The Eagles-Seahawks game, originally scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 17, at Lumen Field in Seattle, has been moved by the NFL to 8:15 p.m. ET the next evening on national TV.
This is the first Sunday game the NFL has ever flexed to a Monday night.
The game originally scheduled for Monday night had the 8-3 Chiefs facing the 2-9 Patriots in Foxboro, Mass. That game will now be played at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.
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Instead, the Monday Night Football matchup will feature an Eagles team that’s 10-1 with the best record in the NFL and a Seahawks team that has lost three of its last four games but is still 6-5 and squarely in the NFC playoff race.
The Eagles are 4-0 this year in primetime games, beating the Dolphins on a Sunday night at the Linc, the Chiefs and Buccaneers on the road on Monday nights and the Vikings at the Linc on a Thursday night. They also have a Sunday night game coming next weekend in Dallas. That gives the Eagles maximum-allowed six primetime games this year.
The flex won’t give the Eagles a short week because they play the following Monday as well, a 4:30 p.m. Christmas Day start at the Linc against the Giants.
That means the Eagles now have three straight games in which they'll be the only game being played.
The Eagles are 9-4 under Nick Sirianni in primetime games and they’re 12-5 in their last 17 Monday night games going back to 2013.
The Eagles have lost seven straight games to the Seahawks and they’re 7-12 in franchise history. Their last win was in 2008 in Seattle behind Donovan McNabb touchdown passes to Reggie Brown and Todd Herremans.