Falcons-Buccaneers game moved to 4:15 p.m. on FOX

Falcons running back Michael Turner (33) looks for room to run against the Rams. AP

Falcons running back Michael Turner (33) looks for room to run against the Rams. AP

FLOWERY BRANCH – The Falcons game at Tampa Bay on Dec. 5 has been moved from 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m on Fox.

The NFL will utilize “flexible scheduling” on Sundays in Weeks 11-17.  Flexible scheduling will ensure quality matchups in all NFL Sunday time slots in those weeks and give teams a chance to play their way onto primetime and into the late-afternoon 4:15 p.m. time slot on CBS and FOX.

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falcon fan in memphis

November 22nd, 2010
3:16 pm

im just here to block the (first)nonsense!!!

season ticket holder

November 22nd, 2010
3:23 pm

Thank you Falcon Fan in Memphis

the real Old Gold

November 22nd, 2010
3:25 pm

This is a step up in my book.

PMC

November 22nd, 2010
3:27 pm

Why wouldn’t they move Falcons vs. Packers instead?

D in ATL

November 22nd, 2010
3:29 pm

No surprise, this is easily the premiere NFL matchup this week.

Hurt Kurbstreit

November 22nd, 2010
3:36 pm

I heaard a rumor that they were thinking about moving the Falcons/Packers game to later. Maybe Sunday night. Anybody else heard anything?

Doc Cheney

November 22nd, 2010
3:38 pm

why? why? why? why can’t they change this week’s home game v. GB to 4:15? Stupid stupid stupid.

Chris

November 22nd, 2010
3:40 pm

WTF….this f3cks with every fan that already made flight arrangements to go to Tampa for the game, including me and 10 other friends that were going. They should have thought about this and not announce sh1t like this less than 2 weeks away from kickoff!

True Falcon Fan

November 22nd, 2010
3:42 pm

Odds on over / under calls for 47 – my bet is “way over” – the Packers are good – Our DB’s and defense better come ready to play for long ball offensive game – if we shut down Rogers then the”under” is the way to bet – the real key is “can our offense dominate the way we have these past weeks”, against that tenacious Packer defense??

why not

November 22nd, 2010
3:42 pm

They cannot change the Falcons vs Green Bay game at this time. I believe that there are stipulations on changing the time of games and you need to give a certain amount of notice (you know in case you decide to travel or something). I believe it is too late to change the time of the GB game or I honestly think they would.

jlt

November 22nd, 2010
3:45 pm

In order to move a game the NFL must give the venue 12 days notice, so that staff has notice who are working the game, ie security, food vendors, the packers game will definitely be at 1pm

Willy

November 22nd, 2010
3:53 pm

I’m just here to stop anyone from doing anything silly.

Vichael Mick

November 22nd, 2010
3:55 pm

Bucs probably will win !

yo mama

November 22nd, 2010
3:56 pm

next time dont book your flight so tight around the schedule. you should know better. call your airline, if lots of flights remain later, someone will hook u up. i did it to LA once from ATL.

Kudzu

November 22nd, 2010
3:58 pm

Now I’m gonna miss my dam* party that starts at 7pm-ish here in Tampa…crap!

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Joe Tess Fish House

November 22nd, 2010
4:03 pm

Prety week banning me Mr Bedwetter. All I did was tlak football while the rest hear called me names. I hope you got a good lawyer

Goldenglove002

November 22nd, 2010
4:04 pm

Much prefer watching the game in the 1:00 time slot.

Joe Tess Fish House

November 22nd, 2010
4:04 pm

What ever happened to free speach?

Tom Pridemore was tough

November 22nd, 2010
4:08 pm

@ Doc Cheney…the FOX game at 4:15 this Sunday is Philly vs Chicago….FOX is happy w/ that…but I agree w/ you Atl vs GB deserves better than a 1pm start…

Fish Bisch

November 22nd, 2010
4:12 pm

Bill

November 22nd, 2010
4:16 pm

Falcons/Packers deserves better than 1 pm start but Colts/Chargers were selected for NBC Sunday nite game. Peyton Rules All.

REF

November 22nd, 2010
4:22 pm

FOX has the doubleheader for the next 2 weeks. The 4:15 game for FOX this week is EAGLES @ BEARS which is a quality game, so FOX won’t move the PACKERS @ FALCONS game. Week 13 has no marquee game for FOX in the latter time slot so that’s why the FALCONS @ BUCS game was moved.

