When the NFL moved back the starting time of the late-afternoon games to 4:25PM, it was intended to minimize the chance of an early game on the same channel from overrunning the start of the late game. Now it seems like they overrun the start of the late game almost every week. If the early game is over in time, they go to bonus coverage of one of the other games and run it up to and sometimes past the start of the second game. If the bonus coverage ends in time, they go to a bunch of commercials and still join the late game in progress. As a longtime Rams fan and Sunday Ticket subscriber, it hasn't been much of an issue for me until this year, because the Rams never showed up on the late afternoon telecasts here. It happened last week with the Packers-Rams game. The Redskins-Giants game was over in plenty of time, but they switched to the end of the Bucs-Bengals game. That game ended right around the starting time of the Rams game, but they went to a commercial break that lasted 3 or 4 minutes. By the time they joined the scheduled telecast, the Packers had already run a number of plays. I checked the Sunday Ticket channel and found it was unblocked until the local station joined, but by that time the game was already underway. If I set one of my DVRs for the Sunday Ticket channel, will it record up to the point where they start blacking it out on that channel, or will the recording go away when the channel gets blacked out? It seems ridiculous to have to miss the start of the game when I am paying for Sunday Ticket. I face the same situation this week with the Falcons game on at 1:00PM and the Rams on the same local channel at 4:25.