The National Football League today announced the matchup for the Week 16 Sunday Night Football game on NBC on December 27 is based on the outcome of tonight’s Monday Night Football game.

If the New York Giants beat the Miami Dolphins tonight (8:30 p.m. Eastern on ESPN), the Giants at Minnesota Vikings game on December 27 will move to NBC Sunday Night Football at 8:30 p.m. Eastern. The Indianapolis Colts-Miami game will remain at 1 p.m. Eastern but cross flex from CBS to FOX.

If the Giants lose or tie tonight, the Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens will be the Sunday Night Football game. The Giants-Vikings game would remain at 1 PM ET on FOX. The Colts-Dolphins game would remain at 1 p.m. Eastern on CBS.

Regardless of the outcome of tonight’s game, Jacksonville at New Orleans on CBS will move from 1 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. Eastern.

Following is the Week 16 NFL schedule with both Sunday night games under consideration for Sunday Night Football (all times local):

Thursday, December 24
San Diego at Oakland, 8:25 p.m. on NFL Network

Saturday, December 26
Washington at Philadelphia, 8:25 p.m. on NFL Network

Sunday, December 27
Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m. on FOX
Dallas at Buffalo, 1 p.m. on FOX
San Francisco at Detroit, 1 p.m. on FOX
Cleveland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. on CBS
Indianapolis at Miami, 1 p.m. on either CBS or FOX
New England at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on CBs
Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. on CBS
Chicago at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. on FOX
Jacksonville at New Orleans, 4:05 p.m. on CBS
Green Bay at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
St. Louis at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
New York Giants at Minnesota, 7:25 p.m. on NBC or 1 p.m. on FOX
Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 8:30 p.m. on NBC or 1 p.m. on CBS

Monday, December 28
Cincinnati at Denver, 8:30 p.m. on ESPN

The NFL uses “flexible scheduling” on Sundays in Weeks 11-17.  Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all NFL Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives teams a chance to play their way onto primetime and into the late-afternoon 4:25 PM ET time slot on CBS or FOX.

​For each flexible scheduling week with the exception of Week 17, the NFL announces the start times of games on Sundays no later than 12 days prior to that weekend.  To ensure a Sunday night game and doubleheader games with playoff implications in Week 17, flexible scheduling decisions for that Sunday can be made on six days notice.

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