The Vikings-Philadelphia Eagles game originally scheduled for Sunday, December 26 at 12:00 p.m. CT has been moved to prime time, with a kickoff of 7:20 p.m. CT. The game will be televised by NBC as the network’s Sunday Night Football broadcast.
This will be the Vikings 3rd consecutive prime time game, with the team playing the NY Giants tonight on FOX and then the Chicago Bears next Monday night on ESPN. Aside from the Vikings long list of star players, the Vikings-Eagles game is an attractive option for prime time because the Eagles are leaders of the NFC East and feature QB Mike Vick, who has rejuvenated his career and is one of the NFL’s most valuable players.
The Week 16 matchup with Philadelphia represents the 6th prime time game of the season for Minnesota and – according to my count – the 10th prime time game for the Vikings over the past 2 regular seasaons.
The San Diego Chargers and Cincinnati Bengals were originally slated to play the Sunday night game in Week 16 but their contest will be moved to 4:05 p.m. ET.
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