I actually accomplished something this month!

I updated my NFL Flexible Scheduling Primer page for the new season!

What do you mean I only did it over the course of the last hour if not half-hour of the month and I still may make some further edits at some point?

I really do think I’m going to get back into Steven Universe this week, if only because Cartoon Network is airing a marathon of every episode leading up to the movovie this weekend, even though I have to wake up at 8:30 to catch one of the episodes that’s been holding me back from finishing my Season 2 recap post.

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  1. Great post Morgan. Here’s to a great 100th NFL season and great year of Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling fun.

    Go Pack Go!!! 🙂

  2. Here’s how I saw flexible scheduling for the 2019 season, just after the schedule came out in April.

    April 19, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Here’s an EARLY opinion on how things could shake out for Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling for Weeks 5 through 17 of the 2019 NFL season. Remember this though, in Weeks 5 to 10, a maximum 2 of those 6 games can actually be flexed out. But in Weeks 11 through 16, all of the games could be flexed out and Week 17, there will be a game flexed to Sunday Night Football.

    Week 5 Tentative: Colts @ Chiefs
    A rematch of a Divisional Rd. playoff game from last season and likely stays, unless Indy starts off like last season.

    Week 6 Tentative: Steelers @ Chargers
    It surprised me that the NFL decided to have Sunday Night Football played at the small Stub Hub Center and they did it 2 times no less, but this game could be lopsided; as we don’t know what to make of the Steelers this season. Chargers seem poised for big things, but for those pesky Chiefs. Hard to see this flexed out though.

    Week 7 Tentative: Eagles @ Cowboys
    Like Morgan always says, it would take an act of God to make this matchup move and I will abdicate to his wisdom. Even if both teams are winless going into the game.

    Week 8 Tentative: Packers @ Chiefs
    My Packers are the worry here for me, for this game staying put. New coach, older QB that’s been injured a lot lately, and not committed to one specific RB. Should be Aaron Jones though. And still a very suspect D. We’ll see what happens. Go Pack Go!

    Week 9 Tentative: Patriots @ Ravens
    The Ravens seem to be the team that could make this a tenuous matchup. What will we get out of 2nd year QB Jackson? Can a run oriented team, that added Ingram, really be a success in today’s NFL, seemingly mandated, pass happy league?

    Week 10 Tentative: Vikings @ Cowboys
    From Week 7: “Like Morgan always says, it would take an act of God to make this matchup move and I will abdicate to his wisdom. Even if both teams are winless going into the game.” Okay, maybe I won’t go this extreme on this one, but Jerry would be pissed to lose this game.

    Week 11 Tentative: Bears @ Rams
    A rematch of last year’s Sunday Night Football defensive gem, that the Bears won 15-6. This led to 2 other teams emulating the Bears in how to play against the Rams great offense. One of them happened to be the Patriots in the Super Bowl no less, though I think Belichick probably didn’t need any help from the Bears on how to throttle the Rams. I see this game staying put.

    Week 12 Tentative: Seahawks @ Eagles
    The 2 Wild Card teams from the NFC last season. Both teams should be good and I see this staying put.

    Week 13 Tentative: Patriots @ Texans
    Houston has beaten New England ONCE in their existence and it was when the guys from Foxborough had ZERO to play for at all. The coach for Houston never has the balls to put New England out of it’s misery when it could and they suffer instead. Game stays, unless Texans do their usual and have a bad year after a good one. Oh, this is the Thanksgiving Day weekend too, for what it’s worth. Less choices to flex to.

    Week 14 Tentative: Seahawks @ Rams
    This could be a HUGE game for this NFC West and I easily see it staying put.

    Week 15 Tentative: Vikings @ Chargers
    Minnesota is the team I see making this game be flexed out. 10-3 Los Angeles vs. 5-8 or 6-7 Minny wouldn’t be too fun to watch now, would it?

    Week 16 Tentative: Chiefs @ Bears
    Potential Super Bowl preview that stays put.

    Week 17 Tentative: None (usually selected during Week 16 Sunday Night Football’s game)

    Browns @ Bengals – Cincy makes this no good.

    Redskins @ Cowboys – Washington ruins this.

    Packers @ Lions – I’d like to see it matter because my Green Bay is doing well and Detroit is too. I doubt both will happen, plus Andrew DeCaro might be a dangerous man if this is selected. Ha!

    Titans @ Texans – NBC prays they don’t get forced another AFC South matchup that’s the only win and in game.

    Colts @ Jaguars – NBC prays they don’t get forced another AFC South matchup that’s the only win and in game.

    Chargers @ Chiefs – I see this as the best chance and everyone at the network hopes that both of these teams have the same record entering this matchup, at say 12-3 each. Though if that happens, it could have ramifications on other teams and thus necessitating they play at 4:25pm EST/1:25pm PST.

    Bears @ Vikings – I see Minny as the problem here.

    Dolphins @ Patriots – until Belichick and Brady are no longer together, the AFC East will never have a matchup in this game in Week 17.

    Eagles @ Giants – Eli is too old to make this game matter anymore. Get a younger QB to go with RB stud Barkley and things might turn.

    Falcons @ Buccaneers – The networks generally DO NOT want games from the South divisions on National TV games. Could be a better game than expected though, as Bruce Arians is a great coach.

    Steelers @ Ravens – my current 2nd choice behind Chargers/Chiefs, but both of these teams could be 7-8 going into the matchup.

    Jets @ Bills – see above post about Dolphins/Patriots ^^^^^ and you know my sentiments.

    Saints @ Panthers – Carolina was good last season until Pittsburgh beat the crap out of them on Thursday Night Football last season. Cam had shoulder surgery, right? I don’t see this Carolina team being good enough to make this matter. Due to my thinking, the Panthers will be 15-0 going into the game.

    Raiders @ Broncos – the game that decided who gets the 1st pick in the 2020 NFL draft?

    49ers @ Seahawks – I like Lynch as GM in San Fran, but is this team any good yet? The early season will decide yes or no. Not 100% sold on Garafalo yet either, though I wish good things for him.

    Cardinals @ Rams – Cardinals are only as good as their coach is and this coach isn’t that good. Whisenhunt and Arians were their best coaches and they let them both go. The organization has always been rather cheap and it’s sad they have never given Fitzgerald much to compete better. If not for old guys Warner and Palmer, they would have been even worse. Rams are too good for Arizona in this game. 11-4 Rams vs. 2-13 Cardinals is NOT a good matchup for the final SNF game of the season.

    There you all have it. NFL Christmas happened on Wednesday the 17th with the schedule release. I hope to see some other opinions/posts here soon. Even from you too Morgan, if you have some time.


  3. I will say this:

    The NFL needs to have the last week of the regular season as noted before be all games in one conference at 3:00 and the other at 7:00 PM ET with the games split between ALL of the NFL’s broadcast partners and where needed using DT-2/3/4 channels (with cable simulcasts) for the least important games. That removes the uncertainty of when games would be scheduled the last week since you’ll know ahead of time if you’re in one conference you’re at 3:00 and if you’re in the other conference you’ll be at 7:00. I’m sure if the Giants were scheduled for 7:00 the final Sunday some season ticket holders who never go to night games would complain but I think that’s the way to do it.

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