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Cardinals-Eagles Flexed To Sunday Night

Cards get fifth primetime game of the season with move of Dec. 20 game in Philadelphia


Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald makes a move the last time the team played in Philadelphia in 2013. The Cards' game in Philadelphia Dec. 20 was flexed to "Sunday Night Football."

The Cardinals are having a record-setting season for their franchise, and it only makes sense their games are in demand.

For a second time this season, a Cardinals game has been flexed from an afternoon kickoff to NBC's "Sunday Night Football," with the NFL announcing Monday the Dec. 20 game in Philadelphia will be in primetime. The original SNF

game was supposed to be Bengals-49ers.

Kickoff for the Eagles game will now be at 6:30 p.m. Arizona time.

The Cardinals had already been flexed last month, when their home game against the Bengals was moved to Sunday night. That game was a week after a "Sunday Night Football" appearance in Seattle, a matchup that had been scheduled since April.

The game against the Eagles will be the Cardinals' fifth primetime game of the season and now the second time the team will play in primetime in back-to-back games. The Cardinals host the Minnesota Vikings this week on the NFL Network's "Thursday Night Football."

The other primetime game was a "Monday Night Football" meeting with Baltimore at University of Phoenix Stadium.

The Cards are 3-0 in primetime games so far this season.

Before this season, the Cardinals had appeared on the current NBC "Sunday Night Football" incarnation four times. Three came in 2009, after the Cardinals made the Super Bowl. The Cardinals split with the Colts and Giants, and beat the Vikings in the one other time they had been "flexed" into an appearance.

Last season, the Cardinals hosted the Seahawks late in the year with the NFC West crown at stake – although by then the Cards were missing injured quarterbacks Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton. The Seahawks won in a blowout.

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