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The NFL flex scheduling rules

Posted by Chris Brown on April 14, 2016 – 8:05 pm

Here’s a look at the NFL’s flex scheduling rules knowing if Buffalo is in contention in the second half of the season they could see a game moved to prime time.

Flexible scheduling will be used in Weeks 10-15 and 17. Additionally, in Weeks 5-9, flexible scheduling may be used in no more than two weeks.

In Weeks 5-15, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time.

Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights.

A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game.

For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to January 1.

The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot.

The reason the Week 16 games are not open to flex scheduling is because that is Christmas weekend.


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NFL to release 2016 schedule Thursday night

Posted by Chris Brown on April 13, 2016 – 9:33 pm

The NFL has announced that they will release the 2016 schedule on Thursday night. 

The NFL Network will announce the schedule Thursday evening at 8 pm. 

For Buffalo’s regular season schedule in year two under Rex Ryan be sure to head to Buffalobills.com for all the details of the Bills 16-game slate. 


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NFL schedule makers finish crafting 2016 slate

Posted by Chris Brown on April 13, 2016 – 1:28 pm

They probably won’t release it until some time next week, but NFL VP of Corporate Communications Brian McCarthy just tweeted that the 2016 NFL schedule for all 32 teams has been completed.

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As for the exact date when the 2016 schedule will be released, it probably won’t be made known until a day or two prior.


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