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Lions' game at Packers on Dec. 9 remains in primetime

The NFL has decided to keep the Detroit Lions/Green Bay Packers game on Dec. 9 in the 'Sunday Night Football' slot.

Jonathan Daniel

On Monday, the NFL announced that no changes were made to the Week 14 schedule. This means that the Detroit Lions' game at the Green Bay Packers on Dec. 9 remains in primetime as part of Sunday Night Football.

Given that the Lions have dropped to 4-7 on the season and are essentially out of the playoff race, there was some thought that the NFL might flex this game out of primetime. It was selected before the season as the Lions' second Sunday Night Football contest of 2012, but with the NFL able to flex games at this point in the season, it was at risk of being moved out of primetime to one of the afternoon time slots.

Ultimately, the Lions/Packers game at Lambeau Field is staying put. The only other game in Week 14 that really had the potential to be flexed into primetime was New Orleans Saints at New York Giants, and the decision was made to keep the NFC North rivalry on NBC. It will kick off shortly after 8:20 p.m. ET.

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