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Giants-Browns Week 15 game flexed to prime time

Chasing NFC East title, New York will face Cleveland in national game

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The New York Giants got a nod of recognition from the NFL on Wednesday when it was announced that their Week 15 game against the Cleveland Browns is being flexed into the prime time Sunday Night Football slot.

That means the game, originally set for 1 p.m. on Dec. 20, will be played that night at 8:20 p.m. and broadcast nationally on NBC.

The Giants, of course, are 5-7, have won four straight games and lead the NFC East by virtue of having a tie-breaker advantage over the Washington Football Team. The Browns are 9-3.

To make this even sweeter for Giants fans, the game flexed out of the prime time slot and into the 1 p.m. slot on CBS is Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers.

Giants coach Joe Judge downplayed the switch.

“The focus has to always be on what we’re doing right now and the process of getting ready for the Cardinals,” Judge said before Wednesday’s practice. “The fact the game was flexed, to be completely just transparent and honest with you - look, we’ll play whenever.”

The Giants host the 6-6 Arizona Cardinals this weekend.