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NFL owners approve flex scheduling for ‘TNF’ games

Feb 12, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA;The NFL shield and Kansas City Chiefs logos on the field at Super Bowl 57 at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NFL owners on Monday approved a modified proposal allowing for flex scheduling of “Thursday Night Football” games.

According to ESPN, the change passed by a 24-8 vote, with the New York Giants, New York Jets, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, Las Vegas Raiders, Detroit Lions, Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers voting against it.

Per the resolution, Thursday games on Amazon Prime can only be flexed between Weeks 13 and 17 and require a four-week notice.

The flexible scheduling is on “a trial basis,” the resolution notes. Also, teams are limited to two Thursday night games per season.

Three teams — the Bears, Steelers and New Orleans Saints — are currently slated for two Thursday night games in 2023, with the Steelers hosting both of their Thursday games.

If no Thursday night games are flexed this season, the resolution will carry over to the 2024 season.

–Field Level Media

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