Report: No Soldier Field flex games for the Bears
As Week 11 approaches, it’s time to start thinking about the games that could be flexed into prime-time position on Sunday Night Football. (And, yes, we were fascinated with this concept long before falling under the NBC umbrella.)
According to Zach Zaidman of WSCR in Chicago, the NFL has informed the Bears that none of the team’s final three home games will be moved into the evening hours.
If accurate, this removes from the table the November 28 game against the Eagles, the December 12 game against the Patriots, and the December 26 game against the Jets.
NFL.com has more information regarding the flexible scheduling procedures. We’ll be talking more about the phenomenon as the final seven weeks of the 2010 season draw closer.
UPDATE: It’s possible that CBS squatted on Pats-Bears and Jets-Bears and FOX blocked the flexing of Eagles-Bears. CBS and FOX each may prevent one game per week, and up to a total of five, from being shipped to Sunday night.