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Bears Bumped From Prime Time

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Nov 6, 2007 3:10PM

2007_11_sports_bears_bump.jpgNBC announced on Monday that they are bumping the Bears - Seahawks game that was scheduled for the November 18 Sunday Night Football has been bumped in favor of the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills. Chicagoist really can't fault NBC for this move. While we Bears fans feel obligated to watch their games -- no matter how ugly -- we really don't want the rest of the country to see the sorry state of our team, either.

The NFL's flexible scheduling for Sunday Night Football allows NBC to swap the scheduled game with a different one to "ensure quality matchups on Sunday night" in weeks 11-15 and week 17. This makes the Bears the first team to be flexed out of a prime time TV appearance, the first week any teams can be bumped. Instead, the Bears and Seahawks will face off at 3:15pm that afternoon on Fox.

For those who are gluttons for punishment, the Bears do have two remaining prime time games on the schedule. They'll face the Washington Redskins on Thursday December 6, and then the nation gets to watch Adrian Peterson take another shot at 300 yards in a game on Monday Night Football on December 17.

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