NFL examining schedule for teams playing on Thursday night

BUFFALO, N.Y. — NFL executive Troy Vincent tells The Associated Press the league is re-evaluating its scheduling process in a bid to avoid the short turnaround of having teams playing on Sunday night and then travel to play on Thursday.

"Ideally, that's not something that we would like to have," the league's vice-president of football operations said during a visit to Buffalo on Thursday.

Vincent is referring to last week, when Washington beat Green Bay in a prime-time game on Nov. 20, and then lost a late afternoon game at Dallas four days later.

Vincent says the league prefers that both teams playing on Thursday would be scheduled to play early Sunday afternoon games the previous weekend.

Washington coach Jay Gruden called the schedule unfair and said his biggest worry was the health of his team.


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