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Bills-Patriots gets flexed to FOX

Posted by on October 7, 2014 – 11:00 am

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The Week 6 Patriots at Bills game on Sunday, October 12 will be played at 1 p.m. ET on FOX, per an announcement from the NFL earlier this season.The complete schedule for Week 6 games is below:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9 (WEEK 6)
(Byes: Kansas City, New Orleans)

INDIANAPOLIS AT HOUSTON 7:25 PM (CT) CBS/NFLN

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12

GREEN BAY AT MIAMI 1:00 PM (ET) FOX
*NEW ENGLAND AT BUFFALO 1:00 PM (ET) FOX
CAROLINA AT CINCINNATI 1:00 PM (ET) FOX
PITTSBURGH AT CLEVELAND 1:00 PM (ET) CBS
DETROIT AT MINNESOTA 12:00 PM (CT) FOX
DENVER AT N.Y. JETS 1:00 PM (ET) CBS
BALTIMORE AT TAMPA BAY 1:00 PM (ET) CBS
JACKSONVILLE AT TENNESSEE 12:00 PM (CT) CBS
SAN DIEGO AT OAKLAND 1:05 PM (PT) CBS
WASHINGTON AT ARIZONA 1:25 PM (MST) FOX
*CHICAGO AT ATLANTA 4:25 PM (ET) FOX
DALLAS AT SEATTLE 1:25 PM (PT) FOX
N.Y. GIANTS AT PHILADELPHIA 8:30 PM (ET) NBC

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13

SAN FRANCISCO AT ST. LOUIS 7:30 PM (CT) ESPN

The NFL uses “flexible scheduling” to ensure quality matchups in all NFL Sunday time slots and to give teams a chance to play their way onto primetime and into the late-afternoon 4:25 p.m. ET time slot on CBS or FOX.

For the first time, 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.

Also, 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.

The NFL will continue to use flexible scheduling on Sundays in Weeks 11-17.  For each flexible scheduling week with the exception of Week 17, the NFL announces 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, flexible scheduling decisions for that Sunday can be made on six days notice.


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