NFL could begin flex scheduling earlier in season

The NFL could potentially begin flex scheduling to move games around for prime-time television slots earlier in the future.

Commissioner Roger Goodell said on “CNBC Sports Biz: Game On” that the league is considering changing the rules that currently begin flex scheduling in Week 10.

"As we look toward extending our television agreements, there's an idea that we would have some more flexibility between our partners to allow our games to be put into different time slots, and maybe start flex scheduling earlier in the year,” Goodell said, per NFL.com

Certainly, the NFL wants to have marquee games in the best time slots. The Indianapolis Colts have been in the prime-time slots that winless teams typically don’t land in. But no one looking at television schedules could have predicted Peyton Manning would miss the entire season to this point.

Stay tuned.

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