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  1. Seymour93

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    This is great news for the Bills. The Bills need all the help they can get and being on primetime, in front of the nation with Michaels and Madden announcing, this will help the franchise.

    The Philly game will be moved back and FOX will get it.

    Two weeks later the Steelers come to Foxboro. I bet CBS uses one of it's five protections on Steelers-Pats, although if they don't, it's the clear favorite to get promoted to SNF.
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    Re: Pats/Bills game moved to Sunday Night

    I'm not as worried about our travel plans (we're driving and already have our hotel for Sunday night), but we're going to have to plan for a cold night game...better pack some extra firewood....
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    Re: Pats/Bills game moved to Sunday Night

    It gives the Bills an extra 7 hours. Not a big deal.

    As to why this game was picked on not the Steelers game--well, networkds do have a right of refusal and it may have been exercised on the NE/Pitt game.
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    Re: Pats/Bills game moved to Sunday Night

    I hear ya, I live in Tampa and this is the best news I've heard all day. Now I get to see another game that I probably would not have been able to otherwise.

    Thank you NFL, you crooked bastards you.
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    Re: Pats/Bills game moved to Sunday Night

    Add me to the list of people who have no idea why the nations wants to see Pats-BILLS!

    For that matter, if you total up all the Sunday night and Monday night appearances of the Eagles this year (and NYG and Cowboys) it's staggering. The Eagles are one of the least interesting teams going.
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    Re: Pats/Bills game moved to Sunday Night

    I agree, thats weird that they would want Buffalo over Philly
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    Flex scheduling : Pats/Bills moved to SNF

    Patriots/Bills game got moved to Sunday Night Football displacing Chicago/Seattle.

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- The Patriots' run at a perfect record is going prime time.

    The league pushed back the start of New England's game at the Buffalo Bills on Nov. 18 to 8:15 p.m. EST and it will move to NBC from CBS. Originally, Patriots-Bills was set for 1 p.m. EST on CBS and Chicago at Seattle was the night game.

    Chicago will now play at Seattle at 4:15 p.m. EST on Fox.


    [Link |http://www.nbcsports.com/portal/sit...10VgnVCM100000dc032c03RCRD&vgnextfmt=default]
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    Re: Buffalo game flexed to prime time

    I figured that would be the PIT game. That's now 3 night games in a row unless they move the Philly game to a day game which would seem likely since I've never heard of a team having 3 night ones in a row.
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    Re: Buffalo game flexed to prime time

    Nordy, thanks for posting this actually BIG NFL story. We just had a huge victory and while I understand all the referee-gate and audio-gate stuff holds some appeal, it would be nice if the focus could move toward, ya know, ACTUAL FOOTBALL NEWS.

    Glad to hear this game will be on National TV. Hope they find a reason to move the Pats-Giants game off on NFLN in week 17, too.
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    Re: Buffalo game flexed to prime time

    Didn't some of the local affiliates (channel 5) carry an NFL Network Pats game last year? I'm willing to bet if the Pats are 15-0 they will work something out with local cable operators in the area to show the game for those without NFL Network. Then again maybe they figure they can make the $.
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    Re: Buffalo game flexed to prime time

    I wouldn't be surprised if every game the Pats play will be either a Sunday night or Monday night game if their still undefeated. If their still undefeated, count on that Pittsburgh game to be in primetime.
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    Re: Buffalo game flexed to prime time

    I hope your right because I have a committment during the day and it would be the only home game I miss this year, if they move it then I'm there, and of course it's all about me:rolleyes:
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    Re: Buffalo game flexed to prime time

    NFLN games are shown in the local markets.
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    Re: Buffalo game flexed to prime time

    The Giants game will be locally broadcast around here.. yipee.. :singing:
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    Re: Buffalo game flexed to prime time

    Maybe I'm in the minority but I hate this. Number one for selfish reasons--I just like the feeling of 1:00 on Sunday, football time. But I think it can also slightly mess with a team, mess with their timing. Although I guess that last point is sort of moot, since they'll probably be on in primetime constantly now.
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    Re: Buffalo game flexed to prime time

    I don't really understand why they ar emoving this game to primetime. I would think that Bears Seahwaks would be a more evenly-matched, enetertaining game. The Bills have won a few game since they played teh Pats but they still aren't that great.
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    Re: Buffalo game flexed to prime time

    IF the Pats are undefeated going into that game, and the NFL doesn't find some way to give it national exposure, that's a HUGE bonehead, lame-ass non-move.
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    Re: Buffalo game flexed to prime time

    If the limit of 6 primetime games is still in effect this year, then that won't be possible. Anyways the Indy-Baltimore game is that night, no way they flex out that one either.
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    Re: Buffalo game flexed to prime time

    Aren't the next three Pats games flex time games? All moved up to 5:15 and 5:30.....they may change the Philly game so they don't have to show two consecutive Patriot weeks....then Baltimore.
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    Re: Buffalo game flexed to prime time

    My initial reaction was "Looks like the NFL wants to make it as tough as possible for the Pats to go 16-0". No matter who the opponent, night games on the road are naturally tougher - the crowd gets louder, the home team is pumped up, plus it throws the Pats off their routine for the next game. Also factor in that we're coming off a bye and there will be some rust to shake off. The Bills will be a confident bunch at 5-4 (Miami? please) and will play a "spirited" game.

    Obviously the league is hoping that the viewing public is unfamiliar with the fact that the Bills are our *****es and we routinely beat them by double-digits in their own house.
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    Re: Buffalo game flexed to prime time

    NFL Sunday ticket has been a big waste of money this year. Only the first two games of the season weren't televised in my area.
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    Re: Buffalo game flexed to prime time

    Good. Sunday Night Football has been a joke this year. How many times do they have to show us NFC East teams? That's all it has been!
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    Re: Buffalo game flexed to prime time

    You still get to see any game you want. I think ticket would be worth it even if I got all the Dolphins games in my area.
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    Re: Buffalo game flexed to prime time

    You mean the Dolphins have played a game this year?;)
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    Re: Buffalo game flexed to prime time

    Meanwhile, here in North Carolina only two of the first 10 games will not have been on local TV or ESPN. Plus at least three of the last 6 games will also be prime time games! No need to go to a sports bar very much this year...
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    Re: Pats/Bills game moved to Sunday Night

    Me thinks something is rotten in Gotham City. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.
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    Re: Pats/Bills game moved to Sunday Night

    I'm guessing they moved it cause the Bills have been better then first thought and it is a potential divison clinching game for the Pats
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