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
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.
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.
the outcome of tonight’s game, Jacksonville at New Orleans on CBS will move
from 1 PM ET to 4:05 PM ET.
is the Week 16 NFL schedule with both Sunday night games under consideration
for Sunday Night Football (all times local):
SAN DIEGO AT OAKLAND
5:25 PM (PT)
WASHINGTON AT PHILADELPHIA
8:25 PM (ET)
FRANCISCO AT DETROIT
AT KANSAS CITY
CBS / FOX
ENGLAND AT NEW YORK JETS
CHICAGO AT TAMPA BAY
*JACKSONVILLE AT NEW
3:05 PM (CT)
BAY AT ARIZONA
LOUIS AT SEATTLE
*NEW YORK GIANTS AT MINNESOTA
6:25 PM (CT) / 12:00 PM (CT)
*PITTSBURGH AT BALTIMORE
8:30 PM (ET) /
1:00 PM (ET)
CINCINNATI AT DENVER
6:30 PM (CT)
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.
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.