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Postby chadlincoln » Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:50 pm

Go Bears. ;-D Time to change the Tivo.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2637214

NEW YORK -- The Chicago Bears' game against the New York Giants at the Meadowlands on Nov. 12 was switched Tuesday by the NFL from an afternoon to a night game, the first under the flexible scheduling format implemented in the new television contract.

The 8:30 p.m. ET game will be televised by NBC instead of Fox. Under the format, the Sunday night time slot had been left vacant, with CBS and Fox each allowed to protect five afternoon games over seven weeks of the season. Each has chosen four and will pick one more.

Chicago (6-0) is one of two unbeaten teams in the NFL and will be favored to be 8-0 when it goes to Giants Stadium. The Bears' next two games are at home against San Francisco (2-4) and Miami (1-6).

The Giants (4-2) have won three straight, including Monday night's 36-22 win in Dallas, and lead the NFC East. Their next two games are at home against Tampa Bay and Houston, both 2-4.

As part of the schedule shuffle, New Orleans' game at Pittsburgh will be moved from a 1 p.m. ET start to 4:15 on Fox.
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Postby moonhead » Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:55 pm

sweeeeeeet. ;-D
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Postby TheRawDAWG » Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:13 pm

Fox must be thrilled with the flex schedule.
So they weren't the best...and may have ended the worst. SO WHAT!
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Postby BigMusky » Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:15 pm

yeah...lets nationally televise their first loss!!!
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Postby BrutallyHuge » Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:16 pm

Giants will be favored.
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Postby beanoX3 » Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:52 pm

TheRawDAWG wrote:Fox must be thrilled with the flex schedule.

Every week, FOX and CBS gets to protect one game that prevents NBC from stealing a game. That week, FOX chose the Saints game.
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Postby mrblitz » Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:55 pm

Awesome baby, I think this new format, is long overdue. ;-D
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Postby SniperShot » Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:18 pm

beanoX3 wrote:
TheRawDAWG wrote:Fox must be thrilled with the flex schedule.

Every week, FOX and CBS gets to protect one game that prevents NBC from stealing a game. That week, FOX chose the Saints game.
Yeah I heard that NBC wanted Saints/Steelers first. Probably because they just had Bears/Seattle on Sunday night. But I think Giants/Bears is a GREAT game between arguably the top two teams in the NFC.

EDIT: I just noticed the Giants also play on monday night the following week (Week 11)

That's a ton of prime time for the Giants. 3 games in 5 weeks. X-I
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Postby joelamosobadiah » Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:29 pm

;-D NICE ;-D ;-D ;-D
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Postby LS2throwed » Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:32 pm

mrblitz wrote:Awesome baby, I think this new format, is long overdue. ;-D



yea it makes sense, as long as they do it early enough which they do...if its a night game why not make it the best game of the week....


but you know they will try to protect the huge games to each networks own...i dont care as long as its 2 playoff teams playing at nite
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