Whereas the 2021 NFL schedule has been finalized and each group is aware of the week they’re taking part in every opponent, 10 groups do not know the precise date of the sport they are going to play. This schedule anomaly happens in Week 15 of the season, the primary of three weeks the NFL could have Saturday video games.
5 matchups have the potential to be “flexed” into the Saturday slate on December 18, which is Week 15 of the season. In Week 15, two of the 5 matchups at the moment designated as TBD might be performed on Saturday with the rest to be performed on Sunday. Particular dates and begin instances for these designated Week 15 matchups might be decided and introduced no later than 4 weeks previous to recreation day, so do not anticipate these matchups to be set till November.
The NFL is benefiting from a Saturday window to showcase video games with potential playoff implications or video games that might contain a playoff race. Final season when the league “flexed” these video games, two of them have been proven on NFL Community and one was unique to streaming. The one strategy to watch that recreation is by streaming it by Amazon Prime or Twitch.
So why is that the case? Amazon was given a standalone recreation as a part of a brand new streaming deal the the streaming service signed with the NFL again in April of 2020, a part of the corporate’s contract that permits them to stream Thursday video games by this season. Amazon will take over because the unique residence of “Thursday Evening Soccer” beginning subsequent season, signaling each recreation within the TNF bundle might be on the streaming service. Video games involving the groups within the native markets will get to broadcast the sport over-the-air, much like the Amazon unique recreation in 2020.
Final 12 months’s recreation was a CBS manufacturing, nevertheless it stays to be seen if Amazon will check their very own manufacturing telecast for his or her unique matchup. One in every of these 5 matchups might be heading to Amazon, so be ready in case your group is named (15 video games are coming to Amazon beginning in 2022).
Listed here are the 5 Week 15 matchups that do not have a set date and time. Keep in mind two might be performed on Saturday and three on Sunday: