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Vikings vs. Bears being flexed to Sunday Night Football

That would make two straight Sunday Night games for the purple

Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

‘Tis the season for NFL games getting flexed into Sunday Night Football, and it appears that the next time we see the Minnesota Vikings, it will be after we’ve waited all day for Sunday Night.

Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune points out that the NFL’s official scheduling page shows that the Vikings’ Week 11 contest at Soldier Field against the Chicago Bears has been moved to Sunday Night Football. The game that had previously been in that slot was the contest between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Jacksonville Jaguars, but it appears that NBC and the NFL have made the decision to swap games for that day.

If this is the case, that could mean two consecutive Sunday Night Football contests for the Vikings, as their Week 12 matchup with the Green Bay Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium is also scheduled to be on Sunday Night Football. There don’t appear to be a lot of attractive candidates to replace that game, so it looks like two straight prime-time contests for the Vikings.

What do you think about the decision to move Vikings/Bears to Sunday Night Football, folks?

UPDATE: The NFL has made it official as well through a press release.