NFL postpones Eagles-Vikings game until Tuesday
December 26th, 2010
12:29 PM ET

NFL postpones Eagles-Vikings game until Tuesday

The NFL has postponed Sunday night's football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles due to the impending snowstorm barreling down on the northeastern United States.

The announcement came shortly after Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter declared a snow emergency as a blizzard moved its way up the east coast.

"Mother Nature is trying to wreak havoc on the NFL schedule - and it involves the Minnesota Vikings again," a post on NFL.com read.

The Vikings game against the New York Giants during week 14 was moved to Detroit after the Metrodome roof collapsed because of heavy snow. The weather in Minnesota also forced them to play their next game at the University of Minnesota's stadium.

The NFL had been contemplating all day whether to postpone the Eagles-Vikings game, prompting SI.com's Peter King to tweet "The prospect of postponing a game because of snow? That's what I call absurd."

"Due to public safety concerns in light of today's snow emergency in Philadelphia, tonight's Vikings-Eagles game has been postponed. Because of the uncertainty of the extent of tonight's storm and its aftermath, the game will be played on Tuesday night at 8 p.m.," the NFL said in a statement. "This will allow sufficient time to ensure that roads, parking lots and the stadium are fully cleared."

On a serious note, King who also tweeted the announcement of the postponement to NBC Tuesday night, said the decision could harm the Eagles.

"Puts the Eagles in tough spot if as expected they'll need to beat rested Dallas on 5 days rest for 2d seed," he wrote.

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  1. Don

    The NFL says the postponement was for the fans. If they're worried about the fans in winter weather, why are they trying to extend the season to have more winter games? They've been very lucky not to have more games in extreme winter conditions.

    How much will this hurt the Eagles in preparing for their final regular season game?

    December 27, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. pw

    I hope vick wins mvp!. It will shut up these sports wannbe mouths.

    December 27, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. IhaveNoLife

    Yay! The NFL MVP means sooo much to me! I base all my life changing decisions around professional sports.

    December 27, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
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