by Kevin Allman
Walt Pierce of The Independent (our Cajun cousin paper in Lafayette) found this nugget. Seems there's a possibility that the Black and Gold's final regular season game could move from a daytime slot to prime time on Jan. 3, because they're just so popular these days. The scoop from ESPN's Pat Yasinskas:
Multiple sources around the NFC South and the NFL say there is a strong chance the Saints final regular-season game, which is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start in Carolina, could be flexed to a Sunday night game, which will be the final game of the season for the entire NFL because there is no Monday night game that week.
Currently, the Giants and Redskins are scheduled for the Sunday night time slot. But the sources say the league is looking strongly at putting the Saints in prime time, if they remain undefeated. The league rules about flexing allow a six-day window for changing the final game. Some exploration into the logistics into a change already has been done. In other weeks, decisions about flexing a game must be made at least 12 days out.
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