The NFL announced the season's first big change because of flex scheduling Monday. And it's a doozy.
The 49ers will have to play back-to-back road games on "Sunday Night Football." It's an inconvenience for them but a treat for the rest of the country.
NBC and the NFL haven't needed to use flex scheduling for Sunday night games this year until now. But these types of late-season matchups are what the concept of flex scheduling was intended for.