- Dan Graziano, ESPN New York Giants reporter
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The New York Giants' Dec. 23 game against the Ravens in Baltimore, originally scheduled for 1 p.m. ET, has been changed to a 4:25 p.m. ET game as part of the NFL's "flex" scheduling program. All other NFC East games that week will remain at their originally scheduled times.
The NFL had originally scheduled a Jets-Chargers game for the prime time Sunday night game in Week 16, but it decided instead to move that game between two teams with losing records to 1 p.m. ET and move the 49ers-Seahawks game to prime time. Because they play in the same market, the Giants and the Jets are almost never scheduled to play at the same time. So the Giants-Ravens game, between two teams playing for spots in the playoffs, gets the more prestigious 4:25 p.m. slot while Jets-Chargers becomes one of the week's early games.
Just letting you Giants fans know, in case you were headed down to Baltimore for that game. You can sleep in a little bit now.
The only remaining week whose flex scheduling is undecided is Week 17, and the league can wait until Dec. 24 to announce that week's prime time Sunday game. Since they try to pick a game with playoff implications, there remains a strong chance that week's Giants-Eagles game or Cowboys-Redskins game could move to prime time on Dec. 30. But we won't know that for a while.
The New York Giants' Dec. 23 game against the Ravens in Baltimore, originally scheduled for 1 p.m. ET, has been changed to a 4:25 p.m. ET game as part of the NFL's "flex" scheduling program.