The Patriots - Colts December 4th game has been changed to a 1:00pm start the NFL announced today.
The NFL announced today that the NFL Week 13 Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots game on Sunday, December 4th which was originally scheduled for Sunday Night Football - will move to 1:00 PM ET on CBS.
The NFL will utilize "flexible scheduling" on Sundays in Weeks 10-15, 17. Flexible scheduling will ensure quality matchups in all NFL Sunday time slots in those weeks and give teams a chance to play their way onto primetime and into the late-afternoon 4:15 PM ET time slot on CBS and FOX.
For each of the flexible scheduling weeks with the exception of Week 17, the NFL will announce 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, the flexible scheduling decision for that Sunday may be made on six days notice.