NFL flexes Bucs-Cowboys on Dec. 18 to prime time

  • By Nick Shook
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Everyone knows the Cowboys sit atop the NFL as the league's best through 13 weeks. It appears the Buccaneers are also a hot ticket.

Fresh off the Cowboys clinching a playoff spot, the NFL has decided to flex the Dec. 18 game between Tampa Bay and Dallas out of the 1 p.m. ET slot and into the Sunday Night Football slot of 8:30 p.m. ET. The Week 15 contest will be played AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Tampa Bay moved into a tie atop the NFC South with Atlanta after the Buccaneers defeated the Chargers 28-21, and the Falcons lost to the Chiefs 29-28 on Sunday.

The Steelers-Bengals game in Week 15, originally scheduled in the SNF slot, has been flexed to 1 p.m. ET on CBS.