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NFL moves Lions-Bears in Week 10, Jets-Patriots stays on NBC

Bears quarterback Cutler tries to escape rush of Detroit Lions defender Suh as he throws out of his own endzone during third quarter NFL football game in Detroit

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) tries to escape the rush of Detroit Lions defender Ndamukong Suh (90) as he throws out of his own endzone during the third quarter of their NFL football game in Detroit, Michigan, October 10, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)


Flexible scheduling comes to the NFL in Week 10, as the league tries to put the best games on at the best times for the TV audiences. But not much is changing for the first flexible Sunday.

The NFL announced today that only one game is moving on Sunday, November 13: Lions-Bears, which was scheduled to be shown at 1 p.m. Eastern on FOX but will now kick off at 4:15 p.m. on FOX.

Jets-Patriots will remain the NBC prime time game, as previously scheduled.

For Weeks 11-15, the NFL will announce any schedule changes no later than 12 days before the games in question. For Week 16, in which 13 games will be played on Saturday, December 24, there will be no flexible scheduling. For Week 17, the flexible schedule decisions will be made just six days in advance in an attempt to put a game with playoff implications in prime time.