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NFL Loads Primetime Schedule With Top Draws After Ratings Dip Last SeasonPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 21 / 17
The NFL's ratings slide last season "clearly impacted the league's schedule-making process," as the league "packed its prime-time schedule with its best draws," according to Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com. The league formally released its '17 schedule Thursday night, and 10 teams "have the maximum number...
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