Inside The Bills

Bills part of new “cross flexing”

Posted by Chris Brown on April 24, 2014 – 6:33 am

The Bills are one of the NFL clubs this coming season that will be part of the league’s new “cross flexing” initiative.

For the first time, a select number of games are being “cross-flexed,” moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences.

Typically a game is aired by the network that covers the conference of the visiting team. So in Week 1 for example when the Bills visit Chicago the game would normally air on CBS.

That however is one game that will air on FOX instead. Also Buffalo’s Week 5 game at Detroit will appear on FOX instead of CBS.

Flexible scheduling may be applied in Weeks 5-10. During that period, flexible scheduling can be used in no more than two weeks by shifting a Sunday afternoon game into primetime and moving the Sunday night game to an afternoon start time.

The Bills like any other NFL club could see their playing schedule flexed anywhere from Week 5-16 as the flexing window has been expanded.


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