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  1. FortressX

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    From a national perspective is Pats @ Seahawks a good game ?
    I notice Eagles @ Giants is a 1: PM game. I assume it is not protected. Might be a better ratings getter.
    When do they have to give notice of the change ?
     
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    Re: Will the time of the Patriots@Seahawks game be changed ?

    I'm thinking it might get dropped down to a 4:15PM start. The NFL announces it no later than the Tuesday, 12 days prior (or Nov. 25th in this case).
     
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    Re: Will the time of the Patriots@Seahawks game be changed ?

    That'd be a big advantage for the Pats, regardless of how much Seattle sucks this year they have the best home-field advantage in the league.

    A mid-afternoon atmosphere is much different from a Sunday night one.
     
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    Re: Will the time of the Patriots@Seahawks game be changed ?

    Why do you assume it's not protected? How do we find out what games are protected?
     
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    Re: Will the time of the Patriots@Seahawks game be changed ?

    Keep in mind that a team can only be on primetime (SNF or MNF) five times a season and no more than that. If Eagles @ Giants is promoted then that will be the 5th primetime game for the Giants, so they won't be able to flex any more Giants games. A better matchup involved with the Giants comes in Week 16, which is Panthers @ Giants and it is currently scheduled for FOX at 1:00. The SNF game scheduled for that week is Chargers @ Bucs, and considering the ratings that the Bucs got in their last SNF game, I bet NBC will want to flex Chargers @ Bucs out. I also doubt that FOX protected Panthers @ Giants, and they well could've protected Eagles @ Giants instead.

    I still doubt that NBC will keep Pats-Seahawks considering the lack of appeal the Seahawks currently have. Instead of flexing in Eagles @ Giants, they could flex in Redskins @ Ravens instead. You've got the local rivalry there and both teams are chasing playoffs.

    In Week 17, Pats @ Bills would be a likely candidate to be flexed. Another candidate would be Dolphins @ Jets.
     
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    Re: Will the time of the Patriots@Seahawks game be changed ?

    The question is what other game would be substituted?

    I doubt PHI@NYG, since last night's Sunday night game was NYG@PHI. Same matchup twice? Though it was a good game.

    Not many other candidates. Maybe WAS@BAL if they both hang in playoff contention. Maybe ATL@NO, rookie-of-the-year-maybe QB vs maybe-MVP QB? Maybe even MIA@BUF but only if they are both within a game of the AFC East lead.

    My money is on ATL@NO getting flexed and NE@SEA going to the afternoon.
     
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    Re: Will the time of the Patriots@Seahawks game be changed ?

    It's almost guaranteed. Seattle should be elminated from playoff contention by Week 13. FOX has Dallas @ Pitt, Wash @ Balt and Philly @ NYG. Any one of those games would be a better draw - I doubt FOX has protected them all.
     
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    Re: Will the time of the Patriots@Seahawks game be changed ?

    Not quite. As many as three teams can have six primetime games, as happened with the Pats last year.

    Furthermore, CBS and Fox each get to protect a total of five games, one a week. According to the506.com, those games are:

    No game may be protected in Week 17.
     
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    Re: Will the time of the Patriots@Seahawks game be changed ?

    They are required to give notice of the change either 2 or 3 weeks in advance. I don't remember which.

    For week 14: Here are the contests that are taking place on Sunday.

    Washington @ Baltimore
    Atlanta @ New Orleans
    Jacksonville @ Chicago (protected)
    Minnesota @ Detroit
    Cleveland @ Tennessee
    Houston @ Green Bay
    Philadelphia @ NY Giants
    Miami @ Buffalo
    New York @ San Francisco
    Kansas City @ Denver
    St. Louis @ Arizona
    Dallas @ Pittsburgh (protected)

    New England @ Seattle (Sun Night).

    This leaves really, 3 options. Washington/Baltimore, Cleveland/Tennessee, or NY Giants/Philly.
     
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    Re: Will the time of the Patriots@Seahawks game be changed ?

    Are people on this board saying that NFL fans are interested in Mike Holmgren's "I should have retired a year or two ago" world farewell tour?
     
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    Re: Will the time of the Patriots@Seahawks game be changed ?

    ~12 days, except for Week 17, which is ~6 days. CBS and Fox were required to submit their list of protected games a month ago.
     
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    Re: Will the time of the Patriots@Seahawks game be changed ?

    :bricks:

    Well, I still don't think they will flex Eagles @ Giants, because like alamo said, NBC has already shown that matchup once this season. I don't think the NFL would like that, though NBC might.
     
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