Bears-Seahawks No Longer Prime Time

In a season of embarrassments, the Bears were handed another one Monday from the league office. The NFL accounced that their Week 11 matchup with the Seahawks in Seattle, a rematch of last season's NFC divisional round playoff game, has been kicked out of its prime time slot.

Per the Chicago Bears:

The Week 11 New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills game on Sunday, November 18 will be played at 8:15 PM ET on NBC, and the Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks game that day will move to 4:15 PM ET on FOX, the NFL announced today.

Previously, it was announced that Washington at Dallas on FOX was moved from 1:00 PM ET to 4:15 PM ET, Pittsburgh at New York Jets on CBS was moved from 1:00 PM ET to 4:05 PM ET, and the New York Giants at Detroit was moved from 4:15 PM ET to 1:00 PM ET.

The NFL will utilize "flexible scheduling" on Sundays in Weeks 11-17. Flexible scheduling will ensure quality matchups in all NFL Sunday time slots in those weeks and give teams a chance to play their way onto prime time and into the late-afternoon 4:15 PM ET time slot on CBS and FOX.

For each of the flexible scheduling weeks with the exception of Week 17, the NFL will announce 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, the flexible scheduling decision for that Sunday may be made on six days notice.


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