Two NFL games on the schedule for Week 11 (Nov. 16, 2014) have been moved in accordance with the league’s flexible scheduling rules.
Philadelphia at Green Bay, which was originally scheduled to be played at 1pm ET, has been moved to 4:25pm ET. The game will still be televised by FOX.
The Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears game has also moved from FOX to CBS. The game will still kickoff at 1pm ET.
Here is more on flex scheduling:
The NFL uses “flexible scheduling” to ensure quality matchups in all NFL Sunday time slots and to give teams a chance to play their way onto prime-time and into the late-afternoon 4:25 p.m. ET time slot on CBS or FOX.
For the first time, flexible scheduling may be applied in Weeks 5-10. During that period, flexible scheduling can be used in no more than two weeks by shifting a Sunday afternoon game into primetime and moving the Sunday night game to an afternoon start time.
Also, for the first time, a select number of games are being “cross-flexed,” moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences.
The NFL will continue to use flexible scheduling on Sundays in Weeks 11-17. For each flexible scheduling week with the exception of Week 17, the NFL announces the start times of games on Sundays no later than 12 days prior to that weekend. To ensure a Sunday night game and doubleheader games with playoff implications in Week 17, flexible scheduling decisions for that Sunday can be made on six days notice.
Back in 2006, the NFL implemented flexible scheduling to ensure quality match-ups. Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday Night Football, with the night game being moved to the afternoon.