The National Football League announced last night that the week 17 Minnesota at Green Bay game on Sunday, January 3 will be played at 8:30 p.m. Eastern on NBC.

The NFL also announced last night that the Tampa Bay-Carolina game, along with the Oakland-Kansas City matchup will now have 4:25 kickoffs on FOX and CBS, respectively. Those contests were originally scheduled for 1 p.m. The Week 17 game times were finalized by the league with the network assignments.

​Sunday, January 3
New Orleans at ATLANTA, 1 p.m. on FOX
New York Jets at Buffalo, 1 p.m. on CBS
New England at Miami, 1 p.m. on CBS
Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. on FOX
Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m. on CBS
Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m. on CBS
Washington at Dallas, 1 p.m. on FOX
Philadelphia at New York Giants, 1 p.m. on FOX
Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m. on FOX
Oakland at Kansas City, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
San Diego at Denver, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Seattle at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
St. Louis at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m on FOX
Tampa Bay at Carolina, 4:25 p.m. on FOX
Minnesota at Green Bay, 8:30 p.m. on NBC

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 p.m. Eastern 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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