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Packers-Bears to be final primetime game

(Dec. 25, 2006) -- The Week 17 Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears game on Sunday, Dec. 31, will now be played at 8:15 p.m. ET on NBC, making it the final game of the 2006 regular season.

The Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins at Indianapolis Colts games will move to 4:15 p.m. ET on CBS, and the Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles game will also move to 4:15 p.m. ET on FOX, the NFL announced.

Following is the final Week 17 NFL schedule:

Game Time Network
Saturday, Dec. 30
N.Y. Giants at Washington 8 p.m. (ET) NFLN
Sunday, Dec. 31
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati 1 p.m. (ET) CBS
Detroit at Dallas 1 p.m. (ET) FOX
Cleveland at Houston 1 p.m. (ET) CBS
Jacksonville at Kansas City 1 p.m. (ET) CBS
St. Louis at Minnesota 1 p.m. (ET) FOX
Carolina at New Orleans 1 p.m. (ET) FOX
Oakland at N.Y. Jets 1 p.m. (ET) CBS
Seattle at Tampa Bay 1 p.m. (ET) FOX
New England at Tennessee 1 p.m. (ET) CBS
Buffalo at Baltimore 4:15 p.m. (ET) CBS
San Francisco at Denver 4:15 p.m. (ET) FOX
Miami at Indianapolis 4:15 p.m. (ET) CBS
Atlanta at Philadelphia 4:15 p.m. (ET) FOX
Arizona at San Diego 4:15 p.m. (ET) FOX
Green Bay at Chicago 8:15 p.m. (ET) NBC
The NFL implemented for the first time this year a "flexible scheduling" element on Sundays in Weeks 10-15 and in Week 17. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all NFL Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives 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.

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