, and ESPN certainly doesn’t like having to share Monday night viewership with CBS — the league is trying to do the best it can, and has decided that a Monday night doubleheader is the best way to go.

25 responses to “Patriots-Chiefs moves to Monday at 7, Falcons-Packers at 8:50

  1. I think this is the right move. If we’re going to slam the league when they do bad we gotta give the league credit when they do good.

  2. This is going to be a great Monday Night Football day. Two great, important games. No empathy for NE……

  3. Doesn’t CBS have other programming set for MONDAY? How can the NFL just walk in and preempt all that? Seems rather cavalier.

  4. When Cam comes back he is going to put up insane numbers because no one is going to want to come near him to make the tackle.

  5. What tf difference does one day make?

    I guess I was under the impression that there was something about two weeks?

  6. Seriously? Both teams had players test positive. They really think nobody else is going to test positive today or Monday or Tuesday…..Titans players and personnel are still testing positive.

  7. Monday afternoon I expect a headline along the lines of – Pats & Chiefs Have More Positive Tests Game Postponed Again

  8. jimmygeewhiz says:
    October 4, 2020 at 11:29 am

    CBS wants the game..It will get far better ratings than normal programming. ESPN would gladly broadcast both if they could

  9. Every Monday should have 2 games just like opening week. A 7:00 east coast game and 10:00 west coast game. So many east coast viewers turn off at 10:00-11:00 for local news and sleep

  10. ‘Doesn’t CBS have other programming set for MONDAY? How can the NFL just walk in and preempt all that? Seems rather cavalier.”

    The NFL isn’t making CBS’s decisions about what to broadcast. CBS is. There is nothing in CBS’s primetime lineup that comes close to NFL ratings. This is manna from heaven for CBS.

    ESPN is the injured party here. Even with no Cam, Chiefs-Patriots is a far more appealing game than Packers-Falcons. Though they can take comfort in the later start, which means that the football-viewing public will be able to switch over to ESPN in time to see the Falcons collapse in the 4th quarter.

  11. Doesn’t CBS have other programming set for MONDAY? How can the NFL just walk in and preempt all that? Seems rather cavalier.

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    Because the NFL even if ratings are down, will still draw more viewers than any other TV show the networks have, and it’s not even close.

  12. So who will the Patriots start at QB? Fanboys were claiming all summer that Stidham is the man…..we will know what BB thinks if he gives Hoyer the nod

  13. nhpats2011 says:
    October 4, 2020 at 12:12 pm
    So who will the Patriots start at QB? Fanboys were claiming all summer that Stidham is the man…..we will know what BB thinks if he gives Hoyer the nod
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    Personally I hope it’s Stidham as we know what we have in Hoyer. Give the start to Stidham, not as much pressure Knowing Cam is the starter when he comes back, he’s playing in a game he isn’t supposed to win, plus you see what the kid gives you for 4 quarters against the best in the conference. It’s a win win IMO.

  14. xxsweepthelegxx says:
    October 4, 2020 at 12:37 pm
    nhpats2011 says:
    October 4, 2020 at 12:12 pm
    So who will the Patriots start at QB? Fanboys were claiming all summer that Stidham is the man…..we will know what BB thinks if he gives Hoyer the nod
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    Personally I hope it’s Stidham as we know what we have in Hoyer. Give the start to Stidham, not as much pressure Knowing Cam is the starter when he comes back, he’s playing in a game he isn’t supposed to win, plus you see what the kid gives you for 4 quarters against the best in the conference. It’s a win win IMO.

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    BB will go with Hoyer in this sequence but I can also see it as open competition in practice still. Stidham is obviously the future, yes.
    Even during a pandemic, Goodell still finds a way to cheat NE. He just doesn’t stop.

  15. chawk12thman says:
    October 4, 2020 at 11:24 am

    This is going to be a great Monday Night Football day. Two great, important games. No empathy for NE…
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    Oh yeah. That Packer/Falcons game will be riveting. Lucky if anyone switches to it during commercials for the other game! Great/important Falcons game haha.

  16. ivotedfornixon says:
    October 4, 2020 at 11:25 am
    It’s the right move however who’s going to watch the espn game?
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    The Packers have one of the largest fan bases in the league so….

  17. Pretty sad how Stidham still can’t win the starting job. It’s Hoyer for gods sakes. Lol.

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