Originally posted on The Rap Sheet  |  Last updated 12/7/11

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Robert Kraft, team owner of the New England Patriots addresses the fans as he receives the Lamar Hunt AFC Championship trophy from CBS announcer Jim Nantz against the San Diego Chargers during the AFC Championship Game on January 20, 2008 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
The Patriots-Broncos game won’t be played for two weeks, but it’s already featured quite the battle. Turns out, there was a royal rumble between CBS and NBC over whether the game will remain at 4:15 p.m. Eastern on CBS or get flexed to NBC as the Sunday Night Game. This was a solid breakdown here from yesterday, and the Denver Post reported that Patriots owner Robert Kraft was involved on the CBS side (maybe to get more gift certificates for CBS Scene?) That all meant it was delayed last night, at least until this afternoon. So, who won? And so, after a 24-hour delay, nothing has changed. CBS will keep the Patriots-Broncos game that will still be at 4:15 Eastern. That means the Ravens-Charges game will remain on Sunday night. So, all that for nothing. And Kraft wins. So do the Patriots, who get to come back to Foxboro earlier with a short week to face the Dolphins on Christmas Eve.
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