The Minnesota Vikings have officially announced that the game between the Minnesota vikings and the Denver Broncos originally scheduled for a 3:15pm start time has been moved back to a 12:00pm kickoff. The Official Minnesota Vikings website posted this note about the game changing start times:
“The December 4 game at Mall of America Field between the Denver Broncos and the Vikings has been moved to a Noon CT kickoff (previously was scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. CT) and will now air on FOX (KMSP Channel 9 in the Twin Cities) instead of CBS.
The NFL utilizes “flexible scheduling” on Sundays in Weeks 10-15, 17. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all NFL Sunday time slots in those weeks and give teams a chance to play their way onto primetime and into the late-afternoon 3 p.m. CT time slot on CBS and FOX. “
With the Vikings not doing so well this season ans the Broncos not commanding a national audience its not a surprise that the game has been flexed to the earlier start time.