TIME CHANGE: Game vs. Tampa Bay flexed to 4:15 p.m.

The Falcons’ final regular season game against Tampa Bay has been rescheduled for 4:15 p.m. on Sunday by the National Football League.

The NFL utilizes “flexible scheduling” on Sundays in Weeks 10-15 and 17 to ensure quality matchups in all NFL Sunday time slots.

The Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants game will be played at 8:20 p.m. on Sunday, the Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns games will move to 4:15 p.m.

Game times for the Chicago Bears-Minnesota Vikings and Carolina Panthers-New Orleans Saints afternoon games will be announced following results of the Week 16 Sunday and Monday night games.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 1 (WEEK 17)

DETROIT AT GREEN BAY 1 p.m. – FOX

TENNESSEE AT HOUSTON 1 p.m. – CBS

INDIANAPOLIS AT JACKSONVILLE 1 p.m. – CBS

N.Y. JETS AT MIAMI 1 p.m. – CBS

BUFFALO AT NEW ENGLAND 1 p.m. – CBS

WASHINGTON AT PHILADELPHIA 1 p.m. — FOX

SAN FRANCISCO AT ST. LOUIS 1 p.m. – FOX

CHICAGO AT MINNESOTA** TBD FOX

CAROLINA AT NEW ORLEANS** TBD FOX

SEATTLE AT ARIZONA 2:15 PM (MT) FOX

TAMPA BAY AT ATLANTA* 4:15 p.m. – FOX

BALTIMORE AT CINCINNATI* 4:15 p.m. – CBS

PITTSBURGH AT CLEVELAND* 4:15 p.m. – CBS

KANSAS CITY AT DENVER 4:15 p.m. — CBS

SAN DIEGO AT OAKLAND 4:15 p.m. – CBS

DALLAS AT N.Y. GIANTS* 8:20 p.m. – NBC

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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31 comments Add your comment

hiramsaint

December 25th, 2011
7:44 pm

GEAUX BUCS !!!!!!!!!!! and 1st like the saints in the nfc south

5150 UOAD

December 25th, 2011
7:44 pm

5150 UOAD

December 25th, 2011
7:48 pm

Rather have played at 1.
HiRam Taint is still looking for a Saint Bisexual 17 yr old boy because he is a man needing F.
HiRam take that stuff to the personals.

Dr. Williams (OB/GYN)

December 25th, 2011
8:07 pm

Bring back the Thrashers.

Send “cviv” to Winnipeg.

Michael M.

December 25th, 2011
9:08 pm

I think the network agrees with me, the only reason they would move our game time is because they think, as do I, that we will lose to the ain’ts and that would mean we would be trying to save our 5th seed by beating the Bucs. Thank God that the Packers look like they will save our necks tonight! I know the ain’ts will beat our brains in tomorrow night, but it won’t sting as much cause Aaron Rodgers is going to have our back tonight!

Later taters!

Michael M.

December 25th, 2011
9:23 pm

lmao……am I am the real one that posted this.

Michael M.

December 25th, 2011
9:27 pm

Aint fans are getting into desperation mode when they resort to using someone else’s posting I D……………..are you boys really that scared that Atlanta can beat the socks off your Team ?

Michael M.

December 25th, 2011
9:39 pm

This is crazy, why are they bouncing time schedules for important playoff potential games around as they have this season ? To get more people to watch ?

These two match-ups are still up in the air !

CHICAGO AT MINNESOTA** TBD FOX

CAROLINA AT NEW ORLEANS** TBD FOX

Michael M.

December 25th, 2011
10:45 pm

Enter your comments here

Michael M.

December 25th, 2011
10:46 pm

Enter your sh1tty comments here

Noneya

December 25th, 2011
11:04 pm

That’s cool. A little more time to rest from the night before.

Days In The Lives Of Falcons Fans!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QKLJ4wY_yQ

Ben

December 25th, 2011
11:24 pm

Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay has blowout written all over it. Tampa isn’t good AT ALL.

Michael M.

December 25th, 2011
11:30 pm

GB got home field advantage all the way………..seems like Atlanta had it last year and guess who upset them. Could it be a twist of fate in the upcoming weeks ahead ? We should know once tomorrow night is in the books !

Michael M.

December 25th, 2011
11:31 pm

Carolina vs. New Orleans has rout written on it too by Superman Cam !

Michael M.

