Saints-Falcons set for kickoff December 18 at noon

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When the NFL schedule was announced in May, five games in Week 15 were held for possible “flexing” to Saturday, including the Saints-Falcons matchup in the Caesars Superdome.

That portion of the schedule was firmed up on Monday, and the league announced that the Saints’ home game against their NFC South rivals will be played at noon on Sunday, Dec. 18. FOX Sports will televise the game regionally.

The other four games in the holding pattern got national TV slots.

The schedule for Saturday, Dec. 17 – with all games on NFL Network – has Indianapolis at Minnesota at noon CST, Baltimore at Cleveland at 3:30 p.m. and a high-profile AFC East matchup between Miami and Buffalo at 7:15 p.m.

On Sunday, the New York Giants at Washington matchup has been flexed into Sunday Night Football on NBC, with the originally scheduled Sunday night game between New England and Las Vegas moving back to a 3:05 p.m. kickoff.

The full NFL Week 15 schedule:

Thursday, December 15, 2022
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks   — 7:15 PM,   Prime Video

Saturday, December 17, 2022
Indianapolis Colts at Minnesota Vikings — Noon,   NFLN
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns  — 3:30 PM,   NFLN
Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills   —  7:15 PM,   NFLN

Sunday, December 18, 2022
Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints   —   Noon,   FOX
Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers  —   Noon,   CBS
Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears    —    Noon,    FOX
Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans —   Noon,     CBS
Dallas Cowboys at Jacksonville Jaguars   —     Noon,     FOX
Detroit Lions at New York Jets  —   Noon,    CBS
Arizona Cardinals at Denver Broncos —  3:05 PM,   FOX
New England Patriots at Las Vegas Raiders —  3:05 PM,   FOX
Tennessee Titans at Los Angeles Chargers  — 3:25 PM,   CBS
Cincinnati Bengals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers   3:25 PM,   CBS
New York Giants at Washington Commanders  —  7:20 PM,   NBC

Monday, December 19, 2022

Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay Packers   — 8:15 PM,   ESPN

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Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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