The Dec. 26 game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles has been selected by the good folks at NBC to be "flexed" into a primetime slot, according to the Minnesota Vikings' official website.â†µ
The Eagles are one of the premiere teams in the NFC, boasting MVP candidate Michael Vick and explosive receiver DeSean Jackson, among other stars. The game the day after Christmas could potentially. . .potentially, mind you. . .mark Brett Favre's 300th consecutive regular season start. (If he starts tonight's game against the New York Giants, that is.)â†µ
The original matchup for that particular week was set to be between the San Diego Chargers and the Cincinnati Bengals, but the league apparently thought the game between Minnesota and Philadelphia was a more attractive matchup.â†µ
So now, between tonight's game against the Giants, next Monday night's game against the Bears. . .at a location yet to be determined. . .and now this game against the Eagles, the currently 5-7 Vikings will end up with three consecutive games in primetime.â†µ
The kickoff for the game on Dec. 26 is now set for 7:20 p.m. Central Time.