Week 16’s Giants-Vikings game moves to Sunday night slot

Monday December 14th, 2015

The Minnesota Vikings game against the Giants at TCF Bank Stadium on Dec. 27 will be moved from 1 p.m. ET to 8:30 p.m. on NBC after the Giants defeated the Miami Dolphins 31–24 on Monday night.

The NFL announced Monday that the Giants-Vikings game would be flexed to the nighttime window if the Giants won Monday night’s game. If New York had lost, Sunday Night Football would have featured the Ravens and Steelers that week, as originally scheduled. 

Monday’s win moved the Giants into a three-way tie for first place in the NFC East at 6–7, along with the Redskins and Eagles. New York’s Week 17 matchup against the Eagles cannot be flexed to a night game because Philadelphia has already played the maximum number of primetime games.

Giants lose defensive linemen Markus Kuhn, George Selvie to injury

The Vikings (8–5) are also battling for a playoff spot. They are currently tied with the Seahawks in the wild card race, though Seattle holds the tiebreaker after blowing out Minnesota in Week 13.

- Christopher Chavez

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