In news that should surprise no one, the Patriots-Colts matchup in Week 13 has been flexed out of prime time.
One of the great rivalries of the last decade lost all of its luster when Colts quarterback Peyton Manning underwent neck surgery that put his entire 2011 season in jeopardy. The Colts have an 0-9 record and haven't been competitive for a month. They were destroyed 62-7 by the Saints on national television in Week 7, which might have been the final straw for the NFL.
The Patriots and Colts were set to play at 8:20 p.m. on Sunday Night Football at Gillette Stadium. Instead, the Dec. 4 meeting will take place at 1 p.m.