I call BS, they will take all factors into account. They are all about money, the media is one source of revenue so are the 60+ thousand fans per stadium. Will the NFL be 100% accommodating, He11 no. But teams do put in request and concerns when it comes to scheduling. Request of certain effects schedules have on the paying customers, requests to not schedule a game at the same time the Mariners are playing a home game etc. They are not going to jeopardize half of a teams season ticket holder base, just like they won't jeopardize their commitment to the networks..