Walter Pierce

Saints tilt against Panthers could go prime time

by Walter Pierce

ESPN’s Pat Yasinskas, who covers the NFL’s NFC South division, cites unnamed sources in reporting that the Saints’ Jan. 3 inter-division season finale against the Carolina Panthers could be “flexed” to the 7 p.m. slot on NBC if the Saints are 15-0 and playing for a perfect regular season. Currenlty the game is scheduled to air at noon on Fox. But according to Yasinskas, NFL officials believe a Saints-Panthers match-up could generate more national interest and TV ratings.

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