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NFC South showdown moved due to flexible scheduling

The final Week 12 NFL schedule was announced on Monday with the originally scheduled Indianapolis at San Diego Sunday night game on NBC remaining in place.

The only game time change is the Carolina at Atlanta game on Sunday, Nov. 23 moving from 1 p.m. ET to 4:15 p.m. ET on FOX.

Carolina leads the NFC South division with a 7-2 record. Atlanta is 6-3 following its 34-20 win over New Orleans on Sunday. The Falcons will play host to Denver next Sunday.

The first flex schedule game time change occurred last week, when the Week 11 Tennessee-Jacksonville game was moved to 4:15 p.m. ET (on CBS).

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 primetime and into the late-afternoon 4:15 p.m. 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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