The Green Bay Packers (3-6) and the New York Giants (2-8) as of now are scheduled to play each other in Week 14 on Monday night football on December 11, but all of that could very well change. The league can flex games in and out of Monday night football anytime between weeks 12-17.
There hasn’t been any schedule flexing as of yet in the 2023 season and this could be the first case this could possibly happen. According to Brian Costello, a New York Jets beat reporter for the New York Post, tweeted this out on Wednesday morning on his Twitter account:
“Something to keep an eye on: I think the Jets-Texans game on Dec. 10 could get flexed to Monday Night. Currently, Giants-Packers is MNF. Both games at MetLife. So to move the Giants out of MNF, they have to move Jets there. C.J. Stroud makes it attractive, too.”
At this point in the NFL season, Green Bay and the Giants have no intentions of making the playoffs. The Packers are rebuilding and the New York Giants are going into tank mode. As for the New York Jets and the Houston Texans, there could be playoff aspirations for both teams by then.
The Jets are 4-5 at the moment, but they could get back into the AFC East divisional race by then and the Houston Texans are 5-4 on the season and could either catch the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC South or be in wild-card contention.
Green Bay Packers vs New York Giants being Flexed Out on Monday Night Football Would Not Be a Bad Thing But Questionable if It Would Happen
It does not feel like the Packers and Giants will be flexed out of Monday-night football in Week 14, but you never know. There are NFL fans who would not want to see a possible Jordan Love vs Tommy DeVito quarterback matchup this late in the season.
There would be way more intrigue in Texans vs Jets. C.J. Stroud is a potential Offensive Rookie of the Year winner and possibly an MVP candidate as well. Would it also be possible for former Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to be back from his torn Achilles injury by then or is he continuing to play mind games?
By the time the Green Bay Packers face the New York Giants in Week 14, it is very possible that Green Bay could have a 3-9 record and New York could have a 2-10 record. That would be a very bad football game to watch in primetime. The NFL schedule makers would have a decision to make sooner rather than later. If they did flex it out, who could blame them for that decision? There are those NFL fans who to see playoff contenders late in the year on TV.