I guess Kerry's plea worked -- now, everyone will get to see if the Patriots do indeed make history.
From the Baltimore Sun: The NFL is making Saturday night's historic game between the New England Patriots and New York Giants -- scheduled to be carried only the NFL Network -- available on broadcast television, the league announced today.
CBS and NBC will simulcast the NFL Network's production of the game, in which the Patriots will try to become the first team to go 16-0 in the regular season.
"We have taken this extraordinary step because it is in the best interest of our fans," commissioner Roger Goodell said in a news release. "What we have seen for the past year is a very strong consumer demand for NFL Network. We appreciate CBS and NBC delivering the NFL Network telecast on Saturday night to the broad audience that deserves to see this potentially historic game. Our commitment to the NFL Network is stronger than ever."