*The NFL moved the Vikings at Eagles game from Sunday night to Tuesday because of an expected blizzard that could dump up to 20 inches snow on Philadelphia.
*Because of inclement weather in Philadelphia, the NFL has the Vikings at Eagles game from Sunday night to Tuesday. It is expected that a blizzard could dump up to 20 i8nches of snow on the city.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter declared a snow emergency as of 2 p.m. EST Sunday.
The game will be played at 8 p.m. EST., and televised nationally by NBC. In announcing the postponement, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said:
“Due to public safety concerns in light of today’s snow emergency in Philadelphia, tonight’s Vikings-Eagles game has been postponed. Because of the uncertainty of the extent of tonight’s storm and its aftermath, the game will be played on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. This will allow sufficient time to ensure that roads, parking lots and the stadium are fully cleared. The National Weather Service states that a winter storm warning in Philadelphia remains in effect until 1 pm on Monday.”
Minnesota (5-9) is out of playoff contention, but the Eagles (10-4) can clinch the NFC East with a win.
NBC was uncertain what it would broadcast Sunday night in place of the game, although a spokesman said the regular “Football Night in America” would be on the air from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. EST.