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Monday, November 21, 2011
Saints have Dec. 4 game flexed

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

I just arrived back at NFC South blog headquarters. Before I start even catching up on whatever else might have gone on while I was flying, I wanted to throw out one quick bit of news.

Just before I had to power down my cell phone on the plane in Atlanta, the NFL announced that the New Orleans Saints have been “flexed’’ into prime time for their Dec. 4 game with Detroit.

Makes sense because both the Saints and Lions are very much in the playoff picture. The game will now air at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC.

The Saints always have a strong edge at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. But it grows even stronger when there is a night game because Who Dat Nation has all day to get excited.