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It’s taken a while, but the National Football League has announced its first primetime flex of the 2016 season. For Week 12, Thanksgiving Weekend, the NFL has moved the AFC West Division rivalry game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos, originally scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS, to the primeitme slot on NBC on Sunday, November 27.

Moving out of primetime and into the KC-Denver slot will be the New England at New York Jets game. That will be on CBS in place of Chiefs-Broncos.

On Thanksgiving Day, we’ll have our usual three games including the traditional windows in Detroit and Dallas.

Then on Sunday, we’ll have eight early games at 1 p.m. ET and then three in the late afternoon windows.

So this is how the schedule will look for Week 12. As usual, all times are Eastern

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24

MINNESOTA AT DETROIT, 12:30 PM — CBS
WASHINGTON AT DALLAS, 4:30 PM — FOX
PITTSBURGH AT INDIANAPOLIS, 8:30 PM — NBC

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27

ARIZONA AT ATLANTA, 1:00 PM — FOX
CINCINNATI AT BALTIMORE, 1:00 PM — CBS
JACKSONVILLE AT BUFFALO, 1:00 PM — CBS
TENNESSEE AT CHICAGO, 1:00 PM — CBS
NEW YORK GIANTS AT CLEVELAND, 1:00 PM — FOX
SAN DIEGO AT HOUSTON, 1:00 PM — CBS
SAN FRANCISCO AT MIAMI, 1:00 PM — FOX
LOS ANGELES AT NEW ORLEANS, 1:00 PM — FOX

SEATTLE AT TAMPA BAY, 4:05 PM — FOX

NEW ENGLAND AT NEW YORK JETS, 4:25 PM — CBS (FLEXED OUT OF PRIMETIME)
CAROLINA AT OAKLAND, 4:25 PM — CBS

KANSAS CITY AT DENVER, 8:30 PM — NBC (FLEXED INTO PRIMETIME)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28

GREEN BAY AT PHILADELPHIA, 8:30 PM — ESPN

So the flex is back and just time for the run to the playoffs which should help the NFL’s TV partners.

[NFL Communications]

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Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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