The NFL's flexible scheduling has been like manna from the heavens for the league and its Sunday Night Football package since its inception in 2006. It ensures the best late season matchups are aired in the league's most important broadcast window. Flex scheduling is a small part of the NFL's march towards world domination over the past several years, but it's a part nonetheless. In a world before flex scheduling, the league's primetime slate was a random assortment of hit or miss games with no predictability whatsoever of their attractiveness or ratings potential. Now, the NFL should be guaranteed meaningful games for primetime on Sundays and ratings gold.
But when you look at this week's flex choice for Sunday Night Football, it may be one of the most uninspired choices since its advent.
4-7 New York Giants at 3-8 Washington Redskins