I love the "Flexible Scheduling" concept because it is supposed to ensure quality matchups on Sunday night and give every team a chance to play their way onto prime time. I'm just not sure if the "12 days prior to the game" rule is causing NFL fans to miss the best Sunday Night matchup.
Week 12 I have no complaints as the 6-3 Steelers were up against a Division Rival Baltimore Ravens who were 5-4. Both were trying to catch the Bengals who were at 7-3.
Week 13 though is a different story...This time the NFL did change the Sunday Night game. Again, NFL fans had to watch a Non-Divisional match up where the Arizona Cardinals cruised past the Vikings 30-17. It would have been much more fun to watch the Dolphins battle the Patriots to 22-21victory.
Week 14 seems to have been a good week to leave the Sunday Night Game "as is" because the Eagles and fading N.Y. Giants were playing for that top spot in the NFC East. Still though, the NFL could have easily shown Denver vs. Indy, and they would have had the live broadcast of 2 NFL records on the same night.
That brings me to Week 15...Again NFL fans have to watch Brett Favre and the Vikings Sunday Night as they prepare to battle the 5-8 Carolina Panthers. While I have nothing against the Panthers or Vikings, I am just not sure how that game is a "Quality Matchup." The best choice would have been the 10-3 Chargers vs. the 9-4 Bengals where the winner of the game will basically hold the #2 spot in the AFC. Why no change??? Well, CBS has protected the Bengals-Chargers game...
So I want to know what you NFL fans think. Is the NFL's "Flexible Scheduling" creating the best Quality Matchups on Sunday Night Football or do some changes need to be made in the process?
Here is the Flexible Scheduling ruling for NFL games in Week 16....