NFL flexes kickoff time for Saints’ home finale against Jacksonville _lowres

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) smiles at fans as he signs autographs for others before the game against the Carolina Panthers in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015.

The NFL announced on Monday that the league has decided to change the kickoff time for the Saints’ home finale at the Superdome.

New Orleans will now take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at 3:05 p.m. on Dec. 27. The game was originally scheduled for noon.

For the Saints, it’s the second time in the last four weeks that a noon game has been flexed into the higher-profile afternoon slot. New Orleans’ 41-38 loss to Carolina was also flexed into a later time slot.

Jacksonville (5-8) is a game out of first place in the AFC South, trailing both the Houston Texans and the Indianapolis Colts.