Saints/Buccaneers Kickoff Time Moved
The New Orleans Saints will be playing a little later than originally scheduled on Sunday.
The Saints' 2017 regular season finale, in Tampa, Florida, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has been flexed to a 3:25 pm kickoff time, the NFL announced on Sunday night.
The league also announced that that match-up between the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons will be at the same time.
Both games, which have playoff ramifications, were originally scheduled for noon kickoffs, but the league decided to move both to the 3:25 pm start time, with both contests airing on FOX.
The Saints and Panthers, who are both 11-4 on the season, are tied for the top spot in the NFC South, and both are guaranteed playoff spots.
The Falcons need to win to qualify for the playoffs as a wild-card, and become the third NFC South team to qualify.
If the Saints win Sunday, they'll claim the NFC South championship since 2011, but they can still win the division if they lose, provided the Panthers lose to the Falcons.