The NFL has announced today that the game time for the Week 12 matchup between the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field will be flexed. The game, originally scheduled for 12:00pm CST on November 28, has been moved to 3:15pm CST. This comes after the Bears big win against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday and the record-breaking performance by Michael Vick and the Eagles on Monday night, both wins moving the teams into a tie for first place in their respective divisions.
While both teams currently stand at 6-3, most people will probably heavily favor the Eagles. The Bears do have a few things going their way. They will be coming off an extended break after playing on Thursday night this week and the Eagles will be coming off a slightly shorter than normal week after playing on Sunday night against the New York Giants. Either way, the NFL sees this as a game worth watching. I’ll be hoping that intangibles play a factor and give the Bears an edge. It could be a cold, sloppy snow bowl at Soldier field.
Flex Note: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Baltimore Ravens game was also flexed to 3:15pm CST on November 28th. The changes were announced today because the NFL must announce flex scheduling changes at least 12 days prior to the game.