No 'flexible scheduling' changes in store for Week 11

The first week of "flexible scheduling" will not have any changes, as the final Week 11 schedule was released on Tuesday. The originally scheduled Sunday night game featuring the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears game at Soldier Field will remain in place.

The Eagles-Bears game could have NFC wild-card implications. Philadelphia is 5-3 and in second place in the NFC East going into this weekend's game at San Diego. Chicago is 4-4 heading into Thursday's game at San Francisco (on NFL Network, 8 p.m. ET).

The NFL utilizes "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 prime time 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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