SwiperNoSwiping wrote:wouldn't that affect DirecTV and the deal they are negotiating? I wouldn't think they would be overly happy about getting some not so intruiging matchups given to them and better ones taken from them in mid-season.
According to this quote from SI.com
The deals give the NFL the option to move seven late-season games from Sunday to Monday night to feature more attractive matchups, according to an official within the league who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
they could move 7 (I was wrong with 8) games from Sunday to Monday... but the wording here is unclear as to whether this is a Sunday game or Sunday Night game. In all of the articles I can find the wording is the same... but I assume that since the deal is not with ESPN, the negotiations would be moving Sunday games...