After previously saying Monday night's Texans-Ravens game wouldn't be available on DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket package, the NFL has changed course.
The league, CBS, ESPN and DirecTV have huddled up and done the right thing for fans, and now everyone who has Sunday Ticket will have both the Ravens-Texans game and the previously scheduled ESPN Eagles-Cowboys game available to them on Monday night. Ravens-Texans was originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon on CBS but was pushed back 30 hours by Hurricane Ike.
"After taking a closer look at it, we have decided that our Sunday Ticket subscriberswill
receive Monday night's telecast of the Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans game," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told Pro Football Talk.
It appears that the key to the agreement was a concession made by ESPN, which usually has exclusive rights to NFL games on Monday nights. So kudos to the Worldwide Leader.