Falcons-Titans game time changed to 4:15 p.m. for CBS

The Falcons game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday Nov. 20 has been moved from 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., the NFL announced on Tuesday.

The league also announced that the Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots game scheduled for Dec. 4– originally scheduled for Sunday Night Football – will move to 1 p.m. The Falcons Dec. 4 game against the Houston Texans could be moved into that prime television slot.

Further flexible scheduling for that week, including the December 4 Sunday Night Football game, will be announced no later than Tuesday, November 22.

The NFL will utilize “flexible scheduling” on Sundays in Weeks 10-15, 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.

For each of the flexible scheduling weeks with the exception of Week 17, the NFL will announce 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, the flexible scheduling decision for that Sunday may be made on six days notice.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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79 comments Add your comment

SawThat1nce

November 9th, 2011
1:31 am

GO FALCONS!!!

tjhook

November 9th, 2011
1:56 am

Take out the Texans on primetime!! And take out the Saints everytime. Beat up on the Jaguars and own Interstate 10!

J-Man

November 9th, 2011
3:52 am

Have the Dimitroff looked at Leigh Bodden? He would be a gteat addition. Better than Chris Owens

Tony B

November 9th, 2011
5:03 am

Is Chris Owens still on the team, J-Man? I haven’t noticed him out there lately. Though come to think of it, that is probably a good thing.

hiramsaint

November 9th, 2011
5:06 am

d-led fails to tell you it’s so the saints lion game can be put into the sunday night slot. it’s already old news in other parts around the USA

SeenThisB4

November 9th, 2011
6:55 am

4:15pm is primetime? Maybe for the old friggin ba$ards on this blog it is, right Mickey. Ooh wait, he’s probably still asleep right now.

Do the falcan’ts have any other night game left, besides the Saints game?

GOP Cannon

November 9th, 2011
7:09 am

I am going to the Atl-Tennessee game, and I am pumped about the new time! 4:15 leaves a lot more time for tail gating!

ItzMe

November 9th, 2011
7:12 am

This is freakin’ awesome!!! I don’t have to rush out of church this Sunday to catch the game. Church usually don’t let out until 1:30p, which means I miss most of the 1st quarter. Now, I get to watch the full game… AND we’re playing them doggone Saints! How good is that?

Mood: ***ECSTATIC***

SeenThisBFalcon

November 9th, 2011
7:20 am

@SeenThisB4 just worry about this A@@ whupin we gonna give you on Sunday….

SeenThisBFalcon

November 9th, 2011
7:41 am

FALCONS 27- AINT’S 17. GONE BE A GOOD ONE BUT SH-T ON EM…..

Sly Boarders

November 9th, 2011
7:50 am

I know I’m not always a big supporter of your articles Mr. Ledbetter – but was good info. Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

SWAT Native

November 9th, 2011
7:56 am

@ ItzMe – it’s not this Sunday’s game, it’s the November 20 game. Wait until 4:15 this Sunday and you’ll miss it.

Homer

November 9th, 2011
7:57 am

Say what you will but the Falcons will screw it up. Always have always will!

SeenThisBFalcon

November 9th, 2011
8:01 am

@Itzme You can watch church on TV at home….

Dirtybird 82

November 9th, 2011
8:22 am

SeenThisB4,

Please commit on the aint’s News sites. This is FALCONS’ COUNTRY!

DePort

November 9th, 2011
8:46 am

Thats great! … now I wont miss the game because of Drill!!!

Season Ticker Holder

November 9th, 2011
8:50 am

After the Falcons kick the Aints but on Sunday, SeenThisB4 will not be seen or heard from for the rest of the season!!

SeenThisBFalcon

November 9th, 2011
9:20 am

SeenThisB4 i’ll dig the grave so you can bury yourself and the all the little AINT’S FANS after we blow ya away in the GA DOME……RISE UP FALCONS!!!!!!

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 9th, 2011
9:23 am

Sly Boarders — Thanks for your kind words.

Michael M.

November 9th, 2011
9:25 am

hiramsaint

They wanted the Time change so that everyone could see your Team get their butts kicked by the Lions and see your Team drop from 2nd Place to 3rd Place ! You remember what you said about us being in 3rd place ? Shortly, your team is going there ! After The Birds beat em and the Giants beat em and then the Lions beat em….my goodness you guys have 3 heck of a tough games coming you gonna lose !
Stick that in your toilet paper roll and smoke on it…………………………Moron !

SawThat1nce

November 9th, 2011
9:26 am

By Dec. 4th, the saints will be on a two game losing streak, and be 6and5.
The Lions will make them 6-6.
Blow saints.

Michael M.

November 9th, 2011
9:27 am

We luv yah D-Led, you are dah Man !
Falcons 42>>>>>Aints 13

Michael M.

November 9th, 2011
9:31 am

The Aints are going to be flexible too when The Birds knock em down like bowling ball pins and lay em out horizontally in the Super Sunday South Showdown !

Najeh Davenpoop

November 9th, 2011
9:35 am

The Falcons’ second half schedule is so easy that if they beat the Saints this weekend I think they have a better than 50% chance of winning the division. I don’t see a probable loss on the schedule between this week and the Week 16 matchup against the Saints. The entire AFC South is a bunch of frauds, including Houston.

Chad T

November 9th, 2011
9:41 am

For those of us that tailgate, this is awesome. At 10:30 AM the beer just doesnt go down as well as at 2:00 PM and that gives us plenty of time to smoke some ribs slow and low. Now thats a Sunday! (plus my wife will be happy cause I can go to Mass beforehand).

