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For the first time ever ....

Discussion in 'NFL Discussions' started by PackFanInSC, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. PackFanInSC

    PackFanInSC Cheesehead

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    get your remotes ready as the NFL features a double - double header this weekend allowing you to see 6 games this weekend (counting the Saturday and Sunday night games).

    First-ever 'double doubleheader' in Week 17

    From NFL.com

    (Dec. 28, 2006) -- With a record 20 teams remaining in the Super Bowl race, fans will be able to follow more of the action on Sunday, Dec. 31, as the first-ever NFL television "double doubleheader" airs on CBS and FOX.

    Every television market other than those with a home game will receive a 1 p.m. ET game on CBS and FOX and a 4:15 p.m. ET game on each network. This is the first time fans in those markets will receive four Sunday afternoon games.

    "With tight playoff races and so much interest in so many games, a Week 17 double doubleheader offers fans more football as they look ahead to the playoffs," said NFL senior vice president of broadcasting Howard Katz.

    All NFL markets where there is a home game will receive three games -- the local team's home game at 1 p.m. ET or 4:15 p.m. ET and two games at the time that the home team is not playing.

    For example, New York, where the Jets host Oakland at 1 p.m. ET, will see the Jets game at 1 on CBS and two games at 4:15 p.m. ET. Chicago, however, with the Bears playing at home against Green Bay in primetime will receive two 1 p.m. games and two 4:15 p.m. contests for a total of five games on Sunday.

    Following is the Week 17 NFL schedule:

    Game Time Network
    Saturday, Dec. 30
    N.Y. Giants at Washington 8 p.m. (ET) NFLN
    Sunday, Dec. 31
    Pittsburgh at Cincinnati 1 p.m. (ET) CBS
    Detroit at Dallas 1 p.m. (ET) FOX
    Cleveland at Houston 1 p.m. (ET) CBS
    Jacksonville at Kansas City 1 p.m. (ET) CBS
    St. Louis at Minnesota 1 p.m. (ET) FOX
    Carolina at New Orleans 1 p.m. (ET) FOX
    Oakland at N.Y. Jets 1 p.m. (ET) CBS
    Seattle at Tampa Bay 1 p.m. (ET) FOX
    New England at Tennessee 1 p.m. (ET) CBS
    Buffalo at Baltimore 4:15 p.m. (ET) CBS
    San Francisco at Denver 4:15 p.m. (ET) FOX
    Miami at Indianapolis 4:15 p.m. (ET) CBS
    Atlanta at Philadelphia 4:15 p.m. (ET) FOX
    Arizona at San Diego 4:15 p.m. (ET) FOX
    Green Bay at Chicago 8:15 p.m. (ET) NBC
  2. PackerChick

    PackerChick Cheesehead

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    Ashland, WI
    Thats a first. Never heard of a double double header. Good watching for sure to see how the other teams do.

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