NFL announces Seahawks-Cardinals moves to Sunday Night Football

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There’s a new game on Sunday Night Football this week.

The Seahawks-Cardinals game that had been scheduled for Sunday afternoon will now be played on Sunday night on NBC, the NFL announced this afternoon.

The Buccaneers-Raiders game that had been scheduled for Sunday night will now be a 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff on FOX.

The league said the changes “were made out of an abundance of caution” after two Raiders players were placed on the NFL’s COVID-19 reserve list and other Raiders players self-quarantined. Although the league is still expecting the Raiders to be able to play on Sunday, if it turns out that they can’t, the NFL didn’t want to be left without a Sunday night game. And fans are guaranteed games to watch both on Sunday afternoon and on Sunday night.

41 responses to “NFL announces Seahawks-Cardinals moves to Sunday Night Football

  1. NFL Sunday Ticket straight robbing me this year with all these games being moved to Primetime.

  2. Steelers /Titans would’ve been a better game , nobody seems to be paying much attention to the 5-0 Steelers ( other than Steeler fans)!
    Hopefully the Steelers give the Titans the punishment they deserve , but didn’t get for breaking Covid practice rules!!!

  3. Wow! You would think with Al Davis’s passing the league would stop trying to screw the raiders , but that just hasn’t been the case. Zero reason to change this game because of 2 positive test. It’s going to be great when they hoist their 4th and 5th lombardi trophies over the next few years

  4. such a tragic turn of events…

    Bucs/Raiders game should be a good game…
    watching the Seahawks school the Cardinals is not even worth watching unless you are a Seahawks fan!

  5. Both games are a compelling watch, so it’s nice to feel like one audience isn’t being slighted for the other.

  6. Uh, ok, and this is the game they chose to replace it with? Definite downgrade from Raiders vs. Bucs…

  7. fourmoreyeartrump2020 says:
    October 22, 2020 at 3:47 pm
    Wow! You would think with Al Davis’s passing the league would stop trying to screw the raiders , but that just hasn’t been the case. Zero reason to change this game because of 2 positive test. It’s going to be great when they hoist their 4th and 5th lombardi trophies over the next few years
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    The Raiders did this to themselves by not taking the safety protocols seriously like the Waller maskless event for an example . Take off the tinfoil hat and realize there’s no conspiracy against the Raiders .

  8. The Raiders didn’t get screwed here. They repeatedly and blatantly broke league, virus protocols which put the game in jeopardy. DUH? Besides who want to watch an offensive line comprised of tight ends and full backs running out of the old single win formation?

  9. If the Raiders don’t figure out the COVID issue, there’s a good chance the game is moved to Monday/Tuesday to give them time to get the OLine back. Fairness does come into play this year and this is a good decision, based on what we know today.

    Seahawks/Cards is a great divisional game with 2 of the leagues best QB’s — one of which you rarely see on Prime Time. I have no problem with the shift.

  10. Terrible decision, why give a team less time to prepare and get their covid situation under control? oh yea bc its the raiders, move them to a Monday night double header like you do for your pretty boy chiefs! ridiculous! you don’t take a prime time game away from a team, you reschedule it

  11. This is going to be a great game within arguably the best conference in the NFL… Yes, Seattle is favored because of two weeks of rest compared to the Cardinals short week of prep due to MNF, however, a Russell vs. Kyler show s/b special. Crack open the sixer and let’s enjoy!

  12. Translation: We are going to take advantage of covid to swap a turdburger of a game for what looks like a banger.

  13. Neither game looks like a stinker, so I don’t think this is some conspiracy to raise ratings, but the “abundance of caution” language is a little bit hollow when they’re protecting a TV contract rather than people.

  14. Titans & Steelers is the game that should have been moved to SNF.

    However, the Cardinals are never on TV where I stay at (or anywhere outside the Phoenix area for that matter) & I have heard Kyler is pretty entertaining to watch live on TV.

  15. Richard Dickson says:
    October 22, 2020 at 4:09 pm
    So how does making the Bucs/Raiders game *earlier* help keep that game safe?

    It’s doesn’t, it protects the Sunday night game because those teams didn’t have a COVID issue.
    Sunday night is usually the highest rated so they don’t want that to be canceled.

    All about the money

  16. Cardinals 42 Seachokes 28

    When your team’s success completely depends on one player playing out of his mind every Sunday your is bound to run out at some point.

  17. Richard Dickson says:
    October 22, 2020 at 4:09 pm
    So how does making the Bucs/Raiders game *earlier* help keep that game safe?
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    If you actually read the article the NFL moved this game because of the possibility of not playing Sunday and they didn’t want to be left with no Sunday game . The 4 hour difference in kickoff time is meaningless because the testing and decision to play will be be made well before then even if they were still playing Sunday night .

  18. To be fair, both are interesting matchups – I personally don’t hate going to bed at a reasonable time now. Raiders/Bucs is still the nationally televised afternoon matchup so I don’t think anyone loses out on much

  19. Well…on the plus side this just guaranteed that anyone who happens to be a fan of either the Bucs or Raiders who also wanted to watch Game 5 of the World Series won’t have to jump and forth during since Game 5 overlaps with SNF, shame about any Seahawks or Cardinals fan who was planning to do the same though.

  20. We just went from finally having an interesting game on Sunday night football to a predictable snoozefest. I can’t wait to not watch the Cardinals lose again.

  21. NFL (Niners Football League) says:
    October 22, 2020 at 4:39 pm
    Cardinals 42 Seachokes 28

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    Dream on 49er fan… you’re going to be 3 games behind the #1 Team in the NFC at the end of the weekend. And 4 games behind after we beat you up next week, too.

  22. Oh so the Raiders did it to themselves you say. So didn’t Tennessee and the Patriots and they were accommodated, games moved down not up. The game should be moved to Monday so the players that can play are prepared!

  23. Seahawks are going to smoke the Cardinals. Disappointing not seeing Brady on SNF for the first time this season and first time as a Buccaneer. Raiders seem to have had too much fun on their bye week. At least they are not traveling this week, or the game would definitely be in jeopardy.

  24. 5 Raiders placed on COVID list. Including 4 O-Lineman. Don’t see the game happening.

  25. “Hawks don’t lose in prime time”??? That’s funny, I seem to remember the Pats beating them in the “ prime time “ Super Bowl.

  26. Well, Tampa Bay does have another team playing on the Sunday night slot. I was planning on having both the Rays and Bucs on at the same time but now each team will get my undivided attention.

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