With the Dallas Cowboys winning against the Washington Redskins behind a clutch performance from Tony Romo, NBC reportedly decided to flex the Cowboys-Philadelphia Eagles Week 17 matchup into the Sunday night football slot. This is a wise decision for the network.
Cowboys-Eagles will be flexed to prime time next Sunday night, per NFL official.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 23, 2013
For Week 16, decided to flex in the Chicago Bears-Eagles matchup despite the Baltimore Ravens taking on the New England Patriots. With the way the games have played out so far on Sunday, NBC made the right choice. For Week 17, the battle of Romo and Nick Foles will surely bring great television ratings for NBC.
In addition to Romo and Foles being among the most talked about NFL QBs this season, Dallas and Philadelphia will be battling for the NFC East title. The mission is clear for both squads. Winner moves on into the playoffs, while the loser goes home. If the Eagles hold on to beat Chicago, Philadelphia will win the NFC East in the event of a tie between the division rivalries.
This season, Foles replaced an injured Michael Vick and has since earned the support of Eagles and NFL fans alike. Game after game, Foles has dissected opposing defenses apart with a multi-facated offensive attack that features dual runnings backs and various wide riecievers. On the other hand, Romo’s season has been filled with inconsistently, so it will be interesting which Romo shows up in Week 17
The Cowboys-Eagles matchup will easily be the most talked about matchup leading into next Sunday’s match. Let the many hours of analysts, predictions, and talk about Romo, Foles and others commence as we await Week 17’s edition of Sunday night football.
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