After more than a decade, the Buffalo Bills are returning to NBC’s Sunday Night Football.
It was announced during the second quarter of the Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots game that Buffalo’s Week 15 showdown with the Pittsburgh Steelers has been flexed. Buffalo’s dominating performance over the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving coupled with Pittsburgh’s win over the Cleveland Browns made this too tempting of a game for NBC to pass up.
Originally, the game was scheduled to kickoff at 1 PM Eastern. Now, the kickoff will be at 8:20 PM, following Football Night in America. The game that was in the time slot was the Minnesota Vikings vs Los Angeles Chargers, which has been moved to the late afternoon start.
Reportedly, the Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans was also considered.
Buffalo hasn’t appeared on a Sunday Night broadcast since the 2007 season, when they were also flexed into the schedule. The Bills were throttled by the New England Patriots that night, losing by 46 points.