Week 15 game between Cleveland Browns, New York Giants ‘flexed’ to Sunday Night Football

Week 15 game between Cleveland Browns, New York Giants ‘flexed’ to Sunday Night Football
Cleveland Browns' Myles Garrett (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) (Source: AP)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The NFL announced on Wednesday that the Week 15 matchup between the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants will now take place in the prime-time spot.

The Dec. 20 game has been “flexed” by the league and will now be played in the 8:20 p.m. Sunday Night Football time slot at MetLife Stadium.

The game was previously scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m.

Both teams are on track for playoff appearances, with the 9-3 Browns currently holding a Wild Card position and in contention for an AFC North lead behind the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The 5-7 Giants are currently in a tie with the Washington Football Team atop the NFC East division.

The move means the Browns will play two prime-time games in consecutive weeks; Cleveland hosts the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football in Week 14.

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