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NFL Flex Schedule: Vikings-Eagles Moved To Sunday Night In Week 16

For some reason I'm always fascinated by the NFL's flex schedule.

The NFL announced on Monday that the Dec. 26 game between the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles has been flexed to Sunday Night Football. The San Diego Chargers and Cincinnati Bengals game originally scheduled was moved up to the early games. The Kansas City Chiefs host the Tennessee Titans that day so they weren't much of a candidate to be flexed.

After the Eagles and Dallas Cowboys game stayed on Sunday Night Football this week and the Chiefs and San Diego Chargers game was not flexed, I figured KC would have one more shot to get a game flexed.

That would come in Week 17 against the Oakland Raiders. If this game turns into a "win and you're in" scenario then it would be a candidate to get flexed.

But it's looking like Oakland may not be an issue moving forward. They're two games behind the Chiefs with three to play so KC would need any combination of two games to knock them out. It should be noted, though, that Oakland would hold the tiebreaker if they needed to beat Kansas City in Week 17.

While on the topic of primetime games, the Chargers host the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday Night Football. I can imagine Chiefs fans will be interested in that game.

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