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 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.