Breaking News: NFL Cancels Final “Sunday Night Football” Broadcast of the Year

NFL television ratings have gone down drastically over this past season. We are left wondering if it has gotten to the point that the league would actually cancel a primetime telecast. The NFL is at a critical point where they do not want to risk having bad ratings for a game without playoff implications. So, the league has decided to take the bold step of having all Week 17 games with playoff implications begin kickoff at the same time in order to ensure high drama and higher ratings.

What this means is that for the very first time since 1977, the NFL’s regular season will not be ending with a Sunday night or Monday night telecast.

For example, in the AFC, the Ravens, the Bills, the Chargers, and the Titans are all fighting for the wildcard spots. What this means is that the Bengals and Ravens matchup was actually moved from 1 p.m. Eastern time to 4:25 p.m. This is the same exact time that the Raiders and the Chargers will be facing off.

The Jaguars and the Titans game will be moved to 4:25 p.m. as well. So will the Bills and Dolphins game. The NFL is hoping that this will guarantee a lot of viewers all at once.