Patriots-Dolphins start moved up

Updated: November 24, 2009, 12:53 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The NFL has moved the Minnesota at Arizona game to the night slot on Dec. 6 under its flexible-scheduling policy.

The league announced Tuesday that it was moving the original Week 13 night game, New England at Miami, to a 1 p.m. ET start.

It will switch the Vikings-Cardinals game from 4:15 p.m. to 8:20 p.m ET.

The league's flexible-scheduling policy allows it to change the Sunday night game starting in Week 11.

Minnesota leads the NFC North at 9-1 going into its home matchup Sunday against Chicago.

Arizona is 7-3 and atop the NFC West heading into its game at Tennessee on Sunday.


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