Vikings-Eagles Postponed Until Tuesday, Favre Gets 48 More Hours to Recover
Tonightâ€™s game against the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings has been postponed until Tuesday because of a winter storm expected to hammer the East Coast today, according to PhiladelphiaEagles.com. The game will be aired on NBC with kickoff scheduled for 8 p.m. Eastern.
With a snow emergency being declared in Philadelphia this afternoon, the game was moved to Sunday so that residents could stay off the roads as 8 to 12 inches of snow is expected.
The delay will give Vikings quarterback another 48 hours to recover from a concussion that knocked him out of last weekâ€™s game â€“ which was also postponed and moved outdoors because of the snow that collapsed the roof of the Metrodome.
Heading into Sunday, Favre was listed as doubtful on the NFL Injury Report for Week 16. Those 48 hours might be enough to upgrade him to questionable again this week, just like last week when he was able to make a surprise start in the outdoor game at the University of Minnesota.
Only time will tell, but we won’t be finding out tonight as we initially thought.
There is also news swirling around the Minnesota area today that the Vikings could be forced to play the entire 2011 season outdoors if the roof on the Metrodome is not constructed in time.