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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Not ready for prime time?

With the NFL set to release the regular-season schedule Wednesday, it will be interesting to see how many (if any) Vikings games end up in prime time.

Except for 2003, the Vikings have played at least one Monday night game every season since 1987, but those teams boasted considerably more offensive star power than the current edition.

The Vikings played three prime-time games last season: on Monday, Sunday and Thursday.


Blogger Colinito said...

I live in Austin so I cherish any chance I get to see the Vikes. (Though the Pats and Packers games last year were tough to watch). I think, no matter what, the flex scheduling on NBC Sunday Night will allow any good team /game with playoff implications to be shown in the latter half of the season.

So it's not always up to the football gods to decide it in April anymore.

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Blogger shane said...

I will guess that the Vikes will get one national game early in the year versus the Bears or the Packers. You know the Pack will be on about 4 times (at least) and the Bears will be on a lot too. The NFL loves rivalry games. I doubt the Sunday Night flex scheduling will get the Vikes on TV, unless I am completely wrong about their chances of success this year. I have my fingers crossed, hoping I'm wrong. The Vikes can still do a lot this offseason (starting with the draft) to pump up my confidence level, but they sure haven't done it yet.

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