Report: Vikings-Eagles “pretty likely” on Thanksgiving

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The third game of the Thanksgiving schedule could be coming into focus.

After a report earlier this week that the two early holiday games would include Bears-Lions and Dolphins-Cowboys, we may have an idea of the prime time matchup.

Via Michael Rand of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, an Eagles trip to play the Vikings appears to be the late game of the three.

John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal (who reported the first two games) said during a SI media podcast with Jimmy Traina what he had heard about the game.

“I didn’t actually write about this but I have heard that Minnesota vs. Philadelphia is one that’s in play,” Ourand said. “It’s not dead set, but I’m told that it’s pretty likely.”

The Vikings have never hosted a Thanksgiving game, though they’ve played in eight of them against either the Lions or the Cowboys.

39 responses to “Report: Vikings-Eagles “pretty likely” on Thanksgiving

  1. Also heard Eagles will be in Dallas the Thursday after Thanksgiving. 2 Thursday road games in a row right in the middle of the season is rough.

  2. The NFL must be hurting they are trying to push next seasons games early LOL I don’t feel sorry for them……greed and allowing politics into the game is their own fault.

  3. leroyquimby says:
    February 14, 2019 at 8:16 am
    Also heard Eagles will be in Dallas the Thursday after Thanksgiving. 2 Thursday road games in a row right in the middle of the season is rough.

    There’s zero chance the league would have the Eagles play two consecutive Thursday night games on the road and the Cowboys have two consecutive home games on Thursdays.

    As I typed this, I reminded myself that this is the NFL, So anything’s possible.

  4. 4-26 against .500 Teams…. I’m Kirk “PRIME TIME” Cousins. The Vikings and Prime Time Cousins didn’t beat a . 500 Team last season. And the Vikings had a top 10 defensive unit. Not sure why the Vikes signed Cousins for so much money. And i like the Vikings! “YOU LIKE THAT!”

  5. There are a lot of great rivalries out there. Minnesota Green Bay is a great game. Dallas Washington is also a great game almost every time. I would love to see them find one of these rivalries and let everyone see that. I’m a Minnesota fan so a chance to see Minnesota over a big meal is always good news, but What for the sports fans all around the country, I feel like there’s options they should look at. Even Miami New England is always a good game

  6. Vikings will beat them again, just like last season. Also, for the first time, in the last three meetings, they have to come to Minnesota.

  7. Sounds to me like it’s shaping up to be the only good game that day. The Dolphins? Lions? Come on, Man!!!

  8. youradarnfoo says:
    February 14, 2019 at 9:05 am
    4-26 against .500 Teams…. I’m Kirk “PRIME TIME” Cousins. The Vikings and Prime Time Cousins didn’t beat a . 500 Team last season. And the Vikings had a top 10 defensive unit. Not sure why the Vikes signed Cousins for so much money. And i like the Vikings! “YOU LIKE THAT!”
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    They beat one playoff team (Philly) and only one of their losses was to a non-playoff team. The Vikings 2018 season/Team was practically the definition of “Average”. Plenty to improve upon

  9. You’ll have the prime matchup earlier in the day with The Lions and Bears fighting for first place, while this game will feature the Vikings who will be fighting for last place with Green Bay.

  10. Eagles-Vikings look like the smallest turd in the punch bowl. The other two games should be over by halftime. We are stuck with Detroit on Thanksgiving, but choosing Miami?

  11. “Eagles-Vikings look like the smallest turd in the punch bowl. The other two games should be over by halftime. We are stuck with Detroit on Thanksgiving, but choosing Miami?”

    Huh? Why are turds in a punch bowl? Eagles – SB 52 champs and came within a hair of going back. My team is far from a turd, you weird turd punch drinking man.

  12. A Viking fan just called the Philly fanbase “down to earth”? It was just over a year ago when the Minny fanbase was aghast at how rude and obnoxious they were.

    Or was that just a convenient attempt to distract from the no-show performance that prevented their home-field Super Bowl?

  13. Geez, I’m gonna have to get up from my nap early to head downtown for the game. The Pack-Vikes would have been more entertaining though.

  14. The NFL should be very careful who they schedule for primetime. The Saints very well may sue the league if they don’t get enough national games.

  15. cheeseisfattening says:
    February 14, 2019 at 2:25 pm
    If so its a nice treat for 2 down to earth fan bases. No one claiming the teams are getting this game because the fans are special. So nice.
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    What a perfectly brown-noser thing to say!

  16. Stellar – don’t be a fight picker. Your emoji loving buddy would frown upon your conduct. Don’t you have a rodgers injury excuse to type up or your daily Kirk Cousins childish remark of the day. Maybe next year after another third place schedule gb can sneak back to 7 wins.

  17. packertruth says:
    February 14, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Or was that just a convenient attempt to distract from the no-show performance that prevented their home-field Super Bowl?
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    How was the packers off season checker tournament going while the Vikings were playing in that game? Did Aaron play or was his collarbone still too hurt?

  18. The Vikings had better draft a couple 4th 5th round QB’s on fliers because they bought a Silk looking purse made out of a Sow’s ear with Cousins.. It seem like every year or two one comes along that slips by.. but if they don’t seriouly fix that line, that game may not matter to them for the season.

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