The NFL announced Sunday the Packers-Lions tilt would be flexed to the final primetime slot of the regular season on January 1.
The Lions could clinch a playoff spot on Monday with a road win over the Dallas Cowboys. Regardless of that outcome, the Week 17 matchup between Detroit and Green Bay will decide the NFC North champion. With it being the only matchup guaranteed to have a division title on the line, it was the obvious choice to move to 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
Week 17 scheduleâ Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) December 25, 2016
GB-DET to 8:30 PM ET (NBC)
NO-ATL & NYG-WAS to 4:25 PM ET (FOX)
NE-MIA at 1 PM (if PIT & KC win today) or 4:25 PM ET (CBS) pic.twitter.com/nsX2YWNUnu