|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL The Philadelphia Eagles host the Minnesota Vikings in Week 16 of the 2010 NFL season. This is the first Tuesday Night Football matchup in 64 years! Sixty Four years!
Minnesota has been hoping that this extra time is enough for Brett Favre to get better and back on the field. The NFL began discussing the possibility of moving the game Sunday morning, in response to inclement Philadelphia weather, including heavy snow; that quickly turned into the NFL officially postponing the game until Tuesday night. About a foot of snow fell on Philadelphia, though less than 5 inches was on the ground before the scheduled kickoff at 8:20 p.m. EST. By Monday morning, it was bright and sunny at Lincoln Financial Field. But the league had already postponed the game because of the uncertainty of the forecast. The Eagles-Vikings game will now take place on Tuesday night at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, and it will be aired by NBC at 8 p.m. Eastern.
The Vikings (5-9) are getting used to this. Their previous two games also were affected by the weather. Their home game against the Giants on Dec. 12 was postponed a day after Minneapolis got 15 inches of snow. It was then moved to Detroit when the Metrodome roof collapsed. Their game against Chicago last week was played at the University of Minnesota's outdoor stadium because of the damaged roof.
Sportsbook lists the Eagles as the minus 14 point favorites this Tuesday night, with the total over under at 42
Unfortunately for the Philadelphia Eagles, this means they will be fighting for playoff positioning with two games in six days. But good news has come to the Eagles this week as well, as President Obama has spoken out in commendation for Eagles’ owner Jeffrey Lurie, as he gave Michael Vick a second chance, even after his imprisonment. Obama believes that those who have served time, and paid for their crimes should have the opportunity to contribute to society again. Just as the Eagles superstar Michael Vick has this year. He served an 18 month prison sentence last year on dogfighting charges, but has led the Eagles to the playoffs this year.