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Will Colts@Patriots be flexed ?

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  1. FortressX

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    Just curious what the TV experts are thinking on this.

    Is GB @ NYG protected ?

    NYJ @ WASH
    Det @ NO
    ATL @ Hou

    They all look like better games.
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    I'd bet yes on it being flexed out. The only people who want to watch Colts games are fans of the opposing team.

    Speaking of flexing, the week 17 game against the Bills may be a candidate. Perhaps...

    -To decide the AFC East champion
    -Patriots fighting for a bye while the Bills fight for a Wild Card spot
    etc.
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    GB being undefeated is a big marketing tool.

    NYG are still a NY team - big market.

    2 reasons for that matchup to top the other 3.

    personally I think Det-NO is probably the best quality football & competitive football game.
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    I would imagine it will be, the colts are horrible, the games they play are not entertaining. Given Brees threw for 5 TDs, TFB will do that and more. It could look like the Lions vs the Christians......the network might have to change the rating to PGMA....
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    Only if we sign a waiver that we won't put up 100 points or more on them. Seeing that the Colts arn't even trying to win anything but a draft at this point is a very dull market for the veiwers making this game null and void, so yes, a change is coming IMO.
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    Flexed out, if anything. Two and possibly three of those other games will have a lot more national interest, unless it's Peyton's first game back or something.
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    For team it will be good to pick up another 1pm game instead of a night game.
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    watching the colts suck for luck is funny......they may be so bad that luck will say that there's no way he's playing there
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    Odds are good that it will be flexed out, but there is no guarantees. The Pats do get good ratings even if the game will likely be a blowout.
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    Are you sure that there is a Sunday night game on week 17? It comes on January 1 this year and the NFL schedule doesn't list a week 17 8:30 start for any games.....

    NFL Schedule: Regular Season
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    #85 Jersey

    After last night, I can see NBC trying to get the NFL to give them the ability to flex games earlier in the season.
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    NFL retains the right to flex a SUn afternoon game into Sun night if there are playoff implications involved.

    "The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot to conclude the season."


    It took a while for me to find the flex rules when I was wondering about the rules when I first read this thread. Google doesn't seem to work (you have to go to NFL.com schedule page and then click on a small headernote 'flex schedule procedures'. )
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    #87 Jersey

    Danke for that info ! ;)
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    After last night, I'm pretty sure alll Colts SNF will be flexed out. Sucks for us out of towners, hopefully we get another one in return afterwards
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    it will absolutely be flexed but on the bright side it's hard to see how NBC will pass up on Patriots/Eagles. they got Steelers/Chiefs lined up for that week.
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    I thought that Payton was put on IR...
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    Except the Steelers are 5-2 and will be in the hunt and KC has rebounded to 3-3 and worst case will be 5-5 with wins against Denver and Miami and losses to the Pats and maybe the Chargers. Although I think they'll beat the Chargers and be 6-4.

    The Steelers have a very hard stretch against NE, Baltimore and @ the surprising Bengals. They could go into that game at 6-4 or even lose all three. I think they'll be amped up for revenge on the Ravens though.

    Also NBC, or FOX for that matter, can block any one game each week from being flexed. There's no better game than NE @ Philly that week so they'll protect it for certain.
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    The In-delusion-opolis Colts still have him on the 53.
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    I hope the game is flexed out and is not nationally televised in whatever time slot. That way I don't have to worry about the local TV station switching to another game. Granted, with Sunday Ticket, they eventually lift the blackout once they figure out that the national stations have switched, but it takes them forever to figure it out.
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    That's what I was thinking
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    At this point, even if Manning could come back, why even bother? If he could come back next week and lead a 9-0 run for the Colts, they still probably miss the playoffs.

    I think Manning may be refusing to go to the IR. He has done everything to come back this season, he wants to play.
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    How can NBC justify to a company like BMW or Verizon etc... who have a $5m ad buy scheduled for Pats/Indy(especially for the 2nd half) that they don't deserve a discount, because nobody will be watching?
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    The mighty have fallen, and no tears are shed.

    There are so few 1:00 PM games on anymore, do not want it flexed. 1:00 PM is the best time to watch football.
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    There will be millions of Pats fans across the country watching that game. And, I'm sure that there is a clause in the contract that doesn't hold NBC accountable for the quality of the teams.. Not to mention that the ads are for the time slots. And with the likelihood of the game being flexed out, the ads will still run and people will still be watching.
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    Who knows... it might be a tight interesting encounter. The only game in which Indy's Suck for Luck strategy is removed... if only for this reason, it might be of interest.
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    I know it'd be must-see TV for me [​IMG]:popcorn:
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    I wonder how the suits at NFLN feel now about their Dec 22 game Houston @ Indy on Thurs night. There is no way to flex that one out and they are stuck with that dog...
    Only hope is that they hype the "potential return of Peyton".....if he's not IR by then....
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    No sympathy for us bottom feeders? :D
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    Should be flexed out fopr DET-NO, but the Pats and Colts are marquee names.

    Does anyone esle think this will be one of those games where Pats struggle and play down to competition, and then it's close until mid-4th Q?
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    Peyton will be back for that game. Just like Sanders always somehow got healthy just in time to help his team beat the Pats.
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