NFC North gets prime-time push in '11

Originally Published: April 19, 2011
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Normally, television networks scramble like crazy to secure as many NFC East divisional games as possible.

But the rise of the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears and the drop of the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins last season changed things in 2011. The NFC North has as many Sunday prime-time games as the NFC East, which is rare. Each has four.

Last season, the NFC East had five prime-time divisional games. No other division did better than three. In television ...

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