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Flex scheduling set for Weeks 14 and 15

(Dec. 4, 2006) -- The Week 14 New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday, Dec. 10, will be played at 8:15 p.m. ET on NBC, and the Buffalo Bills at New York Jets game will move to 4:15 p.m. ET on CBS, the NFL announced.

In addition, The Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers game on Sunday, Dec. 17, in Week 15 will be played at 8:15 p.m. ET on NBC.

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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