2016 NFL TV Schedule Announced
NFL TV Schedule 2016 -17 .. in my Pocket Now !!
The NFL broadcasted on August 8 its preseason schedule for August and early September. From the announcement it can be noted that there are a few flukes this year in comparison with the other seasons. The upcoming Rio Olympics has led to the back of loading the NFL National TV schedule. CBS, NBC, and FOX will televise their games over a four-day span between August 25 and 28. One thing is for sure the Olympics games will be aired too and hence the need for the rescheduling of the programs. The games will kick on Sunday Night.
NFL TV Schedule 2016 By Week (Preseason)
|Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4|
|Week 5||Week 6||Week 7||Week 8|
|Week 9||Week 10||Week 11||Week 12|
|Week 13||Week 14||Week 15||Week 16|
|NFC East Team||AFC East Team|
|NFC North Team||AFC North Team|
|NFC South Team||AFC South Team|
|NFC West Team||AFC West Team|
AFC and NFC Wild Card Playoffs
Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8, 2017
AFC and NFC Divisional Playoffs
Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, January 15, 2017
AFC and NFC Championship Games
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Super Bowl LI
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Since all of NFL’s TV partners televise two games each, the broadcast networks will have to take care of their assurances during that time edge.
The opener games begins on Sunday August 7. ESPN network will have the two opener games aired early in the preseason with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, OH on August 7 and Rams’ first game in Los Angeles against Dallas on August 13.
Often times the Hall of Fame game usually is broadcasted by NBC, but the NBC is committing its resources to the Rio Olympics from August through 21. For this reason ESPN takes over this year.
Week 2 will see the Green Bay take on Indianapolis at Dallas Los Angeles. This game will be aired on ESPN at 8:00 PM on Saturday, August 13. Without a doubt this game leaves a lot to be desired considering that the two are the long-time rivals. The other highlights featuring the schedule will be as follows:
The 2016 preseason will kick off on Sunday, August 7 (ESPN, 8:00 PM ET) in Canton, Ohio when the Green Bay Packers face the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game.
The Rams will make their return to Los Angeles in Preseason Week 1 where they will play Dallas Cowboys on Saturday Night, August 13 (ESPN, 8:00 PM ET).
Then you will watch the Monday Night Football Event, 26 September, which involves New Orleans Saints which will welcome Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes Benz Superdome. The Superdome is being taken to be commemorated after 10 years ago experiencing the Hurricane Katrina.
Then the next headline you should follow is the ThanksGiving event that will feature the tripleheader on 24 November. Lions will welcome Minnesota Vikings in Detroit. Then the afternoon you will watch Dallas Cowboys welcoming the Washington Redskins at 4:30 PM. The last event in the Thanksgiving holiday is Pittsburgh Steelers who come to Indianapolis Colts nest.
The week 16 will be a great time to gather with family and friends since it happens during the Christmas night. The majority of games will be held on December 24, Saturday. This will be the coolest weekend for you and your family. This will be started with Cincinnati Bengals vs Houston Texans at 8:25 PM ET. The next day, Christmas, there will be 2 consecutive games, Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens – NFL Network, then continued by the Denver Broncos vs Kansas City Chiefs. Don’t miss them if you are the true fans of NFL.
Meanwhile, you can follow the international series held by the NFL that involves 3 games held in London and in the Mexico City. If you free on Sunday, October 2, you will watch Indianapolis Colts coming to London’s Wembley Stadium to play against Jaguars. Then 3 weeks later, October 23, for the first time the Los Angeles Rams will host the New York giants in the stadium. A week later, you can watch Washington Redskins which comes to Wembley to play against Cincinnati Bengals. For those who live in the Mexico City, don’t worry. The NFL will come to your town on Monday, November 21. Right there you will be witnessing the intense battle between Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans. This will be the very first Monday NFL Game to be held outside the US.
This season is very different than previous series. Folks will have wider options to catch up with the NFL games. NFL is going to use a Tri-Cast model in which viewers can watch the NFL games through broadcast (CBS and NBC), cable (NFL Network) and digital (Twitter). However, this is only for Thursday Night Football games. So if you happen to be free on Thursday night, you are in luck. CBS and NBC will have the right to broadcast 5 consecutive games. The games will be simultaneously broadcasted in NFL Network and streamed for free on Twitter. The advantage of this is that people around the world can watch from Twitter for free!
Speaking about Scheduling, the flexible scheduling seems to be emerging in the season. It will be used in the Weeks 10-15 and 17. In no more than 2 weeks, the flexible scheduling will be used in the week 5-9. The rest of the week which are not flexible are surely tentatively proposed for the Sunday Night Football on NBC. so if your favorite teams happen to be involved in Sunday Night, you can definitely watch them on NBC. As mentioned before, the Sunday Night and Afternoon will be using this kind of scheduling. However, the flexible scheduling will not be conducted under the other events like Thursday, Saturday, or Monday nights. For those who follow the flexible schedule, it is important to acknowledge that the schedule will be announced 12 days prior to the game.
For the week 17, the afternoon game will be announced in scheduling 6 days in advance game. The Flexible scheduling is happening to improve the quality of the events in all Sunday time slots. This will give surprise to both team and audience about the next matchups.
After Christmas, you will be expecting the playoffs which will involve 4 divisions winners and 2 wild cards from each conference. The wild cards will be starting the playoffs which happen on January 7 and 8, Saturday and Sunday.