Oct 6, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) gets tackled by New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington (25) in the first half of the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Patriots at Ravens flexed out of primetime for Bears at Eagles


 

The NFL has announced that the Week 16 game between the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, December 22 will be played at 8:30 PM ET on NBC. That game was flexed into the Sunday primetime slot, and the New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens game was flexed out of it and into the 4:25 PM ET slot on CBS.

Regardless of when the game is played, this will have significant playoff implications for both teams, as well as the Cincinnati Bengals. They hold a 2-game lead over the Ravens with two games remaining, but trail the Pats for the AFC’s No. 2 seed by just a game.

If Cincy were to win and New England lose and the two teams finish with the same record at the end of the regular season, the Bengals would win the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye by virtue of their Week 5 win over the Pats.

 

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