NFL announces Week 16 flex-schedule changes

The Week 16 Washington at Minnesota game on Sunday, December 23 will be played at 8:15 PM ET on NBC, the Miami at New England game that day will move to 4:15 PM ET on CBS, and the Tampa Bay at San Francisco game moves to 4:05 PM ET on FOX, the NFL announced today.

Following is the final Week 16 NFL schedule (asterisk and bold/italics represents changed game time):

The NFL utilizes "flexible scheduling" on Sundays in Weeks 11-17. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all NFL Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives teams a chance to play their way onto primetime 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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