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Packers vs. Colts Week 11 game flexed to late afternoon kickoff

The Packers have their first flex of the season, with the game in two weeks moving back to a more prominent spot for a 3:25 PM CT kick.

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The Green Bay Packers will get another prominent nearly-nationwide telecast coming up in week 11. For the first time in the 2020 season, a Packers game has been flexed — the NFL announced that the game between the Packers and Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, November 22nd has been moved from a 1:00 PM Eastern/12 noon Central kickoff to the prominent late-afternoon spot, with kickoff now scheduled for 4:25 PM Eastern/3:25 Central.

This was a no-brainer move for the NFL. Until this change, FOX was scheduled to have a single nationally-televised game in that time slot. However, that contest is between the Minnesota Vikings and the Dallas Cowboys, two teams that have been massive disappointments this season as they hold records of 3-5 and 2-7, respectively.

Instead, the Packers-Colts matchup will be a contest between very good teams, with the Packers sitting atop the NFC North at 6-2 and the Colts holding a Wild Card position at 5-3. No other games previously scheduled on FOX in the early time slot are scheduled to feature two teams above .500, so this game was the easy choice to shift back. The two teams will meet at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

As a result, expect most local FOX affiliates to carry Packers-Colts a week from Sunday. The NFL did keep the Vikings-Cowboys contest at that same time, however, so that game will be on local television for at least the Minnesota and Dallas home media markets. Check Acme Packing Company in the days leading up to that game for details on your local broadcast map.