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Flex scheduling is back.

The NFL on Monday announced a change to its Week 11 slate of games, shifting the Sunday, Nov. 18 game between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots from 1 p.m. ET to 4:25 p.m. ET.

Flex scheduling runs through Week 17 and allows the NFL to promote its best games to a wider audience.

The NFL must announce flexed Sunday start times at least 12 days prior to that weekend. The only caveat is the final Sunday of the season. Week 17 changes can be made on just six days' notice to ensure an afternoon doubleheader and night game with playoff implications.

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