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Ravens-Steelers flexed out of prime time after Giants beat Dolphins

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9) celebrates with holder Sam Koch (4) as Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison (92) walks away after making the game winning field goal in overtime of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 in Pittsburgh. The Ravens won 23-20 in overtime.
Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9) celebrates with holder Sam Koch (4) as Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison (92) walks away after making the game winning field goal in overtime of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 in Pittsburgh. The Ravens won 23-20 in overtime. (Gene J. Puskar / Associated Press)

For the second time in three weeks, a planned Sunday Night Football game at M&T Bank Stadium will instead kick off at 1 p.m.

The Ravens' Week 16 game against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers was flexed out of prime time as part of a contingency plan laid out late Monday afternoon and executed because of Monday's 31-24 win by the New York Giants over the Miami Dolphins.

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Because the Giants remain tied for the lead in the NFC East and in playoff contention, their Week 16 visit to the Minnesota Vikings will instead be played at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 27.

There was some thought that the Ravens and Steelers, even if the Ravens were decimated by injuries and out of playoff contention, would still be a big national draw. But just as they did with Sunday's visit from the Seattle Seahawks, the NFL decided the 4-9 Ravens weren't the draw they were supposed to be this season.

As a result, the Ravens will not have a night home game in 2015, and had just one last season.

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