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    Television coverage for week 12, Pats at Eagles
    By: John Morgan

    After a couple of night games Pats fans get to watch their team during the afternoon this week. The Pats play one of only two late games on CBS, and coverage of the two games is pretty much split by time zones: almost all of the eastern half of the countr...

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    #12 Jersey

    Looks like I'll be rooting for San Diego to not sell out. Considering that the Chargers fans don't show up even when the team hasn't lost five in a row, I'm feeling pretty good about those odds.
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    Will Pats@Broncos be flexed ?

    Tuesday morning I was thinking after the Chiefs MNF game we would be done with night games till at least the playoffs, but as the day wore on I began to wonder.
    Now I am not so sure.
    Week 15 SNF game is Ravens@Chargers.
    Ravens are good, but Chargers are fading.

    I didn't believe in TT at first, but the fact is the guy is winning at present.
    I don't care what his stats are.

    I am assuming Jets@Eagles was protected by CBS and Redskins@Giants was protected by Fox.
    Lions@Raiders looks like a decent game, but I don't think it would have the national appeal of Mr Clean vs The Evil BB.
    A decision has to be made in the next week or two does it not ?

    If it does not get flexed do you people think CBS will send their #1 crew to do the game or keep the #1 crew with the Jets and send us the #2 crew ?
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    Re: Will Pats@Broncos be flexed ?

    Since the Chargers/Ravens is not a terrible game and there is no guarantee that the Broncos are still relevant in two weeks, I think NBC will remain conservative and keep the game they have.


    In the original format of flex scheduling (when no game was selected when the initial schedule was released) I believe NBC would pick this game over the Ravens/Chargers, but we have seen that more often than not NBC will stick with what they have.
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    Re: Will Pats@Broncos be flexed ?

    The big guy(Brady...err God) vs his son(Tebow...err Jesus)! Now, that's some must see tv. Just having a little fun with the matchup. Sarcasm.
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    Re: Will Pats@Broncos be flexed ?

    What's the deadline for them to decide? Even if the Broncs lose a game or two in between this seems irresistible for the network. Anything involving Tebow gets a LOT of attention, from the lovers and the haters. Tebow vs. Brady is a network dream.
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    Re: Will Pats@Broncos be flexed ?

    I'm thinking the Tebow circus freak sideshow will be whimpering out by then.
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    Re: Will Pats@Broncos be flexed ?

    Unless Tebow levitates in the midst of a host of Angels while entering the endzone in the next week or so, I think the Ravens-Chargers game will be a lot more interesting to a national audience.
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    Re: Will Pats@Broncos be flexed ?

    Please don't let this be flexed. I cannot get to sleep after these games and turn into a zombie the next day.

    ESPN so lucked out into the better game with Pitt @ SF. I bet NBC wishes they could flex that over.

    I don't see them flexing out Balt/SD but if they did I would think Raiders/Lions has the most potential to still be meaningful.
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    Re: Will Pats@Broncos be flexed ?

    The 9-3 Patriots @ the 7-5 Broncos would probably be the game of the week.

    The Pats have to beat the Eagles, Colts, and the Broncos would have to beat the Chargers, Bears.
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    Re: Will Pats@Broncos be flexed ?

    SD is still better than DEN.
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    Re: Will Pats@Broncos be flexed ?

    I don't know if the Ravens-Chargers is not bad enough to be flexed out. On the other hand both Boston and Denver have a bigger following and larger television markets, so that would make them more attractive. And networks love to market games via one single player; 'Brady & the Pats vs Tebow & the Broncos' is obviously going to get more attention from casual fans (i.e., higher ratings) much, much more than 'Ray Lewis & the Ravens vs Philip Rivers & the Chargers'.

    I would think if they do make a change it would be the Pats game; that seems to be preferable to the Jets-Eagles. The best other (presumably not protected) game is Detroit at Oakland, but I think they are reticent to drop a game from one network (CBS) and replace it with a game from the other network (Fox).


    As for when the deadline is to have the change made, it is twelve days prior to the game. That means the final day to make this change would be December 6.
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    Do the Chargers usually buy up remaining tickets, or get an extension to sell out? As of right now it is looking like it will be blacked out, but on the other hand there are not a whole lot of tickets that need to be sold.

    Chargers need to sell 3,400 tickets to avoid blackout - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com



    I would think that if not for the two other reasons below, then at least the Charger fans would show up to honor Seau. If they can't sell out for his induction to their team's Hall of Fame that's pretty sad.

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