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Bills-Patriots game gets flexed

Posted Dec 22, 2013

Buffalo's season finale at Foxboro has been flexed by the NFL

Sunday's season finale against the New England Patriots has been flexed to a 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff, the NFL announced on Sunday night.

The Week 17 Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys game will be played at 8:30 PM ET on NBC and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints game at 4:25 PM ET on FOX.

The Week 17 Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears game will be scheduled based on the outcome of tonight’s Sunday Night Football game. If the Bears lose to the Philadelphia Eagles tonight, the December 29 Packers-Bears game will be played at 4:25 PM ET on FOX.  If the Bears beat the Eagles tonight, the game stays at 1:00 PM ET as scheduled.

Most markets will see four Sunday afternoon games (two on CBS and two on FOX) plus the NBC Sunday night game with the NFL’s Week 17 double doubleheader schedule, which was introduced in 2006.

The NFL uses “flexible scheduling” on Sundays in Weeks 11-17 to ensure quality matchups in all NFL Sunday time slots.

Having already guaranteed at least a .500 record in the AFC East with a 19-0 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the Bills will be seeking their third straight victory overall and a 4-2 mark within the division.