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Vikings/Redskins Week 16 Game Moved to Prime Time

Post-mortem on yesterday's game coming up shortly, but I'm ecstatic about the news that's coming from Judd Zulgad at the Star-Tribune:

The NFL announced today that the Vikings-Redskins game on Sunday, Dec. 23 has been shifted to a 7:15 p.m. start on NBC. It will be the Vikings' first appearance on NBC's Sunday night package, which began last year and is considered the marquee prime-time slot for NFL games.

The schedule called for NBC to show Tampa Bay-San Francisco but under the NFL's flexible scheduling system the network and league can work together to move games from Weeks 11 through 17. With the 49ers dropping to 3-10 after Sunday's loss to the Vikings and Tampa Bay now 8-5, that game lost its appeal.

The NFL and NBC also considered the Giants (9-4) at Buffalo (7-6) but decided to go with the 7-6 Vikings and 6-7 Redskins.

The Minnesota-Washington game had been scheduled to kickoff at noon. The move means the Vikings will make two prime-time appearances this season. They will play host to the Chicago Bears next Monday night on ESPN.

Awesome!  Honestly, I usually don't like waiting for later games. . .I like my pizza hot, my soda cold, and my Vikings at noon on Sundays.  But this is a sign, in my estimation, that the Vikings are finally starting to get a little respect.

Prime-time games two weeks in a row?  Sounds like a damn fine deal to me.

Stay tuned, everyone. . .more on yesterday's game coming in a little bit.