Wednesday, December 26, 2007


In a huge turnaround, the NFL has agreed to broadcast Saturday's NFL Game between the Patriots and Giants originally scheduled for the NFL Network to everyone on a simulcast on NBC and CBS. The NFL posted this AP Story below at 5:58pm ET on Wednesday December 27th. NFL Fans get a huge post Christmas Present as the Patriots go for an undefeated record of 16-0.

NEW YORK -- The New England Patriots' shot at history Saturday night will be available for every household in the country with a television after months of wrangling.

The game against the New York Giants, in which the Patriots could become the first NFL team to go 16-0 in the regular season, was originally scheduled to be shown only on the NFL Network, which is available in fewer than 40 percent of the nation's homes with TVs.

But the league announced Wednesday that the NFL Network feed will be simulcast on NBC and CBS. It's a major concession by league officials, who repeatedly said they would not show the game anywhere but the NFL Network. The NFL had faced mounting pressure from politicians in recent weeks to make the game available to more viewers.

This will be the first three-network simulcast in NFL history and the first simulcast of any kind of an NFL game since the first Super Bowl in 1967, when CBS and NBC both televised the first meeting of the champions of the newly merged National Football League and American Football League.

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