Packers-Vikings flexed out of Sunday night slot for Week 11

November 2, 2015

The NFL's flex scheduling has struck down what was supposed to be an NFC North showdown on Sunday night in Week 11. Instead, the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings will kickoff at TCF Bank Stadium during the late-afternoon time slot on Nov. 22.

The NFL replaced the Sunday night matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals at the Arizona Cardinals.

Although the Bengals and Cardinals present an interesting inter-conference matchup between two teams who currently lead their respective divisions, the Packers-Vikings game could also have some playoff implications. Minnesota's only a game back on Green Bay, and the Packers aren't looking so unbeatable after Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

If Teddy Bridgewater and the Vikings pull off the improbable and take over the division lead against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in a couple weeks, a primetime audience won't be watching it happen.