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Final Week 15 flex scheduling announced

(Dec. 5, 2006) -- The Week 15 Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants game on Sunday, Dec. 17, will move to 4:15 p.m. ET on FOX and the Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills game will move to 4:05 p.m. ET on CBS, the NFL announced. The NFL previously announced that the Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers moved to 8:15 p.m. ET on NBC.

The flex schedule games for Sunday (Dec. 10) are New Orleans at Dallas on NBC at 8:15 p.m. ET and Buffalo at New York Jets on CBS at 4:15 p.m. ET.

The NFL is implementing for the first time this year a "flexible scheduling" element on Sundays in Weeks 10-15 and in Week 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 p.m. 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.

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