Sun. Dec. 2
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
It is hard to say how big of an NFC East battle this will be. If the Giants run away with some games, then this one might mean less. It could still have some wild card implications but it looks as if the Wild-Card teams will be coming from the Central/West this year.
Possible replacement games:Note that some of these games are going to be locked into CBS/FOX but the status of each game is not known:
Patriots @ Dolphins
Seahawks @ Bears
Colts @ Lions
Vikings @ Packers
Steelers @ Ravens
Afraid to put Bronco players in danger as need rest for that Thursday night game in 4 days and thought 4.5 hr delay may hurt someone & by removing needed rest time during a shortened week
In the end, no changes were made.
NBC prime time will be stuck with the dud game between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles.
The Cowboys are 5-5 and the Eagles are a laughingstock.
To take away 4 1/2 hours of recovery and preparation time would have put the Broncos further away from peak performance.
Apparently, NBC and the NFL agreed that the flex schedule cannot put one team at a competitive disadvantage.
Besides, the Broncos have already played four prime-time games, and the Oakland game will be five. There’s a great chance they will be playing in prime time in January. And Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning isn’t exactly underexposed.