Could the Eagles Be Booted Off Sunday Night Football?
The Eagles stink, as you know.
That is now possibly manifesting itself in a scheduling flex that could see the Birds booted off Sunday Night Football in a few weeks, when Seattle comes to town.
That’s theorized at the Seahawks’ SB Nation site, which says:
For now, the Seattle Seahawks have a stretch where they play four consecutive primetime games. That’s probably not going to hold up at this rate.
The NFL currently has Seattle’s road game at the Philadelphia Eagles slotted in for Sunday Night Football on November 24th. Philadelphia is 3-4 and on the ropes. Over the next three games, they will be (sic) the 5-1 Buffalo Bills, home to the 3-3 Chicago Bears, and home again versus the unbeaten New England Patriots. Two seasons removed from winning the Super Bowl, the Eagles are in massive trouble.
If they can’t fix themselves, then there’s no way Seattle at Philadelphia remains on NBC, and it’ll be moved back to 1 PM or 10 AM.
Those two times are west coast, FYI.
But yeah, if the Birds continue to stink up the joint by then, they could certainly be flexed off prime time in week 12. There are some really good games that week, including Cowboys/Patriots and Packers/Niners, which are both schedule for 4:25 p.m. FOX will definitely protect that Dallas/New England game, which means the latter game is the best candidate for a flex.
The Eagles are also scheduled for prime time in week 14 against the Giants.