Bless U Boys

November 9th, 2011
10:08 am

Saints-Fal-can’ts match-up since 2006—Saints 8 wins Fal-can’ts 2 wins
Get back with us when you are ready to play some real football-WHO-DAT!!!

CGD..

November 9th, 2011
10:28 am

I’m really looking forward to the playoffs this season… We will see if Matt and his Falcons are the real deal or just wanna be’s…Stay tuned!

Matt, you have got to stop throwing those PICK SIX’s dude! They will crush you in the playoffs…

CGD..

November 9th, 2011
10:30 am

“Saints-Fal-can’ts match-up since 2006—Saints 8 wins Fal-can’ts 2 wins”

WOW!!

PACKERBACKER

November 9th, 2011
10:30 am

I’m sure the Packers-Giants game will be moved to the Sunday night game Dec. 4th, that’ll be a better match up for TV! GO PACK GO

CGD..

November 9th, 2011
10:34 am

That Packers QB is the BEST By Far..His throws look like a video game!

CGD..

November 9th, 2011
10:36 am

Why does D-Led block other QB names like the Eagles and Packers QB? Huh?

mountain_jim

November 9th, 2011
10:49 am

I am just thankful the birds turned things around enough to keep this season interesting and the playoff possibility in play. Got to beat NO this weekend though.

PACKERBACKER

November 9th, 2011
10:49 am

Good luck against the Aints Sunday!

ATLJBO

November 9th, 2011
11:10 am

Ryder

November 9th, 2011
11:44 am

If both the Falcons and Texans stay on their current course it only makes sense to put them in the primetime slot. It gives NBC the chance to finally put Houston on the national stage as they prepare for the playoffs.

Falcons have a trio of solid RBs they have to stop in the next three games (Sproles, Johnson, MJD)so let’s hope the D remains on their game.

Michael M.

November 9th, 2011
11:46 am

AVERAGE TEAM RANKINGS
SAINTS FALCONS
6.0 Total Offense 12.7
18.1 Total Defense 13.4
7.9 Passing Offense 16.9
17.5 Passing Defense 16.2
7.2 Rushing Offense 10.0
20.7 Rushing Defense 10.3
7.2 Receiving Offense 13.2
18.5 Receiving Defense 12.0
25.0 Punting 21.8
20.0 Return 16.7
16.0 Kicking 22.3

Those are stats year to date on both Teams Going into Super Sunday South Showdown

Michael M.

November 9th, 2011
11:48 am

Aints clearly have an edge in Rankings but lets remember Atlanta had a rough start to the year before they got it together ……….so with that in mind, whatever the rank is for the year so far..that can change here at the Mid Season .

Michael M.

November 9th, 2011
11:50 am

The Birds clearly have the momentum swing in their favor and home field advantage .

Michael M.

November 9th, 2011
11:53 am

Freddy Falcon clearly forsees in his crystal ball a butt kickin for New Orleans this Sunday at the Bird House………….Cheers !

cejay

November 9th, 2011
11:53 am

@CGD
Here we go again….more of this “last 5 years” crap……before the last 5 years the aint’s are losers of historical proportions…..WE OWN YOU IN OVERALL….you twit

cejay

November 9th, 2011
11:55 am

The mighty power ranked and stat king aint’s get the ba-jesus beat out of them by the WINLESS Rams hahahahahahah

Uncle Rico

November 9th, 2011
11:57 am

@CGD –
If the Falcons play the Packers in the playoffs this year, the Falcons will win. Your QB won’t be looking so pretty then.
Uncle Rico said it!

cejay

November 9th, 2011
11:58 am

I hope all you aint’s turds saved your paper bags…….you’ll need them

Michael M.

November 9th, 2011
11:58 am

what a slapdown ! they fallen and they cant get up ! Lmao out here !

cejay

November 9th, 2011
12:00 pm

hahahaha later aint’s turds!!!!

Michael M.

November 9th, 2011
12:02 pm

I agree with you Rico if they can win it out and improve a little more each week and they could make it to a playoff game with the Packers and even playing them at Green Bay…………Atlanta could upset them and pull off the Win ! Its just a thing of improving on what they have been doing past several weeks and getting that Eye of Tiger Spirit they had last year !

Michael M.

November 9th, 2011
12:06 pm

D-Led put out a cool article on the front Sports Page about remining games if this will take you to it……………….http://www.ajc.com/sports/atlanta-falcons/falcons-midseason-report-card-1220544.html

Michael M.

November 9th, 2011
12:08 pm

Saints just dont look that impressive to me to have those good a Rankings…….I cant watch em because they put me to sleep……lol ( means they are boring !)

Michael M.

November 9th, 2011
12:17 pm

Hiramsaint and Seenthisb4………I couldnt wait til Christmas to give you your Presents so I saved this and personally gift wrapped it for yahs when you click on the front door here !

Got one up on yah there youngblood for I sign outta here…..are yahs readyyyyyyyyy?
Are you really ready ? Say It : Aint” so !
S>>omebody
A>>lways
I>>ndicating
N>>ew Orleans
T>>eam
S>>tinks ! ! ! !

The Birds will give you another early wrapped Present Sunday Afternoon……………………………………Its called a “Georgia Dirty Bird Butt Kickin”, delivered personally by your 2nd favorite Quarterback Matty ‘Ice’ !

SeenThisBFalcon

November 9th, 2011
1:30 pm

The AIN’TS ARE GOING ON A LOSING STREAK 0-3. FIRST THE BIRDS SH-T ON EM, THE THE GIAN’TS STOMP EM, NEXT THE LIONS TEAR THE FLESH OFF EM…..THAT EQUALS 6-6 AWW POOR LIL AIN’TS……SORRY SEENTHISB4 AND HIRAM THE TRUTH HURTS…..