JayHayKidRulz

November 22nd, 2010
4:23 pm

If you planned a trip to Tampa with such a close window knowing about the flex schedule, then you’re an idiot. If you didn’t know about the flex scheduling… you’re still an idiot. Of course, I think anyone who would spend the money to fly to an away game is an idiot. You probably got your house foreclosed on you too!

birdmanatl

November 22nd, 2010
4:27 pm

IM STARTING A NEW WAVE IM 25TH COMMENT

clay

November 22nd, 2010
4:33 pm

The game with the Packers will be Sunday night.

SCfalconfan

November 22nd, 2010
4:42 pm

Clay – No it won’t. Game vs Packers is at 1 PM.

Mercy and Grace

November 22nd, 2010
4:48 pm

I’m 27th wwwooooooooowhoooooooo!!!!!!

Tom Pridemore was tough

November 22nd, 2010
4:51 pm

Next Monday nite…(and this aint changin) SF @ Ariz…..what a crappy game..

Mercy and Grace

November 22nd, 2010
4:53 pm

Enter your comments here

Fred Macmurray

November 22nd, 2010
4:53 pm

@ JoeTess

All you talk about is the same lame a$$ stuff over and over and over,, you need to come up with some new material

Tom Pridemore was tough @ Fred

November 22nd, 2010
4:58 pm

loved you in the Cane Mutiny..

Ackshun

November 22nd, 2010
5:02 pm

Rogers can’t beat you if he is on the sidelines or flat on his butt looking at the ceiling in the Georgia Dome!

The Dogkiller Returns

November 22nd, 2010
5:04 pm

I HATE 4pm starts!!!!!!!!!!

Fred Macmurray

November 22nd, 2010
5:08 pm

DOL,, Joe Tess and his Lawyers will be in touch,,, I’m just sayin

Calvin G. Sims, Sr.

November 22nd, 2010
5:51 pm

BE LOUD, Georgia Dome, BE LOUD!!!

Go You Falcons!

Singletary

November 22nd, 2010
7:21 pm

Can you believe the NFC South this year? Insane how good three teams are. I’m glad we are playing them in our space now that they are healthier. It seems odd to have only played two of our division games this late in the season with both Carolina’s still to come.

Joe Tess Fish House

November 22nd, 2010
9:42 pm

Shut your grunt whole Fred

Yulee Falcon

November 22nd, 2010
11:05 pm

Not sure if I am going to drive from Jax to Tampa now. I’ll wait and see.

rc35

November 23rd, 2010
6:54 am

The frustrating thing about a 4:15 start is that those of us who go to church on Sunday nights can’t watch the end of the game. If the game starts at 1, we can see the whole thing.

Edgar Brimer

November 23rd, 2010
7:53 am

@ Joe Tess: I used to earn my money driving big rigs, and there was always some chickens**t fool out there running his mouth and hiding behind the anonymity provided by his CB. Guess who you remind me of? BTW, you’ll note that I’m not anonymous.

60-39-5

November 23rd, 2010
7:57 am

Also the Falcon fan who lives in northern south carolina. now stuck watching the panthers game.

PlanB

November 23rd, 2010
8:30 am

re35 – try DVR. You’ll love it.

Falcons – last 3 year reg season games -28-14. Not bad. One more win and we will have 3 consecutive winning seasons. Thanks AB, MS & TD.

Greg

November 23rd, 2010
9:20 am

Falcon Jim

November 23rd, 2010
9:43 am

Fred, but Joe seems like such a nice young man.

FrontRow

November 23rd, 2010
9:58 am

We’re watching for a move of the Packers game but don’t think it will happen. The TB @ BAL game was already moved and the Sunday night game is IND @ SD.

Me thinks the Sunday game will get the national crew for 1:00. As CMS asked – please be in your seat on time and ready to make some noise.

Commonsenseagitator

November 23rd, 2010
12:39 pm

If I had tickets this would really T me off,

Who cares???

November 23rd, 2010
1:26 pm

My TV works just as well at 1:00 as it does at 4:15.

Ueeediot

November 23rd, 2010
2:39 pm

Forget the Packers/Falcons game moving. It is the national 1pm game on Fox.

You can see the coverage here: http://the506.com/sports/?tag=2010-week-12

Also, note the 4pm Fox game is Bucs/Ravens.

Is 4pm start all of a sudden a coveted starting time?

I dont see any of the other Falcons games being moved either. Neither Carolina game carries national draw, the Seahawks game is already @ 4pm EST, and the NO game is MNF so….the schedule is pretty much set now.

Ueeediot

November 23rd, 2010
2:40 pm

Your announcers for this week’s game are:
Thom Brennaman and Brian Billick