Florham Park, N.J. - The nation no longer has to tune in to watch the sinking ship known as the New York Jets on Sunday Night Football on November 27, 2016. The NFL announced Monday the game between the Jets and New England Patriots has been flexed from the Sunday night slot to a 4:25 p.m. kickoff.
Instead of watching future hall of famer Tom Brady attempt a historical performance against a battered Jets secondary, NBC will air a more intriguing matchup between the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs.
When the season started, the Jets were scheduled to have four prime time games against the Buffalo Bills on 9/15, Patriots on 11/27, Indianapolis Colts on 12/5 and Miami Dolphins on 12/17 - a Saturday night. The NFL's flex scheduling only applies to Sunday night games so the Monday and Saturday night games against the Colts and Dolphins respectively will not be moved.
New York is 3-7 this season and is ranked 24th in the league in total offense and 13th in total defense. The Jets have also been held to 13 or fewer points in four games. The Patriots are 7-2, which is tied for the best record in the AFC. New England has the ninth best offense and 17th best defense.
If you are looking for a positive: you do not have to stay up late to watch the Jets take on the Patriots.
Joe Barone is a staff writer for JetsInsider.com/NYJScout.com. He can be reached at Twitter (@28JoeBarone), or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)