Any chance the Eagles game gets 'flexed'?

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  1. OldEnglandPatriot

    OldEnglandPatriot On the Game Day Roster

    I'm going to my first game at the Gillette, on the 25th.

    I'm not sure if I'm pleased it's a night game, really. Do you think there is any chance this game gets flexed out of the Sunday Night slot, given that we'll have all but clinched the East by then and the Eagles look like being out of contention? And that we'll have been on 'SNF' only this coming Sunday?
     
  2. MetalBleachers

    MetalBleachers Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I'd say no. Aren't the Pats at their limit in terms of night games now? I don't think NBC would give it up.
     
  3. PatsRI

    PatsRI PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    I'd say no, the networks have bent over backwards to get the Pats into primetime and don't forget 3 games are already taken for T-Day that weekend. Also looking at the schedule there is not another game that would be worth it.


    Thursday, November 22 Time (EST)
    GB @ DET 12:30 PM Tickets FOX
    NYJ @ DAL 4:15 PM Tickets CBS
    IND @ ATL 8:15 PM Tickets NFL NETWORK

    Sunday, November 25 Time (EST)
    NO @ CAR 1:00 PM Tickets FOX
    TEN @ CIN 1:00 PM Tickets CBS
    MIN @ NYG 1:00 PM Tickets FOX
    SEA @ STL 1:00 PM Tickets FOX
    WAS @ TB 1:00 PM Tickets FOX
    OAK @ KC 1:00 PM Tickets CBS
    BUF @ JAC 1:00 PM Tickets CBS
    HOU @ CLE 1:00 PM Tickets CBS
    SF @ ARI 4:05 PM Tickets FOX
    BAL @ SD 4:15 PM Tickets CBS
    DEN @ CHI 4:15 PM Tickets CBS
    PHI @ NE 8:15 PM Tickets NBC

    Monday, November 26 Time (EST)
    MIA @ PIT 8:30 PM Tickets ESPN
    Byes: None
     
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  4. OldEnglandPatriot

    OldEnglandPatriot On the Game Day Roster

    Yeah, I have to agree with you all. As an NFL fan I wouldn't mind seeing the Redskins/Bucs game on a Sunday night, I think Tampa deserves some exposure this season. But most serious NFL fans have Sunday Ticket I suppose (can't get satellite myself).

    I'd prefer to see a normal, afternoon game really. Plus the night game will be ****ing cold... I'm no Colts-fan-like wimp, but my first live Pats game was at Buffalo in December 05, snow and ice so a milder one would be nice :)

    However, I (grudgingly) accept that the league won't schedule games based on my preferences.
     
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  5. Keegs

    Keegs In the Starting Line-Up

    haha i looked at the title real fast and thought it said "fixed".

    then my immediate thought was: "no, the Colts aren't playing the Eagles this weekend".
     
  6. Brady'sButtBoy

    Brady'sButtBoy 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    I think you're right - they are at their limit for night games according to Reiss the other day.
     
  7. patsox23

    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Yeah, guys, the Pats ARE at their limit, but if they "flex" the Iggle game back to a day game, they will be UNDER the limit. They would do this so they can take a more high-profile game - not the Steelers, as that is protected - which would almost certainly be either the jets (camera-gate: The Revenge) or the phins (the '72 angle).

    Either one of those would be better than Pats-Iggles, and either would be do-able once NBC got rid of that stinker.
     
  8. PlattsFan

    PlattsFan On the Game Day Roster

    They want every Pats game possible on prime-time. They're the biggest story in football in many, many years. There's no way NBC will give up that game just to pull up a Pats-Jets or something later.

    If I were the NFL, though, I'd swap games with NBC on the final weekend for some kind of consideration. The Pats going against a NY team for 16-0 on Sunday night? Massive ratings.
     
  9. patsox23

    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    But I think the point some of us are making is that Pats-jets or Pats-phins both occur later into the run for an undefeated season, and each contain a better "story." Are you thinking that Philly is good this year? 'Cause they're not. In fact, being intradivision rivals, the jets and phins have a better shot at giving us a competitive game, imo.

    Oh, BTW - I don't think there's any way the NFLN gives up that Pats-giants season finale. This is EXACTLY what they want - people pissed off and clamoring to have that channel available to them on every cable carrier. This couldn't have worked out better for the NFL Network.
     
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  10. JoePats

    JoePats In the Starting Line-Up

    They can't give that up anyway...You can't flex days.
     
  11. Seymour93

    Seymour93 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Media expert Michael Hiestand doesn't think so.

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/columnist/hiestand-tv/2007-11-06-nbc-nfl-picks_N.htm

     
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