Despite John Mara’s vehement protests on behalf of football’s fans in March, the NFL’s owners approved flexing Thursday Night Football by the minimum amount of votes, 24-8, on Monday.
The NFL and Amazon are now allowed to flex a maximum of two games into Thursday Night Football from Week 13 through 17 in the upcoming season.
That’s in addition to a measure that passed in March allowing the NFL to schedule teams for two Thursday night games in a single season instead of one.
The Giants, Jets, Packers, Bears, Raiders, Lions, Bengals and Steelers all voted against the flexing proposal, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, but it passed anyway with 75% of the owners’ voting in favor.
The games must be flexed a minimum of 28 days prior to the date, which is more notice than the…
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