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Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Giants, Panthers to clash in prime time

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The Carolina Panthers-New York Giants game on Dec. 21, which could affect home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs, was shifted to a night game and will be televised by NBC.

The game was moved from 1 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET under the NFL's flex scheduling policy.

The Giants (11-2) have clinched the NFC East and lead the NFC South-leading Panthers (10-3) by a game. The winner would have the edge if they finish tied for the top seed by virtue of a head-to-head victory.

San Diego at Tampa Bay, scheduled to be the Sunday night game, will be played at 1 p.m. ET and televised by CBS.

Philadelphia at Washington and Atlanta at Minnesota on Dec. 21 will move from 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET and be televised on FOX affiliates.