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NFL explains decision to flex Patriots-Dolphins game

The NFL has a friendly message for the conspiracy theorists among us who might have thought they spotted something suspicious in the decision to flex Sunday’s Patriots-Dolphins game on CBS — rather than the more compelling Texans-Colts matchup — from 1 p.m. to 4:25.

There’s nothing to see here — other than an afternoon of football games organized to have as much relevance on playoff seeding as possible.

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