December 25th, 2011
11:33 pm

I fall out in the floor Atlanta wins these last two and the Aints drop the last two…………..l surely would !

Hindu Elvis Pimp

December 26th, 2011
12:01 am

Dammit!……Why change this game? I have to be somewhere at 6:00……Why?

Joe Tess Fish House

December 26th, 2011
12:08 am

I just seen that the Flacons made the palyoffs. Just like them 2 have 2 wait on anoter team 2 loose to back in 2 the playoffs.

No way they make the Superbowel. The dont even make it out of the fist round.

Joe Tess Fish House

December 26th, 2011
12:30 am

Plus, my momma sez now hee have money from kutreena that we might not havta eat catvfood no mo. I happy.

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Charles Pfaltzgraf

December 26th, 2011
3:46 am

The NFL fan that personally attends the games is really duped by the corporate people pulling the strings of network TV. Flex scheduling mmm.. You think of ALL the problems in sports off the field and where the NFL and Corporate TV media interests lay there weary heads to sleep each night dreaming of how to rig and fleece people who attend the games in the night of winter. Remember the fans origninally pay the $70 plus dollars per ticket and the $5 dollars or more per concession for each cold hot dog and nacho they consume. You wonder how these network TV gurus figure out how to strike a balance between fleecing the ticket paying fan and satisfying the couch potatoe interests of regular fans who sit around watching the same boring corporate advertisement interests giving the NFL such high ratings each week. The fact that the games are played on several nights each week is many. Some of which is there isn’t anything else on to watch. This is the corporate greed and lack of creative television that brings you all the reality TV shows and a balance of the “great ratings” the NFL gets because of the dumbing down of profitable and creativity in television writing of real shows to watch. You wonder why the USA is going down hill a tad these days. Look beneath the surface as to the default nature of the boredom extracted by our lazy selfs to accept such alternatives. Now there is no competition of shows to watch but the playoffs and super bowl so that these entertainment shows are scheduled at the cold of night to only be on TV because the network execs want the TV fans to watch a steady diet of bank commercials, insurance commercial, telephone company commercials, beer commercials some motor car commercials and what not from some of the corporate oligopoly/ monopoly classes. Think about it you have direct TV and cable companies with 100’s of channels and nothing else on. Now you know why cafeteria cable is another idea kicked around the board rooms of these corporate types. Wake up and remember that all of these things were made possible of meeting conducted by some stupid overpaid executive who thought they knew better than you with total disreguard for their basic customer.

hiramsaint

December 26th, 2011
6:58 am

5150- maybe you’d like to meet somewhere to settle our debt? or maybe like your fan base , you’ll want to bail out early on that !

Blake

December 26th, 2011
11:30 am

I want that fist pumping coach of theirs, Sean Payton, to sit on the ground and cry……

Blove

December 26th, 2011
1:51 pm

To all U garbage ATL fans that’s praying for a win !!!! Its On !!!!!!

Ackshun

December 27th, 2011
7:59 am

This actually works out better for the Falcons. If Detroit beats Green Bay – rest starters for NO next week. If Detroit loses – Play the Buc for a 5 hole and try to avoid getting pounded in the Dome again this year because for whatever reason the Saints apparently have our number.

12 men in the huddle

December 27th, 2011
8:51 am

…big break for the Falcons! Now we will know if Detroit has beaten GB and if they did, we can rest the entire team!

LMAO at the pregame comments on 12-25

December 27th, 2011
9:51 am

Failcants thought they had a chance..ha, ha ha, ha ha ha…

Falconian

December 27th, 2011
12:10 pm

Hey Charles Pfaltzgraf,
Take the liberal cry baby crap somewhere else little girl.

1game@atime

December 27th, 2011
2:37 pm

Michael M.

December 25th, 2011
9:08 pm

I think the network agrees with me, the only reason they would move our game time is because they think, as do I, that we will lose to the ain’ts and that would mean we would be trying to save our 5th seed by beating the Bucs. Thank God that the Packers look like they will save our necks tonight! I know the ain’ts will beat our brains in tomorrow night, but it won’t sting as much cause Aaron Rodgers is going to have our back tonight!

Wow, what a call! That was great insight. I really didn’t see that one coming, as well. I guess we all learn something new every day:). So I guess I’ll have to suffer the misey of watching the Falcons next Sunday at 4. I really wasn’t looking forward to watching this game because I didn’t think it would be significant.

1game@atime

December 27th, 2011
2:40 pm

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