NFL Flexes Chicago Bears Game Against Philadelphia Eagles

In anticipation of both the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears vying for the playoffs during the final three weeks of the regular season, the NFL has made a change to their television schedule.

Dec 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; A football lays in the snow during the fourth quarter of a game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Lions 34-20. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Originally, the Bears were scheduled to play the Eagles in Philadelphia at noon on December 22. Instead, the NFL announced on Tuesday the game has between the Bears and Eagles has been flexed to the Sunday Night game. Meaning the Bears will play the Eagles on Sunday Night Football on December 22. The game between the Bears and Eagles on Sunday Night Football is replacing the game between the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens.

A move to prime-time may be a good sign for the Bears. The Bears are 4-0 in prime-time games following their 45-28 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night.

The Bears currently possess a record of 7-6 and are tied for first place in the NFC North division with the Detroit Lions. The Lions, however, hold the tie-breaker over the Bears.

Meanwhile, the Eagles have a record of 8-5 and have a 1 game lead over the Cowboys for first place in the NFC East division.

The game between the Eagles and Bears in two weeks will likely have plenty of playoff implications.

Topics: Chicago Bears

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