Week 16 (December 27) Flex Scheduling Note: Sunday Night Football Matchup Contingent on Tonight's New York Giants-Miami Dolphins Game

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Week 16 (December 27) Flex Scheduling Note: Sunday Night Football Matchup Contingent on Tonight's New York Giants-Miami Dolphins Game

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WEEK 16 (DECEMBER 27) FLEX SCHEDULING NOTE:

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL MATCHUP CONTINGENT ON TONIGHT’S NEW YORK GIANTS-MIAMI DOLPHINS GAME

Jaguars-Saints Game Moves to 4:05 PM ET on CBS

The matchup for the Week 16 Sunday Night Football game on NBC on December 27 is based on the outcome of tonight’s Monday Night Football game.

If the New York Giants beat the Miami Dolphins tonight (8:30 PM ET on ESPN), the Giants at Minnesota Vikings game on December 27 will move to NBC Sunday Night Football at 8:30 PM ET. The Indianapolis Colts-Miami game will remain at 1 PM ET but cross flex from CBS to FOX.

If the Giants lose or tie tonight, the Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens will be the Sunday Night Football game. The Giants-Vikings game would remain at 1 PM ET on FOX. The Colts-Dolphins game would remain at 1 PM ET on CBS. 

Regardless of the outcome of tonight’s game, Jacksonville at New Orleans on CBS will move from 1 PM ET to 4:05 PM ET. 

Following is the Week 16 NFL schedule with both Sunday night games under consideration for Sunday Night Football (all times local):

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24          

SAN DIEGO AT OAKLAND

5:25 PM (PT)

NFLN

                                                  

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26          

WASHINGTON AT PHILADELPHIA

8:25 PM (ET)

NFLN​


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27
          

CAROLINA AT ATLANTA

1:00 PM (ET)

FOX

DALLAS AT BUFFALO

1:00 PM (ET)

FOX

SAN FRANCISCO AT DETROIT

1:00 PM (ET)

FOX

CLEVELAND AT KANSAS CITY

1:00 PM (ET)

CBS

INDIANAPOLIS AT MIAMI

1:00 PM (ET)

CBS / FOX

NEW ENGLAND AT NEW YORK JETS

1:00 PM (ET)

CBS

HOUSTON AT TENNESSEE

12:00 PM (CT)

CBS

CHICAGO AT TAMPA BAY

1:05 PM (PT)

FOX

*JACKSONVILLE AT NEW ORLEANS

 3:05 PM (CT)

CBS

GREEN BAY AT ARIZONA

2:25 PM (MT)

FOX

ST. LOUIS AT SEATTLE

1:25 PM (PT)

FOX

*NEW YORK GIANTS AT MINNESOTA

6:25 PM (CT) / 12:00 PM (CT)

NBC/FOX

*PITTSBURGH AT BALTIMORE

8:30 PM (ET) /
1:00 PM (ET)

NBC/CBS

           

MONDAY, DECEMBER 28

CINCINNATI AT DENVER

6:30 PM (CT)

ESPN

 

The NFL uses “flexible scheduling” on Sundays in Weeks 11-17.  Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all NFL Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives teams a chance to play their way onto primetime and into the late-afternoon 4:25 PM ET time slot on CBS or FOX. 

​For each flexible scheduling week with the exception of Week 17, the NFL announces the start times of games on Sundays no later than 12 days prior to that weekend.  To ensure a Sunday night game and doubleheader games with playoff implications in Week 17, flexible scheduling decisions for that Sunday can be made on six days notice. 

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