WEEK 17 FLEX SCHEDULING:
EAGLES-COWBOYS TO BE NBC’S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL GAME ON DEC. 29;
BILLS-PATRIOTS MOVES TO 4:25 PM ET ON CBS;
BUCCANEERS-SAINTS TO 4:25 PM ET ON FOX
The Week 17 Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday, December 29 will be played at 8:30 PM ET on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, the Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots at 4:25 PM ET on CBS and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints game at 4:25 PM ET on FOX, the NFL announced tonight.
The Week 17 Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears game will be scheduled based on the outcome of tonight’s Sunday Night Football game. If the Bears lose to the Philadelphia Eagles tonight, the December 29 Packers-Bears game will be played at 4:25 PM ET on FOX. If the Bears beat the Eagles tonight, the game stays at 1:00 PM ET as scheduled.
Most markets will see four Sunday afternoon games (two on CBS and two on FOX) plus the NBC Sunday night game with the NFL’s Week 17 double doubleheader schedule, which was introduced in 2006.
Following is the Week 17 NFL schedule (asterisk and bold/italics represents changed game time). The schedule will be updated following the conclusion of tonight’s Chicago Bears-Philadelphia Eagles game.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29 (WEEK 17)
|CAROLINA AT ATLANTA||1:00 PM (ET)||FOX|
|GREEN BAY AT CHICAGO||12:00 PM (CT)||FOX|
|BALTIMORE AT CINCINNATI||1:00 PM (ET)||CBS|
|JACKSONVILLE AT INDIANAPOLIS||1:00 PM (ET)||CBS|
|N.Y. JETS AT MIAMI||1:00 PM (ET)||CBS|
|DETROIT AT MINNESOTA||12:00 PM (CT)||FOX|
|WASHINGTON AT N.Y. GIANTS||1:00 PM (ET)||FOX|
|CLEVELAND AT PITTSBURGH||1:00 PM (ET)||CBS|
|HOUSTON AT TENNESSEE||12:00 PM (CT)||CBS|
|SAN FRANCISCO AT ARIZONA||2:25 PM (MT)||FOX|
|DENVER AT OAKLAND||1:25 PM (PT)||CBS|
|KANSAS CITY AT SAN DIEGO||1:25 PM (PT)||CBS|
|ST. LOUIS AT SEATTLE||1:25 PM (PT)||FOX|
|BUFFALO AT NEW ENGLAND*||4:25 PM (ET)||CBS|
|TAMPA BAY AT NEW ORLEANS*||3:25 PM (CT)||FOX|
|PHILADELPHIA AT DALLAS*||8:30 PM (ET)||NBC|
The NFL uses “flexible scheduling” on Sundays in Weeks 11-17 to ensure quality matchups in all NFL Sunday time slots.