Why the NFL Moved Titans-Jaguars Game to 3:25 pm CST

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. –** The Titans know what's at stake on Sunday, and so does the NFL.

That's why the team's game against the Jaguars was moved to 3:25 p.m. CST. The game, originally scheduled for noon, will air on CBS.

The Titans will advance to the playoffs with a win over the Jaguars.

The NFL also moved the Cincinnati-Baltimore and Buffalo-Miami games to late afternoon starts on CBS. The Carolina-Atlanta and New Orleans-Tampa Bay games also moved to late afternoon on FOX. The Chargers-Raiders game, which also has playoff implications, remains at 3:25 CST.

The games were moved to ensure that all games with playoff implications that impact each other are played at the same time. There will be no Sunday night game in Week 17.

"We felt that both from a competitive standpoint and from a fan perspective, the most fair thing to do is to schedule all Week 17 games in either the 1 p.m. or 4:25 p.m. ET windows," NFL Senior Vice President of Broadcasting Howard Katz said.

"This ensures that we do not have a matchup on Sunday Night Football on New Year's Eve that because of earlier results has no playoff implications for one or both of the competing teams."

Here's another look at the playoff scenarios involving the Titans:

Tennessee Titans (8-7) vs. Jacksonville (10-5), Sunday, 3:25 p.m. CST at Nissan Stadium.

Tennessee clinches a playoff berth with:

1) TEN win OR

2) TEN tie BUF loss or tie LAC loss or tie OR

3) BUF loss LAC loss

The Tennessee Titans take on the Los Angeles Rams in Week 16 at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)

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