The recent success of the Denver Broncos has apparently prompted a squabble between NFL rightsholders NBC and CBS.
According to multiple reports, NBC would like to use flexible scheduling to swap the currently scheduled Week 15 Ravens/Chargers game with Patriots/Broncos. CBS, which currently has the rights to televise the game, is opposed.
As a result, the NFL has yet to announce the flexible scheduling decision for Week 15, an announcement that would ordinarily have taken place on Monday. The Boston Globe reported Tuesday night that a decision will come down on Wednesday.
CBS and FOX are allowed to protect certain telecasts from being shifted to primetime. However, according to Fang’s Bites, CBS has already protected Jets/Eagles in Week 15.
The Broncos, winners of five straight games, have become an attractive television property as of late.