Minnesota Vikings at Packers could be another prime time game


The Minnesota Vikings could find themselves in back-to-back prime time games if their week 17 contest against Green Bay is for the NFC North championship.

The Minnesota Vikings already had their week 16 game against the New York Giants flexed to Sunday Night football. but the team could find themselves playing more prime time games before the season is over.

Week 17 of the NFL season could be a major situation for the NFC North, with the division crown coming down to a final match-up between the Vikings and Packers. If that’s the case, Minnesota will be playing back-to-back prime time games to end the season.

According to the TwinCities.com Pioneer Press website, the week 17 game could be moved to prime time if a couple of things happen.

"Nov 22, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) talk following the game at TCF Bank Stadium. The Packers defeated the Vikings 30-15. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports“The starting time at Lambeau Field is now set for noon and to be televised by Fox. However, the game, which could decide the NFC North title, could be moved to 7:30 p.m. on NBC or to 3:25 p.m. on Fox.The Packers (10-4) could clinch the division title Sunday if they win at Arizona and the Vikings (9-5) lose at home to the New York Giants. If that happens, the starting time is expected to remain at noon.”"

We’ll know by Monday, December 28, 2015 whether or not the Minnesota Vikings game against Green Bay will be moved to prime time, as there is a six-day window for flex scheduling on NFL games.

It appears as though the game is likely to be moved to a later time slot as long as the Vikings can defeat the New York Giants on Sunday, which is no easy task itself.