Is it 2016?
The NFL announced on Thursday that they were flexing the Arizona Cardinals game against the Seattle Seahawks to Sunday Night Football on NBC primetime.
The NFL has moved the Bucs-Raiders game to 4:05 PM ET this Sunday and pushed Seahawks-Cardinals back to 8:20 PM ET and in primetime.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 22, 2020
This is a big shock as it comes the week of a game, something we rarely see, but with the Last Vegas Raiders in the midst of a Covid-19 issue, the NFL and NBC could not afford to have no Sunday Night Football.
That means the Arizona Cardinals for a second week in a row will be the feature game on their day.
Last week the Cardinals dismantled the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football, to the tune of a 38-10 shellacking.
From the team:
Combined with last week’s 38-10 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football, the Cardinals will now play in prime time in consecutive weeks for the first time since playing in three straight in Weeks 5-7 (Thursday-Monday-Sunday) of the 2016 season.
The Cards last appeared on Sunday Night Football on October 23, 2016 when they hosted the Seahawks at State Farm Stadium. Arizona will be making its 10th appearance on Sunday Night Football since NBC began airing the broadcast in 2006.
With this week’s game being moved to Sunday Night Football, both of the matchups between the Cardinals and Seahawks in 2020 will be played in prime time. Arizona and Seattle will meet on Thursday Night Football at Seattle in Week 11. This week’s game marks the sixth prime time matchup between the Cardinals and Seahawks in the last eight seasons.