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NFL’s TNF Flex Scheduling Proposal Passes; Applies to Weeks 13-17

Doric SamMay 22, 2023Cooper Neill/Getty ImagesDuring the NFL owners meetings on Monday, the league voted to approve a modified proposal for flexing Thursday Night Football games, per Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer.However, the threshold for flexing a TNF game is high, as it only applies to Weeks 13 through 17 and requires at least 28 days’

NFL’s TNF Flex Scheduling Proposal Passes; Applies to Weeks 13-17

Doric SamMight 22, 2023

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 12: Elevated view of the NFL Shield logo painted on the field prior to Super Bowl LVII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

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Through the NFL house owners conferences on Monday, the league voted to approve a modified proposal for flexing Thursday Evening Soccer video games, per Sports activities Illustrated‘s Albert Breer.

Nevertheless, the edge for flexing a TNF sport is excessive, because it solely applies to Weeks 13 by way of 17 and requires a minimum of 28 days’ discover.

The league’s announcement additionally acknowledged that it will apply versatile scheduling to TNF video games “not more than two instances in any season.” Groups won’t be required to change from a Sunday to a Thursday greater than as soon as, and no group will play greater than two Thursday night time video games in the course of the 12 months.

In response to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the approval for flexing TNF video games passes by a vote of 24-8. The groups that voted against it reportedly had been the New York Giants, New York Jets, Inexperienced Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, Las Vegas Raiders, Detroit Lions, Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Raiders proprietor Mark Davis vocally advocated towards the proposal, telling USA As we speak‘s Jarrett Bell, “Simply make the schedule and play it.” When requested instantly if he would assist further flex scheduling, Davis responded, “Completely not.”

Davis hasn’t been alone in voicing his displeasure. Giants proprietor John Mara called the preliminary proposal “abusive” towards followers. That proposal instructed a minimal of 15 days’ discover for flexing TNF video games and did not obtain approval on the house owners’ conferences in March.

It was additionally famous within the league’s announcement that Monday’s decision solely applies to the 2023 season. Nevertheless, if no Thursday night time video games are flexed this 12 months, it will carry over into the 2024 marketing campaign.

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