August 9, 2018
Week 8’s Tulsa @ Alaska and Mexico City @ Houston games have been moved to Week 9, while Week 9’s Houston @ Tulsa and Alaska @ Mexico City matchups have been moved to Week 8. This schedule change is to accommodate the cross-conference scheduling and hexing procedures, as Week 9 was previously over-booked with cross-conference matchups.
Baltimore @ Indianapolis will be flexed in to the Week 8 Friday Night Lights matchup, based off of top 100 chat activity between the two teams (Indy and Baltimore combine to have 16 of the top 100 most active SFL players under contract per this release). Mexico City @ Houston – moved from Week 8 to Week 9, will serve as that week’s Rivalry Night game, taking the place of Alaska/Mexico City. Owners Ramos Lynn and Demond Simien have faced each other a total of eight times since the two won expansion teams in Season 5 and 6, respectively.