If you’re not convinced about the fact that the Michael Vick Redemption Project is the number one story this year in the NFL, then tell me how you feel after seeing that the Eagles-Vikings game has been moved to Sunday night at 8pm. The game will be telecasted on NBC and will be the sixth primetime game for the Birds this season.
The Eagles are 5-0 in primetime games and they’ve become the league’s best show. Excitement is always right around the corner when you’ve got Vick, DeSean Jackson, LeSean McCoy and Jeremy Maclin on the field at the same time.
Surely the broadcasters were impressed by the ratings which last night’s Eagles-Cowboys game received. It was the highest rated NBC telecast of the season and tied a previous Eagles-Giants contest for the highest rated NBC “Sunday Night Football” game ever.
Here’s an excerpt of a Wall Street Journal article.
“The Philadelphia Eagles’ 30-27 win over the Dallas Cowboys on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” matched the highest preliminary rating in the show’s five years.
The Eagles came in tied for first in the division, but the ever-popular Cowboys were 4-8. The game still earned a 16.5 overnight rating and 25 share to equal last year’s Giants-Cowboys matchup to open Dallas’ new stadium.
The three highest-rated “Sunday Night Football” games are Cowboys NFC East matchups. Seven of the top eight games involve at least one team from the division.”
Cowboy running back Tashard Choice who asked Vick for an autograph right after the game for his nephew, sent out an apology to Cowboys fans via Twitter.
“I have nothing but respect for him,” Choice said. “I admire somebody who can overcome circumstances and come back and prove people wrong.”