Vikings vs. Lions game Flexed to Late Afternoon Game
The NFL has flexed the Lions-Vikings Week 15 matchup to a 4:25 pm start.
The Detroit Lions are getting a little later start Dec. 14 against the Minnesota Vikings.
The NFL has flexed the Lions’ Week 15 matchup to a 4:25 pm start. It was originally scheduled to kickoff at 1 p.m. The Week 15 Cincinnati at Cleveland game will be broadcast on FOX at 1 p.m. The Lions vs. Vikings game will follow on FOX.
Ziggy AnsahDE Ziggy Ansah (Photo: Gavin Smith)
The originally scheduled Dallas at Philadelphia matchup remains in place on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.
In addition, the kickoff times for each of the Week 16 Saturday doubleheader games have been finalized.
Philadelphia at Washington Dec. 20 will be played at 4:30 p.m. and broadcast on NFL Network, followed by the San Diego at San Francisco game at 8:25 p.m. on CBS.
The Lions had one previous 4:25 start this year in Arizona. They fell, 14-6.
Detroit beat the Vikings 17-3 in Minnesota in Week 6.
The NFL will continue to use flexible scheduling up to Week 17. For each flexible scheduling week with the exception of Week 17, the NFL announces the start times of games on Sundays no later than 12 days prior to that weekend.
To ensure a Sunday night game and doubleheader games with playoff implications in Week 17, flexible scheduling decisions for that Sunday can be made on six days notice.
The Lions play the Green Bay Packers Week 17 at Lambeau Field. That game could have NFC North division title and playoff implications, and could possibly be a candidate to be flexed to an evening start.
And hopefully the nation will watch another Lions Blowout against a division rival.