The Eagles won’t get another Sunday Night Football game after all.
Thanks to the Birds’ disappointing 5-4 record and Week 12’s stacked 4:25 p.m. lineup, the NFL has decided to flex out Seahawks-Eagles from its prime-time spotlight and move the Nov. 24 game to 1 p.m. on Fox.
Replacing Seahawks-Eagles on Sunday Night Football will be the highly anticipated match-up between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, which could go a long way in determining which NFC team has home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
With Fox also airing a must-watch matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and the New England Patriots in the national window at 4:25 p.m. in Week 12 (and protecting that game from being flexed, according to sources), Packers-49ers would only have reached 15 to 20% of households in the country if it weren’t moved into the prime-time spot.
The NFL also swapped networks for two of Week 12′s 1 p.m. games, giving Panthers-Saints to CBS while putting Dolphins-Browns on Fox.
Here’s how the new Week 12 TV schedule will play out for viewers in Philadelphia.
Due to the Fox double-header, CBS won’t air any 1 p.m. games in Philadelphia opposite the Eagles on Nov. 24. Instead, viewers will get the 4:05 p.m. matchup between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans.
The Eagles have already played two games this season on Sunday Night Football — a blowout loss to the Cowboys on Oct. 20 and a 24-20 loss on Sept. 15 in Atlanta so wild, NBC had to bail from a planned feature. One prime-time game remains on the Birds’ schedule: a Week 14 matchup against the New York Giants on ESPN’s Monday Night Football on Dec. 9.
In addition to the Week 12 moves, the NFL also announced its special Saturday schedule for Week 16, which will feature three games on the NFL Network: