By Michael Donovan
If you don’t think the Eagles stunning win was a big deal, check out how the NFL is taking advantage of it.
Two days ago, most people probably would’ve laughed if you told them Philly was going to get flexed to primetime, but the Eagles turned some heads on Sunday with a 35-28 win over the Patriots.
At 5-7, Philadelphia could be tied for the NFC East lead heading into Week 14, if the Redskins lose to the Cowboys on Monday night.
For the second time this season, the Arizona Cardinals have been flexed to Sunday night. The NFL announced Monday that Arizona’s Week 15 game at Philadelphia has been moved into prime time.
The Eagles-Cardinals game, which had originally been set to air at 1 p.m ET on Fox, will now air on Dec. 20 at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
The move marks the first time in team history that the Cardinals (10-2) have been flexed twice in one season. Before this year, the Cardinals had only been flexed in 2009 when a Vikings-Cardinals game was moved to Sunday night.
To make room for Arizona and Philadelphia, the NFL bumped Cincinnati’s game in San Francisco to an afternoon start. The Bengals-49ers game will now kickoff at 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS.