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Bills Week 5 game time change

Posted by Chris Brown on June 28, 2012 – 11:15 am

The NFL has moved all 4:15 pm start times for games this coming season to 4:25 pm. One of Buffalo’s west coast games is affected by this change.

The Bills Week 5 game at San Francisco (Oct. 7th) will have kickoff moved back 10 minutes as part of an initiative to reduce overlap from early games when the networks have doubleheaders.

In researching the overlap issue between early games that ran long and late games on doubleheader Sundays for CBS or FOX the league found between 2009 and 2011 44 games required that the audience to be switched to a mandatory doubleheader game kickoff. The league determined that by pushing back the kickoff of the late game by just 10 minutes that the number of affected games would be reduced to only 15 (a 66% cut).

Fans in Buffalo that week (Week 5) are likely to get the Miami at Cincinnati game for their 1 pm telecast on CBS before the Bills-49ers matchup, now to kick off at 4:25.

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