The NFL announced today flexible scheduling changes for Week 16.
The New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings game on December 27 will move to NBC’s Sunday Night Football at 8:30 PM ET, with the Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens game moving to CBS at 1:00 PM ET.
Following is the final Week 16 NFL schedule (all times local):
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24
|SAN DIEGO AT OAKLAND||5:25 PM (PT)||NFLN|
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26
|WASHINGTON AT PHILADELPHIA||8:25 PM (ET)||NFLN|
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27
|CAROLINA AT ATLANTA||1:00 PM (ET)||FOX|
|*PITTSBURGH AT BALTIMORE||1:00 PM (ET)||CBS|
|DALLAS AT BUFFALO||1:00 PM (ET)||FOX|
|SAN FRANCISCO AT DETROIT||1:00 PM (ET)||FOX|
|CLEVELAND AT KANSAS CITY||1:00 PM (ET)||CBS|
|INDIANAPOLIS AT MIAMI||1:00 PM (ET)||FOX|
|NEW ENGLAND AT NEW YORK JETS||1:00 PM (ET)||CBS|
|HOUSTON AT TENNESSEE||12:00 PM (CT)||CBS|
|CHICAGO AT TAMPA BAY||1:05 PM (PT)||FOX|
|*JACKSONVILLE AT NEW ORLEANS||3:05 PM (CT)||CBS|
|GREEN BAY AT ARIZONA||2:25 PM (MT)||FOX|
|ST. LOUIS AT SEATTLE||1:25 PM (PT)||FOX|
|*NEW YORK GIANTS AT MINNESOTA||7:25 PM (CT)||NBC|
MONDAY, DECEMBER 28
|CINCINNATI AT DENVER||6:30 PM (MT)||ESPN|
The NFL uses “flexible scheduling” on Sundays in Weeks 11-17. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all NFL Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives teams a chance to play their way onto primetime and into the late-afternoon 4:25 PM ET time slot on CBS or FOX.
For each flexible scheduling week with the exception of Week 17, the NFL announces the start times of games on Sundays no later than 12 days prior to that weekend. To ensure a Sunday night game and doubleheader games with playoff implications in Week 17, flexible scheduling decisions for that Sunday can be made on six days notice.