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NFL Notes: TV Deals, Bills, Colts, & Vikings

TV Deals

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that the NFL could make at least one of their international games available to internet streaming services like Google/YouTube, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu.

Yahoo! streamed the first NFL game online today, and all indications have been that it was a success for them.

The NFL’s current TV rights deals run through 2022, which means it will be a few years before things could really interesting in terms of how games are available to fans.

Florio reports that Google/YouTube made a serious play for the DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket package within the past few years, but the NFL had concerns about the technology and fans ability to take advantage of streaming options.

However, Florio believes a number of packages could be open to bidders such as Monday Night Football and NFL Sunday Ticket package.

Another option, according to Florio, is that the NFL could sell games directly to fans via a service of their own creation.

Bills

  • Bills HC Rex Ryan told reporters after Sunday’s loss to the Jaguars that he’s “confident” QB Tyrod Taylor will be back after their bye. (Tyler Dunne)
  • Ryan added that he’s “100 percent” confident in EJ Manuel as their No. 2 quarterback moving forward. (Tyler Dunne)

Colts

  • Pro Football Talk mentions that with the games coming up against the undefeated Panthers and Broncos, Colts HC Chuck Pagano could be fired after the team’s bye, barring improvement.

Vikings

  • The FOX Broadcast announced Sunday that RB Adrian Peterson was downgraded to question for today’s game after he swallowed chewing tobacco on a flight from Minnesota to Detroit.
  • Peterson later threw up upon landing in Detroit, which led to him being downgraded.