November 21, 2011

Saints-Lions Game in Two Weeks Flexed to NBC Sunday Night Football

The Week 13 matchup between the 7-3 Saints and 7-3 Lions has been moved to Sunday Night Football thanks to the "flex" scheduling plan set up in NBC's television contract.

On December 4, the game will be a nationally-televised 7:20pm kickoff in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  It was originally scheduled as a NOON kickoff on FOX.

This will be the Saints' second appearance on NBC's Sunday night football coverage this season, their last a 62-7 blowout victory over the winless Colts.

Were the playoffs to start this week, the Saints would be the #3 seed and the Lions would be the #5 seed in the NFC.  If the Saints win the NFC South and the Lions and Bears continue to wrestle for the wildcard spots, the Saints would host the rematch.  The Saints defeated the Bears in week two of this season.

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