Vikings-Chargers game December 15 flexed from night to afternoon

Ruben Hill
December 3, 2019

With the Chargers and Vikings being flexed out, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills, who were scheduled for an afternoon bout, will get the primetime game.

When talking about the most explosive teams in the National Football League, both the Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Chargers have the ability to put a lot of points on the scoreboard in a short period of time on any given week. The Bill are now 9-3 but because they have to play in the same division as the New England Patriots can do no better than the No. 5 seed in the AFC.

Flex-schedule changes have to be announced no later than 12 days before the game day in question. The match-up has been moved from 1:00 8:15 p.m. Central in a game now televised by CBS. The networks must submit those protected games to the league after Week 5. Although they did defeat the Dallas Cowboys in a night game, whenever the schedule shows a prime-time game against a tough opponent, fans can't help but cringe at least a little bit. No team may play in the Sunday night game on NBC more than four times in a season, though Week 17 is exempt from that rule.

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