After the Eagles and Bears both won games with major NFC playoff implications in Week 14, the NFL decided to give their meeting in Week 16 a prime time audience.
The Bears-Eagles game in Philadelphia has been moved from its previously scheduled 1 p.m. Eastern kickoff on FOX to Sunday Night Football on NBC. Chicago is currently tied with Detroit for NFC North supremacy (though the Lions own the tiebreaker), while Philadelphia is currently one game ahead of Dallas in the NFC East. That makes Bears-Eagles a big game.
For the Eagles if Dallas wins then the NFC East will be decided next week at AT&T Stadium against the Dallas Cowboys. If the Cowboys lose the Eagles could clinch the East if they defeat the Bears. So maybe just once the Eagles faithful can cheer on the Washington Redskins.
The Bears need a little more help to win the NFC North today. They need to defeat the Eagles and the Green Bay Packers need to lose to the Pittsburgh Steelers and a Detroit Lions loss to the New York Giants.
If you’re looking to attend the game, Philadelphia Eagles tickets remain available for Sunday night’s tilt.
Al Michaels serves as the play-by-play announcer with Chris Collinsworth as the color commentator. Michele Tafoya will serve as the sideline reporter.
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