Packers-Steelers Stay In Primetime Surprising No One
When I saw the note that the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers would remain the Sunday night game, it surprised me a little bit which contradicts the headline here. But after sending a message to one of my group chats, I realized quickly like ‘No, duh, of course, it’s staying as the primetime game.’ Packers-Steelers, no matter who is at quarterback for Green Bay, will be a massive draw for ratings. Green Bay continues to do well in the Wisconsin and Milwaukee market, so, no one would think to flex them out, even if, Saints-Rams is a superior on paper matchup right now.
UPDATE: NFL schedule changes for Weeks 12 & 13
NO at LAR moves to 4:25 PM ET on CBS
TEN at IND moves to FOX (stays at 1:00 PM ET)
CAR at NO moves to 4:25 PM ET (stays on FOX)
DEN at MIA moves to FOX (stays at 1:00 PM ET)
No changes to Sunday Night Football pic.twitter.com/p4wXJV3OPY
— Randall Liu (@RLiuNFL) November 14, 2017
The league is not robbing us of getting to see Saints-Rams though. It got moved to be part of CBS’ late afternoon window and will be the marquee game of the afternoon. Additionally, the following week New Orleans will be the late afternoon star for their showdown with Carolina. With some unexpected good teams like New Orleans, Los Angeles and Philly, there are some new opportunities for major games in the following few weeks. Packers-Steelers getting moved out of the 7:25 slot isn’t one of them, even if the game itself lost a bit of its luster.
We’ll see everyone for primetime next Sunday.