Viewers were told they could continue watching the game via the BBC Red Button or on the BBC Sport website.
However, many viewers reported the picture quality was not as good after switching over from BBC’s main HD channels.
#nfluk@markchapman Dear @BBC Your scheduler needs firing. You are paying for the rights for the NFL, but only show a small part of the game to broadcast repeats! Incredibly stupid. The red button picture is appalling ? Gone across to Sky
That said, while the BBC do a lot of fantastic work with and for the NFL, hiding three quarters of a headline game behind the red button – which isn't even HD! – to make room for a chimpanzee documentary is pathetic. Total waste of a thrice-in-a-year opportunity.