The reason the Miami-New England matchup was moved, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, was so that the AFC playoff seeds could not be locked in by the 1 p.m. results.
And if any of three previous paragraphs annoy you in any way, it always could be worse.
NFL over the yrs has not been afraid to adapt, e.g. flex sked. Only 13 yrs ago, our season finale on MNF was 4-11 Atl vs 4-11 SF.— Joe Browne (@NFLonTheHill) December 24, 2012